WELCOME TO PEARFEST
As all music events across the country have been cancelled we have decided to hold our own PEARtree music FESTival.
Members of staff have each chosen a special piece of music for you to listen to and dance along to. You will also have a chance to smile at some photos (some of which were taken a long time ago!!).
Share your favourite songs on our Twitter @Peartree_Wgc #PearFest #ProudToBePeartree
So, put on your wellies and some face paint, build a den/put up a tent in your garden or inside your home, wear flowers or fairy lights, turn up the music and dance yourself happy!!
Choir you will want to sing along to Mrs Calvert's choice.
Enjoy! Mrs Phillips :)
Mrs Phillips - “Sweet Child of Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
This has been my favourite song for a very long time. I particularly love the opening guitar riff as it always makes me feel happy. GNR were the first band I ever saw at a large stadium concert at Manchester Main Road Football stadium in 1992.
The photo was taken at another concert a year later. I still have the jacket and bandana!!!
Miss Kibble – “Don’t Slack” from Trolls World Tour
Here I am back in 2011 dancing in a silent disco tent at the wettest festival I have ever been to!
I found this song at the beginning of lockdown and makes me want to dance like nobody is watching. It is impossible to not dance so turn it up and show me your best funky moves!
Mrs Lyons- “Something Changed” by Pulp
Something Changed by Pulp is my all-time favourite song. I love the lyrics: you never know where your day is going to take you, or how significant it might be; everything can change in the blink of an eye. I got married to this song because it means so much to me. I have been lucky enough to see Pulp a number of times over the years and I even got to meet Jarvis (the lead singer) in person at his book launch in London a few years ago.
Mrs Hill -“Love me Again” by John Newman
(This is me at the Tunes in the Dunes festival, on Perranporth beach in Cornwall in 2019.)
There are so many songs that make me reminisce about celebrations with family and friends, “We are family” by Sister Sledge & “Living on a prayer” by Bon Jovi are just some of the songs that get us all singing and dancing.
But this song by John Newman reminds me of the Festival I go to with my family every couple of years. The festival is on a beach in Cornwall, and is one of my favourite places to go. We stood on the sand signing along, and when John slowed down the final chorus, we all clapped in unison.
Miss Bradley – “Back for Good” by Take That
It was 2003. I was just finishing senior school. This was my first concert (although the photo was from a different one. I couldn't find any photos from this one). Robbie had left Take That years ago and my heart was still a little bit broken from the split. For one night only (the night I was there), Mark Owen, from Take That, came on stage to perform with Robbie. I remember being so happy to see them together. The song started as normal, but then they changed it up with a good rock and roll chorus. I jumped about like a maniac.
Miss McKeen – ”Holiday” by Madonna
This is a photo of me at a Bon Jovi concert about 12 years ago! I was going to choose a Bon Jovi song as they are great to sing along to but my song for Pearfest is Holiday by Madonna. This song always cheers me up when it comes on the radio – I turn it up and have a little dance while I’m cooking! It was hard to choose a favourite one but I think the lyrics of this song are perfect for now
Ms Carter – “Song 2” by Blur
My favourite band when I was a teenager was Blur. They were headlining the V97 Festival in Chelmsford, so my friends and I were really excited when our parents said we could go on the Saturday. One of my favourite songs from the day was ‘Song 2’. It starts off with a rhythmic drum solo and builds up to an explosive chorus, full of guitars and more drums! The song reminds me of happy times with my friends and always makes me want to jump around!
Me aged 16, ready for the festival.
Mrs Bresler – “Angels”by Robbie Williams
Like Where's Wally but where's Mrs B? Clue.....I'm right in front of the stage.
Am in the video too but very briefly! LOL
Best concert EVER!!!! Always brings back such a wonderful memory as I went with my brothers and had an incredible day together that we all remember.
Mrs Warren – “How Do You Do It” by Gerry and the Pacemakers
My song that makes me happy is Gerry and the Pacemakers, How do you do it. As a lifelong Liverpool fan, not just the football team but the music, accent and city, I love Gerry and the Pacemakers. I first heard this song when I was about 16 or 17 and the tune is just so nippy that I can’t help but be happy when I hear it.
Miss Watt – “Good as Hell” by Lizzo
I have chosen ‘Good as hell’ by Lizzo. I love this song - it’s upbeat, catchy, and never fails to put a smile on my face!
Mrs McGarry – “Days Like This” by Van Morrison
I often went to the Finsbury Park Fleadh with flatmates when working in London.
Van Morrison would be one of the headliners and often sing on his own, without support and bringing the crowd together with an amazing set. Great memories!
Mrs Calvert “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley
The first festival I went to was Reggae Sunsplash, at Crystal Palace in 1984. Gregory Isaacs, Aswad, Skatelites and Black Uhuru to name a few artists in the line up.
I have always loved reggae music and have chosen ‘Three Little Birds’ by Bob Marley and the Wailers for you. I often sing this song to myself or to my friends and family, it just makes me happy.
Bob Marley was one of the pioneers of reggae music, he was a huge influence to many artists and made reggae music popular all over the world.
Bob Marley wrote this song about the little birds that would fly and sit near him at his home.
Mrs Moberly – “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston
My song is: I wanna dance with somebody
I absolutely love this song and it always gets me up on my feet. I love dancing to the song wherever I am when I hear it. It’s a feel good song and always makes me smile 😃
Dr Herbert -“Parklife” by Blur
This song was released the summer I went to university. I felt so free and I remember dancing to it at The Cavern Club, in Liverpool. Whenever I hear it, it still ‘gives me a sense of enormous wellbeing and then I'm happy for the rest of the day'. I hope we are all able to enjoy some park life really soon.
Mrs Archer – “Price Tag” by Jesse J
I have chosen this song because it was a favourite of my daughters when they were growing up, I remember them dancing round the living room listening to it. The lyrics are also very fitting for a time like this “we just wanna make the world dance”. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Mrs Fitzpatrick –“Let’s Dance”by David Bowie
‘Let’s dance, put on your red shoes and dance the blues.’ How amazing is that opening line? When I’m feeling down, dancing is exactly what I do, on my own in the kitchen, and my blue mood lifts and starts to glow red. When I listen to a live band, I’m always the first to dance to a song that I like; I get lost inside the song’s melody and rhythm (even if I do embarrass my friends and family!)
Miss Chandarana and Miss Watson– “Summer” by Calvin Harris
I have chosen summer by Calvin Harris because it makes me feel excited for the long summer days, the holidays and spending time with all my family and friends!
My favourite festival song is ‘Summer’ by Calvin Harris because it brings back many memories of being at some different festivals around the country, and makes me very happy. I have seen the song performed 3 times live , and it’s still just as good each time.
V festival 2016
Mrs Nimmo - ‘Never Forget’ by Take That
I am a huge Take That fan, and ‘Never Forget’ is my favourite Take That song. I have been to lots of their concerts over the years, and they always sing this song at the end, as a finale to the concert. Everybody in the crowd stands up to join in (including me!) and there is always a great atmosphere with everyone singing along together and dancing! ‘Never Forget’ was first released in July 1995 and was one of Take That’s many Number 1 singles. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as me! Here I am in my Take That t-shirt (which I wear when I go to their concerts!) with some of my favourite albums.
Mrs Proud-“Toast” by Koffee
This is one of my favourite songs because of its simple message – “Gratitude is a must”. I like to listen to this to remind me to be grateful for all that I have and all that surrounds me. I also love the video – it is always nice to see the life and culture of others. It helps you appreciate the world and its wonderful people just that bit more!
Miss Manley -“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Tight Fit
This was my favourite song when I was little and possibly still is. I loved dancing to it and it always makes me smile.
Miss Morgan-Thompson –“Follow Me” by Aly Us
This is one of my favourite “rave” songs of all time…I love the message it brings and it always fills me with hope, for better times and freedom for all. PEACE
Mrs Pegrum – “Dance Monkey” by Milaana Life
I have chosen the song Dance Monkey (covered by Milanaa Life) because it's had me dancing around my living room with my family this whole Lockdown! The video with the dancing babies makes me chuckle- I love it!
Miss Trundell – “Baby” by Justin Bieber
I chose this song as I was at the summer ball in 2010 with a friend and Justin Bieber came on and the crowd went wild, but we didn’t know who he was.
Mrs Squires –‘Teenage Icon’ by The Vaccines.
I went to see this band the year before I went travelling (2014). I then had one of their albums as one of a very small collection of CDs to listen to while travelling Europe in my campervan. It’s really catchy and sounded great played loudly on the dodgy old speakers in the van.
This is me at a Festival wedding in October last year. The wedding had a festival theme, rides for kiddies, face glitter and even live bands.