ADÉ has been a vocal coach since 1988, later founding the All-Star Academy who have been leaders in this field since their first course at Oxford House Community Centre in 1991.
ADÉ, Head Voice Coach and founder of the program, has built the company on solid foundations, striving for complete vocal knowledge & expertise in a determined effort to give all clients ‘ total satisfaction’.
ADÉ has spent a number of years developing a unique teaching style based around his innovative 'Enhanced Vowel Passage Development Method'. The worlds' great vocal tutors over the past few decades have all identified that the secret to developing a singing voice of high caliber dictates that the control and modification of vowels must be a central principle. ADÉ has crafted a unique approach that embraces this theory and innovates it through a unique mix of logical practical exercises and laymen level simplified theory.
His 'Enhanced Vowel Passage Development Method' uses specially designed warm-up exercises, carefully identified song studies, timeless classics from music's 'Past Masters' (as benchmarks), and intricate (but logical) technical theory. "This is my Michelin Star recipe to develop voices that have high quality tone, distinctive vocal identity and unique personal traits, designed to groom definitive singers and recording artists."
ADÉ’s reputation for excellent coaching skills have spread far & wide, and his advice is continually sought in the music industry. ADÉ has had the pleasure of coaching over 400 singers in the last 12 years in both individual & group class environments. Clients include X-Factor Finalist Andy Abrahams, MOBO award winners Kele Le Roc (Best newcomer ‘99), Lisa Maffia (So Solid), Allyson Brown (Best unsigned ’98) and Raymond Dyer (Raymond & Co. Best Gospel Act 2004 – MOBO, GEMA, Dove & UMA) and Nataylia Roni (Nala - Lion King).
ADÉ has also been afforded the task of Artist Development & Voice Coach for a host of industry acts and featured as a coach on (one of the early X-factor type formats) BBC 1’s Get Your Act Together. His expertise in vocal arrangement & vocal production have also been called upon to enhance recording projects for, Michelle Gayle, Janet Lee Davis as well as at Bakery Productions as ‘in-house’ vocal producer. ADÉ’s services have also been utilized in theatre where he has been called upon to ‘advise’ & ‘guide’ the vocal performances of Llewella Gideon and the cast of her live show “You know dem way deh”.
ADÉ’s coaching skills have also been used to good effect on several Youth Club schemes around the country. Most notably on the ten borough, London wide ‘Miracles’ project that targeted youth club members from all over the Capital in a six month long program of training and preparation, culminating in a ‘once in a life time’ performance at The Royal Albert Hall. ADÉ’s expertise & advice have been sought from artiste right across the ‘Black Music spectrum’, from ‘Reggae singer’ Nerious Joseph, right through to 60 piece African gospel choirs.