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.
I confess after a busy week of Driveway concerts it’s good to get back in the office and catch up on a bit of paper work. Who would have though three weeks ago the idea of me performing off peoples driveways to lift morale would have taken off in such a big way. Since performing my first concert from my own front lawn I have been interviewed by 3 counties radio twice and featured on the Nana Akua and Andy Collins shows. Earlier this week I did an interview for the Ben Mosby show on Mix 96 and last week I appeared on BBC Look East with Helen Mulroy. My local paper The Leighton Buzzard Observer
Summer Lovin in Brooklands Ave!
has also been running my story. This week the paper focused on my Pearly Queen show which I performed in Camberton Road to celebrate St Georges Day.
It’s been an incredible week matched only by the weather and it’s good to have some rain and with it a little breathing space. I have a list of people all wishing for me to perform for them and as soon as the good weather returns I will be out lifting peoples spirits with some more socially distant driveway concerts. We are living through an extraordinary time and I’m just thrilled I’ve been able to find away of helping people through live
Thank-you for the Music in Kessler Close!
performance. A lot of emphases has been put on peoples physical health but mental health is equally as important and in my small way my driveway concerts seem to be helping my community.
Last Wednesday I was invited to perform in Plover Road outside Poppy House. Coincidentally Michael the neighbour opposite was celebrating his 30th Birthday and he brought along his pet lizards Frank and Gizmo to the show as everyone sat out in their front gardens and enjoyed my music. I performed a selection of feel good songs from Oliver, Disney, Abba and more. I also sang “Leighton with a B U Zee” which is a song about Leighton Buzzard and was written for me back in 2006 by song writer Edgar Paul Spence. I featured the song on my 2006 “Craziest Dream” album and now I’m performing for Leighton Buzzard audiences the song seems to be striking the right note as we all try and stay positive living through the Covid lock down.
On Wednesday Roy Bird shot this footage of me performing the number
Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree in Clipstone Cresent!
All my shows are weather dependent and so far I’ve been able to visit Camberton Road, Ashburnham Cresent, Brooklands Ave, Kessler Close, Clipstone Cresent, Lywood Road plus I’ve performed a couple of shows off my own garden. As long as I’m there by invitation, there’s no contact and social distancing is observed at all times I’m not breaking any rules.
I’ve been astonished by peoples kindness and generosity and how my shows have been lifting peoples spirits especially afterwards when they all start talking to each other over their fences and garden walls. It’s been lovely to receive flowers and thank-you drawings and friendship
Consider Yourself at Home in Lywood Road!
bracelets from the children along with peoples good wishes and cards.
I’m only sorry I’ve not been able to film or stream any of my shows on line. My phone has given up the ghost but I’m hoping by this weekend I will have a new phone and before too long I will be able to film some of my concerts. My next show will be the “Magic of the Musicals” and I’ve been requested to perform in Lomond Drive on the next available sunny day. Looking at the weather reports I expect it will be this weekend once we get over all the rain.
I shall leave you with another blog entry from Photographer Angela Adams who also included me in her blog this week.
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