Arabella Rodrigo is an independent vocalist based in London. She has worldwide experience performing in a variety of genres including pop, jazz, musical theatre and classical. With her passion and drive for music, Arabella can bring life to any event with her incredible vocal talent.
Arabella is currently performing as lead vocalist in Back To Bacharach. The show is currently touring theatres in the UK and will be setting sail on some of the most famous cruise ships later on in the year. She also regularly performs with the wedding band: Funcnation and the Motown tribute act: the Midnight Soul Sisters. She also works as a session singer recording music for producers based all over the world.
She just loves to sing! Arabella’s first solo performance was at the age of 6, at a Christmas Carol concert in Northampton. With a taste for the limelight, she went on to join choirs and enter competitions throughout her school years. At the age of 18, she moved to London to study music at the London College of Music where she studied jazz, musical theatre and opera. She was invited by Eddie Harvey to sing at the Ealing Jazz Festival in 2003, which marked her professional debut.
Arabella went on to complete her training in musical theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. During her year at the Academy, Arabella joined Jason Robert Brown on stage at the New Players Theatre as part of his choir. On graduating she took on the role of Coco in the musical adaptation of Desperately Seeking Susan. Her early theatre credits include: Mother Maria in Casanova (Tristan Bates Theatre 2007), Townswoman/cover Luisa in Zorro the Musical (UK Tour 2008), the Girl in The Nightingale and the Rose (Arcola Theatre 2008), Claudia in Nine (Camden Peoples Theatre 2008), Betsey Cohen in Turkish Delight the Opera (Battersea Barge 2009), Daisy in Gutter Press the Opera (Riverside Studios 2009), Beauty in Beauty and the Beast (Hereford Courtyard 2009-2010), Matilda Tchessinska in Ballets Russes (Rosemary Branch 2010) and Woman 1 in Songs For a New World (Rose and Crown 2010), in the summer of 2010.
Arabella took a break from musical theatre and moved to Macau in China to be a singing entertainer at the prestigious Venetian Hotel. Whilst there, Arabella performed in many different styles and to audiences from all over the world. She fulfilled one of her lifetime goals of performing to an audience of around 15000 when she took to the stage in the Venetians’ Arena in her first week and even learnt how to row a gondola! It was here that Arabella refound her love for singing with live bands and saw a huge turning point in her career.
Since returning from Macau in 2011, Arabella’s career has been more varied than ever! Over the years she has performed with a number of vocal groups and bands around the world including: Incognito Artists, Adora Gals, Encore Entertainment, Funcnation and the Midnight Soul Sisters. And her later theatre credits include: Momo in the workshops of Momo (Filament Theatre 2011-2012), Maid Marian in Robin Hood (Greenwich Theatre 2012-2013), Princess Badroulbadour in Aladdin (Stephen Joseph Theatre 2014-2015), Norma in Dusty (Charing Cross Theatre 2015), Fairy Bowbells in Dick Whittington (Watford Palace 2015) and Beauty in Beauty and the Beast (Watford Palace 2016).
Arabella uses this wealth of experience and passion to teach individuals eager to find there own way within the industry. Her varied career and passion for singing allows her to tailor lessons to each students needs. Her students have gone on to perform on the West End, prestigious cruise ships, cabarets and beginners have even found the confidence to sing in front of audiences for the first time. Arabella is a patient and giving singing teacher who values the achievements of her students as much as her own.