Meet the RAF Brothers!
Paul by the Microphone!
Hello every-one it’s good to be back and what a busy week it’s been too. I’ve just returned home after performing at The 40s Family Experience which was staged at The Lincolnsfields Childrens Centre in Bushey. The centre stands on the sight of Bushey Hall which is now a WW2 heritage site and was the USAAF 8th Fighter Command HQ back in the day. Sadly the original house no longer remains although quite a few of the buildings built by the Americans still do. These include the gym which has a wonderful sprung dance floor and was where the centre staged the Saturday night dance. They also have a military museum and a display of interiors which show the inside of a typical 1940s house plus a war-time garden. Every so often you do come across the odd original feature from the second world war. My favourite was the old US mail box. We don’t often see those in this country!
I had been engaged by Lincolnsfields Centre to perform 3 x 45 minute costumes shows daily plus a 60 minute spot at the Saturday night dance. This year Paul joined me on stage having learnt a few new numbers and wowed
Brian the Friendly German and I by the Old Mail Box!
every-one with his “Night and Day” and “The Way you look tonight”. This was the first time Paul and I had used our new Amp Yam which has so much more power than Arther and can power four speakers easily with-out the need of an additional power amp. We still haven’t quite mastered everything about Yam yet but I would like to say Paul did a fantastic job this weekend and it wont be long now before we are back out in Normandy using the full 6 speaker rig for our show in Arromanches.
I always enjoy Bushey and the Lincolsfield centre as it’s a lovely little show with a great atmosphere which always seems to open up the season. This weekend Paul and I met up with so many friends. So thank-you to Robert and Sylvia, Trudy, Anthony, David Hibbert and family, The RAF Brothers, Brian and Viv who came all the way down from Mansfield and especially to the kind lady who gave me her wonderful collection of coloured gloves, they all fit perfectly
No Nonsence Here!
and thank-you so much for thinking of me. I have quite a thing for gloves and as I have small hands I only take a 6 and a 1/2 many of the vintage styles fit me. So thank-you every-one who came to support us. It was lovely to see you all and I’m so pleased you all enjoy reading my blogs. So keep following and I shall keep you posted with all my events and latest news.
Speaking of latest news for those of you who follow me on facebook will know last week Rachel up loaded my new 1950s and 60s show reel to you tube. If you haven’t seen it yet just click onto the Follow Fiona tab on the right hand side of this screen and then the You Tube button. It’s the first video you come to and I think the last time I looked the video had already had over 150 hits. So please like and share with all your friends. I next start filming again in May when we go back to the Music of Music Hall and then on through to the 1930s.
See you on the 16th April!
Don’t forget you can catch me on stage this Saturday performing my Music Hall show “The Good Old Days” at Ollie Vees 8pm Tickets £10 Tel 01525 851726. It is optional to dress up although there will be a prize for the best Victorian/ Edwardian costume. So See you there.
Gosh I’ve just seen the time so must get to bed.
Keep Watching and Toodle pip! 😉