CARE HOMES

LIVE MUSIC

I feel privileged to be able to play for elderly people in care and have an established clientele of over 50 Care Homes that I provide entertainment for in the nearby Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire counties.

 

Usually playing in the mornings or afternoons for an hour, I fit in with the plans of the Care Home Activities Leaders and Co-ordinators for their residents in care. 

Music evokes wonderful feelings and memories and can, for a while, help break down the barriers of even severe cases of dementia as people clap, dance and sing along with the tunes.

I play acoustic guitar and sing songs from the 1950's and 1960's along with a few well-chosen older tunes (see selection of Care Home Songs below). I'm always adding "new" songs (to keep me on my toes!). I have a compact BOSE amplifier and speaker system for these sessions and can tailor the volume, sound and song choice to suit.

 

I am always happy to discuss any requirements with you so please contact me - ​mobile 07870 616747​,  ​or via this link to my Contact Page

A few of the songs I play - there are many more.

Ain’t She Sweet - Various - The Beatles

All I have to do is Dream - The Everley Brothers

And I Love her - The Beatles

Blue Moon - Various – Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley

Bless 'em All - Vera Lynn, George Formby

Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley

Blue Spanish Eyes - Al Martino

Bring me Sunshine - Morecambe & Wise

Bye Bye Love - The Everley Brothers

Can’t take my eyes off you - Andy Williams

Catch a Falling Star - Perry Como

Daydream Believer - The Monkees

Don’t sit under the Apple Tree - The Andrews Sisters

Dream a Little Dream of me - Doris Day

Drunken Sailor - Traditional

Everyday - Buddy Holly

Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra

Green green grass of home - Tom Jones

Hokey Cokey - Traditional

Home on the Range - Traditional

How much is that doggie in the window - Various

I love you because - Jim Reeves

I only want to be with you - Dusty Springfield

Is this the way to Amarillo - Tony Christie

King of the Road - Roger Miller

Living Doll - Cliff Richard

Love me tender - Elvis Presley

​​Moonlight Bay - Various – Doris Day

Moon River - Audrey Hepburn

Ob La Di Ob La Da - The Beatles

Oh Boy - Buddy Holly

Oh What a Beautiful Mornin' - Oklahoma

Pack up your Troubles/It's a long way to Tipperary

Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly

Please Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck

Que Sera Sera (Whatever will be) - Doris Day

Raindrops keep falling on my head - Perry Como

Return to Sender - Elvis Presley

Run Rabbit - Flanagan & Allen

Show me the way to go home - Various

Singing in the Rain - Gene Kelly

Something Stupid - Frank & Nancy Sinatra

Somewhere over the Rainbow - Judy Garland

Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard

Swinging on a Star - Various – Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra

That’s Amore - Dean Martin

The Last Waltz - Engelbert Humperdinck

The Umbrella Man - Flanagan & Allen

Things - Dean Martin & Nancy Sinatra

Tie a Yellow Ribbon - Frank Sinatra, Perry Como

Wanderin' Star - Lee Marvin

Welcome to my World - Jim Reeves

Yellow Submarine - The Beatles

You are my Sunshine - Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole