We've been working hard here at Full Beam HQ this week, with rehearsals and performances of our Swing!
and Rock Fever
shows. Read our blog for more.
On Monday, we met some lovely people at Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes, Polegate, as we sang songs from Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more. The venue was perfect - we don't need much room! - and we had lots of residents come to watch us whilst enjoying a warming cup of tea and a few biscuits! We like to make sure every member of the audience is involved, and Jim is excellent as choosing special guests to sing to. The lucky Eileen was even featured in his rendition of the Robbie Williams favourite Have You Met Miss Jones?
- it certainly left Natalie very jealous! We didn't manage to get any photos from our performance this time, but we were presented with a beautiful, handmade card, thanking us for our services, which now has pride of place in our office - a wonderful reminder of a lovely afternoon. We hope to be back at Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes soon, but in the mean time, why don't you take a look at their website - www.bbch.co.uk
- for more information about the work they do. If you have time, make sure to read about their stag feature piece, which is breathtaking as you enter their grounds. There are some brilliant stories surrounding it, all on the website, but we definitely agree that it must follow the Chinese symbol of happiness and good fortune, as both of these were present for our visit on Monday afternoon! Thanks must go to Mandie for arranging the afternoon as well, of course.
Friday took us a little further afield, as we travelled to Stanwell to perform for residents at the Stanwell Rose Community Centre - www.a2dominion.co.uk
- with our Rock Fever set, a mixture of everybody's favourite rock and roll, country and nostalgia songs. It was Fish and Chip Friday, organised by the lovely Danielle Mott, so we made sure to have everybody singing, dancing, and working up some hunger for their lunch! Jim again kept the audience on their toes, especially when one kind lady stopped the show to tie his shoelace! And Natalie certainly impressed with her version of River Deep, Mountain High
which had everybody singing along, and a few red faces from the gentlemen who were personally sung to! It was a perfect morning, lasting 1hr30, and with lots of cheers for more, and we are hoping to be back very soon with some more singing and dancing for the residents to enjoy! We even got some chips to take home with us after this gig, which left two very happy singers as we travelled back to Eastbourne! Thanks to Danielle and her team for their organisation.
We've had a brilliant week, and we hope you have too! Let us know what you've been up to by following us on Facebook - simply search for Full Beam Productions. Or find us on Twitter - @Nat_FullBeam and @Jim_FullBeam to keep up with all the latest gossip, competitions and performance details.
Keep smiling :)
Natalie @ Full Beam Productions