I am glad to help in any which way I can; singing for them might not be much, but if it cheers people up and puts a smile on their faces, then it's all worthwhile
The event was going to be held in the beautiful Guildhall Square in the evening, which meant that I'd just have time to go home from work and change and warm up my voice before heading over there. I work part time in a cafe to pay for my singing lessons.
So, when I had finished work, my Dad drove me home, and I changed into something casual, as it was windy and damp, so I wanted to be comfortable, so I wore one of my favourite dresses, a pink seifuku with brown boots (that's casual for me, haha!).
Then I warmed up my voice, and I grabbed my water and my phone with my backing tracks, and we headed off to Guildhall Square.
Things were underway when we arrived; there were long tables full of food and drink, and there was a big crowd all talking and having fun.
Becki arrived and set up her amp. I love her battery powered amp; it's so amazing and useful. And then she opened the show with one of her beautiful vintage songs.
We had decided she would sing two songs, and then I would, and we would keep swapping. Aleisha was supposed to sing with us, but sadly, she had injured her leg and couldn't make it.
So, after Becki's two songs, I took the microphone and looked at all the people in front of me. I recognised a lot of them from the last Helping Hands I sang at; not just the volunteers, but the crowd members, too.
My first song was “Pie Jesu,” which everybody seemed to enjoy. I really love performing this song, as it's so beautiful, and my second song was “Music and Me,” by Michael Jackson. I recently recorded my own version of this, and I have uploaded it to YouTube, and the video is clips of my various performances; some of these you won't have seen! So, do please check it out.