Margo Random is the originator and driving force behind Blueberry Playsongs. She is a N.Y.- born performer/ musician with a background in the theatre and live and recorded music. Margo studied at the State University of New York and the Welsh College of Music and Drama before embarking on a career in acting and then working with her own bands in both the pop and jazz fields.
When her daughter Abigail was born, performing took a subtle shift and babies became the focus: "Blueberry came about because I wanted to give my own daughter an early exposure to live music. I took my guitar to our playgroup one day and sang the babies some songs and found an amazingly favourable response. Blueberry Playsongs was born!"
Other Team Members
Frank has been playing guitar since the age of 9 and has played in many bands such as ‘Second Edition’, ‘Double Vision’ and ‘Warehouse’ in the company of such luminaries as Mick Fleetwood and Robert Palmer. He also enjoys playing to his own 3 sons who he taught to play guitar and piano. Frank has been playing and singing to Blueberry children for the last 11 years.
Jaspreet trained in Contemporary Music at Dartington College of Arts, setting up vocal training programmes abroad and training as a music leader at the Roundhouse in Camden and, of course, at Blueberry. Working solo and in bands, she has built up invaluable experience as a performer and workshop leader.
Roger has been a professional performer since the age of 12, appearing in plays, musicals, opera, T.V., film and radio working as an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer and drama teacher. He has played the guitar since the age of 14 and joined Blueberry Playsongs in 2004. When not working with children, Roger likes to be with his own children, Bethany and Gabriel, who he believes to be wonderful.
Laurel studied Music at the University of Nottingham as a singer and choral conductor. Now in London, she busies herself balancing classical singing with her ladies barbershop quartet, jazz trio and folk band. Laurel conducts the British Humanist Choir and loves working with children as well as adults. We are happy to welcome Laurel to the Blueberry team!
Tim has been a singer/songwriter/guitarist and entertainer in jazz, pop, blues and rock ‘n roll for many years and has been with Blueberry for the past 9 years. Calling upon his vast experience of playing in clubs, pubs and music venues with bands and solo and also his acting and clowning background have given him the ability to reach every member of his audience, often creating lyrics and ideas from any theme or subject! Tim
is also a real-life Dad.
Jon has been a professional singer/guitarist for the last five years and has been teaching music to children of all ages for the last ten. A student of the Suzuki method, he has explored all kinds of music from early childhood. Jon secured a place at the East Sussex Academy of Music and then went on to complete an honours degree at the Leeds College of Music. We are happy to have Jon on the Blueberry team.
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