The Lipsticks are a three piece vocalist rock and roll group.
Joanna started singing at a very young age and began training in musical theatre in her early teens. During her training Joanna was lucky enough to share a stage with some fantastic people including Duggie Brown and Darren Day.
She began her professional singing career as a lead vocalist for companies such as Bourne Leisure and Park Holidays UK among others. She has toured her solo cabaret show around the UK performing in many different venues and revues.
Aside from being an established singer, Joanna is also a professional actor having worked in dinner theatre, comedy satire and had leading roles in pantomimes across the country for the last 5 years.
Her love for rock 'n' roll music has always been a huge part of her theatrical life and she credits her Grandad with sparking her passion for the genre having spent many a happy day listening to his Connie Francis and Buddy Holly records.
Joanna's favourite rock 'n' roll female is undoubtedly Connie Francis and when not performing with The Lipsticks, Joanna can be found paying tribute to her idol in a variety of different venues, appearing with some incredible people on the rock 'n' roll circuit!
Francesca is a singer and actress from Canterbury, UK.
Francesca recently returned from New York City after living there for the past three years. While she was there, she studied at AMDA, American Musical and Dramatic Academy. After graduating with a certificate of conservatory, Acting, she worked as an actress and a singer in New York, singing with live bands in cabaret shows and also some small parts in Television including Netflix hit 'Orange is the New Black'.
Now, back in the UK, she continues to work as a singer, doing bits and pieces of recording work with local singers and is thrilled to be the third member of The Lipsticks Rock n Roll Revue.
Francesca's favourite singer is Etta James and her favourite 50's hit is Tough Lover! Francesca Lipstick loves to sing big diva numbers in the show!
Sophia trained professionally in musical theatre for three years at Masters Performing Arts College based in Essex where Sophia calls home. She went on to be the lead in different musical theatre shows such as Oliver Twist, A Little Princess and an Italian show called Circus which toured around Europe. She also danced for Hannah Montana for her film premiere as well as on Children In Need for The One Show, which was an amazing experience.
She then took a break from performing and taught drama and co-directed Grease the Musical for children in New York, USA for four months. She is now pursuing her passion for performing and especially singing by working with The Lipsticks in the Rock and Roll scene.
Sophia is also an established actress having appeared in Call The Midwife (BBC), Poirot (ITV) & Doctor Who: Adventure in Space and Time (BBC) among others.
Her favourite Rock and Roll song of all time is Tell Him by the Exciters and she is also a huge Dusty Springfield fan.
The Photo shoot
I approached friends of mine, Alfie and Trish Jarvis for use of their studio and Alfie's technical input towards the shoot. Alfie and Trish Photography are what I would refer to as master photographers. With over 1000 weddings and countless portraits under their belt, they have a wealth of experience in all aspects of photography. I met up with Alfie two hours before the shoot to discuss ideas and get everything setup for the shoot. Alfie was directing the shoot while I was behind the camera.
The girls turned up with their hair stylist (Kimberley Dale).
The girls were very confident in front of the camera and we had lots of fun during the shoot. After the shoot I tweaked the images in post production before sending them on to the girls.
Many thanks to Alfie and Trish Photography for directing the shoot and use of the studio. Thanks also to "The Lipsticks" for being professional and fun to work with and also to Kimberley Dale for the cool hair styling.
We wish The Lipsticks every success for the future and hope our photography helps to promote them.