Angie Porter has been on the music scene since the early age of eight years old where she started in a cabaret act with her family. She attended the Corona Academy Stage School and at the tender age of nine sang on her first record with Lynsey De Paul and Barry Blue. At eleven she cut a record with Pete Townsend of The Who on the Stiff label (Peppermint Lump) which made Radio One’s record of the week with Andy Peebles. The record also did very well in America and a favourite of Rodney Bingenheimer’s radio show KROQ on Capital Radio (Rodney on the Roq). A year later she recorded backing vocals on Video Killed the Radio Star working with Trevor Horn. Her work did not stop there, she acted in numerous radio plays and sang on many jingles and voice-overs. Angie was an extra in many films and television programs.
By the ripe old age of twelve Angie’s family moved to Norfolk where she began a career in horse riding becoming a professional show jumper after leaving school and was offered an opportunity to ride for Ronnie Massarella (who picks the teams for GB) Alas, by seventeen Angie was drawn towards the music scene again and could not commit to a life in show jumping.
Angie then joined her Sister’s covers band and they toured in Germany and Austria working at RAF bases. Angie went on to form a covers duo working both home and abroad including the infamous 10 day runs in the north east at working men’s clubs. Whilst working in a bar in Tenerife, Angie received a phone call offering her a chance to record a single by Peer Southern Publishing. When she returned to England Angie went to see Producer Barry Andrews and started working with John Springate (bass player of the Glitter band). Angie released a single S.O.S in 1987 on the Passion label and recorded a few more tracks before deciding to move on.
By that time Angie began a career in horse racing working at a pre-fitness yard breaking in yearlings before joining the critically acclaimed yard of John Gosden in Newmarket, riding out and looking after many top class horses including the world’s top three year old filly Ryafan. It was then that Angie realised it was music that was her calling.
By 1997 Angie moved back to London joining a pop dance band called Burnt Out Stable Girl They performed a couple of showcases and recorded many a great tune including a cover of I’m In Love With a German Filmstar which was welcomed by the Passions themselves as being their favourite version. BOSG also collaborated with dance producer Jeremy Sylvester (Urban Dubz) with tracks such as its Not Right and I Wander. Angie met up with session bass player Mathew Seligman and sang on the bid track for the New Avengers Film working with producer Bruce Wolley.
Angie began writing her own songs over a period of ten years and decided it was time to record them, which is when she discovered Café Music Studios in Bow London. After recording an albums worth of material acoustically, producer Mark Sutherland introduced her to producer/arranger Simon Zarych (Motorheart). Since then Angie has recorded her debut solo album of different styles of music which is soon to be released.