Doncaster's 'most missed' entertainer Marina Mae set for first show since lockdown next month

She’s the entertainer that Doncaster says it has missed the most during lockdown.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 5:00 pm

And there is good news for her fans – as she is set to sing again in just a few weeks.

Chloe Dance – better known as her 1940s style singing alter-ego, Marina Mae – was voted as Doncaster’s most entertaining business or personality in the Visit Doncaster lockdown award, an awards which was set up to recognise the businesses in Doncaster the public have been missing the most over the last few months.

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Doncaster singer Chloe Dance, better known as Marina Mae

Today she revealed that she is already booked to perform on the first day that pubs can re-open. But it won’t be for a show here in Doncaster.

She already has a booking for April 12, with a show lined up for an event which is being held at a golf club in Pocklington. But no bookings have been confirmed for her show Doncaster in April yet.

Chloe, aged 28, from Epworth, performs songs from all genres from the 1920s to the present day but is most known for her wartime tribute show, ​which she has been wowing audiences with for the past 12 years. ​She has been live streaming concerts during lockdown performing a different theme each week from wartime songs to rock and northern soul.

She was delighted to win the lockdown awards, which was decided by a public online vote.

She said: “It was lovely to win it because it was a public vote, so it was nice to be recognised like that.

"I’m absolutely raring to go. I think because I’m a singer, in the arts, it is something that people are all missing.

"The one thing that brings us together is music in a crisis – people get together for things like Live Aid, and I’m happy that hopefully we will get back to it.

"I did a gig last August in the pandemic, with social distancing – people came and had a wonderful time. It’s not about festivals with thousands turning up.

"I’m taking bookings for May, outdoor, and June, indoor, and already have some for food festivals and afternoon teas.”

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