Tees Valley Songbird

Joanne Benford, and I am a singer specialising in shows for retirement and care homes. I have listed below some details of my shows, but if you would like to know more, please give me a call and get in touch.

Generally Shows are 45 minutes or 1 hour in length

Shows and Set Lists

(note – these are just some suggestions – I often do a mixture of all styles – something for everyone!

40s Singalong

Pub songs inc. Roll Out The Barrel, Don’t Dilly Dally, Daisy, Lambeth Walk, Tipperary etc

Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, Andrews Sisters, Doris Day

60s Mix

Beatles, Patsy Cline, Rod Stewart, Kinks, Shirelles, Monkees and many more!

The Musicals

Songs include Over The Rainbow, and selections from My Fair Lady, Oliver, Evita, Mary Poppins etc

Motown / Soul

Temptations, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye,3 Degrees

Christmas Show

A mix of Christmas favourites e.g. -

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

Let It Snow - Dean Martin

White Christmas - Bing Crosby

Joanne is a vocal entertainer based in Hartlepool. She has great experience in performing in Nursing Homes, Day Centres, Sheltered Housing, Caravan Parks and clubs, catering for all age groups.

Joanne’s shows are always fun, filled with a great mixture of music and her voice is able to adapt to many different types of songs. When doing any performance, if it is appropriate, Joanne loves to get out to her audience getting them to join in and sing along in any capacity that they can. It's always wonderful to see the residents have a fabulous time, this is the great reward of doing the job, and she also likes to make a fuss of the staff too if they are game! This all helps to raise the atmosphere and for all to generally have a fun filled time!

Joanne works as a professional singer and music teacher, and is fully CRB checked for work with children and/or vulnerable adults by Hartlepool Council.

Act Details

Name: Tees Valley Songbird
Type of act: Solo acts
Act contents: Music - Ballads | Music - General /variety /sing along | Music - Music Hall
Equipment required: A plug socket! Portable PA brought by performer
Performance length: 45 minutes or 1 hour
Fee charged: From £50 in Hartlepool - small extra charge for travel (£51 - £75)
Locations: Local service (Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees).
Booking notice: 2 weeks
Days of week: Any


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Contact Details
Joanne Benford, Hartlepool.

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