Bridget’s story is a remarkable one. As a professional singer since her teens, for 20 years she also presented her own BBC Radio arts programme, The Bridget Metcalfe Show.
Bridget was trained in London by highly sought-after vocal tutors Helena Shenel and Tona de Brett and made her name as a jazz singer.
She released her critically acclaimed album ‘In Your Eyes’ with rave reviews of her 6 consecutive nights at London’s Ronnie Scott’s. She performed for celebrities, royalty and internationally influential names before the BBC gave her artistic control to produce and present The Bridget Metcalfe Show.
She broadcast interviews with top name guests including Brian May, Nile Rodgers, Joan Armatrading, Ben E King, Billy Ocean, Curtis Stigers, Chris Farlowe, Janis Ian, Manfred Mann, Status Quo’s Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt and many hundreds more.
Coping with chronic autoimmune health conditions, 40 years of type 1 diabetes, tonic-clonic epilepsy, Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and living with pain from fibromyalgia, Bridget knows her voice, both singing and speaking, has always been her most valuable asset. It’s her greatest treasure.
She has now returned to her northern birthplace and, with a new line-up of musicians, she continues with her original passion as an accomplished live performer and singer.
Bridget will join Mike Dixon on Aycliffe Radio’s Jazz Time show on Sunday 8th October from 6pm.