On Stage at Robert’s Party!
Robert with Family and Friends!
Once again I’ve had a very busy week with non stop shows over the weekend and much to prepare for with The Last Night of the Proms all set for this coming Saturday.
I’d like to begin my blog tonight by thanking Robert Bailey for inviting me to perform for his 21st Birthday party last Saturday in Wheathampstead. It was a wonderful occasion as Robert decided to go with a 1940s theme, and many of this guests came dressed in costume to celebrate. I performed two sets of 1940s favorites over the afternoon which included Sing-along, Big Band and Swing to the best of 1940s Hollywood.
We were so lucky with the weather as Robert’s party took place in a beautiful garden and he had his collection of 1940s artifacts on display for us all to enjoy. Robert even arranged for vintage party games which included guessing the article in the bag which in many cases proved to be much harder than originally thought. I was completely thrown by the fir-cone as I was so sure I was feeling a plastic man made object through the bag and not a natural item from a tree.
It was a lovely afternoon and afterwards we were all given a wonderful piece of off ration cake to take home which was delicious.
The next day I had a tight turn around as I was booked to perform for Shuttleworth’s Vintage Air Show . Once again it was a lovely day and we couldn’t have wished for better weather. I had been booked to perform music from the 1920s through to the 1970s over three sets with costume changes. I always enjoy performing at Shuttleworth as there is so much to see and it’s lovely to witness the air craft flying and the
Between Sets at Shuttleworth!
vintage vehicle’s being driven. Most museums don’t move there exhibits which makes Shuttleworth unique as everything on display has a life of it’s own and is regularly flown or driven.
Apart from the Shuttleworth collection a lot of people bring their own vintage vehicle’s and display them at the show. I was thrilled to meet up with Andy and his 1926 Moris Oxford again. Some of you may remember Andy very kindly allowed me to be photographed with his car when
I was doing my Peaky Binders shoot a couple of weeks ago. As yet I haven’t seen the photos but I spoke
Posing with a Real Gypsy Caravan!
with Angela the photographer last week and I hope to get them though the early part of next week, so I can’t wait to see them.
I also met up with a couple who had the most beautiful Gypsy caravan which would have been perfect for the Peaky Blinders shoot. Another time perhaps!
This week it’s all about Proms and tomorrow I’m in Northamptonshire performing my “Happy and Glorious” show before getting ready for the last night. This year I’m performing in Priory Park, Dunstable from 7pm before we go over live to the Royal Albert Hall at 7.30pm. I’m also performing during the interval which is at 8.15pm and then after the concert we finish with a fantastic firework display which is all very exciting. Click the link below for more details:-
Getting Set For Battle of Britain Day!
Next week it’s all change with it being “Battle of Britain” Day on the 15th September and I have a run of WAAF shows before singing the 1940s and 50s for a couple of Vintage tea parties at the end of the week. On the 24th September I will be heading off on tour which opens with my “Magic of the Musicals” show at St Mary’s Church Portchester Castle. Tickets are priced at £8 and are available from St Mary’s parish office on Tel 02392 321380 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
More news on that and my South coat tour in my next blog.
Meeting Up with Veterans!
Oh I almost forgot. Over the last week or so Karen my web-designer has been adding more of my press cuttings to my web page “What the Papers Say” To see all my news click the link below:-
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