Linda studied for her teaching qualification after leaving school and her chosen specialism was in Drama and Performing Arts. Linda chose not to pursue teaching at this time and instead began her career as a professional singer working in the clubs in the Midlands and North of England as well as Scotland, Wales and seaside towns such as Torquay and Blackpool . During this time she established herself as an excellent singer and entertainer gaining popularity wherever she went.
Linda sings with the band, Fiddle Faddle, alongside Yvonne Smedley on keyboards and Helen Andrews and Alison Thies on violins. Fiddle Faddle was formed in 2006 by a group of friends with a common love of music.
The unusual combination of two violins, singer and pianist has enabled this well established group to develop a wide ranging and varied repertoire.
Find out more about Fiddle Faddle by visiting their website and Facebook page.
Linda spent several years travelling the world whilst appearing on cruise ships as guest cabaret vocalist, cocktail singer and also sang with a resident bands playing a huge variety of genres including dance music, themed nights, pop and standards. Her travels took her to France, Italy, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Portugal, Greece, Canary Islands, Balearics Islands, the Caribbean and Japan.
Linda appeared as guest cabaret artiste on MS Seawing and MS Carousel for Airtours Sun cruises. She enjoyed life at sea so much that she embarked on a tour on the TSS Emerald for Thomson Holidays appearing with the resident band nightly as well as singing in the cocktail bar with pianist/MD and composer, Tim Hammond.
Linda spent some time in Kyoto, Japan at the Budweiser Carnival Bar entertaining international audiences nightly.
Linda later returned to ships and continued her travels to many different parts of the world on the MS Sunbird for Airtours Sun Cruises and on the SS Ausonia, as resident singer with the house band.