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Sing along night with yours truly Magic Betty. it’s going to be a fab night,join in with me as your sing along hostess at the Coach and Horses Greek Street, Soho,London on Saturday,23rd July 2011 from 7.30 to 11.30. You hum it I’ll sing it and that’s a promise.

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George Formby
Cover of George Formby

Ukulele on it’s way back ? well it’s never gone away.  The recent 4oth   Ukulele Festival took place Hawaii. The  musician Jake Shimabukuro has been instumental in keeping it alive


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Pub Sing Along Halloween

Halloween  2010 and time again to dust down your spooky costumes and get that makeup on girls and guys and come on down and join Magic Betty aka me your sing along hostess for a spooky fun sing along night at the Coach and Horses in Greek Street W1 on.

Saturday 30th Oct 2010. Yes you worked it out.. yep it”s a Pre Halloween party..but be assured  I have invited a few famous west end casino online ghosts to join in with us…and don”t forget to bring your pumpkins and broom sticks..

You are all invited..to Sing Along to some all time favs:

The Monster Mash – a big grave yard smash
The Time Warp -  it”s just a jump to the left
Thrillerthe vid is a MUST see. the Late Super Great  Mr/Sir M.Jackson
Ghost Busters -  Who you gonna call …

Visit my pub sing along page for directions and more.

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Romanian Micro Gypsy Band In West End

As always a fab night as the piano playing sing along hostess Betty aka me at the Coach, played all the old favs plus some new ones. Thanks to all who joined in.. well done.

At the end of the evening I had the pleasure of a spontanious last minute sing along out side the Coach and Horses with a fine Romanian Gypsy band…


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May 19 2010 – Yours truly as the Sing Along hostess at the Coach and Horses pub in Greek Street, Soho, London.  Just some of the sing along favs in this vid.. “London Girls”, “We all live in a yellow submarine” ”I’m forever blowing bubbles” When I’m 64″ and more.. hope you can all join me sometime.

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Sound Affairs CD MasteringOne problem we all have as musicians is how to turn our content into a high quality professional CD format or vinyl. Creating demos is quite easy these days, you can either do these yourself with some inexpensive software or if like me you may have a friend with a home studio, but these are just demos, they sound ok but lack the high quality sound found by mastering your song or compilation.

CD Mastering made easy at Sound Affair Mastering
I recently found a CD mastering company that  has over 30 years experience in audio mastering. They specialize in CD and Vinyl audio mastering at rates to suite your budget. What ever your style, rock, jazz,Latin, R&B or reggae,these guys can help. The Sound Affair Mastering site includes samples and a neat quote form to get an idea of the fees. Don’t forget to mention Lili recommended you.

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Out with the old and in the NEW YEAR – Just back from a super new years trip to Romania, we had a truly fab time and below a short vid of the trip… May I also take this opportunity to wish you all a VERY happy new year…ANUL NOU…

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The start of Christmas fun… we had a really super sing along night at the Coach and Horses on Saturday night…it’s always a real treat to meet super fab party people and last night was no different…Mr Fabulou$ certainly lived up to his name and his Elvis is super…

If you missed the night don’t panic… you can enjoy a super sing along night every Saturday at the Coach and Horses in Greek St, I will back as magic Betty on Saturday 25th for a Christmas boxing night sing along..And you are ALL invited…

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IMG_0643On Friday 20th Nov I had the great pleasure to visit a fine French style resturant in London “Toulouse Lautrec”, it was good to see the range of entertainment that these guys put on.  Playing the night I visited was my good freind and fellow entertainer Bob Stucky on piano with Orlando Gibbons on guitar a blues and jazz night theme….

You feel a certain French flavour but with a hint of English pub, split on two floors with the piano bar on the 1st floor and dining area on the ground floor. brasserie style fine food and the people who run this fine place all  love what they do and its shows in the high service you receive.

I performed some French songs (Edith Piaf) also I tried out one of my own that seemed to go down well..

If you are looking for a great night out, you might like to check out Toulouse Lautrec  5 mins from Kennington sta. visit the website for list of events and to view the fab menu.. French Brasserie Toulose Lautrec

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Last night was a super rainy night in London, but the sun shone on us at The Coach & Horses. Thanks to the fun people who joined us at the sing along night.. special thanks to Peter, Valarie, Helen, Andrew, Natasha, Neus,Phil  (hope you are feeling better today) , the super Muscians from Spain..  and if you missed the fun last night don’t panic.. I will be back next Saturday 5th December when we will start our Christmas count down…

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A fun and spooky sing along night was had by all… Halloween was a super fun night with a real fine selection of witches and monsters in the west end.

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I had the great pleasure of being invited by my good freind Anne to perform at a the One World Club held every Thursday night at the Mitre Hotel 291 Greenwhich High Street London SE10 8NA.  The One World Club founded by John Skinner to showcase super talented entertainers in a relaxed and fun atmospher.

The evening kicked of with some super talented performers introduced by the fab Melanie and a not to be missed showcase by the very talented Dave Marshal. If you can get down to the One World Club on a Thursday night – do it.  I performed 2 numbers on my visit and would like to thank all who attended for the super receiption given to me..below a vid of my performance which I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed performing.

Bucharest Girls, which is a song from my native home country of Romaina. Thanks to Anne for introducing me to the One World Club and I hope to visit again real soon. Visit the One World Club website to find out more about this Fab London club for entertainers from around the Globe.  One World Club >

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100_0534 Magic Betty aka me at the piano on one of the fab Sing Along nights at the Coach and Horses pub in London’s Greek Street, 2 mins from the Jersey Boys show..

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I’am just back from a super time in Corfu, my 3rd time, it was a real treat to spend 5 days or so jaming and learning our tutor was the famous New York Jazz virtuoso JD Walter.

Jazz in Corfu 2009

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 I had a super time in Turkey in June 2009, a big thanks to Arche the local folk hero..

 

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