Carole Rees Jones cabaret singer and ultimate tribute to Dorothy Squires is based in South Wales for events and performances. Her album, Reminisce, is available now. Carole is available for weddings, Golf Club Social nights and more. She may be able to 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’. Introducing Carole as Dorothy Squires – fantastic costumes, great voice, ideal for cruise ships, casinos, theatres, high class venues booking first class entertainment.
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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”.
Squires decided to pursue her dream in London, so while working as a nurse she would audition unsuccessfully for various jobs, during which she met agent Joe Kay, who got her night time work in various clubs. While working in the East End, Squires worked at a club which gave her the name Dorothy, which she liked and used on stage after that time. Squires did most of her work with the orchestra of Billy Reid, who was her partner for many years. After she joined his orchestra in 1936, he began to write songs for her to perform.
Dorothy Squires Commemoration
On 20 May 2013, a commemorative blue plaque was unveiled outside Aston House on New Road in Llanelli, where Squires and her family took up residence in her fifteenth year. Financed by Roger Moore, the plaque had been created 18 months previously. The unveiling was performed by Ruth Madoc, who was portraying the older Dorothy Squires in the play, Say It With Flowers, by Meic Povey and Johnny Tudor. Following its premiere engagement at the Sherman Cymru Theatre, Cardiff, in 2013, the play toured across Wales.
A previous staged tribute to her, Dorothy Squires: Mrs Roger Moore, written by Richard Stirling and starring Al Pillay in the title role, had premiered at the White Bear Theatre in London on 6 June 2012, with a subsequent engagement at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August that year. Welsh singer-songwriter Christopher Rees wrote a tribute song to Dorothy Squires, ‘Alright Squires’, which appeared on his 2013 album ‘Stand Fast’. (Wikipedia)