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Leading the Ladies of the House – At Home with Corliss Randall

When it comes to working in wonderful surroundings, there can’t be many that top the meetings we have with our client, Home House. One of London’s most exclusive and unique private members’ clubs, located in three restored Grade I and II listed Georgian townhouses on Portman Square, the club caters for a diverse mix of members who meet to socialise, do business and relax in an elegant collection of bars and restaurants.

As well as working with Home House on exciting PR and marketing projects, we have the pleasure of Chairing their monthly ‘Ladies of the House’ events, during which we’re interviewing inspirational and independent members to find out more about their achievements, as well as their ambitions.

In the first of our series, Lindsay Boyd, our London-based Client Partner, interviewed Home House resident singer, Corliss Randall.

Corliss is one of the most familiar faces at Home House, and she never fails to inspire us with tales of her journey to now.

Born in New Orleans, Corliss was destined to sing. At three years old she had already started to test those sexy soul blues that we now know so well and at just 15 she was sponsored by the Catholic Church to train as an opera singer. Training in the world’s top choral institutions, Corliss won top-flight roles in opera houses across the continent.

Corliss believes passionately in living each day to the full; a sentiment that became all too real when her close friend Amy Winehouse passed away in 2011. “For me, every day has to be filled with colour, with joy. I honestly believe you have to live each day like it’s your last.”

With her flaming red hair and New Orleans’ drawl, Corliss is a larger-than-life character, with a heart of gold. “I like to have opinions for sure, but I believe in being kind to everyone.” Corliss undertakes charity work, raising funds for organisations that include the Children’s Intensive Care Appeal at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.