Setting Up at Danny House!
Well hello there everyone, it’s lovely to be back with you all! As you may know, I’ve just returned from my South coast tour and it was an absolute blast. Since returning I’ve been keeping busy with performances of the Swinging 50s, 60s & 70s, and let me tell you, every show was a unique and thrilling experience.
Kicking off my tour I opened at Danny House. Danny is one of my favorite venues as it was once home to Prime Minister Lloyd George during the Great war. I’ve had the pleasure of singing there many times before but this was a little different
All Set For My Show in The Great Hall!
as I performed some of my favorite songs and arias in the Great Hall. As for the audience? They loved it!
Tuesday’s show was for The Portchester Society. I had been booked to do a talk about “My Life Upon The Wicked Stage” which I illustrated with music plus I included a Pam Ayres poem “Thank-you and Goodnight all You Winkle Pickers”. I learnt this poem many years ago when I performed my first one woman show back in 1990. Sometimes even I forget all the things I’ve covered over the years from Joyce Grenfell, Red Coating, learning to sing in
Japaneses and staging a one woman show of the musical My Fair Lady. Fortunately I spent some time before hand working out a good show plan so my talk would have structure and I wouldn’t go rambling off.
It was good to get away which has given me some time to think careful about my career and where I wish to go musically. So many of the markets I use to play seem to have lost their mojos and I’m going to be making some big changes to my act in the next couple of months. So often I don’t feel I’m taken seriously and I’m seen more as a Mary
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum!
Popins figure which can be extremely annoying considering my experience, versatility and vocal ability.
I’m planning on changing my look and modernizing my web-site too so keep watching this space for the latest up dates which will be taking place over the next few months. I’m also experimenting with my writing style so everything will be right when it come to the big change over.
Now I’m home I can’t wait to get back into the recording studio with Richard next week. I want to explore a new post modern juke box sound and add in some fresh Rock and Roll influences. I’d also like to give my music a vintage Latin flare which I think would make it exciting and more suitable for the current corporate market which after all is where the money is.
New Date Saturday 27th May 23
Latest news – Nene Valley Railway’s Victorian Event has been moved from 25th & 26th March to Saturday 27th May. This is due to the Police escort not being available in March to accompany the star locomotive from it’s current location to Nene Valley Railway. I will be returning on the 27th May to perform 3 shows daily, popular songs and arias from the Music Hall and Operatic stage so I hope you can all make it along to the show which is promising to be a fantastic event.
When I’m away I always try and see something of the local sights between shows. On this occasion I called in to Tangmere military aviation museum which is well worth the visit. I shall leave you with a few of my photos.
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Inside Tangmere Museum!