An unusual and rare occassion…

Usually, I would NEVER EVER post myself singing on any kind of website, or blog, or social network. But seeing as I’m auditioning for drama schools on Musical Theatre courses this year, I feel that it’s time to get a bit of confidence and just go for it. Besides, my face isn’t plastered on these ones 😉

Also, these aren’t just any songs. These songs have been written by a very talented friend of mine called Andrew Siddle, who is now actually studying to be a Musical Director in New York (how lucky!)

The songs were part of his final project for his university course last year, and he asked me to record the vocals for him – something I’ve never really done before!

Okay, so, the “musical” concept was based on the well known story of “V for Vendetta”. For more information, you can visit his SoundCloud page – https://soundcloud.com/andrew-siddle/sets/v-14

Here are the songs that I sang 🙂 If you only have time to listen to one, go for “The Rain”, in my opinion it’s the better of the two 🙂

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Getting into the Christmas spirit – “Elf”, top 5 movie moments

Okay, so I’m sure everyone is aware of the film “Elf”. If you haven’t seen it, you must – it is the best Christmas film ever made! (In my opinion anyway) and I’m sure many more will agree.

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Buddy the Elf is played by none other than the brilliant Will Ferrell.

Buddy is brought up in the North Pole amongst other Elves, but due to his giant size, discovers that he is in fact a human, and that Santa is not his real Dad. His real Dad lives in New York, so Buddy is sent there in search of his true identity. But of course, Buddy doesn’t understand the life of a New Yorker, so everything goes wrong for him…

Here are my top 5 favourite movie moments…

1. When Buddy sits outside the shower singing “Baby it’s Cold Outside” – This part in itself is funny, but it’s the bit just after that makes me laugh the most, when she tells him not to look, so he covers his eyes and runs… right into the lockers!

2. When he tries to put the star on top of the Christmas tree– The Christmas tree that Buddy and Michael bring into the house is huge. In fact, it’s far too big for the house, because it curls over to fit under the ceiling, and there’s no way that either of them could reach the top of it. So, Buddy runs out, then runs back in, jumps on the sofa, then off it and onto the tree. Of course he doesn’t reach the top, he just grabs onto it and ends up pulling the tree on top of himself…

3. When Buddy and Emily kiss – It’s the cutest thing ever! It’s just his face afterwards, he looks so happy and completely bowled over. But it’s when he runs into his Dad’s office shouting “I’m in love!” that really makes it for me.

4. When he gets drunk in the mail room– This part is absolutely brilliant! His dancing is hilarious, and all of the mail room workers get behind him. At last, Buddy has some friends.

5. When Buddy’s Dad sings to save Christmas– Let’s face it, it’s magical. The man who hated Christmas, was horrible to Buddy, and really was the “scrooge” of the film, sings along with the carols to help make Santa’s sleigh fly again. I’m going to be honest, I cried. I’m a sucker for happy endings…

I know I said top 5… but there is a sixth…

6. “You sit on a throne of lies” – I’m not going to describe it… just watch it 😉

Seriously though, if you haven’t seen it, you should watch it right now. You will not regret it. Well, you might because you’ll want to watch it again and again – it will take over your life!

Come on guys – it’s Christmas!