Hello one and all and welcome to my news page. Here you can see me as my two alter egos the ever efficient secretary Prudie Jones, Evette the Spivette and plain old little me as you catch up with all that is current in my world. Regrettably unlike Prudie my spelling is quite frightful at the best of times due to my dyslexia so I shall apologise now for anything which might be shamefully mis-spelt. In the mean time I hope you find this page fun, entertaining and informative and become a regular visitor to my site.

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A Voice in a Million

Back from Yorkshire and Mary Poppins!

Sound Checking in my Country Togs

Hello every-one I’m just back from performing in Yorkshire for a private party which was held at Grewelthorpe Village Hall not far from Ripon. It was lovely to be back in Yorkshire singing the 1940s – so a big thank-you to Jude Humphrey for finding me on line and engaging me. It was great to meet you and what a fantastic party – I really enjoyed singing for you all and being introduced by Major Humphrey Humphrey – What a man!
I have a great fondness for Yorkshire as I was born there and when ever I visit it always makes me feel very nostalgic. Despite the bad weather over the last week my drive up on Saturday was fine and the sun was out in full force for my drive home today.

My Bedroom at Cowscot House!

Jude looked after me really well and booked me into Cowscot House a four star B&B in the next village of Kikby Malzeard. So if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Yorkshire I recommend you visit – check out the link

Grewelthorpe Village Hall dressed for Jude’s 1940s Party!

The other day I was in Tesco and picked up a Mary Poppins CD for the bargain price of £3. It’s easy to forget just how well written these songs were and although Julie Andrews style of singing may be a little out of fashion I think she’s brilliant. Her breathing and phrasing is exceptional! The most interesting part of the CD is the interview at the end with the Sherman Brothers who were employed by Walt Disney and wrote the music. It’s fascinating to hear how they were inspired and how some of the ideas behind the songs came about. For example “A Spoonful of Sugar” was written because Julie Andrews didn’t like the song “Through the Eyes of Love” which was dropped and replaced with “A Spoonful of Sugar” which was snapper and more Mary Poppinish! I think “A Spoonful of Sugar” is a great number but my favourite is “Feed the Birds” (Tuppence a Bag) which I must sing myself one of these days!
Well I must get to bed as I have a full week of shows planned and I’m training a new sound engineer.
Thank-you for following and Toodle Pip!