The fact that all bars, restaurants, clubs etc have been closed down since the middle of March hasn’t stopped the fantastic musicians on Lanzarote doing their very best to continue to share their music with you.
We wanted to find out more about the people who’ve entertained you over the years, so we’ve asked questions such as how they’re managing to keep music alive, if they’ve got a lockdown song, and what messages they have for family, friends and fans. We’ve also included their social media details so you can check out any videos you might have missed.
First published in Gazette Life, May 1st 2020.
What type of music do you perform?
I perform a huge range of music from current music to 80s, 90s and more. Also, I perform tributes to Adele, Miss Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga, as a three female tribute show!
How are you keeping going with your music?
In lockdown I’m recording live videos and doing live streams of my music so people can still watch me.
What message do you have for your friends, family and fans?
To stay home to keep safe. Stay positive and most of all keep smiling.
Which artists inspire you the most?
Lady Gaga is a huge inspiration for me. She is one of a kind. Not only do I love her music but she’s a good person on the inside as well. This lockdown she has donated so much money to people in need!
How did you start out in music?
I started performing (singing and dancing) at 4 years old. I carried on all the way to train at stage school and later continued with dancing and singing as my main profession and job!
What are you missing about not playing live gigs?
The adrenaline of being on stage and also making people so happy. I do miss it so much!
Is there any venue in particular that you miss playing in?
I have two hotels that I really miss playing in. The Galeon Playa, where I’ve been performing for seven years, and my favourite place is the Arrecife Gran Hotel. This is definitely one I miss so much!
What’s your lockdown song?
Definitely ‘Rise Up’ by Andra Day. The words match perfectly with what’s happening at the moment. After all this is over we will rise and I will rise a thousand times again.
How do people watch or contact you?
My Facebook page is Harriet Jelley Singer/Entertainer and my Instagram is Harriet Jelley Singer. I also run another business for children doing real life princesses every day which I also sing a lot for and this is called Princess Dream Parties.