Photos with Jonathon Michaels
Jonathon Michaels. Born Michael Jonathon McLaughlin on June 13 1971 in Bellshill, Scotland. He moved to London at the age of 5, with his Father and four older sisters. He quickly became involved with music, originally playing the Violin and Singing for his school, where he joined the school orchestra and became lead Violinist and although still a pupil had a good enough vocal range to also sing as part of the teachers choir. Read more... Chorister which lasted for two years. During this period the Cathedral choir toured around Europe singing in famous landmarks including Notre Dame in Paris, St Marks Basilica, Venice and the Vatican Square, Rome, gaining a private audience with the Pope,and the following year, singing a solo for Pope John Paul II on Easter Sunday in Vatican Square. He left school and took a series of working class jobs including 7 years for Marks and Spencer, Marble Arch. In 1997 attended Southbank University, London where he studied Business Management with Computing for three years. During this time worked a number of jobs including Chauffeur and Club Bouncer to pay for his education. Although, not performing, Jonathon (Mick)could be found backstage in London's Theatreland from his mid teens to early thirties, where his relation (Jonny Herbert) worked behind the scenes of many a famous stage play for Stoll Moss Theatres. As a late bloomer, went back to Music in the mid 2000's after being asked to sing at a friend's wedding, then, in 2012 joined The Royal Choral Society, singing in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican and Kenwood House and in 2013 joined Anna Scher theatre group , Islington, London and has not looked back since.