Carole Rees Jones, cabaret singer and ultimate tribute to Dorothy Squires, is based in South Wales. She is available for events and performances.
Her album, Reminisce, is available now from selected stockists. Book for weddings, golf club social nights and many more occasions. Carole Rees Jones can cover the whole evening for you when necessary.
Consider An Evening With Dorothy Squires and discover the sounds of ‘The Voice Of The Broken Hearted’. Look out for Tribute Nights in South Wales! This Dorothy Squires tribute show is performed with fantastic costumes and of course a great voice. Carole is also the ideal act for cruise ships, casinos, theatres and high class venues booking first class entertainment.
Carole Rees Jones – Evening With Dorothy Squires
Dorothy Squires (25 March 1915 – 14 April 1998) was a Welsh singer. Among her recordings were versions of “A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening”, “I’m in the Mood for Love”, “Anytime”, “If You Love Me (Really Love Me)” and “And So to Sleep Again”.
Born as Edna May Squires in her parents’ carnival caravan in Pontyberem (about 12 miles from Llanelli), Carmarthenshire, Wales, to a steelworker, Archibald James Squires and his wife, Emily, she wanted a piano as a child. Her mother bought her a ukulele. While working in a tin plate factory, she began to perform professionally as a singer at the age of 16 in the working men’s club of Pontyberem.
In the immediate post-war, she worked on the BBC radio show Variety Bandbox, which subsequently made her the highest paid female singer in the UK. Squires and Reid bought a 16-bedroom house in Bexhill on Sea, and working with Reid recorded the original version of Reid’s composition, “A Tree in the Meadow”, best known in the United States for the recording by Margaret Whiting, which reached No.1 on the US pop chart. (Wikipedia)