Gospo Collective is a gospel vocal ensemble and accompanying band from Adelaide, South Australia. Director, conductor, arranger/composer, Charmaine Jones uses African rhythms western harmony, hymns and hip-hop to lead the fourteen-piece vocal ensemble which is backed by accomplished instrumentalists.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Charmaine Jones spent over a decade teaching jazz voice at the Adelaide University Elder Conservatorium of Music where she also completed her education under the tuition of Connaitre Miller (conductor of renowned Afro Blue, US) and is now Choral and Vocal director at Pembroke School and part of the music lecturing team at Monash University (Melbourne). The ensemble’s song list is inspired by traditional spirituals, genius gospel gurus such as Kirk Franklin, Andrae Crouch, Israel Houghton, Aretha Franklin and the popular artists such as Prince, Earth Wind and Fire, Justin Timberlake and The Jackson’s.The team have performed with and for a variety of highly recognised artists including Patti Lupone, Eddie Perfect, Kelly Osbourne, Sophie Monk, Kate Ceberano, Andrew De Silva and Thirsty Merc. In 2017, Charmaine and the Gospo Collective took their product to the streets by turning the Cirque Africa Big Top in Hindmarsh Square into an arena-style venue when Gospolation became one of the top rating shows in the Adelaide Fringe Festival that year, receiving a Weekly Award for Best Music and rave reviews from various media outlets and the public. Most recently Hugh Sheridan took to the stage with the group in their most successful and commercial production yet, a two week season of Jackson vs Jackson at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2018. This soulfully sharp production saw more than 5,500 people through their Gluttony tent doors, once again winning a Weekly Award for Best Music and gaining a position as one of the 20 highest selling shows of the season.

Members[edit | edit source]

Current

  • Charmaine Jones - director/arranger/vocals
  • Jo Arul Tropeanno - vocals
  • Laura Knowling - vocals
  • Kelvin Maynes - vocals
  • Ellen Walsh - vocals
  • Brandon Bartholomeusz - vocals/beatbox/saxophone
  • Lindsay Prodea - vocals
  • Amy Hein - vocals
  • Chloe Wilczek - vocals

Past members

  • Anne Bascombe - vocals
  • Jessica Bigg - vocals
  • Elle Chesson - vocals
  • Kylie Ferreira - vocals
  • Megan French - vocals
  • Nathan Hamdorf - vocals
  • Lochie Hogarth - vocals
  • Amanda Parry - vocals
  • Zac Moore - vocals
  • Katie Moore - vocals
  • Elana Bartholomeusz - vocals
  • Luciana Negrao - vocal
  • Alison Pennington - vocals
  • Stephanie Smith - vocals
  • Sophie Zerner - vocals
  • Ben Gillard - vocals
  • Joshua Davies - vocals
  • Meredith Drinkell - vocals
  • Dan Ryan - vocals
  • Philimon Araya - vocals
  • Izzy Norman - vocals
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