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SINGING IN CARE HOMES

 

Gavin has been singing in care homes since April 2009. He is very interactive in his approach encouraging residents to join in as much as they are able.

Gavin is an experienced Voice Facilitator and is therefore adept at making people feel at ease and relaxed so they can get the most out of their singing as well as have an enjoyable experience. 

 

His repertoire ranges from World War I & II songs, children's songs, folk songs, and even hymns as well as many classics. During the Christmas season, 

carols and seasonal songs are provided. 

 

Repertoire includes:

 

  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow

  • We'll Meet Again

  • Amazing Grace

  • She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain

  • What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor

  • Good Mornin' 

  • Clementine

  • Waltzing Matilda

  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot

  • When The Saints Go Marching In

  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin'

  • It's A Long Way To Tipperary

  • White Cliffs Of Dover

  • Show Me The Way To Go Home

  • Ten Green Bottles

  • Yankee Doodle

  • Scarborough Fair

  • Lavender's Blue

  • Magic Moments

  • Early One Morning

  • Jerusalem

  • Lambeth Walk

  • Daisy Daisy

  • Side By Side

  • Don't Fence Me In

  • I Love You Because

  • Lili Marlene

  • Mollie Mallone

  • My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean

  • I Have A Dream

  • Happy Birthday

  • And Many More!

 

 

"Thanks again. Feedback from residents - overwhelmingly positive!" 

Rupert Alexander, Activities Coordinator, Wellesley Rd Care Home,

Gospel Oak, Jan 23rd 2016.

 

Gavin, thanks great show at The Meadow last night

the residents and staff really liked it! Will book you again soon."

Paul Little, Entertainments Manager, 

The Meadow Care home, Muswell Hill, Oct 30th 2015.

 

“Gavin has been visiting Brambledown Nursing Home for 4 years now, playing the guitar and singing. He is very aware of the need for therapeutic music sessions and offers a range of various types of songs. All of which the clients thoroughly enjoy. Gavin has shown immense empathy with our clients, a quality which is enriched by his obvious love for music and people.

I am sure that your clients will enjoy Gavin visiting you as much as ours do.” 

Sarah Cooney, Activities Co-ordinator, Brambledown Nursing Home.

 

"Gavin sings and plays the guitar beautifully. Our residents love his visits-they sing along and move to the music. If Gavin doesn't already have the songs the residents request in his repertoire, he will go away and learn them to make the songs he sings meaningful to the residents. The songs often bring back memories of the past for people and gets them reminiscing about days gone by. Gavin is a very gentle man of a calm disposition and is always a joy to have performing for us."

Heather Manktelow, Occupational Therapist, Primley Court Nursing Home.

 

"Gavin Frank has been attending Meadowside on a monthly basis for more than 2 years to entertain the residents with his wonderful vocals and guitar playing. All the residents really look forward to Gavin coming in and always speak very fondly of him. Gavin is always very polite and kind natured and always entertains when he is here.

We will all miss Gavin very much but wish him all the best for the future".

Aymi Brown, Home Manager, Meadowside Residential Home.

 

"Gavin, I had to text and thank you soooooo much for such a brilliant afternoon. Everyone enjoyed themselves,, and everyone has asked when you will come to sing for us again. You have an amazing beautiful voice and we feel privileged that you have come to entertain us with it today. Thank you so very much for a fantastic afternoon. Please keep in touch and hope it's not to long before we see you again. Lots of love".

Jenny, Activities Co-Ordinator, Primley View Care Home, July 2017.

 

 

Contact Gavin on 07873 472 135 for more details and booking.

 

 

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