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John was born in London and started his career as an international vocalist in 1996. In fact, it was only a chance work experience placement at the holiday camp Butlins in Somerset, whilst studying at University, that gave him a taste for the entertainment business. He enjoyed an amazing summer working as a world renowned 'Red Coat' before returning home to London.
Following this John experienced a variety of successful entertainment opportunities all over the UK before re joining Butlins at their flagship hotel in Blackpool. Here he became Chief Red Coat and Entertainments Manager. During this time John worked with many celebrities on their summer season tours from which he remains extremely grateful for all their help and advice (you know who you are guys!)
After leaving Butlins, aged 25, he felt it time to go it alone and began a 2 year career on the legendary Blackpool cabaret circuit. It was here that John began singing a whole host of different songs from a variety of genres, a skill he later used to perfect the tribute shows he performs today. Eventually and quite remarkably it was a chance meeting with an ex girlfriend (now his wife!) that took him back home to London where he now remains as one of the most successful and well know vocalists in the business.
Once back in London John began rehearsing many different styles of songs and eventually entered a talent contest arranged by an agent who he still works with today. He won it! The first time he had ever entered such a competition and the offers of work started to flood in.
John first decided on introducing a tribute show to his repertoire when somebody commentated on how much he sounded like Robbie Williams when singing 'Angles'. Once the real Robbie Williams performed his 'Swing when your Winning ' concert live, at The Albert Hall, he stumbled upon the idea of 'The Rat Pack', his own tribute to the days of swing, covering songs from the likes of Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Junior. In performing this John was able to mix these shows together or perform them individually. Even now John has not stopped developing his shows and in July this year he began performing his new 'Michael Buble' tribute.
I am a solo singer
Peavey amp, EV speakers, sony mini disc player plus small lighting rig.
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, Wales.
I have worked with John for over 15 years now and as well as a true professional has become a great friend over the years. Always, reliable and punctual I have never received one complaint from clients who have booked him.
- Starlite Entertainments, 157 Eastgate, Market Deeping, Peterborough, PE6 8RB
Ever since John won the Carlsberg performer of the year back in 1999 I have continued to book John with great success. From working menís clubs to corporate events, Johnís repertoire means he can tailor his show to suit all venues.
- Diamond Entertainments, 46 Arkley Park, Arkley Rd. Barnet EN5 3JQ
John was recommended to me from another agent due to the success of his tribute shows. Whether I have booked him for his Rat Pack, Robbie Williams or Michael Buble show he has been superb representing my agency and has continued to be popular today.
- NVB Entertainments, Dunstable, Beds. LU6 2PD
I booked John for a valentines evening and the opening of my new venue. I had never booked live entertainment before but neednít have worried. Johnís laid back music throughout the meal and livelier music that got the crowd up and dancing proved the perfect night for my diners.
- Costas, Towngate Inn, Market Deeping
I booked John for my wedding at Quendon Hall, Essex and must say not only did everyone thoroughly enjoy themselves but I was also impressed by how at ease he put my mind during the build up to what is a very stressful day. Once we had agreed times John was there exactly as he said and performed all the songs that I requested. I have recommended him to many of my friends.
- Emma Cox, Herts.
We have used John as our resident performer for over 5 years now. Not only is he an excellent performer but also has become a good friend to all of the staff here. He has often helped out at numerous charities, as well as appearing at a number of weddings here. He also performs two of his tribute shows here per year and I look forward to seeing him again in November.
- Vicki Jaggs , Event Manager , Manor of Groves , Herts.
John provided the perfect Italian black tie event for my wedding at Nolitas Ristorante in Hertfordshire. We booked the Rat Pack show and were entertained with songs from Sinatra to Dean Martin; Sammy Davis Jnr to Tony Bennett. I would definitely attend one of his shows in the future.
- Jo Archer, Herts.
John recently performed at Down Hall, Herts. at a wedding and received rave reviews. We have since used him for a number of functions and wedding fares and found him to be a very professional, reliable and likeable guy who is always willing to accommodate the fussiest of clients!
- Anne Oliver Ė Wedding Planner, Down Hall, Herts.
Recommended to me by a friend you always know you are going to get good value for money. Exceptional, funny, had the crowd going all night
- Gaz Head, Crondon Park, Essex
A returning regular favourite that always pleases our members. Welcomed back time and time again.
- Gary, Thetford Constitutional Club , Thetford
Provided a slick performance at one of our Oscar nights at the Riverside Suite, Vauxhall Recreational Club, Luton
- Des Feehly, XPG Events
A great Night had by all!
- Dave & Marie, The Red Lion, Thames Ditton Surrey
We have used John a number of times now at our casinos to give the James Bond type look for the night and he has never failed to deliver yet . Looking forward to having him back this year.
- Gino, G Casino, Luton
John provides us with regular entertainment at our venue on a regular basis. He seems to know exactly what to play at the right times to the satisfaction of our customers.
- Eric Peck, Ealing Ex Servicemenís club, Ealing
A new act for 2008 John combine music and comedy perfectly times and suited for our audience. Its only a shame we did not discover him sooner.
- Battersea Labour Club, London SW11
Recommended by a friend for my 40th birthday party had a great time, All types of music catered for from Swing, and Robbie Williams to 60ís and 70ís music, a good time was had by all.
- Tony, Enfield Cricket Club, Enfield
John managed a lively boisterous pub very well and made a nice change to the usual shouting karaoke competitions we usually have. Hope to see him in the near future again. If we can still book him!
- Dale and Gemma, The 3 Wishes PH, Edgware
A regular performer for us here. We often book him for our May bank holiday weekend BBQís and he always gives our guests a good time!
- Paul, Greystones PH, Peterborough
Coming all the way from London I did not think John would travel this far but he offered without hesitation. Arrived dead on time and ensured my wedding went with a bang. He kept me regularly updated throughout the build up of what is a very stressful event and never once did I feel his performance was in doubt.
- Tina, Langham Hotel, Eastbourne
Versatile, with all musical eras catered for.
Reliable - Never been late yet !
Have always been complimented on my shows.
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Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.
(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)
Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.
Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.
(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)