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.

Kind Regards

A Voice in a Million

Off to Normandy to Perform at the 80th D-Day Commemorations!

All Set for the 80th D-Day Commemorations

I’d like to begin my blog tonight with a massive thank-you to the Chiltern Open Air Museum, Leighton Buzzard Railway and to Rob Bailey’s Family for providing us with three fabulous locations last bank holiday weekend to perform our various D-Day shows. We literally head off tomorrow morning and once again I’m burning the midnight oil to get everything packed and ready in time for our journey.

This last month has been really intense and I’ve not stopped working. I’ve been on stage pretty much every day and when I’ve not been on stage I’ve been working on show plans and rehearsing new songs in time for our Normandy trip. Yesterday Robert and I were in Solihull performing at the King George VI Memorial Hall.

Between Sets at the Chiltern Open Air Museum!

It was a great community event with stalls, refreshments vintage vehicles as every-one came together to commemorate D-Day.

I had been booked to perform my D-Day show as a straight 60 minutes and we even had a special visit from Field Marshal Montgomery. Straight afterwards Robert and I had to dash back down the M40 to Leighton Buzzard as I had a booking that evening with the Conservative Club to perform a special D-Day show in preparation of our Normandy trip.

When we arrived Leighton Buzzard High Street was in full swing with it’s first ever Pride event. It was colourful and brimming with happiness as we took in the party vibe inbetween setting up our equipment in the club. It was a great night and I even got to perform my new D-Day opening track “The Longest Day”.

Leighton Buzzard Railway!

Some of you may remember this song was written by Paul Anka in 1962 for the film with the same title. The film told the story of the D-Day landings and it had every star in it you could mention from John Wayne, Sean Connery, Richard Todd to Rod Steiger to name but a few. It’s a great marching number and I’d commissioned this song especially for the 80th D-Day Commemorations. However when I came to try it out last weekend it didn’t go down as well as expected so I ended up having to go back to the studio to make a few alterations to the musical arrangement. We are all good now

Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway!

but it just goes to show how important it is to try numbers out first with an audience.

It’s very exciting to be booked by Arromanches to be their “Artist in Residence” for the 80th D-day Commemorations. I hope very much I will have the pleasure of seeing some of you at my shows this week.

D-Day Show  Itinerary  -Arromanches, Gold Beach, Normandy, France.

On Stage at King George VI Memorial Hall!

Show Times :-

Wednesday 5th June – 3.30pm = 60 minutes “We’ll Meet Again” “Street Performance”,
Thursday 6th June – 9.30pm = 90 minutes “The Longest Day” “Place du 6 Juin”,
Friday 7th June – 12.30pm = 60 minutes “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” “Cale Neptune”
Saturday 8th June – 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm = 3 x 30 minute Shows “In the Mood” “On the Square”
Sunday 9th June – 2pm “Opening of The Triathlon Event” “Place du Musee
Plus I’ve been engaged to perform for the Veterans Gala Dinner, 5pm – 7th June, Benouville Hall, Benouville (Sword)
It’s a huge honour to be chosen for this prestigious occasion and I hope very much I shall see some of you at my various shows. However if you can’t make it over to France you might just get to see a small glimpse of me on the One Show BBC 1 on Thursday 5th June at 7pm. The BBC are broadcasting live from Arromanches with Vernon Kay so if I’m really lucky you might just get to see 2 seconds of me.
Time is creeping on and I must get to bed so I’m going to have to cut my blog short tonight. I shall leave you with a few pictures from some of my shows over the last week – See you in Normandy.
Toodle Pip and Bye for Now! 😉