Lips is a trans-inclusive all-woman choir based in London, performing original arrangements of pop, dance, garage and disco classics since 2009. The 80-strong choir has performed at festivals including Bestival and Wilderness, at iconic London venues such as The Union Chapel and Royal Festival Hall, and has sung live on BBC TV and radio.
Lips has collaborated with Goldfrapp at the Royal Albert Hall and with Leona Lewis on the track Fireflies. Lips is a non-auditioning choir which also puts on club nights in London, promoting non-professional DJs in all-women line-ups. It’s also a supporter of the grassroots group Women Asylum Seekers Together London, and has sung with the WAST choir outside Yarl's Wood detention centre in protest at the treatment of people seeking asylum.
Lips’ nuanced and upbeat wall of sound is created by the 80 unique voices that make up the choir, all united by original arrangements from musical directors Kat Stark and Jessie Maryon Davies.
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Our musical directors are Kat Stark and Jessie Maryon Davies.
Jessie regularly leads creative song-writing and composition projects for Spitalfields Music, Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall and Aurora Orchestra. She trained as a pianist at the Royal Academy of Music and plays keys in a 90s cover band.
Kat has been leading choirs for 15 years. Having led community choirs and vocal groups from a young age, Kat honed her skills leading a gospel choir in Coventry between 2001-2004 and had the opportunity to learn from the incredible London Community Gospel Choir. In 2009, Kat and a group of friends founded LIPS Choir.