Classy Gorilla Singing Telegrams
The best singing gorilla in Seattle and the Puget Sound area since 2011!

To schedule a singing telegram, email or call 237-2656

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Wait - singing telegrams still exist?
The original singing telegram, delivered by Western Union, haven't existed since the 1970s. However, since then they have continued to evolve as a novelty, with performers dressing up in a variety of costumes to deliver songs for birthdays, anniversaries, or other big events.

What exactly is a singing telegram?
A Classy Gorilla singing telegram is a custom-designed performance that varies by occassion, but in general what happens is the gorilla arrives at the location (frequently the recipient's workplace, home, or party location), finds the victim, and proceeds to thoroughly embarrass him or her in front of their coworkers, friends, and family by singing, dancing, and other funny gorilla antics. After the performance, the gorilla can pose for some pictures, and then dashes off into the mist.

Who will be performing the singing telegram?
The man behind the gorilla mask is Nathaniel Jones, a professional actor and singer who has been performing on stage and with various musical groups in the Seattle area for nearly twenty years. For more information about him, check out his website,

How long have you been delivering singing telegrams?
Classy Gorilla began in the summer of 2011, offering birthday telegrams to friends and family just for a laugh. Then, as other people began to ask if they could hire him as well, in the spring of 2012, Classy Gorilla became an official, licensed business.

Why should I order a singing telegram?
Singing telegrams are the perfect way to create great, long-lasting memories of a special event - while traditional gifts may be forgotten in a closet or gathering dust on a shelf, nobody forgets the time a gorilla in a tux sang to them in front of their whole office on their birthday.

How much notice do I need to give to place an order?
If the schedule allows it, the Classy Gorilla can deliver a singing telegram with as little as an hour's notice. However, it is recommended that you call at least 48 hours ahead to be sure that he is available, and so he can schedule his day accordingly. Last minute orders (for delivery within 24 hours) will be charged the full, non-discounted prices.

How far will Classy Gorilla travel?
The Classy Gorilla considers his home delivery area to be 20 miles from his home base in Federal Way, and then charges a $1/mile travel charge beyond that. For much farther distances (over 50 miles), special arrangements must be made. Theoretically, as long as travel arrangements can be made, Classy Gorilla will go anywhere in the world. Here's a map showing some of the places I've been before:

I want a song that you don't have on your list - do you take requests?
Yes, I can take special song requests, but for those I ask at least a week's notice so that I have time to learn it properly.

I have a question that isn't frequently asked - how can I ask it?
Email any other questions to


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