Finding Your True Voice and Expression
Connection – Self-Empowerment – Presence

Sounds Wonderful supports people from all walks of life
to find their true voice
and express the power that lives inside us all.


Corporate seminars – Schools – Conferences – Voice Coaching
Concerts & House Concerts – Workshops & Retreats – Choirs

‘Chris James has an amazing way of helping people to discover their own vocal strength and potential. I was very impressed with his ability – in working with an SBS collaborator – to transform their voice-over delivery to something that carried great colour, power and energy.’
Ella Rubeli, Producer Online Documentaries, SBS TV & Radio

 

‘Everyone is born with a beautiful voice’
Chris James

We are about voice, sound and expression . . .

What it feels like to speak and sing with presence, power and authority,
how to empower children right from the start at school with their voice
how the way we listen and communicate absolutely transforms our lives,
our relationships, in the workplace and at home. 

We are about re-discovering the innate beauty
and power of the human voice.

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Upcoming events

october

19octAll DayStimmseminar für LehrerDie natürliche Stimme: Sprechen, Singen, aktiv zuhören und SelbstfürsorgeNoeggerathstrasse 13, 53111 BonnCountry:GermanyPhone: +49 (0)228 93 59 00 61 Email: [email protected]

20oct - 21All DayDeine natürliche Stimmeselbstbewusst sprechen und singenNoeggerathstrasse 13, 53111 BonnCountry:GermanyPhone: +49 (0)228 93 59 00 61 Email: [email protected]

25oct7:00 pm- 8:30 pmGold Coast Community ChoirWant to join a new informal singing group and have as much fun as possible?2A Gidgee Ct, Molendinar 4214Country:Australia

28oct9:30 am- 4:00 pmYour True Voice - Myocum near Byron BayA ONE DAY Workshop266 Kennedys Lane Myocum 2481 Near Byron BayCountry:AustraliaPhone: 02 66283308 Email: [email protected]

november

2nov7:00 pm- 8:00 pmBrisbane Community ChoirEasy, fun & inspiring Community in Connection14 Lambton St, (car park entrance) Annerley QLDCountry:AustraliaPhone: 0411 896 107 Email: [email protected]

3nov8:00 am- 4:00 pmPrivate Sessions on: Confident Expression – Speaking – Singing‘Experience the power and natural authority of your true voice and expression’135 Brougham Street, Fairfield Queensland 4103Country:Australia

4nov9:30 am- 4:00 pmYour True Voice - GOLD COASTA ONE DAY Workshop2A Gidgee Ct, Molendinar 4214Country:AustraliaPhone: 0418 989 707 Email: [email protected]

14nov7:00 pm- 8:15 pmNorthern Rivers Community Singing Group - Voices on Firesounds amazing!188 Keen St, Lismore NSWCountry:Australia

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We had an extremely beautiful, powerful, profound deep and joyful workshop here in Holland today… This is a part of the letter I wrote to everyone who came…

"Never forget that beautiful feeling of your whole body vibrating with your voice… that sense of community, joy and fun that we shared today.

Remember what it was like to commit to your expression, to let those doors around your heart open, and to feel the innocence and joy that is there within"
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What an amazing event this was… When we sing together like this, we can feel the connection and the joy… The way we are meant to be ...and it is so simple… Just reconnect with your body and sing with everything that you areJenny James, co- leading (with Chris James and Daniel Bennier) the Combined Voice's on Fire Choirs from Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Lismore, and a 600 strong a... ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Chris James - Sounds Wonderful

Day two of Power of True Voice retreat was simply wonderful.

Exploring what appreciation means to us and the power it has when we feel it for ourselves, as well as expressing it to others, dropping any layers of judgement.

And to then receive appreciation from others and experience what it's like to hear it and let it in, without feeling the need to justify, brush off the complement or listen to the voice telling us we are not good enough. Totally profound and still one more day to go.

With Sandra Vicary Andrew Mooney Shirley-Ann Walters Richard Mills Rebecca Turner Sally Piller Judy Foulkes Judy Young Sue Queenborough Joan Calder Therese Hoyle Sue Goodson Janna Goodwille Marion Hawes Michael Nicholson Tricia Nicholson Michelle McWaters Rebecca Wingrave Rosa Harfield Kathie Johnson Sophie Louise Noel-Johnson
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What people say . . .

This workshop was very supportive and a safe space to express myself authentically through my voice. There was such a feeling of joy, expansion and love – letting go of self-judgement, self criticism, and the notion of having to be perfect. As I learned to get out of my head and feel the sound move through my body, the feeling of being connected was astounding. A truly wonderful experience! Thank you.

~ Michelle Ruskin


The most rewarding and fulfilling Camp Creative experience I’ve ever had. After doing the same course last year I wondered if I would be disappointed repeating it again this year. I should never have worried as Chris creates the most amazing and supportive learning environment. I came to this course last year believing I could not sing. How wrong I was. I learnt last year to trust in myself and those around me and just be natural, sing from my heart. How liberating this was and still is. I just sank into this year’s course as if it had seamlessly continued straight on from last year, only this time I felt confident to express myself openly from the beginning. A huge thank you to Chris for an unforgettable week!

~ Leanne Da Costa

Thankyou for a deeply moving and incredible five days of workshop. Your presence and all your avenues of expression and guidance are truly beautiful. The music that you shared, both yours and Jenny’s, has such authenticity and soul

~ Susannah Breaden


As a trained actor, singer and voice coach, I have been looking for a way to express what is in my heart without ‘pushing’ my voice. This workshop has certainly provided me the opportunity and superb tools to achieve that. It has helped me to express and sing with the love and joy that is within me. What a powerful springboard this workshop has been, to keep progressing – step-by-step – towards our true expression and sharing with others through music, laughter and oneness. This course is an incredible bridge to connect with ourselves and with others, and enables us to express openly and with safety, trust and courage.

~ Annie Keoghan – Communication Specialist

Thanks Chris for a fantastic week. This course has been the most soul searching and heart warming experience of my life. The connection I felt to the group and yourself was and still is a wonderful empowering feeling. Sharing, releasing and connecting to the group opened up the way for me to connect to myself. This has enriched my relationship with my partner, family and friends. And the great feeling that I can sing!!! – How great it is to have a voice again. This course would have to be beyond doubt the most rewarding and beneficial thing I have done for my physical and spiritual well-being. Don’t forget the fun, laughing and sharing your great sense of humour.

~ Joan Chapman


A gentle and wondrous unfolding, opening and unravelling . . . Chris James has such presence, he gently held and guided the space for each one of us as we discovered how to connect and gently be with ourselves, our voices and as a group. A powerful, nurturing and deeply moving experience of our inner voice and expression. Truly unique and transformational.

~ Susannah Breaden

After one experience of Chris James’ Community Choir, I asked him to come, with a message of health, to our end-of-year Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting. Beforehand, I was apprehensive that our collective ‘I can’t sing’ would defeat his enthusiasm. But by the end of the hour we were smiling at one another, astonished at the harmony and volume of our singing I am sure our members would endorse my view that if you want oxygen in your lungs, a lift in your spirits and a sense of community, you could not do better than to come to Chris James’ fortnightly Community Choir in Lismore.

Sincerely, Patrick Coughlan (Convenor, Northern Rivers (Day) Prostate Cancer Support Group)