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Every week we feature a different artist. If you've missed one or are new to us, you can find them all here.
Week Commencing July 2 2012: Sarah Bailey
A talented caricaturist will produce a memorable picture in just a few minutes but if you give Sarah Bailey the chance to spend some time on a commission, she will create something so special you’ll want all your friends to see it. She tours the nation on a one-woman crusade to make people see themselves in a whole new light, proudly proclaiming "Twenty years of caricature and never been sued!". Have pen will travel!
This video will give you just a taste of the gems Sarah can produce. Please contact Apple County for more details.
Click here for a video of Sarah.
Week Commencing May 19 2014: Scarlett Kennedy
For a completely different twist on some favourite material, West End performer Scarlett Kennedy has taken some well-known songs and rearranged them into the smoothest of swing tunes. Swing Something Different is an extremely clever production with songs chosen from the widest genres of music ranging from ballads to rock.
Scarlett presents a refreshingly unique show with its own 4 or 7 piece band or, for small venues, specially recorded backing tracks – definitely not to be missed!
Click here for a video of Scarlett.
Week Commencing June 30 2014: Sea Legs Puppets
Rob Ashman founded Sea Legs in 2001 & he is very grateful to his team of highly skilled artists and musicians who have helped him produce such high quality children’s puppet theatre.
Puppetry and performance are a labour of love to Rob and he guarantees that anyone who books a Sea Legs performance, will enjoy a production crafted to create a quality, innovative and fun experience.
For little people, Little Bo Peep is totally entrancing and their adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant will melt any heart - truly magical!
Take a look at the video trailer and ask Apple County to suggest a show appropriate to the age of the children in the audience.
Click here for a video of Sea Legs Puppets.
Week Commencing September 2 2013: Sensation 70's and 80's Tribute Show
Sung and played with great skill and enthusiasm, Sensation present a 70s & 80s show which will grab the audience from the first chord and leave them wanting more at the end of a great night! This is a development of their amazingly popular Abba show which has so many admirers.
With loads of hits to get you singing and costumes to bring back the good times, you’ll be as enthusiastic as the audience shown on this short video.
For a night to remember, please contact Apple County and find out more.
Click here for a video of Sensation 70's and 80's Tribute Show.
Week Commencing June 22, 2015: Shola Kaye
Put this extremely talented singer in front of a small, intimate audience or 15,000 people and she’ll be equally at home. Shola Kaye has graced stages all over the UK, the US, Moscow, Athens, Spain and the Middle East.
She’s performed backing vocals for Florence and the Machine and can sing any genre of music but her first loves are Motown and Jazz. So you can enjoy all the big Motown hits or her great Diana Ross
Shola sings solo with high quality backing or can provide her live Motown & Disco band. Jazz set? No problem - just ask for a quote. If you want to go one step further, she’ll thrill your audience with her Supremes Style 3 girl show, the Motown Marvels.
Please take a look at the video which shows snippets from just a few of her presentations.
Click here for a video of Shola.
Week Commencing Jan 9 2012: The Singing Waiters
A musical performance with a real difference - dressed the same as the venue’s staff, the performers help serve the dessert so your guests believe them to be real waiters! Suddenly they burst into song as a complete surprise. For the next 40 minutes (performance time flexible) the professional vocalists (usually two male and two female) perform popular songs injecting their own blend of humour and interacting with guests.
This unique entertainment experience is perfect for wedding receptions, private parties, corporate dinners & special events. A choice of reportoire is available to suit the occasion.
Click here for a video of our waiters performing at a wedding reception.
Updated video here!
Week Commencing March 24 2014: Sleight Of Hand
You’re puzzling over whether to have some music or some magic for your party …. you’d like both but can you afford it? Well, now you can!
Guitar vocalists Jim Walker & Tim Burt will bring you a great selection of songs with excellent vocal harmonies, covering eras from as far back as the 50s to current favourites. Their style is easy going so audiences quickly warm to them.
Their close up magic is eminently watchable too: Tim is a member of The Magic Circle and he’ll happily entertain around the tables or in the bar. This is an excellent ice breaker and Jim (who describes himself as a magician’s apprentice) can contribute to the fun with his own repertoire of tricks.
Together they are called Sleight Of Hand and that’s exactly what you’ll get. Please take a look at the short video for a taste of their performance.
Click here for a video of Sleight Of Hand.
Week Commencing July 13, 2015: Sky Rascal
Could this be the perfect end to your perfect day? If you’re looking for a big finish, how about lighting up the skies with some magnificent pyrotechnics!
The experts at Sky Rascal will make sure it’s all done safely so you can enjoy a spectacular sky painting – an unforgettable way to mark a very special occasion. You can choose the colours from their kaleidoscope of creativity and if you’re concerned about neighbours or pets, they can advise on a relatively quiet display.
These guys are passionate about what they do and a discussion costs nothing so contact Apple County to put your ideas into action.
Click here for a video of Sky Rascal.
Week Commencing May 18, 2015: Smack The 80s
Get set for a fun-packed, authentic live 80s show which will fill the dance floor and leave the audience wanting more. Smack The 80s instantly transport the audience to this golden era with songs from Wham, Human League, Depeche Mode, ABC, Gary Numan, Frankie goes to Hollywood, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Thompson Twins, Erasure, The Pet Shop Boys, Go West and many more…
They’ll create the true 80s look and feel for your event with authentic stage wear, laser beam lights, dry-ice machines and the essential electronics and synthesisers to create the unforgettable sounds of the era.
As experienced entertainers with a very charismatic front man, Smack The 80s are any booker’s care-free choice for a real party atmosphere.
Click here for a video of Smack The 80s.
Week Commencing February 2, 2015: Snaggers Balloon Twister
Snaggers is a master of balloons who will turn a handful of stretchy rubber into a work of art. He’s also a terrific entertainer who’s great with children and dazzles grownups with his skill, speed and dexterity.
His creative talents are endless when it comes to making …… well just about anything! So he’s the perfect choice for product promotions, corporate parties, weddings, christenings, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. He’ll even match an event colour scheme to send everyone away with a smile on their face.
If you’d like to have a go yourself, Snaggers will take you through the techniques at a specially commissioned workshop. Great idea for a party or a team building exercise!
Please take a look at the video montage to see some of his marvellous creations and contact Apple County for more details.
Click here for a video of Snaggers.
Week Commencing February 16, 2015: SNOG
Think Glam Rock and you’ll conjure up tight vocal harmonies and tight trousers, outrageous costumes and outrageous guitar playing! This is exactly what you’ll get with SNOG who bring 70's Glam Rock back to life.
They cover all the big hits so you can re-live the crazy era of platform boots and glitter! Alvin Stardust, The Osmonds, Bay City Rollers, David Bowie. KISS, Mott the Hoople, Roxy music, Slade, Sweet, T-Rex & Alice Cooper all figure on their exciting song list.
Snog enhance their performance with some real 21st century lighting technology but the Marshall sound gear will gladden the hearts of purist music lovers. When the guitar playing is so good you wouldn’t want anything else.
Click here for a video of SNOG.
Week Commencing February 3 2014: Son Guaranchando
You don’t have to understand the language to feel the heat! This band will fill your dance floor with authentic sounds of Cuban Son, Salsa, Cumbia and Latin Music.
Adriana, their main vocalist hails from Havana, Cuba and the other musicians have worked in bands across Colombia, Cuba, and through Europe before getting together in the UK to delight audiences with their exciting grooves.
They’ve been called the best Cuban Band in the UK and they never fail to live up to that. So give your party or festival some Latin fever with Son Guarachando!
Click here for a video of Son Guaranchando.
Week Commencing March 21, 2016: Sophisticated Party Band
There’s always room for another excellent live band and this one is just that. Specially designed to get you on the dance floor and keep you there with a night of pop anthems played in style.
The Sophisticated Party Band are skilled musicians and have invested in state of the art sound and lighting to make sure you have a great time. They bring together their experience, flair and undoubted enjoyment in what they do so you and your guests can be sure of having fun – whatever the occasion!
You won’t even need any disco back up as the band will play some great tracks while they’re not appearing live and keep the party in full swing.
Wanna dance with somebody? With these guys you’ll have a real job not to!
Click here for a video of Sophisticated Party Band.
Week Commencing August 24, 2015: Soul Junction
With 3 front line, 2 lead singers and a powerhouse rhythm section you’d expect a full dance floor and that’s just what you’ll get with Soul Junction. They play a host of unforgettable songs with enthusiasm and energy that’ll really make you shake your tail feather!
From across the years they’ve chosen a heady mix of Soul, Motown, Northern Soul and a few more current surprises along the way, all with a chorus you’ll know and want to sing along with the rest of your friends, guests or colleagues.
If you’ve got a stage big enough for 9 talented performers and you really want to have a good time, then this band could be just what you’re looking for! Take a look at the video compilation and let us know.
Click here for a video of Soul Junction.
Week Commencing August 18 2014: Soul Kinda Wonderful
Do you like good music? Yeah, yeah! Sweet soul music? Yeah, yeah! Then you’ll really like Soul Kinda Wonderful. With sharp suits, smooth moves and excellent vocal arrangements, they’ll transport you to a golden era of unforgettable songs.
Richie and Steve recreate the sounds of the great Soul and Motown superstars: The Four Tops, The Drifters, Barry White, Al Green, The Drifters, etc., providing you with a real soul food treat.
Available with their own superbly crafted tracks, a terrific live band or arrangements for your band to play. This show will please the most discerning audience and get everyone’s toes tapping from the start to the very last note. So Let’s Go Round Again – One More Time!
Click here for a video of Soul Kinda Wonderful.
Week Commencing February 29, 2016: Souls ‘n’ Stone
For a crowd pleasing performance it’s hard to beat country duo Souls ‘n’ Stone. Whether you like to listen to great voices from a pair of charming people or line dance to your heart’s content, Jaynie & Greg have the skill it takes to make it happen and naturally, it looks like it’s the easiest thing in the world!
Each has a biography worth reading but together they shine! They certainly know how to get a crowd going and anyone who enjoys some mean guitar will hear lots to admire.
They tour the length and breadth of the UK every year so audiences everywhere can enjoy country music old and new with these talented performers.
Click here for a video of Souls ‘n’ Stone.
Week Commencing Jan 23 2012: Soulville Express
SOULVILLE EXPRESS one of the excellent bands available through Apple County. This talented band is a 5 piece including a girl vocalist and a sax player which makes them the right size and price for many venues and parties. Our live recording features favourite Soul & Motown tracks such as Stevie Wonder’s Superstition and Eddie Floyd’s Knock On Wood. Their setlist includes some current material from such artists as Aloe Blacc and Adele, along with classic Soul and Motown songs to get the party started. For other ideas from our extensive list, please contact Apple County.
Click here for a video of Soulville Express live.
Week Commencing March 10 2014: Spectacular Shows
Put together some very clever producers with a team of talented performers and you get Spectacular Shows! That’s exactly what James & Murphy do so you can have a sparkling show in your venue instead of traipsing the audience halfway across the country.
They’ve created some real crowd pleasers with such themes as Parisian, Pirate, Las Vegas, Broadway, Burlesque, Summertime & Variety (you just add the word Spectacular at the end to get the title). Each show is carefully crafted to engage the audience, with glorious costumes and backdrops to really dress the occasion.
There are Spectacular shows for kids too – they’ll love The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, Aladdin, Jack & The Beanstalk, The Magic Of Mary Poppins or A Pirate Adventure. In 2014 they’ll be touring Dick Whittington too so don’t miss out on your chance to book them.
Click here for a video of Spectacular Shows.
Week Commencing September 1 2014: Spectrum
Delighting audiences for the last 20 years has taken untold hours of hard work and dedication but Spectrum Party Band never fail to deliver the exciting performance which has made them favourites with so many. They dress to impress and the choice of style from their super wardrobe is up to you. Their sound and lighting equipment are first class too – just as you would expect..
The musicians are extremely talented and full of enthusiasm for their music and you can choose up to 3 front line singers, depending on your budget, to complement their energy. Every song is chosen to keep the dance floor rocking and create a true party atmosphere.
Take a deep breath before you watch our video and make sure you have room to dance!
Click here for a video of Spectrum.
Week Commencing Mar 5 2012: Stacey Christopher
Our featured artist is Stacey Christopher, a talented vocalist with enough energy to light up any stage! Stacey’s repertoire includes something to please almost any audience and her infectious charm results in many re-bookings at clubs, hotels and special events. Stacey provides her own p.a. and high quality backing tracks so all you have to do is enjoy her lovely voice. Please contact Apple County to check Stacey’s availability for your party.
Click here for a video of Stacy.
Week Commencing June 15, 2015: Steamhorse
A small team of experienced horse riders combine their equestrian talents in this very special company. They travel the country putting on displays of trick riding, sword fighting and jousting at English Heritage and National Trust venues as well as for private clients.
They specialize in small displays of two to four horses, but can provide more. So you might like a mounted guard at the gate, a parade, or a 4 horse jousting or trick riding show. Let your imagination take flight …… Victorian circus, Wild West show, mounted games, a mounted Lord and Lady, 18thCentury Smugglers and Revenue or highwaymen and, of course, George and The Dragon for St George’s Day! They can do pure fantasy too... what about a Knight’s Tale style stunt joust with falls and sword fights? A Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones show? Winged horses? Unicorns? Pirates? They’ve got it covered.
If you’re planning a themed wedding, Steamhorse can bring a fairy tale bride to church on horseback. Or even arrange a proposal made by a knight in shining armour on a real life charger.
Please take a look at our video montage to see some of their gorgeous horses and costumes. We’ve even included a few rehearsal shots so you can see some of the hard work they put in.
Click here for a video of Steamhorse.
Week Commencing March 16, 2015: Stephi Belly Dancer
Stephi has been described as an elegant, natural and earthy dancer, who provides powerful performances full of fun and warmth. She performs and teaches bellydance (Arabic / Egyptian dance) at festivals, community events, weddings, hen parties and many other functions.
Stephi is more than happy to encourage audience participation in her shows and her workshops are always a joy. Discover how to isolate different parts of the body, create layers of movements and learn fun choreography.
Her costumes are beautiful and her smile is engaging, so you’ll enjoy an authentic experience. If space permits, she can dance with a traditional veil or Wings of Isis – or book her live drummer too for an extra dimension.
Click here for a video of Stephi.
Week Commencing November 5 2013: Steve Stevens
For a blend of great comedy and some excellent music, Steve Stevens is your man! His appearances on theatre tours, cruise ships, corporate shows and in comedy clubs, have ensured he can suit his show to just about any audience.
His observational humour is fresh and original, so stand-up comedy is a real strength. However, he also does a great line in vocals and if you need variety, he’ll include some superb instrumentals playing ukulele and trumpet.
"..versatile performers such as this certainly deserve more television exposure.." The Stage – we agree and hope you will too.
Please take a look at Steve’s video and contact Apple County for more details.
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Week Commencing May 23, 2016: Steve Turner
Add a real touch of class to your special occasion. Let Steve Turner add the ultimate soundtrack to your perfect day with the relaxing sounds of live sax floating on the air. He’ll provide some gorgeous, chilled background music for your wedding celebration or delight your party guests with his own special style.
Steve’s played sax professionally for over 20 years and has toured the world many times over with many name bands (check out our Los Palmas 6 feature).
He’s happy to move from room to garden or entrance to banquet hall to suit your needs, playing a great mix of old and modern songs with great backing tracks. The music will run smoothly, without fuss, simply providing classy saxophone music as the finishing touch to your lovely day. Special song? Just let us know.
Click here for a video of Steve.
Week Commencing December 8, 2014: Straight Up duo
Straight Up: no tracks used in any performance , no studio editing of sound or picture on video.
This dynamic keyboard and drums duo play a lively set of rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues so you’ll get lots of foot tapping, jiving, floor filling music. You’ll also get some gorgeous, smoochy ballads with live flute solos – bet you weren’t expecting that!
Steve’s great boogie piano playing features on lots of their songs – from Fulsom Prison Blues to Crocodile Rock and there’ll be lots of sing along choruses for you to enjoy (Rolling Stones or Pink Floyd anybody?)
Click here for a video of Straight Up duo.
Week Commencing October 21 2013: String Fever
We’ve run out of superlatives to describe this week’s feature! If you put together 4 superb string players, throw in some beat boxing and some lovely humour, you get String Fever. They combine musical skill, showmanship and enough panache to please just about anyone.
The four talented Broadbents (3 brothers and a cousin) have graced many corporate functions, toured theatres in the U.S.A. and played major venues across the UK from Windsor Castle to Waterfront Hall, Belfast.
Their performance can justifiably be called unique and you’ll love their film theme medley, Ravel’s Bolero played all on one instrument, not forgetting the History Of Music In Five Minutes!
Please take a look at the video and contact us to see how String Fever can exceed your expectations too.
Click here for a video of String Fever.
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