The Smiling Sessions are run by a charity who usually go into care homes or community centres for the elderly each week and host sing-a-longs for the residents or members.
Throughout lockdown they had celebrities dropping in to participate virtually and now The Smiling Sessions are back for a second season.
As many care homes go back into lockdown this project is highlighting the benefits of singing to health and well being and lifting the spirits of the elderly during an incredibly tough time with many of them living in isolation since March.
Watch West End star Marisha Wallace as one of the guests singing ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’
Other celebrities that have taken part so far include Brian McFadden, KT Tunstall, Daniel O’Donnell & Natasha Hamilton and we have Merrill Osmond and Basil Brush confirmed for upcoming sessions. You can watch the performances at www.smilingsessions.com
Marisha Wallace, 34, who has starred in Dreamgirls and Waitress on the West End and Aladdin and Book of Mormon on Broadway, recorded ‘Tomorrow’ from Annie on her sofa during lockdown after recovering from Covid. After the song went viral she released it online to raise money for Broadway Cares and the Make a Difference Trust, charities helping struggling performers during the pandemic. Following the success of the song, Marisha has now signed a record deal with Decca Records and has recorded a song for The Smiling Sessions.