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7 Awesome Entertainment Ideas To Make Your Corporate Event Sparkle

It’s getting to that time of year where we’re all starting to think about Summer and now is the ideal time to think about planning your summer corporate events and, if you’re really organized, your Christmas parties!! With that in mind, here are my top 7 awesome entertainment ideas to make sure your corporate event is one that everyone will remember!

Live Music

A good DJ can get a party started but if you really want the room rocking, you need a live band or singer. From Soul & Motown to rock and roll, swing to disco and pop to indie, there is a band out there that will suit every type of event! See which is your favourite here:

Live Band Picture

Andy Otley & His Band

 

View/Listen – www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Live-Bands

Star Name

Looking to add a bit of glitz and glamour to your event? Why not add a household name to proceedings to make sure that everyone has an evening they won’t forget with a well-loved celebrity in attendance!

Shayne Ward

Shayne Ward

 

View/Listen – www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/X-Factor-Britains-Got-Talent-The-Voice-Contestants

Tribute Artiste

Want a star performer but can’t accommodate an entourage and haven’t got the time to pick out all the brown M&Ms? Then a tribute artiste is ideal for you! From ABBA to Oasis, Elvis to Michael Bublé, Freddie to Bowie and everything in between, if you want something as good as the real thing on a fraction of the budget

Beyoncé Tribute

Be Beyoncé by Kayleigh

View/Listen – www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Tribute-Acts-and-Tribute-Bands

 

Magic

Amaze your staff or guests with the sparkle of a bit of magic. Either close-up magicians for the personal touch or full illusion shows to add a wow-factor, magic can be used in many ways to make sure people are talking about your event for months!

Magician with Cards

Magic Acts

View – www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Magicians-and-Magic-Illusion-Acts

 

Caricaturist

What better way of making sure that your event sticks in the mind of your guests than giving them something to take home with them? A caricaturist can provide a permanent memento with a twist!

Caricaturist with guest

Nick – Caricaturist

View – www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Caricaturists

 

Speciality Artistes

If you want to make sure your event is unique, then a speciality artiste may be the way to go. From a Mariachi trio to football freestylers to UV light shows to a full circus performance in your venue, a speciality artiste can lift your event above the normal and cement your place in history as the best corporate event organizer ever!!!

Circus Ring Master

Circus Eccentrico

View/Listen – www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Speciality-Acts

Singing Waiters

Imagine you’re sitting and enjoying your meal but you’re bored. Then, imagine if one or more of the waiters start singing and turn the meal from simply eating into an experience. This is the whole premise of singing waiters, a concept that can turn a potential lull in the evening into a focal point!

Singing Waiter Trio

Simply Singing Waiters

View/Listen – www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Singing-Waiters

So there you go, 7 awesome ideas to make your corporate event to greatest ever to be held (or the best one in your organisation’s history at the very least!!). If you need help or inspiration planning your next event, just give us a call on 0845 071 0988 or drop me an email to dave@garston-entertainment.co.uk. You can also look at our industry leading corporate entertainment at www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Corporate-Entertainment/. Look forward to hearing from you!

7 Solo Tribute Artistes That Are (Almost) Better Than The Real Thing

Growing up, I was always told it’s the best to be yourself. However, I don’t look or sound like a major superstar so I couldn’t be anyone else, even if I wanted to be! Luckily for us, there are people out there who can impersonate famous artistes and a tribute is (almost) as good as the real thing.

Here are our top 7 most popular solo tribute artistes of 2017 so far!

Ed Sheeran Tribute

There is no-one on the planet hotter than Ed Sheeran right now with ‘The Shape of You’ and ‘Castle On The Hill’ hitting the number 1 and 2 spots within 24 hours of release. With songs perfect for the first dance at your wedding and then dancing the night away, Ed Sheeran is a great choice for any event

Picture of Ed Sheeran Tribute

View/Listen Here:

www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Ed-Sheeran-Tribute-Acts

Adele Tribute

Fresh from a 5 award haul at the 59th Grammy Awards in America, Adele is widely regarded as the most popular female singer in the world in 2017. With soaring, soulful vocals and down-to-earth personality, it’s rare to find anyone who doesn’t like Adele.

 

Picture of Adele Tribute

View/Listen Here:

www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Adele-Tribute-Act

Elvis Presley Tribute

To be dubbed ‘The King of Rock & Roll’, you have to be something special and Elvis was a one-off. Credited with bringing Rock & Roll to the masses, Elvis has influenced some of the biggest rock bands to have ever existed; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin to name three. Elvis is the most impersonated artiste in the world and we are lucky to work with some of the best!

Picture of Elvis Presley Tribute

View/Listen Here:

www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Elvis-Tribute-Act

Freddie Mercury Tribute

If you’re looking for a voice that defines a band, look no further than Freddie Mercury. Freddie changed the whole nature of rock front men in the 70s & 80s with a flamboyance and image that was a complete contrast to any other singer of the era. Freddie was the ultimate showman and this can be replicated at your event!

Picture of Freddie Mercury Tribute

View/Listen Here:

www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Freddie-Mercury-Tribute-Act

Michael Bublé Tribute

The man who, in 2005, gave swing music to a whole new generation. With a mix of old-school classics and modern pop hits all delivered with effortless cool, a Michael Bublé tribute is a perfect choice for any occasion.

Picture of Michael Bublé Tribute

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www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Michael-Buble-Tribute-Act

George Michael Tribute

On Christmas Day 2016, the world lost one of the best singer-songwriters of his generation. Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, or George Michael, was responsible for some of the biggest hits of the 80s & 90s from pop classics like Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go and I’m Your Man to haunting ballads such as Jesus To A Child and Careless Whisper.

Picture of George Michael Tribute

View/Listen Here:

www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/George-Michael-Tribute-Act

Robbie Williams Tribute

Not many people can live up to the title ‘Icon’ but Robbie Williams is definitely one of them! Having recently picked up the BRITs Icon award to sit alongside the 17 other gongs he has received has cemented Robbie’s reputation as the biggest British male solo artiste of the last 20 years. Let the ego land at one of your events with one of these superb Robbie Williams tributes

Picture of Robbie Williams Tribute

View/Listen Here:

www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Robbie-Williams-Tribute-Act

If you think there’s an artiste I’ve missed or you are interested in any of these awesome tribute artistes, please let me know on 0845 071 0988 or dave@garston-entertainment.co.uk

We also have many other excellent tributes available from ABBA to Whitney at this link – www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Tribute-Acts-and-Tribute-Bands

 

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Hiring a tribute act or band for your event, venue, wedding, function

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As a live entertainment company, we regularly book famous names and celebrities for events across the UK and overseas, however it is not always possible or affordable to have ‘the real thing’ perform at your event. The next best thing would be to hire a tribute act.

A tribute act is an artiste who specifically performs the music of a well-known music act. Alternatively it could be a comedy tribute, in which an artiste pays tribute to a famous comedian.

The main way in which a tribute band or act differs from a cover singer or band that plays songs by other artistes is that Tribute Acts and Tribute Band strive to capture every nuance of the genuine artistes’ performance and appearance for a perfect copy of their show, vocally and visually.

The popularity of tribute artistes seems to be increasing as the prices of seeing the original artistes are getting higher and higher. With Tribute Artistes, you can watch and listen to your  favourite singers and bands with the tribute singer or tribute band performing as the original artists but at a price that is affordable.

Tributes generally perform the following type of sets.

1 x 60 minute performance as their tribute

Or

1 x 45 minutes as their tribute and 1 x 45 minutes as themselves performing mixed covers.

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With the more classic tributes, such as The Beatles, Queen, The Rolling Stones etc, they are usually able to perform 2 x 45 mins of their chosen tribute, due to the large back catalogue of the artiste they are imitating.

As with any music, there are various levels of quality and pricing within the tribute industry. At the top level you can hire amazingly accurate tribute artistes who are almost exactly like the original artiste with amazing costumes, vocals, and shows with full production. These tribute artistes are able to tour internationally and work at the absolute highest level. Some of these tribute artistes have their own following and gain such acclaim that they are able to sell out theatres and tour with famous artistes. The Bootleg Beatles even supported Oasis at Earls Court!.

However, there is also lots of demand for affordable tribute artistes with smaller scale shows. At Garston Entertainment, we have tribute artistes to suit every budget and regularly book our tribute shows for Hotels, Holiday parks, Restaurants, Live Music venues, Corporate events, Private parties and for clients locally, nationally and internationally.

Introducing….. JJJ Jessie J by Michelle Lawson

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How long have you been performing your Jessie J tribute?

I have been performing my Jessie J tribute for just over two years now. This is by far the best decision I have ever made regards my singing, as I do really enjoy it and also the financial benefits are a bonus.

How much work was involved in putting the show together?

For me as a tribute there is a lot of work involved, as you have to do your homework regards watching the act that you are performing like, also a lot of editing of tracks and finding the exact costumes really helps your show stand out from other tribute acts.

What made you decide to form a tribute to this particular artiste?

I have never really been a fan of tribute acts… it is never something I thought I would see myself doing, that is until Jessie J came along, and for me she is a very challenging vocalist, I am a big fan of her music which also helps. I really do think that with Jessie J it is absolutely crucial to try and capture her vocal similarity as that is what she is all about.

In all your shows as Jessie J to date, what has been your favourite?

 My favourite show as Jessie J so far would have to be when I performed with a four piece live band at Matthew Street Festival in my home town of Liverpool, in front of thousands (including my family). Being with a live band takes the tribute to a whole other level and allows me to do even more tricks just like Jessie J as there is more flexibility with how the show runs.

What is the most enjoyable thing about working as a tribute artiste today?

 The most enjoyable thing about working as a tribute is getting to sing Jessie J’s music on a regular basis as I am a fan myself, but also when I get a booking for someone else that is a fan and they are overwhelmed that makes it all the more enjoyable. When I do holiday Parks as Jessie J it is great to see the kids faces light up and sing along knowing all of the words. It really is a dream job!

What packages do you offer as Jessie J?

I can do my Jessie J show a few different ways, the first one being with just me using backing track, also with my LED backdrop and a full sound and light show run by a professional sound and Lighting engineer using top-quality equipment.

Secondly I can do my Jessie J show with just me and an acoustic guitar player to give it a more intimate feel, for me this is where it is crucial to sound like her a lot more as there is less music to hide behind.

And last but not least my absolute favourite is to perform as Jessie J with a live band but there are costs involved as I would only want to use top-quality musicians, but the results of the show are definitely worth it.

What is your favourite song to perform?

With being a fan of Jessie J I do enjoy singing all of her songs but I think stand out ones are ‘Domino – acoustic’  “sexy lady’, ‘price tag- acoustic’ and ‘excuse my rude’.

Are you a fan of the real Jessie J, have you seen her perform in person?

From the very first time I saw Jessie J perform (on YouTube) at the pre-Brit awards party I was blown away.  From that moment on I could not stop watching her. I went to watch her last concert at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, and as soon as the tickets for the forest gigs were announced I booked my tickets within the first hour, I’m also taking my children to watch her as they love her as well. I suppose they have no choice when all they ever here is her music constantly playing lol.

What do you do to prepare for a tribute performance?

To prepare for a tribute gig I watch a bit of Jessie J on YouTube and listen to her music before I’m about to perform. I also try and listen to her speaking as this I find is the hardest bit. I have all of the exact make up that she wears and it has to be put on in a sequence so there is a lot of preparation that goes in to the whole tribute. 

Anything else you wish to add?

People always ask me ‘Why don’t you do another tribute?’ The reason I would never do another tribute is because my heart has to be in what I am doing and I really am a fan of Jessie J and her music.  I do sing in quite a similar style to her anyway which helps it just be so much more of an enjoyable experience all round.

I hope to be doing the tribute for a long time to come and that Jessie J sticks around and carries on being successful but I can’t see this being a problem as she is very talented and has longevity!

View Michelle Lawson perform her stunning tribute to JJJ Jessie J with a live band below

Domino

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOgbyHkgHk4

Who You Are

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwpeaaVW49Y

Mama Knows Best

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKgDBgPAMi8

Michelle Lawson as JJJ Jessie J is exclusively represented by Garston Entertainments

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Garston Entertainments has a superb range of top quality Tribute Acts and Tribute band based Nationwide throughout the UK and to suit all budgets and we have been providing live entertainment  to venues, events, client and functions since 1978

View our Tribute Acts

http://www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/category/2/Tribute-Acts-and-Tribute-Bands/

For professional help or advice on booking your Live Entertainment, please contact one of our entertainment co-ordinators on 0845 071 0988 or email info@garston-entertainment.co.uk or visit www.garston-entertainment.co.uk