I play a variety of gigs for all age groups when I am out solo and my repertoire has expanded over the years to include songs from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s right up to contemporary artists such as Ed Sheeran and George Ezra. This can come in very useful when I’m booked to play a function or at a Vic’s Jukebox song request night and I can throw in some songs people wouldn’t necessarily expect.
This happened on Sunday when I played at Upchurch River Golf Club in Kent for a St. George’s Day event. After a background set whilst they were dining I managed to get the audience to enjoy a number of singalong songs such as London pub songs, I Would Walk 500 Miles, Delilah, Hey Jude, You’ll Never Walk Alone, American Pie and others.
However, some slightly more “mature” Club members asked for older songs such as We’ll Meet Again by Vera Lynn and Daisy Daisy so I did them and then on the spot put in Bring Me Sunshine, She’ll Be Coming Around The Mountain and others like that. After two long sets they then filled a beer glass with cash and got me to play an extra half an hour! They must have enjoyed it as this is what the Club Captain said:
“I wanted to make our St George’s Day celebrations extra special this year. I wanted people singing and having fun, that was all achieved thanks to the company of Vic Cracknell, who had the whole bar singing and buzzing. Thanks Vic for a great afternoon and look forward to seeing you again soon at Upchurch River Valley GC “.
Upchurch River Golf Club Captain
I am available either solo or Vic Cracknell Party Band for Functions, Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings and Clubs across Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Sussex, Kent, Dorset and London.