I've just returned from a lovely 3 days in East Yorkshire where I took my "Celebrating the Divas of Jazz" show to village halls in Etton, Bridlington & Swanland.
The journey up the M1 was quite eventful for Kate and me because although we left in plenty of time and even stopped on the way for a bit of lunch, it became clear after our break that there was a problem on the motorway. An accident caused us to be stuck in traffic and what should have been a 3 and a half hour journey actually took a whopping 7 hours! We arrived with just 10mins to spare. I quickly donned my glad rags at our excellent B&B (Hunter's Hall in Beverley) and we were on our way.
We were met with such a lovely audience and hosts at Etton Village Hall that I forgot all about the nightmare journey. Tickets were sold out and we had a rapturous response from the audience.
Our gig at the Spotlight Theatre in Bridlington also went very well. We had a lively audience in and one gentleman gave us all lots of laughs when I asked those who could remember to tell me about the clothing of the 1950s to set the mood for the song I was about to perform. The man who said he was of 1920s vintage took great delight in telling me that ladies used to wear bloomers and the lady next to him reminded him that they used to be called PK's - aka Passion Killers!
Swanland Village Hall was situated in one of the most idyllic settings I've seen and I couldn't resist taking some photos (below). Once again there was a full house and a lively audience where the show was extremely well received.
I love performing in village halls and hope I get to chance to do more. Here's to Glam Goes Rustic - Part 3!
|View across the pond in Swanland|
The last swans died and the villagers were told they were not permitted to replace them.
|Swanland Village Hall|
|Another gorgeous view|
|Finally managed to capture a view of the fountain|