You may recognise Terrie-May from one of our lockdown live performances. Terrie-May brought us sunshine and happiness when lots of people struggled to feel that. Here is how she discovered the great world of vintage style.
"I’ve been into dresses from a young age (here’s a photo of little ballerina me at age 5), and when I was a teenager I discovered a fabulous vintage shop in Exeter called The Real McCoy, which is still there and still fabulous, where I could buy old Levi jeans and fake fur coats for a fiver. My romance with vintage style really started, though, via being a goth – thankfully no pictures exist of that! I was a huge Marilyn Manson fan, and through that I was introduced to pin up style and Dita von Teese.
Since then, 40s and 50s styles have been my go to, especially swing dresses because they’re so flattering and comfortable, although thanks to my work as a singer my wardrobe contains everything from 1920s Gatsby glamour to original 80s prom dresses and every colour imaginable.
I love all styles of music and I specialize in vintage genres; swing, jazz, musical theatre, rock and roll, Motown, as well as vintage-style covers of more modern songs. I sing at various events and venues – from care homes to weddings to burlesque festivals – and I love how older music can bring generations together… you won’t find many people that don’t know the chorus of Que Sera Sera, regardless of their age!
One of my highlights of Lockdown has been my takeover of the Rockamilly page and singing for you all! I hope you enjoyed it. If you’d like to follow me on social media, you can find me @nightingaletm on Facebook and Instagram, and my website is www.nightingalemusic.co. Non-musical vintage goodness is at my one-stop shop for all things vintage in the South West, Nostalgia Fix (@nostalgiafixuk on Facebook)."