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About Golden Age Songbird

A Vintage Vocalist you will never forget! Perfect to celebrate classic songs from a by-gone time. Based in the North West of England
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Well hello there! I'm Anna the Golden Age Songbird I'm a Vintage Singer (no not that kind) specialising in classic tunes from the 20's 30's and 40's plus modern day tunes with a jazzy vintage twist! I began my professional career as a Showgirl in a Cabaret group in Cyprus and after a fabulous season of sun, sand and sequins- I decided to start my own business singing songs that I adored from the Golden Age of Musicals. This swiftly progressed to a love of Ella Fitzgerald, Vera Lynn and the Andrews Sisters and the rest is history...so to speak! I am a house singer at The Plaza; a 1920s style bar and singer there regularly since their grand opening in June 2021. And I am a fond favourite at Armed Forces and remembrance events in Wigan, St Helen's and Atherton. I am no stranger to classical performances and have frequently performed for Funerals and wedding ceremonies including singing in Latin.

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Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Easy listening, Vintage, Covers
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Private event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Don’t sit under the apple tree –Andrews Sisters
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon–Andrews Sisters
In the Mood¬–Andrews Sisters
Boogie woogie Bugle Boy–Andrews Sisters
Lay down your arms and surrender to mine–Anne Shelton
Coming in on a wing and a prayer–Anne Shelton
War Favourites Medley –Vera Lynn
When the lights go on again–Vera Lynn
A Nightingale Sand In Berkley Square–Vera Lynn
Land of Hope and Glory–Vera Lynn
We’ll meet Again–Vera Lynn
Be Like the Kettle and Sing–Vera Lynn
There’ll be Bluebirds over (the white cliffs of Dover) –Vera Lynn
There’ll Always be an England–Vera Lynn
Hold Your hand out Naughty Boy–Florie Ford
Why Don’t you do right–Peggy Lee
Pack Up Your Troubles In your Old Kit Bag–Miscellaneous
Old Time medley – Miscellaneous
Sing as we go–Gracie Fields
Wish me Luck as you wave me Goodbye–Gracie Fields
The Anniversary Waltz – Vera Lynn
Goodnight Sweetheart- Al Bowly
Alexander’s ragtime band – Irving Berlin
Chattanooga Choo Choo- Glenn Miller
Somewhere Over the rainbow – Judy Garland
As time Goes by – Casablanca movie
Now is the hour- Vera Lynn
Run rabbit Run – Flanagan and Allen
My old man said follow the van- Florie Ford
I’ll be seeing you – Anne Shelton
Lili Marlene – Marlene Dietrich
Bye Bye Blackbird
S’Wonderful
When you’re smiling
Button Up your Overcoat
Ain’t we got Fun
It Had to be you- Betty Hutton
Minnie the Moocher –Robbie Williams
Puttin’ on the Ritz- Robbie Williams
I get a kick out of you- Cole Porter
Let’s Misbehave –Cole Porter
Ain’t Misbehaving –Fats Waller
I got Rhythm – George Gershwin
Someone to watch over me- George Gershwin
My heart Belongs to Daddy- Peggy Lee
I hear Music- Billie Holiday
Cheek to cheek –Fred Astaire
I wanna be loved by you – Marilyn Monroe
Toot, Toot Tootsie goodbye – Tony Bennett
It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing – Lady gaga
They All laughed –Lady Gaga
Anything Goes- Lady Gaga
Blue Skies – Ella Fitzgerald
I Only have Eyes for you – Ella Fitzgerald
Makin’ Whoopee – Ella Fitzgerald
Let’s Call the whole thing off – Ella Fitzgerald
You do something to me- Ella Fitzgerald
Creep –Richard Cheese
Wonderwall- Paul Anka
Eye of the Tiger – Paul Anka
Black hole Sun –Paul Anka
Heaven - Paul Anka
Time after time – Paul Anka
Dancing Queen –Postmodern Jukebox
Beauty and a beat –Postmodern Jukebox
Material girl – Postmodern Jukebox
Lovefool – Postmodern Jukebox
Radioactive- Postmodern Jukebox
Fancy – Postmodern Jukebox
Thinking Out loud- Postmodern Jukebox
Young and beautiful – Postmodern Jukebox
Oops I did it again – Postmodern Jukebox
New rules _Postmodern Jukebox
Careless Whisper – Postmodern Jukebox
Love Yourself –Postmodern Jukebox
Royals – Postmodern Jukebox
All about that Bass- Postmodern Jukebox
Mr Brightside –Postmodern Jukebox
Chasing Pavements- Postmodern Jukebox
Bad Romance – Postmodern Jukebox
Wiggle – Postmodern Jukebox
Gangsta’s paradise – Postmodern Jukebox
Stay With me- Postmodern Jukebox
Forget you –Postmodern Jukebox
Creep – Postmodern Jukebox
Womanizer - Postmodern Jukebox
Blank Space - Postmodern Jukebox
Seven Day Army - Postmodern Jukebox
Love me harder - Postmodern Jukebox
Fly me to moon – Frank Sinatra
I got you under my skin – Frank Sinatra
Moonlight Serenade – Frank Sinatra
Come dance with me – Frank Sinatra
You are the sunshine of my Life – Frank Sinatra
Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
I got my Love to keep my warm – Ella Fitzgerald
Bewitched bothered and bewildered – Ella Fitzgerald
Everytime we say goodbye –Ella Fitzgerald
Dream a little dream of me- Ella Fitzgerald
The Lady is Tramp – Ella Fitzgerald
A-Tisket, a-Tasket – Ella Fitzgerald
All of Me – Ella Fitzgerald
Love me of leave me – Doris Day
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps – Doris Day
Sentimental Journey – Doris Day
Que Sera Sera – Doris Day
You made me love you – Doris Day
Secret Love - Doris day
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
Orange Coloured Sky – Nat King Cole
L-O-V-E- Nat King Cole
Summertime – George Gershwin
Fascinating Rhythm- Geroge Gershwin
The man I love- George Gershwin
Sway – Dean Martin
How D’ya Like Your Eggs In The Morning- Dean Martin
Volare- Dean Martin
Get Happy – Judy Garland
Easter parade – Judy Garland
Diamonds are Girls best friend –Marilyn Monroe
Is You Is Or Is You Aint My Baby – Renee Olstead
Happy days are here again
Swinging on a Star – Bing Crosby
Smile- Natalie Cole
If I knew you were coming I’d have baked a cake – Georgia Gibbs
Fever – Peggy Lee
Mambo Italiano – Rosemary Clooney
The nearness of you – Nora Jones
The very Thought of you- Ray Noble
My Favourite Things – Julie Andrews
Hernando’s hideaway – Pyjama game
Almost like being in Love- Gene Kelly
Dream Lover- Bobby Darin
Bobby’s Girl – Susan Maughan
Heartbeat –Buddy Holly
Oh Boy! – Buddy Holly
True Love ways – Buddy Holly
That’ll be the day – Buddy Holly
Where the boys are – Connie Francis
Lipstick on your collar –Connie Francis
Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis
Can’t help falling in love with you- Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Hard headed Woman – Elvis Presley
Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard
Runaround Sue – Dion DiMucci
Saved – Lavern Baker
Jim Dandy – Lavern Baker
Rock around the Clock – Bill Haley and the Comets
Rock a-beating boogie- Bill Haley and the Comets
The Loco-motion - Little Eva
Why do fools fall in love? - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Let’s have a party – Wanda Jackson
Fujiyama Mama – Wanda Jackson
Let’s jump the Broomstick – Wanda Jackson
Sweet Nothings – Brenda Lee
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am often told I look the part and sound the part! Singing classic vintage tunes is only half the job as the vintage hair, make-up and dress are another part of the performance. which are massively enjoyed by the audience.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I performed at the Oulton Park during their vintage car events, Armed Forces events in Wigan and St Helen's, The Plaza in Atherton (as a house singer) and McDonald Kilhey Court Hotel.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I absolutely love vintage artists! Ella Fitzgerald and Doris day are among my favourites. Their sound never goes out of style and I could listen to them all day! But there's a soft soft in my hear for Vera Lynn (the Force's sweetheart) I cover many of her classic wartime Songs which never fail to have the audience singing along!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I featured briefly on ITV local news for singing at a 107th Birthday in Formby!

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try hard to be flexible to ensure your event runs smoothly. Simply, let me know as soon as possible and I will do my best to accommodate you depending on my other commitments that day.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I can provide an iPod or Spotify playlist to play in-between sets, simply let me know in advance and it will be prepared for you on the day. This is all included in the cost.

How much time do you need to set up?

I require roughly 15-30 mins to set up. As soon as my PA System is set up I can play a little background music to set the atmosphere for your event.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

That's Fine! I have several different shows all with different themes including; Rock n Roll, Wartime Memories, 1920's Gatsby which have been crafted using songs from a specific time. However, some eras and genres overlap so I'm more than happy to perform another from my songlist.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Absolutely! I have all the equipment I need . Access to an electrical socket for indoor gigs is all I require.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am more than happy to do this for you. Let me know your requests more than 48 hours before the event and there is a fee of £10 per song for this service to take into account rehearsal and locating an instrumental backing

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£280
Packages
Wedding ceremony
Live vocals with backing tracks during your ceremony really adds a special touch! I’ll perform; - 30 minutes whilst guests take their seats - 1 song during the grand entrance - 2 songs as the register is signed - 1 song as the newlyweds exit their ceremony This price also includes 4 custom song requests, so you can choose your favourite songs for the special moments during your ceremony!
£180
Wedding Breakfast
Wedding Breakfast - 2 x 45 min performances during wedding breakfast - Performed with backing tracks
£230
Wedding ceremony + Wedding Breakfast
Wedding ceremony + Wedding Breakfast - Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£380
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Elaine L
2 years ago, for a Virtual event in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

I would definitely recommend Anna- Golden Age Songbird. Anna was recommended by a residents daughter. The residents love seeing Anna in her uniform lovely dresses and hairstyles, singing all their favourite songs. Anna is amazing with all our residents plenty of interaction and getting them involved by listening to clips of movies and guessing what film they are from. We resently contacted Anna as one of our residents was celebrating her amazing 100th birthday, Anna was so happy to perform on her special day via the technology of Zoom due to social distancing. Anne had a wonderful day with her family who travel from far away but unfortunately couldn't come into the home but was there to celebrate when Golden Age Songbird Anna performed and joined in singing along with Anne and her favourite music from Vera Lynn 🎶. Thank you Anna for all your amazing performances over the last 14months. We can't wait to see you visiting the home again soon for more performance's. Five stars well recommend. Elaine - Activities @Norley Hall Care Home

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Shelly J
3 years ago, for a Birthday party in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

We booked Anna to sing at a 90th Birthday party - 1920's Gatsby style, everything from when I first contacted Anna was great. Everybody who attended the party commented on just how lovely her voice was. Thank you

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