Now when you order a singing telegram you get a special song written for you from the infomation that you provide. This is a real song and you can make it funny, romantic or sentimental, or all three. Not only that, but in addition to surprising someone with a live performance of their song, they also get a full band production audio CD of the very same song.
In the UK this new kind of singing telegram has become popular for weddings, hen parties, anniversaries, birthdays and retirements but now The Minstrel has decided to offer this service for funerals too.
Mike Collins, the man behind The Wandering Minstrel and Minstrel Greetings says "I started to realise that these tribute songs would also be perfect for funerals as well, as they celebrate the life of your loved one and help you to remember them as they were.
I don't usually wear a medieval minstrel outfit for a funeral, I usually wear a black suit, and it is not usually a surprise, but I do encourage people to include all of the funny things that the person said and did, and funny things that happened to them as these are the things that you will want to remember about them, not the sadder things.
I believe that hearing one of my songs, at a funeral whether it be on CD, a special DVD music video containing all of your photos and video clips or as a LIVE performance, helps the person to come to terms with their loss and remember the happier times that they spent together.
Choosing the music at a funeral has always been difficult and Mike offers a full music service for the funeral, which can include hymns, christian worship songs, other personal songs that are important to the family in addition to the fully personalised memorial tribute song. http://www.youtube.com/