Off to the Isle of Wight!
Hello every-one it’s been a very busy weekend. I’ve just returned from performing at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway’s Victorian event and I have something of a quick turn around tonight. I didn’t get in until 9pm last night after driving back from Portsmouth as my ferry was delayed and then it made more sence to go just after 6pm so as to miss the rush hour. In fact this worked out really well and I sailed through taking the A34 rote missing the M25 completely. I’m a bit worried about next week . I have two shows back to back one in Romford and the other in Orpington. Quite how I’m going to get through on the M25 I
Paul and I between Shows!
don’t know but I’m hoping things might improve by then. In the mean time I’ve been busy all day getting everything ready for my photo shoot for Thursday. I’m off first thing to see my friend Kim who is doing my hair for the shoot tomorrow morning before heading over to the Control Tower nere Walsingham in Norfolk. I still have a few last-minute things to pack but I’m more or less there even though I still have my brasses to polish and my hats to sort out. As soon as I return I’m performing on Friday night at Chipperfield Cricket Club nere Watford my 1940s “We’ll Meet Again” show. If you would like tickets please contact Trude on 07979 221682. Food is also included in the ticket price and the event begins at 7.30pm. So I hope you can all make it along as I have a wonderful show planned.
Lets All Go to the Music Hall!
Come and Meet the Gang!
Me In My Pearly Queen Costume!
Out and About at Quarr Abbey!
As you can see I never stop and I always have a lot to think about and plan for. Last weekend couldn’t have gone better and it was lovely to be back at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway again. Paul came with me this year as my sound engineer and did a fabulous job on sound. He also sung and delighted audiences with his vocal style leaving the crowds cheering for more. The wonderful thing about this event is it has a lovely atmosphere which so many events have lost in recent years. The Victorian strollers always look so elegant and we have some fabulous characters from solders to sailors, Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Charles Dickens, Florence Nightingale, Brunel, flower sellers, and even a couple of convicts. I always try to catch Mr Alexandra’s show if I can. He is a true showman who comes complete with his own theatre. Sadly I’m never able to see a whole show as I have 3 of my own to do and I have to allow for lunch and costume changes. This year I mixed my costumes and wore 5 different outfits only repeating my top hat and tails. It’s the only thing one can wear when performing Burlington Bertie and boy do I love singing that song! On Monday I shall be going back through my sheet music with a pianist making sure I’m familiar with the piano arrangements. So often I make changes by adding in key changes which makes the music more interesting when it’s arranged for orchestral backing. When I head up to Gretna Green for the “Pack Up Your Troubles” festival I shall be working with a trio in Music Hall so I’m looking forward to that very much.
While Paul and I were on the Isle of Wight we were able to take in some of the sights and visited Quarr Abbey. Time always seems to be too short and I really must return for a holiday making a point to do all the things I’ve always wanted to do. Gosh it’s late and I must leave my blog here tonight. My next blog wont be untill next Saturday as I have so much to do between now and then.
Keep Watching and Toodle Pip!