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Care Home Entertainment

Specialising in WWII and musical theatre, experienced care home entertainer, “Miss Becki Short” (based in Portsmouth, Hampshire) has over 200 songs in her repertoire to enthral your residents with. From day dress to evening attire, and even war time uniform for vintage sets, Becki is a versatile performer who loves to customise her performances for your residents.

Becki performs with a vintage replica microphone, and as well as dressing in the style of the time (complete with the “seam up the back of the leg” stockings), Becki aims to truly immerse your residents (and staff) in the era.

Becki is a totally self contained act, with her own PA system, and performs with backing tracks. For your peace of mind, Becki has a fully enhanced DBS (formerly CRB), Public Liability Insurance, a First Aid at Work certificate and all her equipment is PAT tested.

Care Home Entertainment Prices

Becki understands that care homes have a limited budget for activities and entertainment, and so offers competitive prices for her performances. Performances are 45 minutes of singing, and 15 minutes of recorded music. Please contact Becki to discuss options.

Music for the Mind: a singing group for the elderly and those with dementiaMusic for the Mind

Developed in conjunction with Home Instead Havant, Music for the Mind is a programme designed specifically for those with dementia and memory problems, however is a fantastic programme for anyone to take part in! Becki provides an hour of musical stimulation through gentle warm ups and stretches, familiar songs and musical instruments.

This programme is also available as part of the OmniArts family once a month in Horndean, as a free session to bring residents and family along to. See more details about these sessions on the OmniArts website.

Example Sets

War Time Mix Musicals Of The Time
Sally – Gracie Fields
Lili Marlene – Vera Lynn
Que Sera Sera – Doris Day
There’ll Always Be an England – Vera Lynn
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – Vera Lynn
I Got Rhythm – Lena Horne
Mr Sandman – The Chordettes
Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby – Dinah Washington
Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree – The Andrew Sisters
Old Fashioned Girl – Eartha Kitt
Putting on the Ritz – Ella Fitzgerald
Chattanooga Choo Choo – The Andrew Sisters
Zing Went the Strings of My Heart – Judy Garland
When You’re Smiling – Judy Garland
Lili Marlene – Vera Lynn
Que Sera Sera – Doris Day
White Cliffs of Dover – Vera Lynn
There’ll Always Be an England – Vera Lynn
We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn
They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Crazy For You
Tomorrow – Annie
Favourite Things – Sound of Music
There Are Worse Things I Could Do – Grease
As Long As He Needs Me – Oliver!
I Dreamed a Dream – Les Miserables
Cheer Up Charlie – Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
If I Were a Bell – Guys and Dolls
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly – My Fair Lady
The Lambeth Walk – Me and My Girl
It’s a Fine Life – Oliver!
Just Blew in From The Windy City – Calamity Jane
Get Me to the Church on Time – My Fair Lady
My Old Man – Music Hall
Flash Bang Wallop! – Half a Sixpence
Oom-Pah-Pah – Oliver!
Anything Goes – Anything Goes
All That Jazz – Chicago

Artist Celebration Shows

Because of the wide range of artists Becki performs, she has put together a number of “shows” which celebrate specific artists. These include Vera Lynn, Doris Day and The Andrew Sisters. Please contact Becki to discuss.

*Book Becki for at least 3 months in a row for a price of £50 per one hour performance.