I have been performing at nursing and residential homes all over the North west of England for the past 10 years - I average 150+ per year. I also toured Europe with an Irish folk band for many years. I accompany myself on a 10-string guitar called a cittern. I perform without any backing tapes and don't use any sound system. I sing songs from the music hall days of the late 19th century right up to the 1960's and everything in-between. I love to have a laugh with the residents and tell funny jokes and stories and reminisce about " the old days ". My main strength I think is communication.

Act Details

Name: Singer/Musician/Storyteller
Type of act: Solo acts
Act contents: Audience participation | Comedy | Music - Ballads | Music - Country & Western | Music - Music Hall | Music - General /variety /sing along | Reminiscence | Variety Entertainment
Equipment required: None
Performance length: Up to One and a half hours
Fee charged: £50 for one hour £60 for up to 1.5 hours (£51 - £75)
Locations: Regional service (Lancashire, Merseyside).
Booking notice: One to Two weeks


None provided to EAC.

Contact Details
Tony Gibbons, 89 Hewitt Avenue, Eccleston, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 4EF.

Where we’ve played for older people recently

Facility / Service Type Name Town Postcode
Care home Shandon House Southport PR8 4SR
Care home High Wray Residential Home Ormskirk L39 7HG
Care home Brookfield Care Home Lymm WA13 0PZ
Care home Courtfield Lodge Nursing & Residential Home Ormskirk L39 1LG
Care home with nursing Parr Nursing Home St. Helens WA9 1SX