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A Voice in a Million

April and You!

This week it’s been very much business as usual with me out and about performing Easter Bonnet shows. I’ve been out every day this month and it’s lovely to have a run of the same show where normally I would be chopping and changing programs depending on each clients brief.  Easter is always a busy time and it feels great to be back on the road again.

Every moment of the day is precious and I’ve been busy learning new numbers between performances. I learn a lot in the van while I’m driving from show to show. It’s down time I can use as I play my songs over and over again until I get the words and music right in my head before performing them live.

I currently have a long list of post modern numbers which I’m working my way through and I’ve been enjoying introducing them into my act. This week I masted Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” and I’ve already been including Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” which has been going down really well, especially as I perform it in a jazzy 1920s style. Some of the other numbers I’ve learnt aren’t suitable to included just yet but with a couple of 1920s shows just around the corner and a few events which will be requiring a more up tempo jazzy content it wont be long now.

My Easter Bonnet show is a very pretty show and one of my favorite numbers which I feature is “April and You”. I first discovered this song on an old 78 record. It was originally recorded by Jo Stafford in 1954 and she was accompanied on the piano by a new up and coming pianist by the name of Liberace who certainly did OK for himself. After hearing the song I looked every-where for the sheet music with-out success so I took a copy of the original recording along to my musical arranger Richard Whennell who very skillfully took down the notes Liberace played and produced a backing track for me. It’s a forgotten gem and I think I may be the only person in the world to sing this number now. It’s a privilege to be able to share this song with others and I shall leave you with a link to my video.

Enjoy Watching Toodle Pip and Bye for Now!