We are Finalists at the Venus Awards!

Blog from Debbie – Cellist

I am delighted to announce that I am a Musical Talent FINALIST in the Hampshire Venus Awards!

Known as the Working Women’s Oscars, the Venus Awards were formed  to recognise, reward and celebrate local working women in business.

This is the first year they have run the musical talent category and I am really proud to be one of the first three Hampshire Venus Awards finalists for this category!

I would like to sincerely thank Tracy and Fiona of Miss S Business Support Ltd , who are the category sponsors and judges, for spending the time to get to know me and to know more about what I do and who I am!

Miss S Business Support offers Business Management, Business Planning & Analysis and Business Support, Tracy and Fiona are passionate about reducing the mystery and fear that so often exists around finances and numbers in general.

I am so passionate about music and it has played a huge part in my life from a very young age.  Although being a finalist is a great recognition for my musical talent – I am very much aware that others are very much involved in my musical journey, my parents David and Penny who put hours into supporting me from a young age to learn the cello, to pay for lessons, cart me around to various rehearsals and concerts, my sisters Rachel and Rebecca (who are violinists), my previous cello teachers and orchestral conductors, my husband Allan and last but not least Emma and Trish of Cordelectra!

I, together with Emma and Trish of Cordelectra love to inspire others to take up musical instruments and practice – because being good at music can open up so many avenues both socially and professionally.   It has certainly been a vital part in my life, more than some will ever know.

The Finals are being held at The Spark at Southampton Solent University on  11th November 2017.

 

Southampton Marathon (23 April 2017)

We were delighted to be asked to perform on stage at Southampton’s first Full Marathon on 23rd April 2017!

We performed at the finish line as runners from the 10K, half marathon and full marathon finished their race.  The atmosphere was amazing and the runners did so well.  They were the real stars of the show – but we were delighted to add to the atmosphere and fun of the whole event.

With thanks to Rees Leisure.

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The Beau Halo Trust Charity Ball

We were delighted to perform at The inaugural charity ball of The Beau Halo Trust on Saturday 10th June at the Solent Hotel, Whiteley.

We performed a 15 minute show set, which included Kashmir, Palladio, Rockabye and Children, whilst people were seated and we thoroughly enjoyed supporting this new charity.

 

 

Wessex Heartbeat at Romsey Abbey

We thoroughly enjoyed performing for Wessex Heartbeat’s 25th anniversary ball on Friday 9th June.

This took place in the stunning Romsey Abbey and we were joined by many other talented musicians.

We were also joined unexpectedly by the Eric Robinson dancing owl – who we got rather attached to after his quite frankly amazing dancing to Jai Ho – who knew owls could dance?!

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New Year, New Music!

We are so excited to have two new pieces of music to add to our set list!  With thanks to our fantastic and extremely talented arranger, Michael Eastwood, we now have a cover of Clean Bandit’s Rockabye and with thanks to our very own Emma Clark – also an absolutely fantastic arranger, we now have Skyfall to add to our James Bond Set.  Thank you Michael and Emma!

The diary is now filling up nicely with new dates being pencilled and confirmed each week now!

We are looking forward to working with some of our regular clients this year as well as new clients and new agents.

Our first big performance is at the Southampton Marathon on 23rd April on Stage at 12.45pm.  We hope to see lots of our supporters there!

Please do contact us on info@cordelectra.co.uk if you would like to discuss any upcoming event that you would like us to perform at so that we can get this booked in our diaries!

Best wishes

Debbie, Patricia and Emma xxx

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our clients and followers!

2016 saw Cordelectra performing all over the UK and Europe, both on our own and supporting acts such as CJ Edwards, Chesney Hawkes and Bon Jovi. One of our highlights was performing at St Mary’s Stadium with 3500 children and were proud of our violinist Emma who put the event together with help from our friends at Southampton Music Hub!

We’ve enjoyed performing for both existing and new clients and for our lovely agents. We’ve loved performing for Wave FM, Jubilee Sailing Trust, Peter Cooper, Venus Awards, Southampton Puja Festival, Winchester Half Marathon, Whiteley Shopping, Wickham Festival, Lord Taverners Charity, Annual Hotel Conference, David Wellman Cancer Trust, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, lots of lovely weddings and private clients and finally performing at a masquerade Fifty Shades Party on New Years Eve!

We are looking forward to our 2017 performances already. The diary is filling up nicely and we can’t wait to work with new clients and existing clients and agents.

If you are after an act to add that ‘wow’ factor to your event, then please do get in touch with us via email at info@cordelectra.co.uk or by phone: 0844 826 0511

Debbie, Emma and Patricia xxx

Photos by www.jameswhitephotos.com

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Wave 105 Cash for Kids Awards

Emma, Trish and Debbie enjoyed performing at Wave 105 Cash for Kids’ Awards on Friday 14th October.

They entertained guests and sponsors during their drinks reception before Sophie-Ellis Bextor performed for the Awards dinner. 14729268_1258633544187359_1973194941223207405_n

Annual Hotel Conference – Manchester

Emma, Trish and Debbie enjoyed performing for the Annual Hotel Conference on 12th October at The Hilton in Manchester, for their cocktail party.

They performed a background set and then 2 exhilarating shows for the 900 guests.

 

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Whiteley Shopping Fundraiser 17 September 2016

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Emma, Patricia and Debbie enjoyed performing at Whiteley Shopping to raise money for the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit at the Southampton General Hospital which is a cause very close to their hearts.

They raised £230 for the Southampton Hospital Charity.

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Cooper Prestige Car Launch

Emma, Debbie and Patricia enjoyed entertaining exclusive VIP Guests at Peter Cooper’s Prestige Car Showroom Launch on Thursday 15th September 2016.  Photographs by www.kimberleygarrod.co.uk

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