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.
Once again I’m in something of a dash tonight as I burn the midnight oil to get my blog out to you this week. I’m currently working two shows daily with little to no time in the office to catch up with my paper work and social media.
Firstly I’d like to begin by thanking every-one who came and supported us at The Lion in Waddesdon on Remembrance Saturday. It was a wonderful night as Paul Marsden and I sang the very best music from the 1940s. Many people came in costume and it was great to see so many of our audience up and dancing, entering into the spirit
Back on Stage for My Glamour Set!
of the evening whilst singing along with all our favourite wartime songs . It was also an opportunity for me to try out a couple of my new arrangements including “Babies of the Blitz” which has been going down extremely well this season.
It’s hard to believe I first began my professional singing career back in 1992 and I’ve now been singing the 1940s for 25 years of it. As you would imagine my forties acts ( all 11 of them) are well polished. To keep my shows fresh I’m constantly adding new arrangements and it’s important to think a little bit out of the box from time to time
We’ll Meet Again!
which maintains the magic and keeps me sharp.
Music just gets better and better and I’m so fortunate to have Richard Whenell as my musical arranger. “The Wizard of Oz”, “Be Like the Kettle and Sing” along with “Babies of the Blitz” have been great additions and really sparkle along with all my usual war time sing-along favourites.
This year is rapidly drawing to it’s close and due to a reschedule I was able to grab some valuable time with Peter yesterday to finish the edits on my latest video “That Man”. If you know your
Paul on Sound!
music then you will know this song was originally recorded by Caro Emerald in 2010 and was featured in Marvel’s season one of “Agent Carter”. As soon as I heard the number I knew I wanted to sing it.
“That Man” has a wonderful vintage sound and where Agent Carter is set in the 40s I wanted to set my accompanying video a little earlier in the 1920s. It’s taken me 10 months to realize my vision and where I’m so often associated with having a Mary Poppins voice and persona I wanted to go slightly dark and dangerous and give my video a gangster/moll feel. For this video I though it would be fun to play both the male and female rolls having taken much of my fashion inspiration from the popular TV series Peaky Blinders and the movie Chicago.
As yet I wont be officially launching my video until this weekend but here on my blog you get to see my video first as I become “That Man”. My still shots were shot on location at Milton Keynes Museum and Stoke Bruerne thanks to top photographer Angela Addams. Enjoy Watching!
I shall also leave you with a few photos from Saturdays show at the Lion.
Land of Hope and Glory!
Must dash – Keep Following Toodle Pip and Bye for Now! 😉
The Ever Efficient Prudie JonesPrudie JonesIn the OfficeMiss JonesA Glimpse of Stocking Spivette Style!That touch of Mink!“What did you say?”Smile for the Camera!Pretty FloralsOn the RadioTa Dah!Stylish Hair!Glamour PussI've Got Something To Say!"He Did What?Hitting the High Note!Evette the SpivetteDress to ImpressAll Ready for the Weekend!Me Looking Glamorous!Fiona as an Avenger!Teachers Pet!So kind of you to call!You Caught My EyeLittle Old Me!I'll Make a NoteHave you met Miss Jones?
Pretty in Pink!Stage Beauty!Sizzle!Have You Met Miss Jones?Summer Lovin'!Que Sera SeraAction!Mr Sandman50s FloralsBurlington BertieLet's Do ItEnchantingHere's Looking at You Kid!Happy and GloriousIn Cabaret