Letitia George gets ready to celebrate Christmas in Solihull
She won fans across the country when she appeared on the voice six years ago.
And Letitia George’s singing career is going from strength to strength - despite the pandemic.
This Christmas you can see her perform live for yourself as she stars at some of the best Christmas parties in the West Midlands.
Letitia, who reached the knock out rounds of The Voice in 2015 and is a BBC local radio presenter, is singing at Christmas Party Nights at Solihull Moors FC.
The nights are being held between Thursday 18 November and Thursday 23 December - and there’s a special New Year’s Eve Party with a firework display.
She will be joined by DJ Matt Gannon for the occasion which includes a three course meal and a gift from Santa!
It’s a real boost for the 31 year-old, who has missed live performances since the pandemic struck. And it comes as she is due to release a new single this autumn called Please Let Me Down Easy.
Looking past lockdown
Before the pandemic lockdowns began in spring 2020, Letitia’s music career was soaring and she had toured her own show, Respect to Aretha – dedicated to soul legend Aretha Franklin - and was getting brilliant responses to her work.
But, like others, she admits she found lockdown challenging.
“When the pandemic hit I suddenly had no gigs – I lost 12 months of work in 24 hours. I’m very lucky to have the radio job as it meant I could still work during the pandemic but I really struggled with the first lockdown. I just stayed in my room all the time, only leaving if I had to go to work or to the shop. My mental health went really downhill.
“Then in the third lockdown this January I said ‘enough is enough, I can’t keep feeling this way’ so I started walking and then doing some hiking.
When it came to my birthday in July, I took my cousin, partner and some friends and we climbed Snowdon. It was incredible
Getting up there was tough and there were times when I didn’t think I could make it but the people around me were so supportive.
Achieving the mountain climb was proof that Letitia had managed to pull herself out of the dark place COVID-19 and lockdown had caused.
“Since the beginning of this year I’ve really worked on myself. I was so sad last year so I’m now such an advocate for positive mental health. I have such joy from being able to go back to gigs and being around people who genuinely make me feel good.”
What to expect at Solihull Christmas Party Nights at Solihull Moores FC
Letitia said: “It’s going to be such a good fun evening. I’m going to do a few Christmas tunes, it wouldn’t be a Christmas show if I didn’t, so expect the old Mariah Carey classic and a few more.
“After the year we’ve had, everyone is just going to go wild this party season. I’ll also do a bit of soul, Motown, disco classics, nineties clubs classics – the tunes I grew up with.”
The Christmas Party Nights feature a three-course dinner and party DJ. Organised by 4th Revolution Marketing, they launch on November 18 and then run Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings until December 23, with an additional New Year’s Eve Party Night.
Packages range from £37.95 per person for a three-course meal in the Jerroms Vice Presidents’ Suite with options for additional courses, (Coffee and petits fours/cheese course) as well as the opportunity to book a private box to host your own drinks’ reception with canapés, pre-booked drinks at your table, party bags, and a gift from Santa.
Guests will be seated at tables of ten and there’s also the opportunity of booking full tables or, while availability remains, a whole evening for a private company party.
Available dates: November - Thurs 18, Friday 19, Thurs 25, Sat 27; December – Thurs 2, Friday 3,
Thurs 9, Thurs 16, Sat 18, Thurs 23. New Year’s Eve, 31 December.
Tickets for the New Year’s Eve party start at £88.95 with VIP packages also available. Click for more information about Solihull Christmas Party Nights.
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