Book Tina
Let life Sing

I established myself as a Community Musician and basically see it as my responsibility as a musician to make music accessible to my community.
To this end, it has found me performing and sharing music in care homes, community centres, centres for young people with learning disabilities, performing for the AGM of the UK charity ‘Within Reach’.

I am currently involved also with two Singing Groups in a project that was initiated by the RVS as part of the government’s ‘Drink Wise Age Well’ scheme.

Festivals and Experience

In 1990 I travelled around Australia and New Zealand, songwriting all the way with my guitar as a constant companion. Here, I had my first busking experience and performed my own material to sit-down audiences.

In 1993, I had my first solo gig at Ronnie Scott’s in London—a famous jazz venue and well-known for showcasing. Following that, I then joined a 13-piece group as one of the main songwriters and playing guitar, percussion and vocals. We performed for the next three years at festivals all over UK and performed live with Billy Bragg on the Acoustic Stage of Glastonbury festival. Later, I teamed up with a well known contemporary folk group called Seize the Day as a backing vocalist, drummer and percussionist. Again, we performed at festivals all over UK plus Europe and Ireland including Cambridge Folk Festival and Glastonbury.

I’ve also played in wine bars, restaurants, teahouses, coffee lounges, beer gardens, hotels, at weddings, local festivals and on ferries!

I have stepped into street performance as a way to network, promote and reach people from all walks of life. This has taken me to many interesting towns and markets and I am constantly amazed at the great connections that are made.

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‘Thank you so much for attending our event and the feedback I have had from the day is very positive. However, it has been particular positive in regards to your activity. So once again, thank you for such a brilliant delivery and fabulous talent you have for both music and bringing people together.’
A.K. Team Leader, Devon. (LGBT Consortium event – ‘Arm in Arm’.)

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‘I have worked closely with Tina on a regular basis over the last two years in her role as a community musician. Tina has constantly proved to be a friendly professional person who constantly surprises with her talents and abilities to engage with people of all ages, social backgrounds and abilities.
To date Tina has completed 2 pieces of work for Drink Wise Age Well. She has set up and continued with a community singing group – ‘The Seaton Songbirds’, the strength and enthusiasm of this group is a testament to Tina’s ability to infuse participants with songs, joy and fun. I have spoken to many group members who can’t speak highly enough of Tina’s ability to get people singing. Tina has taken the Seaton Songbirds from never having met each other before to doing live performances in and around the East Devon area.
The second piece of work was with a group of people who experience Dementia. Again I have spoken to several members of the group who were full of praise for Tina’s abilities and clear joy for the work that she does. She has uncanny ability to bring out the best in people and create a real sense of community and belonging to all of the work she does.’
Paul Barnes,
Direct Engagement Project Worker, Drink Wise Age Well.

BOOK TINA

Venues small and large, private functions and big events.

COMMUNITY MUSICIAN

Carehomes, community centres, charity events.

LESSONS & WORKSHOPS

Singing and guitar lessons in Devon, for individuals and groups.