INTRODUCING PETE WAYRE - "Anything Goes" Humour meets strong vocals seeks entertainment award
Pete Wayre delivers a crowd engaging experience of humour and strong vocals to transport people back to a time of period nostalgia. "Anything Goes" so get ready to tap those "Happy Feet" and join us to find out more about the music hall to 1940s singer Pete Wayre...
What periods do you cover in your repertoire?
Victorian music hall to 40's
What are your favourite numbers?
So In Love, Cole Porter, Anything Goes, Cole Porter, Happy Feet, When you were Sweet Sixteen
What inspired you to focus on this genre over other styles of music & performance?
From being very young engrossed with WWII films & period musicals and my Grandad singing It's A Long way to Tipperary and songs like it. It was a great era between the 20's-40's for memorable and timeless classics that to this day are not forgotten.
What has been the highlight of your career to date?
Performing at the Guernsey Liberation celebrations in 2012 for 2000 veterens & working for the Chelsea Pensioners with charity events. Also performing on tour in Germany for the British Army. Hard to separate them.
What has been the best event that you have performed at?
Guernsey. But Duxford Imperial war museum and the Black Country Museum 40's weekends are highlights of my calendar.
If you could perform with anyone (past or present) who would it be?
Between the great Norman Wisdom maybe a modern stint with John Barrowman — great old school performer.
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