You Can Do A Lot Of Things At The Seaside

Penned by Charles Ridgewell and George A. Stevens, ‘You Can Do A Lot Of Things At The Seaside’ was a 1911 ‘hit’ for music hall singer Mark Sheridan following the success in 1907 of his ‘I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside’.

If You Were The Only Girl In The World

Composed by Nat D. Ayer with lyrics by Clifford Grey, the musical revue The Bing Boys Are Here premiered at The Alhambra Theatre, Leicester Square, on 19 April 1916 and ran for two and a half years. ‘If You Were the Only Girl (In the World)’ is, together with ‘Another Little Drink’, one of the two songs from the revue that is still remembered today.



Radio Days~Sounds of the Great War

How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down On The Farm (After They’ve Seen Paree)?, Lloyd George’s Beer, You’d Better Be Nice To Them Now, and And When They Ask Us: popular songs, with commentary, from the First World War.
Penned by Joe Young and Sam M. Lewis, with music by Walter Donaldson, How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down On The Farm (After They’ve Seen Paree)? was an American hit for Nora Bayes in 1918, and in the same year a hit in the UK for music hall singer Harry Fay. Lloyd George’s Beer was a 1917 UK hit for comic music hall star Ernie Mayne. You’d Better Be Nice To Them Now, written by William Tracey & Jack Stern, was another 1918 hit. And When They Ask Us is a parody, variously attributed to Cole Porter or Kit Neville, of the Jerome Kern and Herbert Reynolds love song They Didn’t Believe Me.

Radio Days~the Sound of History

Songs from the 1910s

Props and Posters for WW1 performances with talk.

Performances at Public Events

Radio Days at the Military and Flying Machines festival in Essex, August 2013.

Music and Memory

At Radio Days we are aware of how important music is at conjuring memories, and apart from events in schools and libraries we work with senior citizens collaborating in creating events tailored to their tastes with activities that will give them an opportunity to talk about their memories and the music they loved to listen to.

The Radio Days Time Machine

María’s solo performances are ideal for small and intimate venues, or for clients with a limited budget. offering a quite unique opportunity to listen to music from the inter-war years in a self-contained and easy-to-present format.
This performance format is also ideal for our educational outreach programme, alternating songs and stories from the social history of those times, in collaboration with the My Life Is My Museum project.
See the RADIO DAYS TIME MACHINE SHOW and take a trip in time together with Dr Christopher Hutchison!

Music Hall and Vaudeville

Extract from a concert of Music Hall songs from from the pre-Great War years by London based vintage singer Maria Hutchison.

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