Auckland, New Zealand was Ceri Ann’s birthplace but she was raised in the valleys of South Wales, listening to male voice choirs and being encouraged by her parents to be part of many musical experiences, including amateur dramatics with her Auntie June. Ceri has been lucky enough to have a very varied performing career from treading the boards at the Royal National Theatre, musical theatre, television, as well as the lead singer in a pub rock band. For years it was the music of bands like Heart and Journey and not Beethoven and Chopin that were the singer’s passions.

Having played the clarinet in the County Youth Orchestra and been in the school choir, it wasn’t until much later that she returned to classical music gaining a place at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff to study singing. Ceri Ann went on to be a student at the Royal Academy of Music.