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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:

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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!

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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

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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!

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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 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!

Hire Swing, Rat Pack & Jazz Singers & Live Bands

Swing & Rat Pack Singers, Swing Bands, Big Bands, Jazz Bands, Jive Bands available to Hire for Corporate Events, Venues, Private Functions, Venues and Weddings 

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The coolest, chilled music made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin and many more and brought right back into popularity by current stars like Robbie Williams & Michael Buble. We have a superb range of Swing & Rat Pack Singers, Swing Bands, Big Bands, Jazz Bands, Jive Bands available to Hire Locally, Nationally and Internationally for Corporate Events, Venues, Private Functions and Weddings

If you are planning a Vintage Style Swing/Rat Pack/Jazz Theme Event  you can help enhance this by hiring professional Live Swing, Rat Pack, Jazz or Jive Singers or Bands to compliment your Event, Function or Wedding

Whether you are look to hire a solo performer for a small party or booking a 20 Piece band for a Corporate event, we have a superb range of viewed, approved and recommended Live Entertainment priced from as little as £150+

Below are some ideas and inspiration aimed at helping you source the right live entertainment!

Swing Bands

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Swing bands cover a wide variety of retro styles, mixing jazz, r n b, jive and modern crooner/rat pack style music. When looking for a swing band, consider the size of band you require and have space for at your venue, as a truly authentic Swing Band is likely to have a horn section, so these types of bands tend to be larger than your standard 4 piece band.

Swing music is appealing to all ages, as it covers such a wide span of decades and genres from 1920’s Jazz to modern day Michael Buble.

Swing & Rat Pack Singers.

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Hiring a solo Swing/ Rat Pack Singer is an ideal booking option for clients who are not able to hire a full band. With superb voices and high quality backing tracks, our solo singers provide the same vintage feel and sound entertaining your clients or guests and are available with fees starting from £150+

Our solo artistes perform at all types of venues and events…. from a cool background set at your wedding breakfast to a chilled background music set while you dine in a hotel/restaurant or casino to a lively party set with everyone on the dance floor!

Swing & Rat Pack Duos/Trios

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Options available include either hiring a smaller Swing Themed Duo or Trio or you can hire a full ‘Rat Pack Tribute`Show paying homage to Rat Pack legends like Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr, performed together on stage

Jazz Bands

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If you are looking for something a little more relaxed, perhaps through dinner, or a drinks reception, then a Jazz band can be the perfect interlude for your event. Performing the best in Jazz standards, and also more modern songs performed in a Jazz style.

Meet The Young Swing Things….Vintage Swing Band available exclusively through Garston Entertainments…..

 

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What do you love most about your performing with the band?
The essence of live horns – they really add something to create the vibe. You can’t beat a live band and the ambience created by double bass, horns and piano. Its also an act that stretches a musician which is a satisfying challenge when performing. The horns and vintage look always impress guests.

Tell us a little about the swing show.
We take you through all the classics of male and female Jazz, Swing and Jump Jive singing. Featuring songs by the Great Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Bobby Darrin and Rat pack. It doesn’t just focus on that though – it caters for Weddings, Events and Parties with a lively second spot featuring tunes by Caro Emerald, Ray Charles, Louis Jordan and Cab Calloway.

Do you have a most memorable moment of an event you have performed at?
The band is mainly booked for the Corporate Event, Private Function and Wedding Markets and we are very lucky as we do get to perform at some lovely venues, often with stunning views and beautiful surroundings. One of my most memorable gigs was to a packed room full of 500 university students dancing all night in Liverpool at their annual ball. Proof that Swing, Jazz & Rat Pack music is timeless and can appeal to all ages.

What type of show can a client expect from a swing band?
It of course depends upon the nature of the band – However they can expect to hear a variety of Swing and Rat Pack Classics from us but don’t surprised if we throw a modern track in swing or jump jive style…it really works! Some Swing is Mid tempo – so make sure your act has a lively second spot to fill the dance floor – that’s the reason why Doo Wop and Swing Jive/ Jump Jive is a great addition – and the singalongs like Minnie the Moocher really get the party started. You can expect them as a Jazz Quartet with double bass key and drums, A Six piece with two horns additionally, or up to a big band if your budget permits with full trumpet, trombone and sax section for the truly authentic sound.

Do you have any favourite songs you like to perform?
Love ‘Unforgettable” as it was my Grandad’s favourite – love ‘My Baby Just Cares’ – as there is a great solo – and the audience love it – but the jump jive stuff is what really gets the party started.

What packages do you offer?
Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond packages available….. from a few favourite songs at the ceremony to a full day and evening entertainment package with acoustic/background sets, full on night time party sets and DJ/Disco service

The Young Swing Things are available from duo to 6, 8, 10 and 12 piece bands. Band can be offered in two segments – and we can bring an extra bass and guitar if you want a set of swing and then a covers set of pop and floor fillers for today – the perfect blend – vintage, followed by up to date.

http://www.garston-entertainment.co.uk/artist/912/The-Young-Swing-Things

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If you need any further help or advice on Live Entertainment for your Wedding, Event, Function or Venue, please contact one of our Entertainment Co-ordinators who will be happy to answer questions and help you source the best quality Live Entertainment at the most competitive prices

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Garston Entertainments has a wide range of top quality Wedding Entertainment based Nationwide throughout the UK and to suit all budgets and have been providing entertainment since 1978.

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