Me with Teacher Nicky Wells!
Thriller Make-up Meets the 40s!
Fantasy Hair and Make-Up!
It’s been all go these last six days with my trip to London on Monday and the start of Easter Bonnet Shows which have kept me busy all week. On Friday night I was engaged to perform at my old school, the Cedars for their 2015 Hair and Beauty show. My – how things have changed! – Back in my day we didn’t have a theatre but a school hall where I can remember dancing in the school’s “Evening of Movement” and playing The Artful Dodger in “Oliver”. Now Cedars has a wonderful theatre and a top hair and Beauty Academy where the students can learn all they need to know about the industry. I was engaged to sing for their Hollywood Glamour Section “Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend” as the girls came out in their Prom dresses and “The White Cliffs of Dover” and “We’ll Meet Again” for the Remembrance 1940s section during which the girls had lots of up dos and barrel rolls. A great deal of work went into the show as the students opened up with a dance routine to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” displaying lots of scary make-up and back combed hair. Although for me one of the most creative sections was “Fantasy” which was beautifully etherial and fairy like and which made me think of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream. I also enjoyed the “Avant Guarde” section as the girls rocked their way down the catwalk expressing their personalities. To close the show I was invited to finnish with my Andrew sisters Medley “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”. For the finally I was joined on stage with dancers Emily Young, Michelle Bailey and Rennae Brunton who interpreted the music splendidly with many thanks to teacher Nicky Wells who engaged me for the event. So many congratulations to every-one who took part and I feel very proud you invited me to join you on stage!
Tomorrow I’m performing in Waltham St Lawrence for Shabbytique Brocante at Neville Hall. I shall be on stage from 10.30am – 4pm singing 20 mins on 20 mins off all through the day music from the 1920s through to the 60s. This month I’m being joined on stage by dancers “Rocking Rebels” and Sinatra style singer and croner Paul Marsden so I hope you can all make it along to see us. I now have a run of non stop Easter Bonnet shows for the next 2 weeks and don’t forget you can see me in Bushy at The Lincolnsfield Children’s Centre for the 1940s Family Experience on the 11th 12th April. More details on that later so do keep following my blogs and I shall keep you posted!
Well must dash as I have my music to arrange for tomorrow. Keep Watching and Toodle Pip!