25 March, 2014
So it’s a new twist on singing seniors. The plan is to take Bolder Voices into two residential homes – two very, very different residential homes. So the cast of characters: Bolder Voices, age 65+ political singing group from Brent and Camden in London. Here we are in Parliament Square last December protesting about traffic safety and older people. That’s me on the drum. Eat your heart out Ringo Starr.
And our fab team is: Andy on guitar, Andrea making flapjacks and keeping everyone happy and our two residential homes. Last week we did a gig for each home and asked what kind of music they liked. The Hokey Cokey, My Old Man, Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley, We’ll Meet Again.
Here are some of Bolder Voices on the C11 bus in between residential homes (Andy with the beard). Tomorrow we go and do our first real session: Bolder Voices are running stretches and warmups for the residents, we’ll have a little bit of storytelling and hope to get a few phrases to start to make a song, and then the amazing Andy with his fabulous guitar fingers will get us all singing. Nothing can go wrong, can it? Can it? Wish us luck.