Merry Christmas everyone! To all our wonderful performers in the UK, New York and California and our lovely Clients!
We kicked off November with Nick Ransley, Stuart Boother and Bernadine Pritchett performing Singers in Disguise ( SID ) at a 400 guest event at Drapers Hall in the City of London. As you can see from the photos below- the act went down an absolute storm ! But with 3 top singers , how could it not?
Then Nick and Bernadine were joined by Laura Abella for a SID show in Hadley Wood at West Lodge Park, a place I have been going to since I was a little girl and where I often meet my close North London girlfriends for afternoon tea!
Laura was then joined by Wyn Pencarig and the glamorous Amanda Goldthorpe Hall for a glamorous client- Porsche! They zoomed down Bournemouth for that performance.
I then got to a do a very ‘New Housewives of Orange County’ event at a private mansion in Newport Beach California with Lyle Colby Mackston and Lindsay Patterson who joined the act from the bedroom balcony like Juliet from Romeo and Juliet! This was for the Newport Lifestyle magazine 3rd Anniversary celebration .
My husband Shaun was assisted by my eldest son Lewis on our sound for the show.
Lindsay joined me again for a 500 guest event at The Coronado in San Diego for Hyundai. As we performed the SID act last year for this client at this venue, they decided to have as our non-surprise selves performing a range of popular opera, swing and I even slipped in my Bee Gees Medley! We welcomed David Anthony Blair to perform with us- his debut with our company. David was Pirelli in the recent Sweeney Todd production I was in here in California in October.
Amanda and Wyn got together with Ben Kerslake for another show in the City of London at 155 Bishopsgate.
Ben was then joined by Bernadine and the super dynamic Cleo de Souza for a show at The Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire.
December started off with me flying over to New York for a SID at The Imperia Banqueting Hall in Somerset New Jersey. It was lovely to see Carmen Vass again who belting out a fantastic ‘Cabaret’ and we were pleased to have Ian Knauer join us for his debut in the act and with the company. He looked like he had been performing the act with us for years!
Nick and Amanda got together to perform 2 handed version of SID at The Fennes Estate in Bocking Essex.
While on the same day, Stuart and Bernadine did another 2 handed version of the act, again for Porsche but this time in Hook.
Then we had Laura and Cleo being joined with Ian McLarnon for a company Christmas party at Rangemore Hall in Burton-on-Trent.
I was then busy performing a Hot Stuff the Singing Firemen at The Sheraton at LAX with Marcellus Mayberry and Dylan Mulvany. This was a 550 strong audience. The lady guests sure loved the Singing Firemen!
The very next day the 3 of us headed down to the historic EL Cortez Hotel in San Diego for another company Christmas for one of my nicest American clients to date from Halliday Management. It was great to have Shaun as our sound man on the event as well.
Back to the UK for a client who has had at least 3 times now for their Christmas party at The Radisson Hotel at Heathrow with Bernadine, Wyn and Ben finishing off the Singers in Disguise shows for 2016.
Thank you for reading my latest Newsletter and lets smile this Christmas and have uplifted spirits for 2017 !
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
( Me as Singing Chef at the engagement in Newport Beach )