Bespoke Birthday Song!
Written specifically for your child
£125 limited time offer
Capture your child’s personal story in a beautiful song created by West End composer Pippa Cleary. In collaboration with acclaimed Musical Director Mark Collins, your song will be orchestrated, recorded, mixed and mastered like a release-quality song you’d hear on the radio. It may not be possible to all come together for a big birthday party during these difficult times, but you can still make your child’s day with this extremely personal and special present. Consult with Pippa on lyrics and share stories and ideas to make your child’s song as bespoke as possible. Whether it’s an up-tempo, funky dance number, a catchy pop song or a belting Disney ballad in the style of ‘Let It Go!’, we’ll be sure to deliver the perfect song your family will cherish forever.
Pippa is an award-winning musical theatre composer and lyricist. Her most recent musical Sue Townsend’sThe Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ ran in London’s West End last year to critical acclaim (5*s in the Evening Standard, Time Out & The Independent). She has written numerous musicals for children including Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Treasure Island, Red Riding Hood, Chicken Little, and Prodigy and Tess of the d’Urbervilles at The Other Palace. Other work includes TV adverts and jingles, including the acclaimed Finish campaign ‘I Love Doing Dishes’. Pippa won The Times Carol Competition in 2011 and The Arts Foundation Fellowship for Composition in 2012.
Pippa founded Pippa’s Poppets award-winning Music & Drama 12 years ago, after recently graduating from Bristol University with a 2:1 BA in Music. She was teaching at Stagecoach where she discovered her passion for inspiring little ones through song. One day a local mum asked if she could recommend any Mum & Baby music classes, and Pippa’s Poppets was born!
‘It actually started in my mum’s living room with a group of about eight Pimlico mums.’ Pippa explains. ‘They said they disliked a lot of the preschool music out there and wanted something more educational so I offered to write bespoke songs for them. I remember being so excited I wrote The Transport Song, Shaker in My Hand and Grow Sunflower Grow all in the space of a few days!’. Twelve years on, Pippa’s Poppets now runs Music & Drama clubs at some of London’s best nurseries including Miss Daisy’s Nurseries, Young England Kindergarten, The Kindergartens, Eaton Square Kindergartens and The Wilcox Nursery. As a professional songwriter, I have many musicals in development but sadly due to the Corona virus crisis everything is currently on pause and I’m exploring new avenues to work from home. A few years ago I began writing bespoke wedding songs for couples, often in collaboration with the bridesmaids or best men writing lyrics to create a hilarious ‘speech through song’ that they sing on the day to a backing track. These have been extremely successful and it occurred to me I should offer the same service for children as I do for adults. Having a song that is totally unique to you is a special experience and I can’t wait to bring this to more families!’
Head to www.pippaspoppets.co.uk to hear examples of Pippa’s music and start the booking process