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Custom Singing Telegrams | Denver's highest-rated agency on Yelp


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Custom Singing Telegrams | Denver's highest-rated agency on Yelp


Custom Singing Telegrams


BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, HOLIDAYS & MORE

Custom Singing Telegrams put the “special” in special occasion, whether it's a birthday, anniversary, going away party, Boss Day, promotion or Valentine's. We do pranks too. Each singing telegram includes a song or two of your choice (see “Song Suggestions” below) delivered in one of our 70 plus costumes (see “Custom Costumes”). Upgrade your telegram with flowers, balloons, candy or even personalized lyrics. Custom Singing Telegrams' founder George Peele has been writing and singing telegrams for over 12 years now, having delivered over 2600 to date. His Yelp reviews average 5 stars. He's performed for Channel 7 anchor Anne Trujillo, CBS anchor Jennifer Brice and even Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. Channel 9 News aired a segment on Peele called “My funny and unusual Valentine” in 2008. He was invited to the 9 Newsroom in 2012 to surprise then Executive Producer Jack Maher. In 2015, Channel 7 anchor Lionel Bienvenu tagged along for a Valentine's ambush - in a gorilla suit. Peele and singer Melissa Ivey appeared on Fox 31's Everyday show later that day to serenade hosts Chris Parente and Kathie J. See for yourself in our Press section (in the “Media” drop down menu). Questions? Scroll down to our Rate Chart or Frequently Asked Questions or feel free to email, call or even text us. 


Song Suggestions

BIRTHDAYS    

“Alive” – Pearl Jam
“Backwards Down the Number Line” – Phish
“Birthday” – The Beatles
“Birthday Cake” – Rihanna
“Birthday Sex” – Jeremih
“The Birthday Party” – Grandmaster Flash
"The Birthday Song" -- John Lajoie
“Born This Way” – Lady Gaga
“Born to be Wild” – Steppenwolf  
“Celebration” – Kool & The Gang
“Changes” – David Bowie
“Don't Fear the Reaper” – Blue Oyster Cult
“Forever Young” – Alphaville
“Forever Young” – Bob Dylan
"Forever Young" -- Rod Stewart
“Golden Years” – David Bowie  
"Good Day" -- Luce
“Happy Birthday” – Stevie Wonder
“Happy Birthday” – Weird Al
"I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" -- George Jones
“In Da Club” – 50 Cent
“It's My Party” – Lesley Gore
"My Back Pages" -- Bob Dylan
“Older” – They Might Be Giants
"This Is How We Do It" -- Montell Jordan
“Touch of Grey” – Grateful Dead
“We Are Young” – fun. 
“We Are Your Friends” – Simian
“What's My Age Again” – Blink 182
“YOLO” – Lonely Island
“Young at Heart” – Frank Sinatra

BABY SHOWER

"Danny's Song" -- Kenny Loggins
“I Will” – Beatles
“Push It” – Salt N Pepa 

BACHELORETTE PARTY

“Another One Bites the Dust” – Queen
“I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas 

BOSS DAY

“Like a Boss” – Lonely Island
“Thriller” – Michael Jackson

CHRISTMAS

“Dick in a Box” – Lonely Island featuring Justin Timberlake
“Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” – Elmo & Patsy
“Happy Xmas” – John Lennon
“Text Me Merry Xmas” – Straight No Chaser & Kristen Bell

GET WELL        

“Always Look on the Bright Side” – Monty Python
“Don't Worry, Be Happy” – Bobby McFerrin
"Lean On Me" -- Bill Withers
“Three Little Birds” – Bob Marley

GRADUATION

"Always Be a Unicorn" -- Helen Austin
“Celebration” – Kool & The Gang
"Follow Your Arrow" -- Kacey Musgraves
“Free Bird” – Lynard Skynard
“Good Riddance” – Green Day
“One More Time” – Daft Punk
“School's Out” – Alice Cooper
"Started From the Bottom" -- Drake

GOING AWAY

"Good Riddance" -- Green Day
“Happy Trails” – Roy Rogers
“Hit the Road Jack” – Ray Charles
"Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" -- Steam
"So Long Farewell" -- The Sound of Music

MOTHER'S DAY

“Days Like This” – Van Morrison
“How Sweet It Is” – Marvin Gaye
“Mamma Mia” – ABBA
“Motherlover” – Lonely Island feat. Justin Timberlake
“Oh, Mother of Mine” – The Temptations
“Sorry for the Bad Things We Did (As Kids)” – Beatles spoof
“Treat Your Mother Right” – Mr. T

NEWBORN

"Danny's Song" -- Kenny Loggins
“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” – Roberta Flack 

PROMOTIONS

“Celebration” – Kool & The Gang
“Movin' On Up” – Jeff Barry & Ja'Net DuBois
“One More Time” – Daft Punk 

PROPOSALS

“Grow Old With You” – Stephen Lynch
“Marry Me” – Train
"Marry You" -- Bruno Mars
“My Love” – Justin Timberlake
“Somebody” – Depeche Mode
“When I'm 64” – The Beatles 

RESIGNATIONS

“Take This Job and Shove It” – Johnny Paycheck

RETIREMENTS

“Celebration” – Kool & The Gang
“Cracklin' Rosie” – Neil Diamond
“Free Bird” – Lynard Skynard
"Hard Day's Night" -- The Beatles
"Take This Job & Shove It" -- Johnny Paycheck

THANK YOU

“How Sweet It Is” – Marvin Gaye
“Thank You for Being a Friend" -- Andrew Gold 

VALENTINE'S DAY

“Can't Take My Eyes Off You” – Four Seasons / Lauryn Hill
“Cupid” – Sam Cooke
“Cupid Shuffle” – Cupid
“Faithfully” – Journey
“First Day of my Life” – Bright Eyes
“Grow Old With You” – Stephen Lynch
 “Happy Valentine's Day” – Outkast
“Just the Two of Us” – Bill Withers
"Just The Way You Are" -- Bruno Mars
"Latch" -- Disclosure
"Love Somebody" -- Maroon 5
“Lovesong” – The Cure  
“Mirror” – Justin Timberlake
“My Funny Valentine” – Frank Sinatra
“My Love” – Justin Timberlake
“Stupid Cupid” – Connie Francis
“Such Great Heights” – Postal Service
“When I'm Sixty-Four” – The Beatles
“Your Song” – Elton John 

420

"Because I Got High" -- Afroman
"Dab City" -- D-Loc
"Hits From the Bong" -- Cypress Hill
"Mary Jane" -- Rick James
"One Toke Over the Line" -- Brewer & Shipley
"Rocky Mountain High" -- John Denver
"Smoke Two Joints" -- Sublime
"Turning Japanese" -- The Vapors


Custom Costumes

Albino Latin Lover
Annoying Orange
Bday Bee
Birthday Cake
Bronco Maniac
Cheerleader
Cow
Clown
Clownfish (Nemo)
Cock Rocker
Computer
Construction Worker
Cowboy
Crosstitute (Crossdresser)
Cupid
Darth Vader
Delivery Man
Disco
Doctor
Dog
Dustin Beaver (Bieber impersonator)
Easter Bunny
Elf
Engineer
Elsa (Frozen)
Elvis
Fake Customer/Patient




 

Fireman
Frenchie
German
Giraffe
Gorilla in a Tutu
Grim Reaper
Harry Potter
Harley Straddler (Biker)
Heart
Hippie
Hunter S. Thompson
Jack Skellington (Nightmare Before Xmas)
Jail Bird
Jester
Jesus
Johnny Cash
Leprechaun
Love Bug
Luke Skywalker
Mad Hatter
Make-It-Reindeer
Marilyn Monroe
Moose
Naughty Nurse
Napoleon Dynamite
Ninja





 

Orange George
Patrick Star
Officer Peele (Cop)
Pirate
Rappin' Rabbit
Richard Simmons
Rick Astley / Rick Roll
Sergeant
Smarty Pants (Nerd)
Smurf
Spidey
Sponge George (Spongebob)
Spring Chicken
Stork
Super Dude
Tourist
Trekkie
Tuxedo Tony
Uncle Sam
Unicorn
Vampire
Wacko Jacko
Weird Cheerleader
White Rabbit
Wicked Witch
Xanna
Zombie Michael Jackson

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Singing Telegram Prices | Rates for Singing Telegrams in Denver & CO


Singing Telegram Prices | Rates for Singing Telegrams in Denver & CO


PRICING


All telegrams are delivered in costume, unless otherwise requested. Makeup or elaborate costumes cost more. We happily accept cash, checks, PayPal, Venmo and Cash (the app). Tips are immensely appreciated. Occasional discounts available for customers who permit performances to be filmed for documentary purposes. Rates may vary depending on character, occasion and singer availability. 

Service


Existing song
Telegram & Gift
Personalized lyrics
Gift & lyrics
Female singer 
Videographer  

Denver City Limits


$75
$100
$150
$175
$150
$100

Suburbs / Boulder


$100
$125  
$175
$200
$175
$125 

Springs / Fort Collins


$200
$225
$250

$275
$250
$225 


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Got questions about ordering a singing telegram? Peruse our FAQ here.


Got questions about ordering a singing telegram? Peruse our FAQ here.


Singing telegram FAQ


Singing telegrams? I thought those only happened in movies.

Delivering singing telegrams is a niche business to be certain. Some people might not get a single singing telegram in their entire life. Some get one on their first or second birthday. Just because you've only ever seen one in a movie doesn't mean they don't happen somewhere nearly every day. 

I've never ordered a singing telegram before, how does this work?

We work with plenty of first-time customers. If you are emailing or texting us an inquiry, the first details we like to know are the date and the approximate location. Some customers know exactly what they want, and others need guidance. Start by browsing our song suggestions and costume gallery. We're happy to help if you need us.

What is your most popular costume?

Gorilla in a tutu. 

What is the most popular song you perform?

The Beatles' “Birthday.”

Are there other song options besides the suggested ones?

We love learning new songs, especially if there's a perfect one for your event. Whether we can learn a new tune in the time allotted depends on the degree of difficulty, but we will certainly do our best. 

Do you play guitar?

Custom Singing Telegrams founder George Peele has been playing acoustic guitar off and on for over 20 years. Not every singer on our roster plays guitar, but a few do. One even plays a mean ukulele. 

Do you personalize lyrics?

We love personalizing lyrics. George Peele has been writing lyrics for 20 years. Personalizing lyrics is the best-case-scenario, in our opinion.

Do you have both male and female singers available?

While founder George Peele performs the majority of singing telegrams we book, we work with a number of talented local singers of both genders.  Nic, one of our finest male messengers, was recently featured in Denver's Westword Magazine.  Melissa, one of our favorite female singers, accompanied Peele on two Valentine's Day-related TV appearances. Peruse the Press section of this site (in the Media drop down menu) to see for yourself.

Do you deliver gifts?

We definitely deliver gifts. The most common requests are balloons, flowers or candy, but we'll occasionally deliver cakes or other gifts.

Do you do same day deliveries?

Considering this question is included in our frequently asked list, you're not the first person to inquire about a last minute singing telegram. Schedule-permitting, we try to fulfill same day requests as often as possible. If you are inquiring at the eleventh hour, please note that calling (or texting) generally nets you a faster response.  

Can someone film my singing telegram?

We are happy to try and book a videographer to capture your singing telegram.

Do you book other kinds of performers (aside from singing telegrams)?

We know lots of performers and are happy to help you book different kinds of talent. Check out the Citric Acid Entertainment for further information.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, check or Paypal. If George Peele is your singer and you're going to be present for the performance, you're welcome to pay before or after in cash. If you can't be there (or Peele isn't your singer), Paypal or a check is your best option. Checks can be mailed to: Custom Singing Telegrams c/o George Peele PO Box 6058., Denver CO 80206. For Paypal, just log on to Paypal.com and click "Send Money." Our Paypal email is yello@orangepeelmoses.com 

Am I required to pay in advance?

We certainly don't mind receiving a deposit up front, but we generally allow customers to pay afterward. Then, if you'd like to consider adding a tip based on the quality of the performance or recipient/spectator reviews, you can include it with your payment. 

How much should I tip?

Although we've definitely gotten far more in certain instances, we often get at least 20% to 25%.

How did you get into doing singing telegrams?

I remember envisioning delivering singing telegrams when I was 17 or 18, just a few years after I began first writing original songs. Even though I'd seen Ferris Bueller's Day Off many times, I failed to connect what I was picturing to the balloon bouquet-wielding nurse that mistakenly performs for Bueller's sister. Years later, I was dating a belly dancer who occasionally did “belly grams” for a singing telegram agency. Bachelor parties and Middle Eastern families were her primary demographic. I badly needed a job at the time so I called the agency's owner. At that point, I'd been singing, playing guitar, writing lyrics and collecting costumes for years, so I already had the perfect skill set and assets. 

Is it your full-time gig?

Singing telegrams isn't my only gig, but it is my primary one (I'm also a stilt performer, an event emcee and a freelance writer). I currently do 30 telegrams in an average month and I did over 50 (14 on Valentine's Day alone) in my busiest month to date. I think Denver may be one of the best cities for singing telegrams, as it's big enough for a respectable customer base, but not so big that it takes multiple hours to traverse it. 

Is delivering singing telegrams fun?

While there are certainly occasional downsides, ambushing people with music and costumes and gifts is generally a blast. 

What's the craziest or funniest singing telegram you've ever done?

I get asked this question a lot. In my ten year tenure, I've delivered around 2000 singing telegrams. So there have been plenty of “crazy” ones. One of my favorites was the time I sang to a guy who'd recently had a vasectomy. At his office. In a hot dog costume. I also recently did Iggy Azaela's “Fancy” at an assisted living facility staff meeting in a burlesque cockroach costume. I could go on.