Following my professional training in my younger years, I have been lucky enough to have had a varied career, performing in the West End, on Cruise Ships, at Holiday Parks & Social Clubs. I have a musical theatre background but enjoy singing a wide range of music from the 1930’s – 1970’s. I regularly perform throughout Dorset and Hampshire as the Vintage Vocalist ‘Retro Rita’.
I love singing Swing, Jazz & Rock and Roll but I think Country is where my heart is. Being bought up in the 1970’s Country music was always played in my house, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash and of course the legendary Patsy Cline. I think Country music really engages the listener, telling stories of love, betrayal & heartache in the most melodic, foot tapping, hand clapping way.
After being told by my audience over the years that I sound like Patsy Cline I decided to put together a tribute to her from the early Country Yodelling sound, to Rock-a-billy and finishing with her chart hits including Walking After Midnight, I Fall To Pieces, Crazy and many more. Over 20 of the best known Patsy Cline Songs together in one show, Perfectly Patsy. The show not only delivers her most iconic songs but also tells the story of her extraordinary life.
If you enjoy Country music as much as I do, and you are free on Thursday 6th July why not come and join me at The Malt Theatre, The Lymington Centre.