Ella Fitzgerald sang it. So did American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino. Now, a Southern California Tasker was caught on camera delivering a command performance of the jazz standard “Summertime” while helping a Los Angeles-area woman move into her new home.
The special moment happened while 30-year-old Tasker and aspiring Broadway star LaVance Colley was working with a fellow Tasker/aspiring composer to help their client move into her new apartment. When the client discovered her helpers were musically inclined, she gave the three a break from unpacking dishes and picture frames, leaving Colley with the living-room stage and his fellow Tasker with a piano to accompany his vocals.
“It’s been my lifelong dream to become a recording artist,” said Colley. “TaskRabbit has been a great way to make supplemental income and maintain a flexible schedule to support this dream. It makes me my own boss. I can work around my next audition.”
Colley recently moved back to the US after a decade of performing for Universal Studios in Japan and other venues across Europe and Asia. Before that, he made it through two rounds of auditions for American Idol, but just missed the televised rounds of competition.
Support LaVance leading up to his auditions this fall for the Broadway musicals “Beautiful” and “Book of Mormon” in NYC by hiring him to help you move into your new apartment, organize your office or sing at your next office party here.