Melody Flyte

Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
About me...

I am an experienced vintage singer, specialising in the Great American Songbook (1925-1955) and in British and American songs of WW2. I’m also a former teacher with a keen interest in history, well accustomed to public speaking and happy to present to audiences of any age or size. I am DBS checked and have public liability insurance.

About my Performances and Talks...

I offer performances; performances with short introductions to each song; and talks, which are illustrated with relevant songs and a powerpoint presentation including pictures (optional, can be given stand-alone). I present in costume with vintage mic and just need a plug point for my portable sound equipment.

Fee:

£75 inclusive of 30 miles travelling from Grantham, for venues further afield I charge 35p/mile.

My Contact Details:
Phone:

07909 511977

Singing for Victory: the Forces' Sweethearts of WW2

Public Speaker and performer in Cambridgeshire Melody Flyte presents her entertainment Singing for Victory: the Forces' Sweethearts of WW2

Singing sentimental songs in a popular style, the Forces’ Sweethearts kept spirits up at home during the Blitz and abroad in every theatre of war. Many performed with ENSA in very difficult circumstances; many were not professional performers and went back to other jobs when the war ended; some, like Gracie Fields, Joyce Grenfell and Vera Lynn, became national treasures. This talk explores the songs, singing styles and experiences of the Forces’ Sweethearts, and includes performances (audience participation encouraged!) of such standards as We’ll Meet Again and The White Cliffs of Dover. (Can be delivered with powerpoint or standalone.)

Hollywood's War Effort: the Entertainers of WW2

Public Speaker and entertainer Melody Flyte presents her entertainment Hollywood's War Effort.

Hollywood stars on film and radio, and in live shows to fundraise for the war effort across the US, kept spirits up and got messages out. This talk explores the songs and films of the war years, including For Me and My Gal, Meet Me in St Louis and Casablanca, and features performances of well-known songs performed in these films and for troops on the American Forces’ Radio. (Can be delivered with powerpoint or standalone.)

Melody Flyte Contact Details:
Phone:

07909 511977