“Performing in the community is a big passion of mine. Alongside my professional career as a cabaret artist I provide affordable entertainment for non-profit groups, residential homes and care facilities without compromising the quality. I am an experienced group singing leader, creative thinker and people person and aim to be a ray of sunshine in music and song. I am employed by Memory Lane of Eastbourne, a dementia support charity, to lead their popular singing groups, I am also a regular performer at Blind Veterans in Ovingdean and Chaseley Trust in Eastbourne”
Forget-Me-Not is a specialist in the vintage popular song repertoire of the 20th century (1900-1980s) and tailors her outfits accordingly. She is totally self-contained with a portable amplifier and uses only quality backing tracks, or is accompanied by her husband using onsite piano or their own portable keyboard. DBS certificate and public liability insured.
“My husband, Neil, has become very withdrawn since developing Alzheimers, and after being unsure at first, now enjoys the singing sessions. He responds to the singing and now joins in, which is very good for him. You and your husband create a lovely atmosphere, involving everyone, and the simple musical instruments are a big hit. We look forward to becoming regulars at these enjoyable sessions. Many thanks.” Margaret, Memory Lane, Eastbourne.
Facilitator of musical reminiscence
Facilitator of group singing
“I just wanted to say a big thank you. Our residents really enjoyed the music and I was struck how calm it was in the room and you had such a great interaction with our residents. A lovely afternoon.” Teresa Boyl, Activities Coordinator, The Chaseley Trust, Eastbourne.
“Music is universally loved and a language which everyone understands, especially when we are ‘past our best’. Seeing Mary so animated was a real delight”
Harping on with Forget-Me-Not
“January 2017 I took up the harp and am extremely excited to bring this wonderful instrument to my community practice. Harps are magical instruments and are renowned for their calming and healing quality. During my ‘Harping on with Forget-Me-Not’ I will accompany myself as I sing, play a few solos and share some fascinating harp history. I perform a wide variety from folk tunes, show numbers, 40s and 50s songs and my own compositions. Something for everyone!
My 34 string Telor lever harp made by Teifi Harps in Wales, pictured at St. Wilfrid’s Hospice Eastbourne where I am a music volunteer.
“A happy harpist plucking at our heart strings!’ ‘Forget-Me-Not treated us to a wonderful musical session with songs, uplifting melodies, daring ditties, and the fascinating history of the harp.” Inglewood, Eastbourne
Nostalgic entertainment 45 – 60 mins from £65
Musical reminiscence session 1 hour £50 (for groups no larger that 8)
Group singing 1 hour £60
Harping on with Forget-Me-Not 1 hour £75
These prices are valid on weekdays only and do not include travel from the Eastbourne area in East Sussex.