Fiona Jessica and Leo team up for a mini-variety show

Suffolk based entertainers Fiona Jessica Wilson and Leo Shavers

Suffolk based entertainers Fiona Jessica Wilson and Leo Shavers - Credit: Archant

International entertainers will be playing on a street near you

Miss Soprano - Fiona Jessica Wilson with her electric cellio

Miss Soprano - Fiona Jessica Wilson with her electric cellio - Credit: Archant

Professional entertainers Fiona Jessica Wilson and Leo Shavers perform all round the world.

They travel thousands of miles every year to perform in cabaret on cruise ships, concerts and other performances,

But during May the Ipswich-based couple are going back to their roots - with busking and impromptu concerts in Suffolk market squares, on the streets and even Felixstowe promenade.

The Ipswich-based couple are taking a break from their international travel for a bit of a busman’s holiday,

They are performing as Miss Soprano and Captain Trumpet.

During the month of May they are turning up at local markets, old people’s homes and other venues and entertaining whovever happens to be there on the day.

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It is a min-variety show.

They will be travelling around with a powerful min-PA system and their instruments including Leo Shavers’ trumpets and Fiona’s electric cello.

Leo said: “We do perform all over the world, but rarely close to home.

“So we came up with the idea of the Troubadour Tour to put something back into the local community, and entertain here.

“There will be visits to Framlingham and Woodbridge, Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds markets, Southold Pier and a Felixstowe beach hut busk.”

The couple, who also busy making their wedding plans, usually perform in solo shows.

Leo, Ipswich born and bred, is a multi-instrumentalist who presents a music and comedy act.

His fiancee Fiona Jessica Wilson, from London originally, went to university and studied modern languages at Cambridge, where she was a Trinity College chorister.

Her route into a successful professional singing and recording career began ten years ago when she won a Classic FM radio competition, and her video became a big hit on their television channel.

Her act now incorporates `popera` - classical music, pop and songs from the West End shows.

She has also introduced an electric cello into her act.

“We are really looking forward to entertaining the people of Suffolk,” she said. “It is going to be great fun.”

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