The Best of British – Shame About the Shoes!
This week it’s been good to be out singing again and getting back on track with beauty. What a difference it makes to have ones hair done and this Friday I’m in the Beauty parlor addressing some of those all important beauty issues.
Last Friday was St Georges day and I had two Pearly Queen shows back to back, one in Royston and the other in St Albans. My “Best of British” show is always a good seller for St Georges Day as it features sing-along favorites from the Music Hall stage. It’s especially hard work at the moment as I often have to allow extra time for flow tests and time to change into costume. It’s much more convenient if I can wear my
St Georges Day in St Albans!
performance clothes to travel in, but due to the nature of my Pearly Queen costume it’s an out-fit I have to change into.
Last Friday I had to drag my sack barrow over gravel which really took the shine off my shoes. I didn’t realise how awful my shoes looked until I saw the photos from my second show. It’s heavy physical work getting from place to place, setting up and striking down quickly especially when you have to do it all in heels. It would be easier if I just changed my shoes at the venue but the reality is once I’ve loaded my sack barrow with rig, there isn’t any room left. Staying on-top of things and keeping shoes looking smart is important. On Saturday I bought a plain pair of black leather ones which I hope will look smarter for longer and will with-stand the riggers of dust and shingle unlike my black swede shoes.
Getting Ready for my Show in Northampton!
No show is like another and during these Covid times it’s important I’m ready for anything. Last week one client insisted I performed my show while wearing a surgical mask. I don’t mind admitting it was quite a challenge especially as surgical masks are one size fits all and it kept falling off while I was trying to sing. Fortunately I have a mask cage which is designed to hold the mask away from my mouth. After a bit of experimenting I managed to get the two to work together and my show played on.
Today I’ve been working flat out in the office selling dates for 2021 and it’s great to see the year finally starting to take shape. May is going to be a full month as more venues open up. Nearly all my shows are booked to take place out-side and I have a busy run of shows with the May Bank Holiday and VE Week. My Driveway Concert concept is still proving to be very popular and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for good weather this Bank Holiday.
Enjoying the Weather!
On Monday we couldn’t have wished for better weather as I performed an out door concert in Northampton and streamed the show live on Facebook. This Saturday I have a Birthday party in Milton Keynes and then I’m performing the first of my “We’ll Meet Again” ATS shows of the season with the run up to VE Day.
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