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


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

Custom Singing Telegrams


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 and even corporate gigs too. Each singing telegram includes two to three songs 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 13 years now, having delivered over 3000 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


“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
”Happy Birthday Baby” - Elvis Presley
"I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" -- George Jones
“In Da Club” – 50 Cent
"I Lived" - One Republic
“It's My Party” – Lesley Gore
"Let’s Have a Party -- Wanda Jackson
"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


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


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


"Boss of Me" -- They Might Be Giants
“Like a Boss” – Lonely Island


“Dick in a Box” – Lonely Island feat. Justin Timberlake
"Feliz Navidad” - Jose Feliciano
“Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” – Elmo & Patsy
“Happy Xmas” – John Lennon
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” - Frank Sinatra
"Jingle Bell Rock” - Bobby Helms
"Last Christmas” - Wham
"Santa Claus is Coming to Town” - The Jackson 5
"Silver Bells” - Elvis Presley
“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
"Hakuna Matata" -- Lion King
"Lean On Me" -- Bill Withers
“Three Little Birds” – Bob Marley


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


"Bye Bye Bye" -- *NSYNC
"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


“Days Like This” – Van Morrison
“How Sweet It Is” – Marvin Gaye
"Just The Way You Are" -- Bruno Mars
“Mamma Mia” – ABBA
"Mom" -- Meghan Trainor
"M.O.T.H.E.R.” — Eddy Arnold
“Motherlover” – Lonely Island feat. Justin Timberlake
“Oh, Mother of Mine” – The Temptations
“Sorry for the Bad Things We Did (As Kids)” – Beatles spoof
"Thank You" -- Led Zeppelin
“Treat Your Mother Right” – Mr. T


"Danny's Song" -- Kenny Loggins 


“Celebration” – Kool & The Gang
"Congratulations" - Post Malone
"For He's a Jolly Good Fellow"
“Movin' On Up” – Jeff Barry & Ja'Net DuBois
“One More Time” – Daft Punk 


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


“Take This Job and Shove It” – Johnny Paycheck


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


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


"Baby" -- Justin Bieber
"Baby Boy" -- Beyonce
“Can't Take My Eyes Off You” – Four Seasons
"Can't Stop the Feeling" -- Justin Timberlake
"Cinema” - Benny Benassi featuring Gary Go
“Cupid” – Sam Cooke
“Cupid Shuffle” – Cupid
"Dream a Little Dream" -- Mama Cass Elliot
"Everything I Do" -- Bryan Adams
“Faithfully” – Journey
“First Day of my Life” – Bright Eyes
“Grow Old With You” – Adam Sandler
 “Happy Valentine's Day” – Outkast
"I’ll Make Love to You” — Boyz II Men
“Just the Two of Us” – Bill Withers
"Just The Way You Are" -- Bruno Mars
"Kiss" -- Prince
"Latch" -- Disclosure
"Love Somebody" -- Maroon 5
“Lovesong” – The Cure  
“Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake
“My Funny Valentine” – Frank Sinatra
“My Love” – Justin Timberlake
"Perfect” -- Ed Sheeran
"Stand By Me" -- Ben E. King
“Stupid Cupid” – Connie Francis
“Such Great Heights” – Postal Service
"Thank You" -- Led Zeppelin
"Tonight I Belong To You" -- Nancy Sinatra
“When I'm Sixty-Four” – The Beatles
"You’re My Best Friend” - Queen
“Your Song” – Elton John 


"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
Bad Santa
Bday Bee
Birthday Cake
Bob Ross
Bronco Maniac
Clownfish (Nemo)
Cock Rocker
Construction Worker
Crosstitute (Crossdresser)
Darth Vader
Delivery Man
Dustin Beaver (Bieber impersonator)
Easter Bunny
Elsa (Frozen)
Fake Customer/Patient


Goblin King
Gorilla in a Tutu
Grim Reaper
Harry Potter
Harley Straddler (Biker)
Hula Dancer
Hunter S. Thompson
Jack Skellington (Nightmare Before Xmas)
Jail Bird
Johnny Cash
Lady Gaga
Love Bug
Luke Skywalker
Mad Hatter
Marilyn Monroe
Naughty Nurse
Napoleon Dynamite
Orange George
Patrick Star
Officer Peele (Cop)

Queen of Hearts
Rappin' Rabbit
Richard Simmons
Rick Astley / Rick Roll
Smarty Pants (Nerd)
Sponge George (Spongebob)
Spring Chicken
Super Dude
Tom Petty
Tuxedo Tony
Uncle Sam
Virtuoso Kazoo Player
Wacko Jacko
Weird Cheerleader
White Rabbit
Wicked Witch
Zombie Michael Jackson


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

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


All telegrams are delivered in costume, unless otherwise requested. Makeup or elaborate costumes cost more. We happily accept cash, checks, credit cards, PayPal, Venmo, Cash (the app) and Zelle. Tips are immensely appreciated. Occasional discounts are available for customers who permit performances to be filmed for documentary purposes. Rates may vary depending on character, occasion (Valentine’s is our busiest day of the year, so rates may reflect that) and singer availability. If an agreed upon performer becomes somehow unavailable following booking, a suitable replacement will be found or a refund will be offered.


Existing song(s)
Telegram & Gift
Personalized lyrics
Gift & lyrics

Denver City Limits


Suburbs / Boulder


Springs / Fort Collins



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. It's a classic singing telegram costume - people will likely always get joy from seeing animals in human clothes.

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. Several play ukulele. One even plays a mean kazoo.

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.  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 Arts page for further information.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, check, credit card, Paypal, Venmo or the Cash app. 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), check, credit card, Paypal or Venmo are your best options. Checks can be mailed to: Custom Singing Telegrams c/o George Peele PO Box 6058., Denver CO 80206. For Paypal, just log on to and click "Send Money." Our Paypal email is We usually handle credit card transactions over the phone. Our Venmo handle is @orangepeelmoses. 

Am I required to pay in advance?

We generally collect the base payment in advance, and some customers prefer to tip in advance (though tipping afterward is understandably common too). 

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 met 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 35 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 plus year tenure, I've delivered over 3000 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.