Sing-Along Pianist http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk Good Old Fashioned Pub Entertainment Sat, 10 Nov 2018 18:23:06 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.11 http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/cropped-bowler-32x32.jpg Sing-Along Pianist http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk 32 32 9th November 2018 – Remembrance Singalong Night at the Worcester Park British Legion Club http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/9th-november-2018-remembrance-singalong-night-at-the-worcester-park-british-legion-club/ http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/9th-november-2018-remembrance-singalong-night-at-the-worcester-park-british-legion-club/#respond Sat, 10 Nov 2018 18:23:06 +0000 http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/?p=1594 […]]]> Royal British Legion
Royal British Legion

The weather was awful and I wasn’t looking forward to unpacking my car in the pouring rain. I had been booked for a remembrance weekend singalong night and I was quite early so I di have time to wait for the rain to stop. Eventually, after what seemed like an eternity, the rain did indeed stop, and I started to unload my digital piano and all my other equipment. I had been booked by a guy named Tom who had been very helpful and showed me exactly where he wanted me to set up. I set everything up on stage and all I had to do now was wait.

There weren’t many people in but I still had two hours to go before my start time. The rain had now stopped so I decided to go for a walk around to kill some time. Everywhere was still wet and it was dark, so after about an hour I returned to the club and decided to kill the rest of the time there. The club was starting to fill up and everyone seemed very chatty and friendly, so I new I was in for a good evening.

Eventually my time came and Tom introduced me on to stage and I started playing a few wartime songs on the piano. After a while I decided to launch into my first song sheet. I had some help handing them out to everyone and after everyone had been given a sheet, I started the first song. I found that they didn’t need much encouraging to sing.  It wasn’t long before everyone was joining in and smiling. We managed to get through four of my song sheets during the evening. We covered all the old Cockney favourites as well as Wartime songs and songs form London based musicals (Mary Poppins, my fair Lady, oliver etc.).

The evening had been a success and I was really pleased when I was asked to pencil it into my diary for next year.

 

Here are the contact details for the Worcester Park Royal British Legion Club

Worcester Park Royal British Legion Club
69-75 Central Road
Worcester Park KT4 8EB

Telephone: 02083302742

 

 

 

 

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Coming Up.. At the the Chetnole Inn, Dorset – Cockney Singalong with Piano http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/coming-up-at-the-the-chetnole-inn-dorset-cockney-singalong-with-piano/ http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/coming-up-at-the-the-chetnole-inn-dorset-cockney-singalong-with-piano/#respond Thu, 08 Nov 2018 20:00:51 +0000 http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/?p=1582 […]]]> Coming Up…

Join Us for a Good Old Cockney Singalong Evening

At the the Chetnole Inn, Dorset

On Monday 12th  November 2018 from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Chetnole Inn
The Chetnole Inn

With Eugene Portman on piano

Entrance is free and song sheets will be provided.

 

Here are the contact details for the Chetnole Inn:

The Chetnole Inn
Chetnole
Sherborne
Dorset DT9 6NU

Telephone: 01935 872337
Email: enquiries@thechetnoleinn.co.uk
Web: www.thechetnoleinn.co.uk/

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4th November 2018 – Cockney Singalong Night at the the Swan, Cranfield http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/4th-november-2018-cockney-singalong-night-at-the-the-swan-cranfield/ http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/4th-november-2018-cockney-singalong-night-at-the-the-swan-cranfield/#respond Mon, 05 Nov 2018 16:27:27 +0000 http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/?p=1583 […]]]> The Swan, Cranfield
The Swan, Cranfield

Yesterday I played the piano at The Swan in Cranfield, Bedfordshire. I arrived there around 2 pm so that I would be ready for a 3 pm start. Joanne, the landlady had put pie and mash on the menu so that the food would be in line with the Cockney theme that we were trying to create. The pub was ever so quiet and the chances of creating any sort of atmosphere in the place seemed very remote.

I looked at my watch and it was now 2:55 pm. I saw some people walking across the car park towards the pub and I decided that I would start playing some music on the piano. Over the next half hour, the pub really filled up as if by magic. At around 3:30 pm I decided to take the plunge and hand out my first song sheet. To my relief nearly everyone was eager to take a sheet and it wasn’t long before we were doing all the old Cockney favourites. I had a crowd of young people on a table next to me who really loved my second song sheet featuring songs for the London musicals. This contains songs from Oliver, My Fair Lady, and Mary Poppins. The singing got louder and louder as everyone’s alcohol fed confidence increased. The climax to the afternoon came when we finished with “Ho Silver Lining”, which must have been heard in all the neighbouring villages.

Joanne, the landlady, was pleased with the way the afternoon went and said that she would like to have me back in January for another Cockney knees up.

 

Contact information for the Swan in Cranfield is as follows:

The Swan Inn
2 Court Road
Cranfield MK43 0DR

Telephone: 01234 757689

 

 

 

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Coming Up.. At the the Eagle, Amersham – Cockney Singalong with Piano http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/coming-up-at-the-the-eagle-amersham-cockney-singalong-with-piano/ http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/coming-up-at-the-the-eagle-amersham-cockney-singalong-with-piano/#respond Sat, 03 Nov 2018 13:08:47 +0000 http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/?p=1569 […]]]> Coming Up…

Join Us for a Remembrance Sunday Singalong Evening

At the the Eagle, Amersham

On Sunday 11th  November 2018 from 8pm – 11pm

The Eagle
The Eagle

With Eugene Portman on piano

Entrance is free and song sheets will be provided.

 

Here are the contact details for the Eagle:

The Eagle
145 High Street
Old Amersham
Buckinghamshire HP7 0DY

Tel: 01494 725262
Email: the-eaglepub@hotmail.com
web: www.theeagleamersham.com

 

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Coming Up.. At the Bell and Jorrocks, Frittenden – Cockney Singalong with Piano http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/coming-up-at-the-bell-and-jorrocks-frittenden-cockney-singalong-with-piano/ http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/coming-up-at-the-bell-and-jorrocks-frittenden-cockney-singalong-with-piano/#respond Sat, 03 Nov 2018 12:41:37 +0000 http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/?p=1565 […]]]> Coming Up…

Join Us for a Remembrance Sunday Singalong Afternoon

At the The Bell and Jorrocks, Fritenden

On Sunday 11th  November 2018 from 2pm – 4:30pm

The Bell and Jorrocks
The Bell and Jorrocks

With Eugene Portman on piano

Entrance is free and song sheets will be provided.

 

Here are the contact details for the Bell and Jorrocks:

The Bell & Jorrocks
Biddenden Road,
Frittenden
Kent TN17 2EJ

Tel: 01580 852415
Email: info@thebellandjorrocks.co.uk
Web: www.thebellandjorrocks.co.uk/

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Coming Up.. At the Phoenix Inn, Twyford – Cockney Singalong with Piano http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/coming-up-at-the-phoenix-inn-twyford-cockney-singalong-with-piano/ http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/coming-up-at-the-phoenix-inn-twyford-cockney-singalong-with-piano/#respond Sat, 03 Nov 2018 10:08:05 +0000 http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/?p=1561 […]]]> Coming Up…

Join Us for the Great Pub Singalong

At the The Phoenix Inn, Twyford

On Saturday 10 November 2018 from 8pm – 11:00pm

The Phoenix Inn
The Phoenix Inn

With Eugene Portman on piano

 

100 Years Remembrance Weekend

Join Us for the Great Pub Singalong

All your Favourites

Pie and Mash

Grandad Collars and Braces a Must

Free Entry – Bookings Taken

 

 

Here are the contact details for the Phoenix Inn

The Phoenix Inn, High Street, Twyford, Winchester SO21 1RF

Telephone: 01962 713322

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Coming Up.. At the Worcester Park Royal British Legion Club – Cockney Singalong with Piano http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/coming-up-at-the-worcester-park-royal-british-legion-club-cockney-singalong-with-piano/ http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/coming-up-at-the-worcester-park-royal-british-legion-club-cockney-singalong-with-piano/#respond Sat, 03 Nov 2018 09:36:41 +0000 http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/?p=1556 […]]]> Coming Up…

War Time Piano Sing along Night

At the Worcester Park Royal British Legion Club

On Friday 9th November 2018 from 9pm – 11:30pm

With Eugene Portman on piano

Royal British Legion
Royal British Legion

Join us for a good old fashion war time piano sing along this Remembrance! FREE entry to members. Starts with a War Time themed Music Quiz at 7.30pm.

Donations welcome to this year Poppys Appeal

 

Here are the contact details for the Worcester Park Royal British Legion Club

Worcester Park Royal British Legion Club
69-75 Central Road
Worcester Park KT4 8EB

Telephone: 02083302742

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27th October 2018 – Cockney Singalong Night at the Hare and Hounds http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/27th-october-2018-cockney-singalong-night-at-the-hare-and-hounds/ http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/27th-october-2018-cockney-singalong-night-at-the-hare-and-hounds/#respond Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:51:24 +0000 http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/?p=1524 […]]]> Hare and Hounds
Hare and Hounds

Last night’s event was a ticket only event at the Hare and Hounds in Layer Breton, near Colchester. When people buy tickets for a Cockney singalong you can rest assured that they are going to sing and that is what they did. Admission was £20 and included pie and mash which helped create a true Cockney experience. The event was in a separate room from the main bar and every table was booked.

They looked a cheerful bunch of people and I just knew that I was in for a good night. We went through four song sheets and the audience sang progressively louder as time went on. They really raised the roof when they sang “Hi Ho Silver Lining”, which was the very last song. Kerry, the landlady, was pleased with the way the evening had gone and said that she would think about doing another similar evening in the new year.

 

Contact information for the Hare and Hounds is as follows:

The Hare and Hounds
Crayes Green
Layer Breton
Colchester
Essex CO2 0PN

Telephone: 01206 330 459
Email: thehareandhound@live.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehareandhound.co.uk/

 

 

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Coming Up.. At the Swan, Cranfield, Bedfordshire – Cockney Singalong with Piano http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/coming-up-at-the-swan-cranfield-cockney-singalong-with-piano/ http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/coming-up-at-the-swan-cranfield-cockney-singalong-with-piano/#respond Sat, 27 Oct 2018 11:38:05 +0000 http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/?p=1508 […]]]> Coming Up…

Good old fashioned Cockney singalong

At the The Swan, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

On Sunday 4th November 2018 from 3pm – 6pm

The Swan, Cranfield
The Swan, Cranfield

Entrance is free and song sheets will be provided, so come along and just have a drink.

 

The Swan Inn
2 Court Road
Cranfield MK43 0DR

Telephone: 01234 757689

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26th October 2018 – Cockney Singalong Night at the White Hart, Little Waltham, Essex http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/26th-october-2018-cockney-singalong-night-at-the-white-hart-little-waltham-essex/ http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/26th-october-2018-cockney-singalong-night-at-the-white-hart-little-waltham-essex/#respond Sat, 27 Oct 2018 08:53:03 +0000 http://www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk/?p=1536 […]]]> The White Hart
The White Hart

Last night was a really enjoyable evening at the White Hart. The pub had a Cockney inspired menu to complement the theme of the evening and there were quite a lot of people dining.  In addition to this there were quite a number of people who had just come in for a drink. However, it seemed that as well as eating and drinking, everyone had also come to the pub with the purpose of singing and that’s just what they did.

I met so many really nice people and there was a bloke named Steve who helped me hand out song sheets. There were just so many people in the pub that I just couldn’t get round them all by myself to hand out the sheets. After we had handed them all out I proceeded to play the songs and everyone joined in straight away.  I just couldn’t get over how enthusiastic everyone was about singing and they really did raise the roof. The evening went so well and they all shouted for more when I was about to finish. I did an extra half an hour before packing up all my equipment.

The bloke behind the bar said that it had been one of the most successful evenings that they’d had. I do hope that they book me back for another event.

Contact information for the White Hart is as follows:

Address: The White Hart, 107 The Street, Little Waltham, Essex CM3 3NY
Tel: 01245 360205
Web: whitehartessex.co.uk/

 

 

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