Following is an extra of a full article by Claire Cooper
Earlier this year a little boy with a big voice arrived in Lindfield for a recording session which could see him top the charts this Christmas.
Jack Topping, a choirboy from Liverpool, is already being dubbed as the next Aled Jones after being discovered by local opera singer and record producer Juliette Pochin.
“He’s down to earth, very friendly and has the most wonderful voice,” said Juliette. “He’s not from a privileged background - his mum was a dinner lady, his dad works for a fork lift truck company and he was spotted while singing at his local church.”
Jack spent several weekends and May half term with Juliette and her family, recording tracks in the studio next to the family home.
“He was a pleasure to work with and, in-between recordings, liked nothing better than playing badminton with my children in the garden,” said Juliette. “My boys love him!”
Jack’s debut album, Wonderful World released on 25th November, was not only recorded in Lindfield but all the tracks were arranged and produced by Juliette and her husband, James Morgan. “There’s a great selection from the traditional Ave Maria and the Lord’s My Shepherd to Count on me by Bruno Mars and, of course, a couple of Beatles’ songs to celebrate the fact that Jack is from Liverpool.”
Read the full article in November 2013 Lindfield Life, p.30.