Covid 19, Isolation and Vaudeville.
For now all Live Shows are of course postponed and Shauna and I are staying at home and doing what we can from there. But we have lots of vaudeville online!
1. The Prairie Vaudeville Radio Show is live every Friday on CJNU 93.7fm. at Noon! AND all the past episodes are available online here! Just go up to “Radio Notes” and you’ll find all the past episodes.
2. Shauna and I (Jonesy and Simpson) are working hard on our repertoire and have decided to perform one song a day and put it online. Right now we are just posting them on Facebook on our Facebook Page. You can “like” Jonesy and Simpson and get all our videos and up-to-date activities here: https://www.facebook.com/jonesyandsimpson or you can simply type in @jonesyandsimpson in Facebook and you’ll be taken right there.
3. We are working a on a way to create an online vaudeville show. More about that later!
Prairie Vaudeville is owned and operated by Grant Simpson, who performs, promotes and educates about everything Vaudeville.
He performers regularly as a solo act, incorporating various vaudeville techniques sharing a joyous blend of music and humor.
Grant also performs regularly as a silent movie pianist when he takes short silent films into assisted living facilities, 55+ active living centres and anywhere where people want to experience the magic of the silent movie era.
Grant also produces and hosts the Prairie Vaudeville Radio Show on CJNU 93.7 every Friday at Noon.
Grant performs for the 55 Plus groups and at Senior Care Facilities bringing both his one-man vaudeville show to older adults and also his Silent Movie Hour where he brings silent movies and then plays silent-movie-piano behind them. Two great ways to bring something different to your communities.
“Grant Simpson recently led our 55 Plus group on a fun-filled musical romp through the glory days of vaudeville. His talent and ease with multiple instruments is evident as he tells stories of the early days of vaudeville. He weaves jokes and novelty numbers spontaneously into his show while playing ragtime piano, banjo, guitar and even the musical saw. With his engaging and personal manner, he connects easily with any audience, and we can’t wait to invite him back again.”
– Linda Thorlakson, Crescent Fort Rouge 55 Plus Program
“The residents of Riverwood Square love the variety of entertainment that Grant Simpson provides. Grant engages them with musical favorites, Vaudeville music or simple piano background music. We surprised our residents with a Silent Movie theme and we knew which entertainer would captivate our resident’s attention. Grant was a huge hit! He is a skilled piano player and entertains our residents with music and stories.” – Shannon Gaulke, Health & Wellness Director at Riverwood Square
“Thank you for recommending Grant. He was a real hit! Many attendees spoke to him afterwards about how much they enjoyed his performance or to ask him about future gigs. He was so popular, he was given a standing ovation!! That hasn’t occurred in over 13 years.” – Kathy Deyman RWTA
For booking and inquiries contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone/text 431-373-3108