It was a childhood dream to be an entertainer onboard a ship.
I loved the idea of being away from home, performing all over the place, and waking up in a new country each day. As a child, that was exactly what I wanted to do!
I’ve been entertaining onboard ships now for the past 3 years – right now, the ship is docked in Santander, Spain, and I’m sat on Deck 9 writing this blog post (making the most of the sunshine here in Spain, I know!).
It’s always amazing to work with other talented performers. This week has seen me working with Ben Lambert – Ben’s a great guy, who I’ve worked with previously. He’s a solo singer who covers a whole range of songs in his own slick style… he always goes down a storm! Also on board, is the talented Stacey D – Stacey’s a great female vocalist, singing songs that everyone in the room knows and loves! In the piano bar, John Wandsworth has been playing lovely melodies for passengers while they have meals in the a la carte restaurant. Finally, we’ve all been managed by the wonderful Mark James… he’s this weeks entertainment manger, and has done a great job at co-ordinating the entertainment onboard the ship. Mark was also on Britain’s Got Talent in 2010, and you can see his performance here:
We’ve been on a mini-cruise starting in Portsmouth, then sailing around France (Roscoff), Spain (Santander), Ireland (Cork) and then back into England!
It’s been great fun performing to passengers over the course of the week, and watching the other act’s on stage too.
Next year will be a brand new show on board with Jay and Joss – we’re really looking forward to touring the new show throughout 2018!
Right, it’s nearly showtime, so I’m off to get ready… thanks for reading!