For as long as I can remember, I have always been quite goal oriented and this year I set four goals for GME. One of those goals was to develop two new shows … ‘I’ll Be Seeing You,’ a wartime show and ‘Totally Tina Turner,’ a tribute show to the rock & roll legend. On Easter Sunday, I’ll be debuting I’ll Be Seeing You at the Hayling Island Sailing Club, and on the 4th of July, I’ll be performing Totally Tina Turner alongside Supremely, Diana Ross at The Exchange in Bournemouth!
So, this week has been all about fine tuning the wartime show and I have sooooooo enjoyed researching the songs from WWI & WWII and I’m finding that I love the purity of the vocals on these songs. The Andrews Sisters’ musicianship is beyond words with their intricate harmonies and pitch perfect vocals on such delights as ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ and ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’! Vera Lynn seems to have captured the hearts of the entire country with her heartfelt vocals on ‘Bless ‘Em All’ and ‘We’ll Meet Again’ among many other WWII favourites.
The real fun was in finding WWI songs like ‘Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag’ and ‘It’s A Long Way to Tipperary’! I’ve included a few of the videos I used for research in choosing the set list for ‘I’ll Be Seeing You’ in this week’s newsletter. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
On Tuesday, I had a meeting with Martin Bargent, the Director of Brown Sugar Events to discuss working together on future projects. Their next event is ‘The All Woman Show‘ being held on the 22nd of June at the Mountbatten Leisure Centre in Portsmouth. Having met Martin at the launch of the Portsmouth Venus Awards reinforces how important networking is in business.
Next week I am having a mini-holiday with Neal at our place in Spain, but I will have to do some work finalizing the entertainment for Foodies Festival, Clapham Common. I’ve still got a few slots to fill for Clapham and I’m looking for solo performers, duos and bands who perform folk, soul, pop and/or Jazz. Please contact me if you’re interested in performing for any of the Foodies events.
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Click here to view final running order for the Brighton event being held on 3, 4, & 6th of May. The Clapham Common event is the 6, 7, & 8th of June.
That’s it for this week. Have a fantastic weekend!