Helen Garnett is the driving force and founder of "GChoir".
Helen is a Christian, an experienced gospel artist and teacher who first came to the Christian faith 17 years ago and later formed her gospel choir "Hot Gospel" in 2004.
The choir was extremely successful and gained many accolades such as performing with Heather Small, Peter Andre, The Harlem Gospel Choir and of course LCGC who's founder and principal Bazil Meade MBE is now the choir's patron and mentor.
Helen later formed AFO Choirs who's members have been given many an opportunity to dip their toe into gospel music, along with giving its members access to some amazing musical opportunities, including touring internationally singing with live bands and orchestras and performing with artists such as Steve Harley, Russell Watson, Leona Lewis, Blake, G4, The Commitments, Wayne Woodward and many more established artists.
Helen also sang on TV alongside her family on ITV's Britain's Got Talent as "The Garnett family".
The Family have recently just completed their first international tour establishing links with promoters around Europe.
They are currently in talks about the possibility of a second tour. Helen is also a judge on the show and second primetime TV appearance as a judge in a new TV show on BBC1 called "All Together Now", in which 100 music industry professionals form a panel of judges for a new musical talent show with a twist. Helen has over 30 years of performance and professional music experience and is passionate about sharing her faith and passion for gospel music.
She greatly looks forward to the launch of this new northern Community Gospel Choir - "G Choir” and the wonderful journey God is taking us all on.
Mark is a Christian and a leading Producer/Arranger and Session musician who has travelled the world touring with amazing artists.
Over the past few years Mark has been working with Ceelo Green (Knarles Barkley) who hits include Crazy & Forget You" also Toured/Touring with Grammy award-winning Corrine Bailey Rae who's also known for hits "Put your records on and 'Like a Star' and during the time on the road with her the band have been supporting Lionel Ritchie and Stevie Wonder.
Corrine’s shows have been attended by Gloria Estefan, Valerie Simpson, Earth Wind and fire, Freddie Jackson, they also played the Hollywood Bowl which Quincy Jones in attendance.
Former President of the U.S Barrack Obama is a fan of Corrine's music.
Mark has a strong gospel background and has worked with Bazil Meade MBE (our choir Patron), on various projects.
During part of his journey on tour last year, Mark met The Garnett Family, who he had seen on his T.V, whilst on his way to the 02 Arena in London for Lionel Richie support. We believe this was the start of G Choir journey.
Mark is currently touring with U.S soul star Alexander O’Neal and about to work with Lee John of British band Imagination.
For the past 25 years, he has worked with many of the number one artists from around the world and is still pursuing greatness with up and coming artists.
Mark is proud to be working alongside G Choir as our principle instrumentalist and will be heading up our band on many projects.