The Poppies are a professional vintage swing close harmony vocal trio inspired by the 1940s. The group consists of Louise, Cath and Lucy who are all trained singers with West End, Cruise Line and UK Tour credits to their names. The band formed in 2014 when the girls were all living on The Wirral and they have since performed all over the UK from weddings and corporate events to radio appearances and theatre shows. They share a love of vintage music and enjoy singing a variety of contemporary and classic jazz and pop songs in their own unique swing style. They integrate complex harmonies, sparkly outfits and vintage style to create truly unique and memorable performances that will make you want to "Sing Sing Sing" and "Boogie Woogie" all night long.

Lucy Smethurst

Lucy is a classically trained singer with a BA Hons Music Degree from The University of Leeds and an MA Distinction in Acting Musical Theatre from The Central School of Speech and Drama. Whilst training she performed in various shows including Copacabana, Joseph, Grease, Company, The Wizard of Oz, A Chorus Line and Oklahoma. Professionally Lucy has performed in Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet, Hollywood Hits UK Tour, Apassionata, Hooked, Rock At The Opera and Rock Around The Clock UK Tour playing Connie Francis. Lucy has also performed as a singer and vocal captain around the world on various cruise lines including The Queen Mary II, Seabourn Odyssey 6* Yacht and Disney Cruise Line.

Louise Barron-Jones

Louise is an internationally acclaimed principal dancer, singer, dance captain and choreographer. In 2001 she made her West End debut at the Apollo Victoria Theatre production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express. When the musical played its final performance in 2002 Louise was invited to join the German production. It was while she was there playing the lead role of Pearl that she met fellow performer (and future husband) Chris. Chris and Louise now run their own performing arts school, Springboard.

Catherine Howard

Catherine began treading the boards at the age of five in Liverpool. After leaving school she went to Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre where she obtained her teaching qualifications in I.S.T.D. She went on to dance professionally in Japan and Hong Kong and has performed in pantomimes and summer seasons all over the UK. She has appeared in T.V. shows such as Brookside, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale, Coronation Street and numerous commercials such as Fords of Winsford, DFS and CSL. Catherine decided to set sail on P&O Cruises where she performed with The Stadium Theatre Company and travelled around the world. Catherine also sings with Semi-Acoustics with Jimmy Rae and The Four Originals and is delighted to be one of 'The Poppies'.