NEWS PAGE & BLOG


Hello one and all and welcome to my news page. Here you can see me as my two alter egos the ever efficient secretary Prudie Jones, Evette the Spivette and plain old little me as you catch up with all that is current in my world. Regrettably unlike Prudie my spelling is quite frightful at the best of times due to my dyslexia so I shall apologise now for anything which might be shamefully mis-spelt. In the mean time I hope you find this page fun, entertaining and informative and become a regular visitor to my site.

Chat soon & keep reading
Fiona Harrison
A Voice in a Million


Driveway Concerts Continue and Memories of Utah Beach!

About to Begin in Byford Way!

It’s just a very quick blog tonight as I continue to perform my driveway concerts in and around my home town of Leighton Buzzard. I’ve been doing my bit to lift peoples morale during lock-down and after a few colder days it’s great to be out performing again. More businesses are starting to open up which is great as I have a number of dresses I’m keen to get into the dry cleaners which all need special care.

Many of the shops are still closed in the high street but like every-one I hope it wont be too long before they open again. It’s good that the shops which are open have social distancing rules

Stepping Out with Mr Sandman!

in place which I expect will be with us for many months to come until a vaccine is discovered and becomes available.

If you’ve been following me on Facebook you will know I’ve been having trouble streaming my shows in landscape. It took me a while to figure out the problem and thank-you every-one for your help and suggestions. In the end it turned out to be a fault with my mobile phone which has since gone back to the supplier. I have another one on it’s way and I hope it wont be too long before I’m up and running again. At the moment I am with-out a mobile so if you need to talk to me please use my land line.

Technology has never been my forte although the lock-down has meant I have had to face some of my demons head on. If nothing else once this lock-down is over it will be good to be a little more up to date and know how to stream and make

We’ll Meet Again at Riverside!

videos. A great way of me staying in touch with you all and quicker too, as I wont have to worry about my dodgy spelling!

Today I had the pleasure of performing at Clipstone Park and tomorrow I head off to Fallowfield as I continue to perform my Driveway Concerts around Leighton Buzzzard. It was extremely windy today and I’m looking forward to some brighter warmer days ahead. Clipstone Park is a new estate and open to the elements where tomorrows show in Fallowfield is more sheltered.  Yesterday I was in Byford Way and it’s been fascinating learning more about the new estates

Grease is the Word at Clipstone Park!

which have sprung up around Leighton Buzzard, many of which I never even knew existed

I’ve been finding my mix music shows have been going down best for Driveway concerts with Abba and Grease being the favorites. The old Marie Loyd song “Don’t Dilly Dally on the Way” has also been popular and today I included Chuck Berry’s “Johnny Be Goode” which my Clipstone Park audience really enjoyed.

Usually at this time of year Paul and I would be getting ready to sail out to Normandy to perform for the D-Day Commemorations. Due to the pandemic

Memories from Utah Beach, Normandy

everything has been put on hold and I’m pleased to say our Liberation event at Bretteville l’ Orgueilleuse has been rescheduled to 2021. Paul will be launching his new album “Paul Marsden sing Sinatra” on the 1st June and I shall be telling you more about that later in my next blog. In the mean time I’m currently working on a new flicker video with my web designer Karen Hardicker and her husband Peter featuring my photos from our time at Utah Beach and Ste Marie du Mont. These were taken  by French photographer Alexis Lahaye a couple of years ago and I thought it would be a great way to remember D-Day  and our Normandy trips as Paul and I wont be able to visit in person due to the lock-down.

Thank-you for reading and Keep Following! 😉

 


Singing for VE Week during the 2020 Lock-down on ITV News!

We’ll Meet Again at Bideford Green!

Even long before the Covid lock down came into force I always knew I was going to be busy this week. Thanks to the great weather, I’ve been out every day performing  Driveway concerts for local residence around Leighton Buzzard. I was even featured in an Anglia ITV News report on the eve of VE Day. The ITV camera man Gary came and filmed me performing “We’ll Meet Again” from my front lawn. You can see the report below.

https://youtu.be/0DuMUcv0fSw 

Later that day I was filmed again by Richard Watts  of the Leighton Buzzard Festival Singers who has cleverly put together a virtual choir made up of people who sent in recordings of themselves singing “We’ll Meet Again”. You can see the recording below by clicking the link.

Film Man Gary from ITV News, Anglia!

This evening I just been speaking to Justin Daley on his late show for BBC Three Counties Radio which means my story has been covered by Stuart Miles and Nana Akua on different radio shows for three Counties and also by Ben Moseby by Mix 96. They seem to have it written down in their brief that I’ve been dressing up as Vera Lynn although that’s not quite true.

Vera Lynn wore an ENSA uniform and my uniform is ATS. It’s the same uniform our present Queen wore during the war. They look very similar although the ENSA uniform has leather football style buttons where the ATS uniform has brass

Singing for Joan’s 100th Birthday!

kings crown and my skirt is plain where the ENSA skirt has a box pleat. The hats are slightly different too. The ENSA hat has a bow where the ATS cap has a strap and a brass ATS badge. You can see that in my pictures.

This week the show every-one has been requesting has been my ATS “We’ll Meet Again” show and nearly every DJ or  interviewer has asked me to sing “We’ll Meet Again” on their shows to tie in with the Queen’s speech and the  75th VE Day commemorations.

Meeting Up with the Queen in Harcourt Close!

It’s strange the way things turned out. Before lock-down I had fourteen shows booked in the diary for this week. None of the scheduled shows and events went ahead although I was able to do one show for the residence in a care home in Milton Keynes, due to them having a large garden. I was thrilled that they were allowed to go ahead. The show went down really well with the residence and also with the carers too who are all working under incredible  pressure at this moment. They have asked me to return just as soon as I can fit them in. With the lock down all my shows are weather dependent and I have a list of people all looking forward to me performing

The Magic of the Musicals in Lomond Drive!

for them. Music is good for mental health and my driveway concerts seem to be bringing a lot of joy to so many people. So far I’ve been able to perform seventeen Driveway concerts and my list is growing.

This week I’ve had a couple of birthdays and on Thursday I was able to perform for Joan Loveday’s 100th Birthday as her whole street came out and enjoyed the music watching from the safety of their driveways. Joan knew me from my school days as she worked at my infant school. Today I was engaged to sing for a 90th at Riverside and on VE Day I had the pleasure of performing in Chelsea Green. Later that evening I was invited across the road to Ashburnham Cresent by my neighbours Linda and Mike to perform a few numbers from the 1940s as they played on into the early evening with tunes from yester-year.

It’s important that social distancing is observed at all times

Decorated for VE Day in Chelsea Green!

with my shows and as long as I’m on private land and given access to electricity the rest I’m able to do myself. I don’t mind lifting equipment and it’s important that I do. It’s not appropriate to have help although I have been struggling with my mobile phone.

I’ve been trying to get to grips with steaming although it’s really too much for me, having to set up, do a live show, work my music and sing all at the same time. I don’t have a proper tripod and my phone blew off the music stand the other day while I was trying to stream. It was a miracle

VE Day in Chelsea Green!

it didn’t smash. During Joan’s birthday show a friend lent me his tripod and his children very kindly set up the stream for me although it ended up broadcasting my show at a 90 degree angle. I still can’t understand why as it looked fine while we were filming. We have since copied the stream and re posted it to my Facebook page so I hope you enjoyed watching my show.

I shall leave you with some of my pictures from my shows this week including my “Magic of the Musicals”  show and VE Day.

Keep Following Toodle Pip and Bye for Now!

Time to Celebrate at Riverside!


Driveway Concerts & Leighton’s Own Song – Leighton with a B U Zee!

Dressed for St Georges Day!

I confess after a busy week of Driveway concerts it’s good to get back in the office and catch up on a bit of paper work. Who would have though three weeks ago the idea of me performing off peoples driveways to lift morale would have taken off in such a big way. Since performing my first concert from my own front lawn I have been interviewed by 3 counties radio twice and featured on the Nana Akua and Andy Collins shows. Earlier this week I did an interview for the Ben Mosby show on Mix 96 and last week I appeared on BBC Look East with Helen Mulroy. My local paper The Leighton Buzzard Observer

Summer Lovin in Brooklands Ave!

has also been running my story. This week the paper focused on my Pearly Queen show which I performed in Camberton Road to celebrate St Georges Day.

It’s been an incredible week matched only by the weather and it’s good to have some rain and with it a little breathing space.  I have a list of people all wishing for me to perform for them and as soon as the good weather returns I will be out lifting peoples spirits with some more socially distant driveway concerts. We are living through an extraordinary time and I’m just thrilled I’ve been able to find away of helping people through live

Thank-you for the Music in Kessler Close!

performance. A lot of emphases has been put on peoples physical health but mental health is equally as important and in my small way my driveway concerts seem to be helping my community.

Last Wednesday I was invited to perform in Plover Road outside Poppy House. Coincidentally Michael the neighbour opposite was celebrating his 30th Birthday and he brought along his pet lizards Frank and Gizmo to the show as everyone sat out in their front gardens and enjoyed my music. I performed a selection of feel good songs from Oliver, Disney, Abba and more. I also sang “Leighton with a B U Zee” which is a song about Leighton Buzzard and was written for me back in 2006 by song writer Edgar Paul Spence. I featured the song on my 2006 “Craziest Dream” album and now I’m performing for Leighton Buzzard audiences the song seems to be striking the right note as we all try and stay positive living through the Covid lock down.

On Wednesday Roy Bird shot this footage of me performing the number

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree in Clipstone Cresent!

All my shows are weather dependent and so far I’ve been able to visit Camberton Road, Ashburnham Cresent, Brooklands Ave, Kessler Close, Clipstone Cresent, Lywood Road plus I’ve performed a couple of shows off my own garden. As long as I’m there by invitation, there’s no contact and social distancing is observed at all times I’m not breaking any rules.

I’ve been astonished by peoples kindness and generosity and how my shows have been lifting peoples spirits especially afterwards when they all start talking to each other over their fences and garden walls. It’s been lovely to receive flowers and thank-you drawings and friendship

Consider Yourself at Home in Lywood Road!

bracelets from the children along with peoples good wishes and cards.

I’m only sorry I’ve not been able to film or stream any of my shows on line. My phone has given up the ghost but I’m hoping by this weekend I will have a new phone and before too long I will be able to film some of my concerts. My next show will be the “Magic of the Musicals” and I’ve been requested to perform in Lomond Drive on the next available sunny day. Looking at the weather reports I expect it will be this weekend once we get over all the rain.

I shall leave you with another blog entry from Photographer Angela Adams who also included me in her blog this week.

https://bit.ly/3bNODoK

Keep Following Stay Safe and Keep Well, Toodle Pip and Bye for Now

 


Performing on BBC Look East from The Front Lawn!

Singing the 40s from the Front Lawn !

It’s been another busy week as I improve my exercise reshime and adjust to finding new ways of performing for my neighbours on the font lawn. Sadly my mobile phone has completely given up the ghost and has left me locked out which is extremely frustrating. It’s really difficult just trying to write this blog as I use my phone all the time for spelling as it’s easier to say the words rather than struggling with spell check which doesn’t always understand what I’m trying to say due to me getting the letters  muddled. I’m worried the sim in the phone has become corrupted and I wont be able to swap it over loosing my telephone number resulting in me having to replace all my cards and stationary.

Thank-you Drawing from Flo and George!

I need to be able to go into a shop and get the phone unlocked but with every shop shut due to Covid -19 it’s left me in limbo unable to fix the problem. Two weeks ago I felt so positive trying to do something new. I started filming some short video blogs which I was able to post up on Facebook and then my phone said it had run out of storage which was when all the problems began. I so want to be able to do my own music videos and stream in real time but at the moment it’s out of my reach.

I don’t like to be defeated but sometimes it is best to stick to what you know and one thing I am good at

We’ll Meet Again!

is performing shows even though technology isn’t my bag. Last week I performed my first front lawn concert for Easter and the idea seems to have  taken off. To my astonishment I was contacted by Helen Mulroy from BBC Look East yesterday and I was featured in the 6.30 pm program followed by me doing a live interview for BBC Three Counties Radio on the Nana Akua show later that evening. This morning my local paper The Leighton Buzzzrad Observer carried the story and later this week I’m hoping to do a few more concerts to lift local morale.

My front lawn concerts are not about attracting lots of people but more about doing something for my community in a small way by lifting peoples spirits through music and live performance. As long as social distancing  is observed at all times and  people watch me from the safety of their own gardens no rules are broken. I’m hoping to do a couple of shows

Today’s Local Paper!

this week and I’m waiting for the wind to drop. I often decide in the morning when I’m out jogging which is often the best time of the day to make a decision about the  weather.

Last Thursday I performed my “We’ll Meet Again” ATS show and afterwards I was presented with a beautiful thank-you drawing from my neighbours children Flo and George. This week I’m hoping to do a Pearly Queen show to tie in with St Georges Day on the 23rd April. I’m watching the weather reports closely to know when it’s the best time to go. I also plan to do some mixed music shows and I would like to included the Leighton Buzzard song “Leighton with a B U Zee”. This song was written for me in 2006 and I featured it on my “Craziest Dream” Album in the same year. In time I would like to do a flicker video and I wondered if I could take the photos myself while I’m out exercising. In truth their is only so much a selfy can do and this will be a project for after the lock down.

In the mean time I’ve used another track from my album “Orange Coloured Sky” and had it made into a flicker video using the photos I had in stock from the shoot I did at The Control Tower at Egmere in Norfolk.

I’ve also been very fortunate to have a few videos sent to me by my neighbours who caught my “We’ll Meet Again” show. I’ve been amazed at the number of hits some of this footage has had on Facebook. To see the footage used by the BBC click the link where you can see me performing Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy  from my front garden. 16 Apr Apple Tree Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

This is all my news for now. Stay Safe Keep Well, Toodle Pip and Bye for Now! 😉


Boosting Morale in Leighton Linslade by Singing on the Drive!

Singing on the Drive! 

In My Easter Bonnet!

It’s been an extraordinary Easter, quite unlike any one I have ever known before. The weather has been glorious which is unusual for British Bank holidays at the best of times. But rather than being out and about we have all been in look down as we self isolate, stay indoors and  observe the social distancing regulations.

It’s a new way of living and I’ve been trying to master new skills involving my mobile phone. I’m not very technical and I struggle with modern  technology. I’m desperate to learn how to stream and I hope it wont be too long before I’m able to stream my shows live to Facebook.  If you follow my Facebook pages you will know last week I had a go at recording a few short video blogs. Sadly since then my mobile phone has gone into lock down and I’m waiting for Apple to get back to me with a cure. These things often take 24 hours and with a little help from my friends I hope it wont be too long before I’m up and running again.

In the meantime I have been finding new and creative ways of performing shows. This is usually a very busy time of year for me, but with the Covid 19 lock down everything has been put on hold. On Easter Saturday I woke up and decided

Ready to Sing on the Front Lawn!

to perform a 3pm Easter Bonnet show in front of my house on the lawn for my neighbours. Fortunately I live in a cul-de-sac so we don’t have a traffic problem and people were able to watch me from their front gardens. The show went really well and the next morning I received an e-mail from a neighbour asking if I would consider performing a show across the road for the residence in Ashburnham Crescent.

These are extremely worrying times and it’s important to observer social distancing at all times and not to have any contact with other house holds. As long as families grant me

Wearing my Easter Fashions!

permission to perform on their drive ways, tell me where their electric supply is, and leave their front door open so I can plug in, this arrangement doesn’t break any rules.

On Sunday we followed all these rules really carefully as I took extra special care to wet wipe everything down. It was lovely to see every-one in Ashburnham Crescent sitting in their gardens enjoying the music. On Thursday evening I will be returning to my own garden to perform a show at 7.30pm just before we break to applaud the NHS at 8pm, after which time I will be playing through to 8.30pm before we loose the light completely. On Thursday I’ve been requested to perform my “We’ll Meet Again” show songs from the 1940s in my ATS uniform and tomorrow  I shall be singing “The Magic of the Musicals” .

That’s all my news for now. Keep Following and Toodle Pip! 😉

 

 


Happy Easter, A Desire to Stream & Choo Choo Ch’Boogie!

In My Easter Bonnet!

Thank-you to every-one who has been watching my video chats on Facebook. As yet I still haven’t masted the art of steaming and I hope it wont be too long before I’m able to have a go. I so want to be able to share my love of music with you all and broadcast live performances from home. It’s something of a challenge as I’m not technical and I want to emerge from this lock down having learnt some new skills. I’m a bit worried about my phone as it has a habit of cutting out when I’m recording. I’ve now learn’t the trick of turning it off and then turning it back on again which seems to buy it a bit more life but I’m not too sure how long this will last and if I will be able to use it to stream.

Enjoying the Easter Daffodils!

This week I’ve been pushing my own personal boundaries as a runner, and I’m really proud of the improvement I’ve made . I’m now up to ten laps around the park although today didn’t go quite to plan. At breakfast I muddled my insulin up and I injected too much Nova Rapid by mistake. This resulted in me having to eat more  just to keep myself in balance. By this afternoon I was able to go for a  run. I can’t begin to tell you how important my daily run is as it keeps me sane and helps with my diabetic balance through these difficult times. I’ve also been using water bottles as dumbbells. I’m keen to keep my under arms toned. Usually I would be lifting speakers every day but with the change of life style it’s important to stay on top of things.

It’s hard to believe it’s Easter and normally this would be a very busy time of year for me so may I take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Easter. As yet I haven’t been able to buy any Easter cards as so many of the shops are shut but it is one of my missions when I next head off to do the food shopping.

Talking of food shopping a trip to Tesco’s is now the highlight of my week. On Monday I experienced the new way of doing things as we snaked around the store in an orderly fashion keeping two meters apart. In many ways is a better way of shopping as it’s harder to forget things although saying that I did miss the Easter Cards and nearly forgot the jam due to thinking about getting hot cross buns for my mother.

It’s important to keep morale high and at tea time I always like to sit down with my mother to watch a film or serial. At the moment we have been enjoying Downton Abbey which is wonderful escapism. I love to hear Aunt Violet spar with the other characters. Maggie Smith gets all the best lines and the costumes are incredible. We are up to the 1920s now and Lady Mary and Lady Edith’s out-fits just get better and better.

That’s all my news for now other than to say I released a new flicker video this week of my photos taken at the East Anglian Railway museum. Sadly the museum’s  1940s event has been put on hold for 2020 but it will be taking place on the 3rd 4th July 2021 instead and I look forward to seeing you all then, if not before. In the meantime click the link below to see my video and we have used a recording of me singing Choo Choo Ch Boogie as the sound track.

I shall leave you with a few of my Easter photos from past times. Toodle Pip and Bye for now! 😉

 

 

 


Tackling New Projects, Coping with COVID-19 & Managing Diabetes!

Pausing for Thought in Leighton Buzzard!

Leighton Buzzard in Lock Down!

It’s been an extraordinary week this week adapting to a new way of life as we all knuckle down and get accustomed to social distancing and a world where we must all pull together if we want to beat Coronaviirus. At first I was in shock and it seemed very strange not to be out working, performing shows every-day. However now we know the score and understand what we must do, it has brought about some positive benefits to my life.

Prior to the lock down I had been extremely stressed which was effecting my diabetic balance. I never stop working and anxiety can often raise sugar levels. Lately my balance hadn’t been quite as good as it should have been with me experiencing highs and lows. My paper work takes me a long time to do due to my dyslexia which often means I  have to work into the early hours of the morning most nights. It’s not that I can’t do it it just takes me longer, which in it’s self can be very stressful when I’d rather be asleep in bed.

In a strange way the lock down has removed a lot of the pressure and now I’m at home

Deserted High Street!

I’m able to get into a better routine. I love to exercise and I’ve been enjoying my exercise hour even more than usual increasing my modest three laps around the park to six and today I managed eight. So often I have to cut my run short as mornings can be the best time to speak to clients when arranging shows. Now my professional life has been put on hold I’m able to go for a proper run every day which has been helping my balance enormously.

I’m keen not to waist this opportunity and it’s easy to fall into the trap of comfort eating when at home. I should like to loose a little weight and

Working on Paul’s Album Design!

already I’ve been able to lower my insulin which is a good start but it is not easy balancing everything. I inject 5 times a day and last week I was having trouble with my blood testing machine. Fortunately I was one of the last patience to be seen at  Milton Keynes hospital before the hospital cancelled all it’s face to face appointments. I had a 11am telephone appointment with the doctor on Tuesday this week but the Doctor never called. When I rang the hospital to find out why there was no reply from the department which probably means all the staff have been re located to deal with

First Back Cover Design Idea!

COVID- 19.

It’s important to stay busy and to have a positive out-look. Now I’m at home I’m able to tackle all sorts of jobs I’ve been putting off for years. In particular my bedroom and the tidy tip office come dressing room. Perhaps less said about those rooms the better but I do have many things to sort out which in the normal scheme of things usually get left.

The other day I set to work on my underwear and sock draw, which turned up eight odd socks, none of which matched with anything. How is that even possible? I also blitzed my dressing table which

Social Distancing As We Que 2m Apart Out-side Tesco!

resembles a war zone at the best of times but it is good to be taking on these sorts of jobs and I am making progress even though I hate to through anything away.

Before the world was hit with Coronavirus it had been my intention to make a new 1970s and beyond show-reel. We still don’t know how long the world will be locked down, although it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s for at least six months. With every day we seem to lose another months worth of bookings but I feel it’s important to stay creative. I have such admiration for my fellow artists who are able to broadcast themselves live on social media. This is something I too

One of the Photos for Choo Choo Ch’Boogie!

would like to do and this week I had a go at filming myself on my iphone for the first time and posting it up on Facebook. Some of you may have seen my post and it’s still early days. I seem to have a problem with space and when I tried again my phone kept cutting out. After  rebooting I posted another video today but it doesn’t look like I have enough space to film a complete song which is a shame. Something to work on!

I’ve also been working very closely with Karen Hardicker my web-designer and her husband Peter on producing some new flicker videos for You-Tube. If you caught my last blog you will know we’ve been working together on Paul’s cover design for his debut album “Paul Marsden Sings Sinatra”. Paul will be releasing his album on the 1st June which is all very exciting. We’ve also created a You-Tube channel for him and four promotional flicker videos, “Fly me to the Moon”, “Have you met Miss Jones”,

East Anglian Railway Museum!

“I Only Have Eyes for You” and “Summer Wind”.

This week we have been promoting the song Summer wind which you can see by clicking the link below.

https://youtu.be/aeU6A81-86A

I too have been working on a new flicker film with Karen, “Choo Choo Ch Boogie”. I’ve chosen to use the Angela Adams photos we shot at The East Anglian Railway Museum last September. Sadly the 1940s event this year has been rescheduled to the 3rd and 4th July 2021 so Paul and I look forward to entertaining our Colchester fans then.

That’s all my news for now and I shall leave you with a few of my photos. Stay Well, Keep Safe and thank-you for Following! 😉


Keep Calm, Carry On, Paul’s New Album & The Best of British!

Paul Marsden Sings Sinatra!

Walking at Potchester Castle!

I confess a week last Monday I was in shock when the news came through the UK would be going into lock down over coronavirus. Since then the reality of the situation has weighed heavily and it’s now a case of making the best of it. It’s true I’ve lost my livelihood for the next couple of months at least, or until things start to return to normal, but then so too have many people. It’s particularly hit hard those of us who are self employed as there is very little assistance and trying to claim for “Universal Credit” or “Employment Support Allowance” isn’t easy when computer systems crash under the sheer volume of people all trying to claim at once. Today the chancellor announced there would be something for self employed people starting around June.  “Don’t call us we’ll call you” which isn’t very helpful when financial assistance for many is needed now not three months down the line!

The world really is in a state of emergency as old war time posters seem to have relevance again, relating slogans such as, “Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases”, “Keep Calm and Carry On” and

Paul Out Walking With Poppy!

“Your Country Needs You”. I confess I was extremely stressed the beginning of this week what with one thing and another but now I’ve sorted a few problems, I’m in a better place and ready to face the duration even though my future financially looks very uncertain.

I’m pleased to say I’ve been able to reschedule 95% of my Spring season to the Autumn and nearly all my the larger shows have paid 50% retainers and rescheduled to 2021. It’s been hard work trying to coordinate everything but just like the rest of the world I’m looking forward to the day we can see the end of COVID-19 and getting back to normal. I think in reality the world is going to be in look down for at least 3 months and today I saw the first of my June shows reschedule to 2021.

It’s important to keep busy and on a brighter note I’m thrilled

Poppy Looking Up at Paul!

to announce Paul will be launching his debut album “Paul Marsden sings Sinatra” in the the late Spring. This week I’ve been working with Karen my web-designer on a couple of promotional flicker book music videos of two of Paul’s songs. “Have you Meet Miss Jones” and “Fly me to the Moon”. We released “Fly me to the Moon” today and created a new You Tube channel for Paul which is a step in the right direction. Check out his You Tube channel below by clicking the link.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC65GEqWyzd-_9MLup–0GOA

Paul at St Mary’s Church, Porchester!

I’m a creative person and it’s good to be busy. I’ve been thinking a lot about Paul’s album cover while working on his flicker videos which has been very inspirational. Branding is very important and I’m keen to get his album look just right while still maintaining a little of the original Sinatra design in his new album cover.

I too am keen to move forward and before the corona lock down I was trying to arrange time in the theater where I could film my songs from the 1970s and 80s. The time line of where vintage falls is moving forward all the time but at the moment it is difficult to make plans. This week

Inside April’s Best of British Magazine!

April’s Best of British magazine came out which lists all the 1940s events for the year. I usually like to include my public events in my half page advertisement  but sadly many aren’t taking place due to the lock down. However despite this 2021 is looking very healthy due to all the rescheduling and I hope it wont be too long before I can get back into the recording studio and start filming again.

Sadly I’m not very bright when it comes to computers and technological. I really wish I knew how to stream and how to take videos on my phone. I guess I just need to take one day at a time and start work on tiding up my office first which always gets put to one side.

That’s all my news for now and I shall leave you with a few shots of me down in Porchester with Paul and Poppy. Keep Following Toodle Pip and Bye for now! 😉


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