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Musical and visual entertainment before and during dinner.

We have an extensive cross-section of first class entertainers and speakers suitable whatever the occasion . To see a larger image of the artists place mouse pointer over the picture.

     
 

String of Pearls: This great duo comprises Lorraine and Ruth who are both experienced performers and teachers, their passion is to provide music of beauty and style for your special occasion.

Bringing you the option of a beautiful blend of violin and flute, expressive violin and piano, voice and piano and flute and mandola. String of Pearls offer you a wide repertoire of light Classical, Latin and Jazz, Film Tunes, Vintage Love Songs and Folk Tunes.

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Jonathan Prag: Why not indulge your guests with the lovely sound of the classical guitar. Playing both classical music and light "pop" classics, Jonathan is available to play at any special occasion e.g. weddings, anniversaries, garden parties, corporate events, dinners, fetes and memorial services. He can provide amplification where necessary. Jonathan is a member of the Musicians' Union and has full public liability insurance.
Jonathan began playing guitar at twelve. He studied with Adrian Neville in Southampton and then with international classical guitarist, Carlos Bonell. After studying drama at Bristol University he worked as an actor/musician touring with professional theatre companies in Canada, Poland, France and the UK before deciding devote himself to the classical guitar.  He performs every year at the Edinburgh Festival. In 1994, he accompanied the legendary Eartha Kitt when she toured in her one-woman show. He is also a member of chamber music group, The Ruskin Ensemble.

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Audrey Cameron Finnemore: For nearly two decades now, Audrey has specialized in playing for private and corporate functions around Hampshire and surrounding counties. During this time she has played at many of the finest venues in the area, including several of the most prestigious hotels in central London. Other venues include Goodwood House, Lancaster House, HMS ships Victory, Warrior and Invincible, Herstmonceux and Lullworth Castles, and National Trust houses.

Played as a solo instrument, the harp, as well as being visually stunning, has a range and versatility which is unique. Audrey’s repertoire of classical, traditional and modern classics, together with the clear tones of the harp, make an excellent combination for entertaining your guests.

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  Viva Las Vegas: The ultimate Las Vegas Casino experience. The glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, the highs and lows, the thrills and spills of a real casino with none of the risks. With the turn of a card on Blackjack, a full house playing Poker, the mesmerising spin in the Roulette Wheel, your guests will be thrilled and excited trying to ‘Break the Bank’ – using their skills and lady luck safe in the knowledge it’s all for fun.
 
  Charles Lamb: Charles Lamb can help relieve the pressure of your special occasion, lending an air of quiet professionalism and ensuring everything goes to plan. An individually tailored service for Ladies Festivals, Wedding Receptions, Civil Partnership Celebrations, Burns Night, Charity Events, Award Ceremonies, Product Launches, Corporate Events.
 
 

Cristal: Cristal is a new and exciting twist on the traditional flute and harp duo, exploring jazz and popular repertoire alongside the classical favourites. The perfect accompaniment to your corporate function or maybe something different for your wedding. This exciting duocan be found playing in many lavish venues in Central London, or they are equally at home in the country hotels of the New Forest, Hampshire.

The duo comprises Hayley Wild (nee Dredge)on Harp and Claire McInerney who plays both the flute and the tenor saxophone. A demonstration CD is available on request.

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Hayley Wild: As a background musician, Hayley regularly plays for weddings, parties, corporate functions, restaurants, and hotels including venues such as The Landmark, Sofitel, The Kai Restaurant, The Langham Hilton and The Park Lane Hilton. Hayley is the recommended harpist at The Royal Berkshire Hotel and Rhinefield House Hotel.

Hayley is also a keen jazz harpist playing with Frances Rufflé at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club in 1998 and attended the First European Jazz Harp Festival in Germany in 2000 with tutors Park Stickney and Harvey Griffin. A demonstration CD is available on request.

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  Ingrid Dixon: Ingrid Dixon is classically trained and studied music at Southampton University. Since then she has had a successful career as a professional musician,both as a teacher for Hampshire Music Service and a performer. She is a popular pianist at various venues in the New Forest,such as Balmer Lawn and Parley Manor. Her piano playing,which ranges from classical to popular to jazz,creates a relaxed and beautiful ambience for any occasion.
 
 

Ian Kirk: Close-up magic is extremely versatile and is ideal entertainment for formal or informal events. It can be performed in any environment under any conditions, and does not interrupt the flow of the event. Ian can mingle with your guests and perform incredible magic at a cocktail party or during the pre-dinner drinks reception. At the dinner table, Ian will continue to amaze as he interacts with your guests between courses, performing stunning Magic Up-Close. Many people have never seen magic performed so close before. This creates a sense of wonder, and can act as an ice-breaker, stimulating conversation about an origami frog that changed into the selected playing card, or how a finger ring vanished and appeared in an impossible location.

     
 

Chocolate Fountain : A chocolate fountain creates an elegant centre piece of mouth watering cascading hot chocolate along with a beautiful aroma which will seduce your guests.

Chocolate Fountains are the latest "must have" for your wedding, party or special event. Shut your eyes and imagine standing in front of a chocolate fountain, with warm sumptuous chocolate flowing down. The smell is enough to drive your senses wild.
Hiring a chocolate fountain can be a very smart move for anyone organising an event.

A chocolate fountain also solves your dessert problems. No need to provide expensive gateaux and other dishes. You will have a large selection of tasty fresh dips of your choice for everyone to enjoy.

 
 

Jim Naylor - quick on the draw!: Caricaturist and Cartoonist Jim Naylor is a well travelled International entertainer whose cartoons have been treasured by everyone from Royalty to the working classes.  As well as preparing studio portraits from photographs for books, magazines, calendars and special presentations Jim is also one of only a handful of caricaturists who love to work live, inviting onlookers to watch the progress of his amusing portraits over his shoulder - an ideal way of Drawing a Crowd!

Whatever the occasion Jim will present hilarious cartoons of your guests during or after a meal. A very popular choice.

     
 

Lucien de-Laloi: You can have your very own Las Vegas style party and have songs crooned to you that have been made famous by The Rat Pack and other popular artists of that period and later. Lucien has an extensive library of great jazz classics and you can be assured that your favourite is likely to be in his repertoire. With an extensive list of performances for top organisations and companies, including TV and Radio, Lucien will not disappoint you.

Whether your event be large or small you can be assured that you will be provided with an outstanding show.

As a suggestion why not try a performance during the reception and another during dinner.

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Leanne Farley:Leanne is an accomplished pianist, with over 20 years of performing and teaching experience and is available for weddings, parties, drinks receptions and corporate functions. Leanne can play a wide range of popular, jazz and classical standards to suit your function, all played on a self-contained Roland stage piano. With an excellent musical pedigree in both qualifications and teaching you can be sure Leanne will be just perfect for your event.

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Tuxedo Junction: Tuxedo Junction are 3 well established musicians out to give you the musical experience of a lifetime!  Keyboard, guitar and string bass – along with 3 voices that recreate music from a bygone, swinging era.  Ideal for cocktail receptions, weddings, dinners, dances, corporate events, anniversaries, private gatherings, Christmas parties, etc. Huge playlist of all your favorite jump jive classics and much more , performed live at your event.  Sophisticated, smart, smooth and great music for dancing.


Hire Tuxedo Junction - you will not be disappointed!

     
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Sylvia McEwen : This sensational vocal performer has been wowing audiences with her amazing vocal range for nearly 30 years and is now in the enviable position of being able to offer various packages to suit your requirements, with the jazz/swing band option  featuring some high calibre London musicians.  

We have listed these options below:

Solo with top quality backing tracks, 60's up to present day.
Divas Cabaret Show with tracks, a tribute to the best female artistes of the past 60 years.
Smooth Jazz, Swing and Soul with tracks or live pianist.
Expresso Party Band, 4 piece party band playing 60's up to present day.
The Sylvia McEwen Quintet, fantastic live jazz and swing outfit playing favourite jazz and swing classics.

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Kate Ham: Kate has vast experience playing for functions in and around London. She held a residency at the Sofitel St James', Piccadilly for five years and regularly performs at venues such as The Dorchester, The Landmark Hotel, The Lanesborough, The Ritz, The Natural History Museum and Highclere Castle. 

 As a session musician, Kate backed the pop band McFly on their Wonderland Tour, playing a blue electric harp for their debut Arena tour (and DVD) of the UK and Ireland. She has also performed on Strictly Come Dancing with Catherine Jenkins and Andrea Bocelli.

Kate will bring a touch of elegance to your function or event.

Also playing with Will Ham as a Harp and Piano duo for weddings. Click here to go direct to our wedding page to see what they can offer.

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Will Ham: Naturally talented and passionate for jazz music, Will Ham is an exceptional piano vocalist specialising in jazz and swing. Will loves to share his enjoyment for jazz with his audience in his performances.

Professional, mature and original, his reputation continues to grow through playing at various events, weddings and live music venues.

Beaulieu Palace House, Montague on the Gardens Hotel in London and Parham House, near Chichester are just some of the venues he has played. 

Also playing with Kate Ham as a Harp and Piano duo for weddings. Click here to go direct to our wedding page to see what they can offer.

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As well as the above, we can also offer you the following for your Dinner or Reception

ACCORDIONIST:  Either male or female, our artists are ideal for a themed product launch (Beaujolais day, car, etc.), private parties, receptions or dinners.

CLASSICAL GUITARIST: Playing light classics and possibly music from the shows.  Ideal for receptions,  promotions or dinner music.

ORIGAMI: A very talented duo create paper silhouettes of your guests.  You have to see them to believe them!

SOLO SAXOPHONIST: Wonderful sounds from Mr. Anthony Carter.

SOLO VIOLINIST: May play around the tables or remain static, whichever you prefer.

STRING QUARTET: Will play anything from Bach to the Beatles.

TRADITIONAL JAZZ:  Being un-amplified, our traditional jazz bands can be as lively or as low key as you wish.

PALM COURT TRIO:  A traditional line-up of cello, violin and piano, presenting a nostalgic selection of well-known classics.

TYPSY WAITRESS : Add a little humour to the event with our typsy waitress who will amuse your guests by slowly getting 'merry' and then bursting into song.

SPOOF PAPARAZZI : Greet your guests on the red carpet with our spoof paparazzi or bouncers and make them feel special as if they were royalty or film stars.

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