Vocal Manoeuvres is the founding ensemble of the company Vocal Manoeuvres Pty
Ltd. The ensemble was initially established to provide backing vocals for Mariah Careys
Butterfly tour in 1995. The ensemble has gone on to back many of the major artists in the
contemporary music arena including Michael Buble, Marina Prior, Human Nature, Vanessa
Amorosi, Keith Urban, Guy Sebastien, Paulini, Debelah Morgan, Sophie Monk, Deborah
Cheetham and Adam Brandt.
The ensemble manoeuvres in size, repertoire and genre to meet the needs of the event and
is under the direction of the Vocal Manoeuvres Director, Alison Rogers. One of the
ensemble’s main focus is commercial performance works including session recordings and
the provision of outstanding backing vocals for many highly regarded pop and
contemporary recording artists. It is in this capacity that the ensemble also appears in
Education Queensland’s Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage in a mentorship
capacity for the school aged students participating in this event.
In order to perform commercial performance repertoire to the utmost of its ability, the
members of Vocal Manoeuvres train in the Vocal Manoeuvres Academys Private Tuition
and Ensemble programs on a weekly basis. The ensemble delights in the rigour and
discipline that regular study provides and enjoys presenting their outstanding skills in
Recent performances for Vocal Manoeuvres include Creative Generation State Schools
Onstage 2012, the Queensland Government’s Citizenship Ceremony and the Mater
Foundation Corporate Breakfast. A highlight of recent months has been the provision of
backing vocals and a stand alone feature item in Mirusoas Home Tour performances
throughout South East Queensland and in the Sydney Opera House.