Greetings Singagram fans. This week has got off to a flying start with a 10am performance in an office in Camberley and what a fun way to kick things off! Today’s booking was for Jonathan who was turning 30 today. His wife, Amy, called me on Saturday to ask if I would be available to sing for her husband at work. Of course I am always happy to help. I would say 50 per cent of my business is last minute.
The theme was 1980′s as Jonathan was born in 1981, so I dressed in my 1980′s fitness instructor costume which comprises of a little pair or red shorts (practically hot pants!), red vest top (cropped just below the nipple), long white socks with red stripes, high top trainers and a HUGE afro wig with shiny headband! This costume is not for the fainthearted and leaves little to the imagination. I must confess I prefer wearing costumes that are a little bit saucy! I arrived at reception, met the lady who was my ‘inside mole’, quickly got changed in the loo and was taken to Jonathan’s desk. The balloons were a clue!
I explained to the blushing birthday boy that his dear wife had sent me to wish him many happy returns and to thank him for being the best husband in the world. I was moist with emotion. I encouraged his colleagues to sing along, clap etc while I serenaded him with a medley of ‘Congratulations’, ‘Like A Virgin’, ‘You’re just too good to be true’ and finishing with a rousing group rendition of ‘Happy Birthday!’ He was such a good sport and the whole experience was oodles of fun. Once again I am reminded how lucky I am to earn a good living doing something I really love and that others enjoy and appreciate. Yes, what I do is light-hearted and silly but my aim is always to entertain, make someone feel special and create a memorable experience that they’ll never forget!
Over the 6 years since starting my own Singagram business I can honestly say that I particularly love singing in offices. I’ve had dozens of wonderful performances for audiences ranging from 1 to 200 employees! So, dear friends do spread the word! Until next time, keep singing!