Me To-day as St George!
Hello every-one it’s been another busy week. I had hoped to blog before this but I’ve been out singing every day since the 10th. I’ve been fully booked all over Easter and when I’ve not been performing I’ve been working hard in the office keeping up to date with my contracts and e-mails. 2017 has been a hard year to sell but I’m pleased to say that all my hard work is now starting to pay off and I’m looking forward to another full and busy year ahead.
This last week has been something of a mixture of shows with the last of my Easter Bonnet performances on Friday and to-day
All Dressed to Go On Stage for St Georges Day!
with it being St Georges Day I was performing my Pearly Queen show for a private party in St Albans. On Saturday I drove down to Sutton in Surry and sang for a very special Birthday party.
Grandma Bush was celebrating her 102 Birthday and as I wasn’t available to perform for her 100 birthday two years ago her son was very keen to engage me this time around for her 102nd. A big fan of Vera Lynn I was asked to perform in my ATS uniform songs from the 1940s which went down extremely well with all the guests. Afterwards I was requested to cut the cake which featured
The Vera Lynn Cake!
a beautiful picture of Vera Lynn. I was even asked to sign Vera Lynn’s album by a member of staff which was a bit of an awkward moment especially as I think some of the older ladies at the party thought I really was Vera Lynn. I often find in a situation like that the best thing to do is to sign the name but to add a suttle P P just before hand. That way nobody is disappointed and as quite a few of the guests had dementia it made sense to do so! What can I say that’s showbiz folks!
Speaking of Vera Lynn and the 1940s this coming Saturday 29th April I will be performing at The Equestrian Center, Mill Road, Slapton for a Cockney Blitz party. I believe tickets have sold very well as it is to raise money for the Church bells and the village are turning out in force to support the cause. There are only a few tickets left but if you would like a ticket please call into The Carpenters Arms in Slapton or ring Jayne on 01525 220474. Tickets
The Cutting of the Cake!
are priced at £20 which also includes a war time supper so I look forward very much to seeing you all there.
On Saturday I also have a show before hand at Norcott Court in Berkhamstead which was one of the first houses in Berkhamstead to have electric light and hot and cold running water back in the day when it was built around 1900. My friend Julius has been doing up the property as the family want to open the house up as a Wedding venue. I shall be singing for his mothers birthday party on Saturday so as you can see I have much to look forward to.
I’ve also been busy this last month learning some new Motown songs and I’m pleased to say I tried out one of my new songs “Stop in the Name of Love” when I performed on Thursday for Bletchley WI.
I shall leave my blog here tonight and don’t forget to keep following! Toodle Pip and Bye for Now! 😉