Care Homes

Ruby sings Don't Fence Me In

Ruby has been singing at residential care homes, day centres and nursing homes since 2006. She offers an interactive show, encouraging everyone to join in as much as possible, via hand clapping, singing along and dancing, whether in seats or wheelchairs or standing up.

 

The aim is to lift people's spirits. This can be through an upbeat show like a 1950s show, which creates a party atmosphere or through a quieter selection of gentle jazz classics for a tea party.

Ruby has enough shows for every month of the year or she can

create a show around a theme for you.

 

Current shows available and recommended uses:

-1920s & '30s: Tea Dances & Great Gatsby Parties.

'..very talented and highly entertaining...with a diverse repertoire...energy and warmth in abundance and works hard to nurture a great rapport with her audience. You won't be disappointed.'

Deborah Kennedy, Activities Coordinator, Islington

-Wartime & 1940s:

 

St George's Day, VE Day, D-Day, Remembrance Sunday.

-Rock 'n' Roll 1950s: Let's Twist Again,

Rock Around The Clock, upbeat party.

-1960s: Dusty Springfield,

The Monkees, The Beatles, pop classics.

-Rat Pack: Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra,

Doris Day & lots of jazz classics.

-Sing-a-Long Classics: Delilah, Tipperary, Yellow Submarine, pub classics

-Musicals & Film Classics: The Sound

of Music, South Pacific, Casablanca.

Ruby's repertoire spans

the 1920s to

the present day.

-Cabaret: Liza Minelli, Judy Garland, sing-along tunes, show tune classics.

-Diva Classics: Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe, Diana Ross, all the female stars!

-St Patrick's Day: Irish sing-a-long songs through the ages.

-Christmas Party: Traditional, pop, rock 'n' roll & jazz tunes through the decades!

-Tea Dance: Let's Face The Music & Dance, Cheek To Cheek, songs for tea dances.

-Coffee Morning/Afternoon Tea: Jazz classics for tea-time and the Queen's Birthday.

-Summer Party: Summery songs through the ages for Summer & Garden Parties.

 

-Love Songs: Romantic and humorous, L-O-V-E, This Boots Are Made for Walking.

 

Ruby can sing all different genres including: jazz, pop, rock 'n' roll, soul, Motown, blues, country, reggae and folk songs. She is happy to sing a mix of genres for each show, depending on what your residents like.

Shows are normally 1 hour long but can also be: 2 x 30 min sets or 2 x 45 min sets.

Ruby wears lovely vintage style dresses

     and hats for each show

-Ruby can learn

song requests

Book early for Christmas shows!

Ruby is available Monday to Sunday, mornings, afternoons and evenings

Ruby will bring her own small PA system which includes a speaker, microphone, iPad and microphone stand.

 

Ruby needs:

-small area to sing

-small table

To discuss prices tel: 07967 021191

Email: westhoffl@aol.com

        Handy tip:

Two activities for your residents before the show could be making decorations to go with the theme of the show and decorating the room where the show will take place. Your residents could also dress up in style with the theme

-Ruby can also sing one to one with people who are bed bound e.g. 2 x 45 minute sets could be booked, the first set for the group and the second set for individuals