Sun, sangria, and singing

As some of you may already know from browsing around my website, I’m a singer.

Last year while on holiday in Tenerife there was a Karaoke evening in our hotel, the Isla Bonita, and having some with drawl symptoms from not being able to belt out a few notes, I decided I would give it a go.

If I remember correctly I chose to sing Jackson Five I Want You Back, and Don’t Stop Believing; over all it was a fun evening, and that coupled with a few glasses of the local rum made it even more enjoyable.

By co-incidence when we booked to come back to the same hotel this year, they recognised my name on the list, and contacted me to see if I’d like to sing in the hotel while I was here.

I prepared a few Jazz songs to sing on one evening, and on the second day I was there, sitting quietly at the pool side I was introduced to the head of animation at the hotel.

He had already been described to me as a bit of a “whirlwind”, and he didn’t disappoint.

He is ridiculously energetic, and made me knackered just looking at him… I think I had to have a snooze on the lounger after that, or that was my excuse anyway.

That night I was invited to do a pre-show warm up, and I sung a couple of Jazz classics, Fly Me To The Moon, and Sway.

I absolutely love singing Jazz, but unfortunately its not all that popular with everyone, so I wasn’t sure how it would go down with the crowd.

Luckily the audience enjoyed both songs, and I had such a big cheer that the animation team invited me back the next night, well… every night after that to be more precise.

I’ve now performed a few pre-show warm ups, and sung a few different genres just to mix things up a bit, and at the end of my first week I was then promoted to be a part of the main evening show.

So yesterday night I performed another couple of well known Jazz songs during the main cabaret show.

It was definitely a fantastic experience, and its been lovely to work with such friendly and talented entertainers.

So my holiday at the Isla Bonita has been lovely and relaxing, and lots of fun at the same time, I’ve had a lovely fortnight away and I’ll really miss Tenerife when I’m back in rainy old England.

Check out my Facebook page to see some of the performances from the Isla Bonita in Costa Adeje, and if you do, I hope you enjoy them as much as I loved performing them.

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