Many years ago in the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s most homes and pubs had an upright piano (or Joanna) in them. This was particularly popular in London and the East End. The tradition for a good time was for a community “sing-song” to a pianist. Unlike Karaoke, which is usually one person singing, an old fashioned sing along by the piano gets everyone singing along together.
Vic can be hired to play the old London pub piano favourites like Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner, Down At The Old Bull & Bush, Lambeth Walk , Bye Bye Blackbird, Roll Out The Barrel and many, many more. Vic can also add in more contemporary sing-along’s as well from You’ll Never Walk Alone and Delilah to Hey Jude, Sweet Caroline and many others.
We hired Vic for a birthday party in our local. He played a good set before starting in with the traditional pub sing-a-long, from ‘Roll out the Barrel’ to doing the ‘Okey-Kokey’ at the end.
The song sheets really helped bring in those who didn’t know the words so everyone had a really good night, just like we used to down the pub. Brilliant.
Nick Jenkin 20/1/2019
We celebrated my mother’s 100th birthday with an indoor street party for her sixty friends and relatives. The day was a fantastic success thanks to Vic Cracknell playing the music and leading the singing of the old London songs. We had so many compliments from our guests on how much they enjoyed singing along to Vic, he made it a perfect party.
What if I don’t have a piano?
No problem if you don’t have a piano in your house for a house party or in your pub for a theme night perhaps. Vic can bring his own digital piano.
Vic will bring song sheets for your party guests to sing along with so everyone can join in if they wish.
Book Vic as a sing-a-long pianist
Get in touch with Vic for your party, birthday, event, celebration, theme night or wedding. Vic is available in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, London, Sussex, Kent, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire or further afield.
Vic Cracknell is based in south east England providing Piano Pub London Singalongs perfect for any occasion including parties, clubs, birthdays, anniversaries, and corporate events. Vic Cracknell is ideally located for venues in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, London, Middlesex, Sussex, Kent, and Buckinghamshire.