A Telegram From the Military

I received an email from a fella in the military in Alberta.  He could not be with his girlfriend on her birthday in Victoria so he wanted me to surprise her with a special song written just for her.   This is what I love about my job… I have the honour of ‘connecting’ loved ones when life’s circumstances will not allow them to be together.  How great is that?

When I arrived at her door, she was so shocked, she squealed and almost completely shut the door in my face.  Pretty funny!  So I honked my clown horn and told her she couldn’t run away!!  Haha!   Turned out she loved the song, (I could tell) I made her day and my so my job was complete.  Everyone wins!

Looking for a Singing Telegram on Vancouver Island?  Go to www.tickleberrytelegrams.com


Tickleberry Creates That Moment They’ll NEVER Forget!

You may have noticed a peculiar sight in town and perhaps, you may even have had her knocking at your door.   She is a hillbilly and what a spectacle to behold!  She wears a hilarious straw hat complete with built-in bugs, enormous rubber feet, a toothless grin, and, for the piece de resistance; a dead rubber chicken hanging from her scraggly dungarees.   There’s more; she also dons a pink guitar with a big heart in the centre, on which she strums a little melody that brings grins and chuckles to her listeners.  And the song she sings?  A cleverly-crafted, unique and personalized song she has composed especially for the recipient who is still recovering from the shock of her arrival.  And where will this singing telegram hillbilly go?  Wherever you want her to show up, whether it be someone’s workplace, their home, a party, an anniversary celebration, a wedding reception, the hospital, a corporate event, a bar mitzvah ..you name it!  And her name?  It’s ‘Tickleberry’ at your service, but underneath the hillbilly suit is Micki Findlay; singer/songwriter, pianist and guitar player.

Micki has a serious side to her as well; she will toss aside the hillbilly suit to compose and perform one-of-a-kind wedding songs.  “I love working with engaged couples, getting to know them as individuals and as couples, collecting valuable information on how they met, what attracted them to one another and so on, and then compiling their information into an original song that creates a personal, musical expression of their relationship and their love.”  This service Micki offers is also perfect for the renewing of vows and anniversaries.

Micki has received numerous awards in the past – primarily in the Cowichan and Greater Victoria Music Festivals and then at the B.C. Finals in Vancouver where she placed 1st for all of B.C. two years consecutively. At age 15, she was chosen to join the Victoria Conservatory Choir and tour the British Isles where they competed with choirs from around the world.  Since then, she has directed and performed in several musicals and comedies with the Cowichan Musical Society, The Mackenzie Players and C.A.T. Productions.   She also sang with The Calico Gang; a singing group in Chemainus that performed for children several years ago.

Here is what one of her customers has to say about Micki; “I talked to my sister Barb and she said your singing telegram was just wonderful.  She said you did such a good job and that she will always remember your visit.  Thanks so much for your effort and working with me on this.  It meant a lot.”  Mike Jacquemain, Shelby Twp., Michigan, USA.  Micki receives requests from all over the world for recipients who live on Vancouver Island and, when the recipient lives elsewhere, Tickleberry will create one of her famous ‘over-the-phone’ telegrams.

If you would like Tickleberry to “Create that moment they’ll NEVER forget”, you may contact her through her website and she will send you a questionnaire to gather information about the person you want her to sing to and create a unique song perfect for the occasion at hand.  She prefers at least 3 days notice for singing telegrams and at least 3 month’s notice for original wedding songs.

For more information: Website: www.tickleberrytelegrams.com

Email: mtickleberry@hotmail.com

Phone:  250-927-1074