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Artist of the Week features:

Ben Nickless, a side-splitting comedy powerhouse, new video for 2022! | Soul In Motion, a rich, dynamic soul, motown, disco and northern soul experience | Paul Fredericks, a superb vocal entertainer and great comedian | The Berries Ultimate 60s Tribute, a great 60s musical experience | Reflex 80s, a charismatic 80s experience | Mr Phoebus The Unique Penny Farthing Experience | The Ragdolls, our fantastic tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons with their great new showreel | Drifters' Tribute Show, voted the number 1 tribute show! | A Night At The Movies, 4 movies, 4 performers, 1 fantastic night | Charles Burns, a fascinating guest speaker with his talk Silhouette Secrets | Steve Turner, a staggeringly good live saxophonist | Captain Calamity & Colonel Custard, two of the best children's entertainers | The Los Palmas 6, the most authentic tribute to Madness | Hoops In Motion, a mesmerising combination of hula hoop and live projection | Sophisticated Party Band, highly experienced entertainers who'll make you wanna dance with somebody | Luke Graves, a rib-tickling stand up comic | Souls ‘n’ Stone, a rip-roaring country music duo | Emily Burridge, a highly talented and technologically advanced cellist | Diamond Dolly, a dazzling tribute to Country music Diva, Dolly Parton | Modern Romance, the real deal from the 80s | In The Midst, a fun and funky band for all occasions | Keith Slater's Sinatra Celebration, a tribute to 100 years of Old Blue Eyes | Queens of Queen a rip-roaring royal salute to Queen | Great Team Bake Off, a fun and fabulously tasty team building experience | Photon Acro, a dazzling human light display | One Night Of Rock, a face-meltingly brilliant tribute to the legends of rock music | Benjamin Lycan, a stunning stage illusionist | A Night Of Bob Marley, a brilliant tribute to the undisputed King of Reggae | Soul Junction, a smashing selection of live sweet soul music | Johnny Tait, a side-splitting funny stand-up comic | Fingers On Buzzers, a fantastically fun, fast paced quiz company | Le Jazz Hot Duo, a scintillating smooth jazz vocal experience | Divas of Soul, a sizzling soul trio | Sky Rascal, a highly skilled, highly entertaining firework display company | Blak Flamez, Bristol's Ska Pioneers | Skola Kaye, a sublime singer spanning soul, motown, disco and jazz | Steamhorse, a superb trick and stunt horse riding company | Matthew Baylis, a rip-roaring stand-up comedian | Smack The 80s, a rockin' 80s party band | Gerry Graham's Travelling Pantos, a fab, fun show for all the family | Eventimate, a stunning video DJ | Tin Pan Allies, a fantastic, foot-stomping vaudeville band | Ruff Diamonds, an adrenaline-filled vocal duo | Ben Fletcher, a highly talented guitar vocalist | Flying follies, a fabulous comedy acrobatic trio | Stephi, a bodacious belly dancer extraordinaire! | Lorrie Brown as Kate Bush, a glorious salute to a legendary voice | Matricks Magic, a highly entertaining and perfectly presented stage magic act | Joe Edwards, a multi-talented guitar vocalist | SNOG, a sparkling glam rock tribute duo | The Copperfield Ensemble, a stonkingingly good Steampunk band | Snaggers Balloon Twister, a spectacular balloon modeller | Fisher Stevens, an authentic and lovingly crafted Neil Diamond tribute | Kingdom, a powerhouse of a party band | The Motellas, a sparklingly good close harmony Motown trio | Darryl J. Carrington, friendly, creative and witty world class juggler | Mariachi Jalisco, a brilliant Mexican musical fiesta! | Straight Up duo, a great live music experience with no backing tracks | Forever Dean, a fabulous tribute to the voice of Dean Martin | Barry Jones, a hysterically persuasive comedy stage hypnotist | The Exmouth Shanty Men, the original buoy band! | Clown Zaz, a fabulous kids entertainer with his own touring circus! | Vanessa Lee a vivacious vintage singer | Voice Of The Heart, a stunning tribute to the music and sound of Karen Carpenter | The 3ee Gees; a brilliant tribute to the Brothers Gibb | Absolutely Painted Faces, face painting with flair! | Miss Popularity, an infectiously enthusiastic childrens' entertainer | Mindblowers Characters - fabulous Christmas characters for all events | The Jerry Lee Lewis Story | Jason Steele and Joanne, a stage magic spectacular! | Spectrum, a spectacular party band | Soul Kinda Wonderful, a fantastic soul duo singing all the hits | In The Mood, a great close-harmony vocal trio featuring tunes from the 40s onwards | Matt Windsor, a fabulously light-fingered magician and pickpocket | Lizz Lipscombe, a wonderful roving violinist | Vox Magique, a glittering combination of stage magic and song | Sea Legs Puppets, a magical, high quality pupperty extravaganza | Tazz N Dave, a cracking Cockney treat | Hoppin' Mad, a pair of fast and furious Swing dancers | Rachael Roberts, a brilliant tribute to the fabulous Shirley Bassey | Gary Grace, a fantastic vocalist to bring a touch of class to any occasion | Scarlett Kennedy, a fabulous singer with a swing twist on classic pop tunes | Zoobee, an exceptional children's entertainer | JOANovARC, a fabulous all female rock band | Quite Brazen, a brilliant wedding band | Luciee Marie Closier, a fantastic young vocalist featured on The Voice! | Sleight Of Hand, a great combination of music and magic | Mark Andrew Smith, the pint-sized singer who packs a serious musical punch! | Spectacular Shows, a fantastic troupe of stage performers | Five Star Swing, the great sound of the Big Band | the Cornish Wurzells, a fantastic tribute to the unforgettable Wurzells | Vixens of Vogue, a fabulous close-harmony vocal treat | The Bluebirds, a brilliant Elizabethan-style cabaret | Son Guaranchando, a lively latin band with Cuban fire! | the Alfie Kingston Duo, a brilliantly talented guitar-vocal duo | Good Vibrations, the fantastic sound of the Beach Boys | Reunited, a great Close-Harmony tribute to the music of the 60s and 70s |

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Featured Artist Showcase

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.

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.

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.

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
Tribute Show.

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!

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Soul In Motion

Over the past few years Soul In Motion have secured their billing among the very best all male outfits to come out of Wales. Now they’ve settled on a fantastic addition to the line-up: a dynamic, female voice to add to their rich mix of Soul, Motown, Northern Soul & 70s Disco. Music as memorable as their performance.

This all adds up to an exciting, vibrant vocal show with moves and costumes to match. All you need to provide is a stage - and an audience, these lovely people will deal with the p.a. & lights if necessary. Could be just what your party needs!

Contact Apple County for more details.

Click here for a video of Soul In Motion.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Click here for a video of Steve.

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.

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.

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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