Scaling Down Indoors!
Singing Indoors Behind a Screen!
Hi every-one as you can see I’m burning the midnight oil yet again trying to get everything finished in time for the weekend. This week I’ve been performing “We’ll Meet Again” shows with the run up to VE Day this Saturday. I’ve also been working hard in the office, now restrictions are starting to lift, bookings are coming in and I have plenty of dates I wish to sell. Normally I would have the year sold by March but with the restrictions everything is happening that much later.
It’s encouraging to see a turn in the tide and more optimism. People are looking to the future and starting to plan ahead. For the immediate future it’s still the smaller shows which seem to be winning through but for the first time in ages I’m confident about the year and I’m looking forward to getting back to normal and moving forward with 2021/2022.
It’s important to remain versatile and never has it been more important than now to scale shows up or down at the drop of a hat. Today I was asked to perform indoors and the client very kindly provided me with a screen to sing behind. During
Performing Out-side “We’ll Meet Again”
the show I was able to remove my mask but I have had situations where clients have wanted me to perform with a mask on which isn’t ideal for singing. It’s an extraordinary time and it’s important what ever the request I can adapt to suit the space and the situation.
I make a point of replying to all my e-mails within 24 hours and this week it’s been good to be sending out contracts. I currently have a run of “We’ll Meet Again” ATS shows which will be taking me through to the 16th plus a few variations involving Birthdays and the music of
“We’ll Meet Again” Birthday Show in Wendover!
the 1950s and 60s. I also have a Zoom show to perform on Friday which will be streaming live to my clients on Hayling Island and a number of Driveway concerts to fit in in-between times.
For VE Day I’ve been invited back to Aston Clinton to perform a community Driveway Concert for the residence of Chapel Drive. I played there at Christmas time and the street enjoyed my show so much that they now wish to make it an annual thing with me returning this December. For the moment everything has been put on hold as we hear bad weather may be on it’s way for Saturday. I’m keeping my fingers crossed all will be well as I have a great show planned and I’m looking forward to seeing every-one again in Chapel Drive.
For now I have a number of contracts I must finish and send out tonight so I will leave my blog here as I continue with my office work.
Keep Following Toodle Pip and Bye for Now!