VICTORIAN – EDWARDIAN MUSIC HALL TO WORLD WAR 1
When it comes to capturing the grace and musical elegance of the Victorian, Edwardian and First World War eras Fiona Harrison is a costume artist like no-other. With a wardrobe second to none – Fiona is able to combine vocal versatility with visual excellence making for a truly wonderful and unforgettable experience.
After the huge success of the popular TV dramas “Downton Abbey”, “Larkrise to Candleford”, “The Paradise”, “Mr Selfridge” and “Ripper Street” Victorian and Edwardian themed events are enjoying something of a renaissance. With so many anniversaries taking place ranging from The Great War and earlier Fiona is one of the few entertainers who are able to satisfy the growing demand for this particular period in musical entertainment.
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Renowned for her amazing soprano voice and extraordinary vocal range Fiona is able to mix Music Hall gems with Operatic classics as she takes her audience on a wonderful journey through time. In the traditions of “The Good Old Days” her shows are always packed full of great sing along tunes as Fiona encourages lots of audience participation with “Down at the Old Bull and Bush”, “Don’t Dilly Dally on the Way” and many more.
It is possible to book Fiona to perform a single straight through 60 minute set, 2 x 45 minute sets or for Heritage events Fiona is able to offer a weekend package of 3 x 45 minute non repetitive shows daily in appropriate costume. This can be in Victorian / Edwardian / WW1 glamour, Pearly Queen costume or Burlington Bertie tail coat trouser attire with appropriate music to suit.
Fiona is completely self contained and comes with her own sound system and dedicated sound engineer. For smaller more intimate settings Fiona is able to mix her own sound. All her backing tracks have been specially commissioned with full orchestral backing and digitally recorded to her own arrangements.
Theatres may be interested to know that it is possible to engage Fiona as the female singer for Music Hall productions and in the Music Hall tradition Fiona has sheet music for piano / keyboards and themed costumes to suit each number in turn. She is also available for private functions and house parties and can tailor make shows to suit each clients own particular requirements.
Music Hall numbers within Fiona’s repertoire include:
Any Old Iron, Burlington Bertie from Bow, Daisy Bell, Danny Boy, Don’t Dilly Dally on the Way (My Old Man), Fall in and Follow Me, Goodbyee, Goodbye Dolly Gray, Hands, Knees and Boomps a Daisy, Hello! Hello! Who’s Your Lady Friend? Here we are! Here we are! Here we are Again!, Hold Your Hand Out Naughty Boy!, Honeysuckle and the Bee, Joshua, I Do like to be Beside the Seaside, If You / I Were the Only Girl in the World, I’m Henery the Eighth, I am!, It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, Keep the Home Fires Burning, Lets All Go Down the Strand, Loves Old Sweet Song (Just a Song at Twilight), Meet Me in St Louis, Oh Oh Antonio, Oh It’s a Lovely War, Pack Up Your Troubles (In Your Old Kit Bag), Put on Your Tatta Little Girlie, She Was a Dear Little Dicky Bird, The Man who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, Ship Ahoy (All the Nice Girls Love a Sailor), Waiting at the Church, Where did You Get That Hat?, Wot Cher (Knocked ‘em in the Old Kent Road) and many more.
Music Hall Entertainer for St Georges Day 23rd April
If you are looking for something special why not book Fiona’s Pearly Queen show. This can be performed as a straight through 60 minute programme or in conjunction with her glamour Music Hall show as part of a 2 x 45 minute set. This show also includes Cockney songs from later decades such as “Underneath the Arches”, “Leaning on a Lamppost”, “The Lambeth Walk”, “Wouldn’t be Lovely”, “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Knees up Mother Brown”!
To check on Fiona’s availability as a Music Hall Entertainer for your Victorian / Edwardian and WW1 Music Hall themed events, click on the button below for a straight forward quotation.
STOP PRESS!! Fiona’s new Music Hall and Variety CD,
‘The Good Old Days‘ album is now available to buy online
via Fiona’s CD Page