The Singers Soirée at The Battersea Barge
Awesome location, great atmosphere and amazing performers – what else could you possibly want?
First surprise of the evening: you expect The Battersea Barge to be just the name of an ordinary pub, you find out what barge means as soon as you get there because the venue is a boat indeed! Describing itself as a “floating bar and restaurant”, the place definitely sets the tone for the event.
Evocatively situated, The Singers Soirée was organised to support a worthy cause: some 20 enormously talented musicians took the small stage to sing and play for free to raise funds for Shooting Star CHASE. All the proceeds of the event were devolved to the charity, which helps children with life-limiting conditions and their families all over West London, Surrey and West Sussex.
In cabaret style, the singers performed both solos and duets of famous tunes such as The Song That Goes Like This from the musical Spamalot and Sweet Transvestite from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, as well as originals like I’m Not Coming Home Tonight – a pop-rock track that singer Cameron Jay and undergraduate Joe Law wrote specifically for the show.
The performers entertained the audience with brilliant live acts, alternating more romantic-themed, melodic songs with others containing contagiously funny lyrics that emotionally engaged and amused at the same time. The crowd responded very well, applauding and often laughing uproariously, with the odd tear proving the show to be a real success. A five star rating is not enough! There will be further opportunities to participate in The Singers Soirée. Make sure you don’t miss it …
For further information and future events visit The Singers Soirée’s website here.