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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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7 Valentine’s Day Entertainment Ideas Guaranteed To Find You Love*

Are you ready for lurrrrrve?

If not, it’s time get yourself in gear as Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Whether you are looking for an awesome all-singing, all-dancing show or something low-key to add to your event. Here are 7 Live Entertainment ideas to add a little sparkle to your Valentine’s Day

 

1. Swing Singer 

Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than a bit of Bublé or the smooth laid back sounds of the rat pack. If you want to add a bit of Vegas to your Valentine’s Day, look no further than a bit of Swing and Rat Pack!

Swing Singer

www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Swing-Singers-and-Rat-Pack-Singers/

 

2. Soul & Motown Singer

If you want something a bit more upbeat but still want the mood for love then why not go for the silky vocals of a Soul & Motown singer. From Sexual Healing to You To Me Are Everything, a Soul & Motown singer can provide romance and an upbeat atmosphere to your Valentine’s Day

Soul Singer

www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Soul-and-Motown-Singers

 

3. Live Lounge & Acoustic Artistes

Want something a bit more laid back? If you want a chilled out vibe for your event or venue, then an acoustic artiste could be perfect for you. If you want everything from Ed Sheeran to acoustic twists on modern classics, a live lounge act can do it all!

Acoustic

www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Acoustic-Acts-and-Live-Lounge-Acts

 

4. Singing Waiters

Everyone loves surprises, especially on Valentine’s Day! Imagine sitting in a restaurant and, suddenly, the waiters serenade you with ‘your song’ as everyone looks on….the definition of something different!

Singing Waiters

www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Singing-Waiters

 

5. Close Up Magician

Fill your Valentine’s Day with amazement as a close-up magician makes the engagement ring (or other non-commitment based gift) appear from nowhere – cue gasps and amazed noises – and makes you look like the most awesome person ever!

Magician

www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Magicians

 

6. Musician

Want to be entertained but also want to enjoy a nice chat over dinner? Then a musician is perfect for you. From classy string quartets to sultry saxophone, Guitarists to Pianists, a musician can really add beautiful ambience to your event

Musician

www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Event-Musicians

 

7. Tribute Artistes

If you are after your favourite superstar but at a reasonable price, why not Hire a Tribute Artiste, the closest you can get without hiring the real thing! Popular Valentine’s choices include Rod Stewart, Michael Bublé, Neil Diamond, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Frank Sinatra, Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, George Michael, Lionel Ritchie and many more!

Tribute Artiste

www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/Tribute-Artistes

So there you go, 7 ideas to make your Valentine’s Day go off with a bang (in a good way) and be one that everyone there will remember.

Remember, just because I’m telling you these are good ideas, it doesn’t mean they’re right for you so if you would like more inspiration, why not go to www.garston-entertainment.co.uk or drop us an email at info@garston-entertainment.co.uk

*love may or may not result from any of the suggestions, results can vary!