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Artist of the Week features:

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

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.

The Jive Aces

The Jive Aces are the UK’s top Jive & Swing band. Together for over a decade, this extremely popular six piece group have performed at thousands of festivals, theatres and events throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide, 30 countries in all. The Jive Aces are renowned for their high energy Jump Jive music - the exciting sound where Swing meets Rock ‘n Roll.

With their bright stage suits, wild stage show, irresistible humour and sheer professionalism, the Jive Aces will quickly get any audience on their feet - or dancing in their seat! Each and every show is guaranteed to go with a swing! This group of lads were drawn together by their love for a style and music: hot jive that had the beat, energy and enthusiasm of rock ‘n’ roll and the fun and rhythm of big band swing all rolled into one. Their wild, high-energy floorshows are their trademark  — pure entertainment!

For details about the Jive Aces and other excellent bands, please contact Apple County.

Click here for a video of The Jive Aces.

Firebird

Our live bands are happy to appear at all kinds of functions and you certainly can’t beat an outdoor event – fingers crossed for the weather! Please take a look at crowd pleasers Firebird whose video shows them live at the Swanage Carnival. Firebird like to keep any event lively, dancey and different. They feature a mix of classic pop and rock anthems with party funk and current chart material, all chosen to suit the mood of the audience. Contact Apple County for more details about Firebird and other exciting bands.

Click here for a video of Firebird.

Lost In Music

This week we feature a band who make versatility an art form! They can take you Back To The 80s, conjure up a Disco Inferno, obey Skool Roolz, be Shaken Not Stirred for Bond theme nights and Blues Brothers fans will love the Midnite Hour. All this from Lost In Music who are basically a 6 piece all live band who can add other musicians to suit the occasion. They’ll even include a jazz set for dinner or background – very classy. Please contact us for more details about this and lots more excellent bands we have available.

Click here for a video of Lost In Music.

Jamie and the First Class

Any time is a good time for a school reunion, so if you’re planning to get together with your old mates and relive the best (and worst) of your schooldays, then this week’s featured band should be right up your street.

 Jamie and the First Class will play all the fun classics people love to hear and really get the dance floor jumping. Complete with Skool Uniform and authentic gear, their enthusiasm and playful delivery will make your event memorable for all the right reasons.

 Why not take a look at the video below and contact Apple County to book them or another fab band.

Click here for a video of Jamie.

Pulp Function

Ideal for weddings, parties and corporate events, this band provides an amazing night's entertainment. With up to ten professional, working musicians they boast a wealth of performing experience. Their charisma and energy are guaranteed to get the whole room on the dance floor – just take a look at the video! Pulp Function know just what a crowd wants, they are young and vibrant but still play all the classics that we all know and love.

Click here for a video of Pulp Function.

the Flower Power Band

If you believe that nostalgia isn’t what it used to be, then take a look at this week’s feature for a real wallow in the past. The Flower Power Band recreate the sounds of the Summer Of Love and the rest of the 60s & 70s for a kaleidoscopic ride through  the best loved tunes of the time.

So if you hanker after the days when outlandish gear was “Groovy Baby” and youth culture was going to transform the world, then you’ll love to dance to their music or immerse yourself in their theatre presentation.  Peace and Love man .... Peace and Love!

Click here for a video of the Flower Power Band.

Feliks Tabis

There’s nothing better than some vibrant jazz to create a warm and welcoming environment don’t you think?

Felix Tabis plays some gorgeous Gypsy Jazz and Swing Violin which is perfect for dinner parties, weddings, functions, corporate events, etc.

So please take a look at his video where he’s featured playing with his guitarist and bass player, and bear him in mind when you’re planning a celebration.

Apple County can supply all kinds of jazz,  from trad to ultra modern, laid back to steaming and mainstream to avant-garde.   Small budget? Choose a solo, duo or trio. More funds available? There are bands of all sizes so why not push the boat out!

Click here for a video of Feliks and his trio.

the Bootleg Shadows

If you’re feeling a bit Hank Marvin or Bruce Welch for that matter, then the slick and satisfying tribute presented by The Bootleg Shadows will suit you very well.

The guitar greats are so much part of UK musical history and you can enjoy a full evening of their greatest hits. They delight audiences in Theatres, Social Clubs, Holiday Parks, etc. and can tailor their show to suit many venues so it’s very much worth discussing your ideas with us.

Click here for a video of the Bootleg Shadows.

Ian Towers

This week’s artist will provide carefully chosen music for your special event. Ian Towers plays a wonderful selection of appropriate and familiar tunes for receptions, parties, functions, dinners, etc.

He will play piano for you and add vocals if you wish. He also works a Duo or Trio and can provide his own excellent piano if required.

And how’s about this? Ian’s Christmas Carol sing-along, complete with song sheets is all ready to go! Ian has lots of other tricks up his musical sleeve: Cockney, Wartime & Last-night-at-the-Proms events are right up his street.

A recent happy client told him "You seemed to naturally know what was needed, without fuss!" we reckon you’ll be equally impressed

Click here for a video of Ian.

the Iron Boot Scrapers

Some may say you’ve never lived if you haven’t been accosted in the street by this zany group of musicians! The Iron Boot Scrapers look like a throwback to the 1920s which makes it all the more amazing to hear them playing current chart material.

All they need to create their own special brand of fun is a performance space and an audience – a busy street or your special event will suit them fine.

 Join in with the fun as they play The Monkees’  I'm A Believer , Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive, James Brown’s I Feel Good, Plug In Baby by Muse or Outkast’s Hey Ya, etc.

Off the screen, an audience member says “if I  was having a party, these are the guys I would like to play” – can’t say fairer than that.

Please take a look at the video and call Apple County for more details

Click here for a video of the Iron Boot Scrapers.

Jelly Hammer

This is a 21st century band who take pride in delivering an original and professional performance, perfect for energising any event. Their bang up to date repertoire is composed of guaranteed floor fillers, often arranged into mash ups to keep you partying.

When you book JellyHammer you'll be getting cutting edge musicians and sounds with client satisfaction as their number one priority.

Whatever your event, big or small, private or public, they’ll provide nothing less than the highest standards of performance and musicianship. Their energy is explosive all night long and they’ll look the part too with their own smart, distinctive styling, or formal suits or black tie tuxedos.

Click here for a video of Jelly Hammer.

Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band

This week we feature a ‘must see’ band for discerning Soul fans everywhere. They’re celebrating more than 20 years in the business playing from Soho to Cairo and supporting everyone from Van Morrison and Edwin Starr to Jools Holland and The Pasadenas.

This is the way to play Stax, Soul and Motown, with a full 10 piece band: great brass section, girl backing singers, pulsating rhythm section and Big Mac himself on lead vocals. You’ll get not only great musicianship but also a great performance.

This is a truly hot band - the real deal - playing classic soul as if their lives depended on it.

Click here for a video of Big Mac.

Rhapsody, Is This The Real Queen?

What can we tell you about Rhapsody, Is This The Real Queen?  All we need to do is quote some comments made by previous bookers:

Octoberfest, Bangalore “welcome you back any time”
Fakefest, Southsea “your rendition of Queen was spot on - fantastic”
Grand Theatre, Swansea “great to hear alternative Queen tracks played live – amazing renditions”
Parkfeesten Gistel, Belgium “Best performance in 10 years – your tribute is the best in Europe”
Ghaxaq Festival, Malta “The return of the Champions”

Please take a look at the short video and contact Apple County for details

Click here for a video of Rhapsody.

Black Jack Davey Keogh

This week it’s a pleasure to feature some authentic Irish music with Black Jack Davey Keogh who’s an Irish multi-instrumentalist, singer & comedian. When he performs solo he plays banjos, mandolin, bouzouki, bodhran, guitar, bagpipes and sings to his own  backing tracks (all his own work). He’ll throw in some very engaging comedy making a great show from the start to the encore.

Davey has played all over the world both solo and fronting his exciting band Wylde Green.

Click here for a video of Davey.

the Man From Funkle

The Man from Funkle is a versatile four piece party band featuring vocals, guitar, bass and drums.

The band's repertoire is extremely broad and varied covering many styles including modern pop and rock, seventies disco and funk!

With a solid foundation in both experience and talent, plus their unique and solid groove, the band are just what you'd expect - a thoroughly professional show with a little bit extra.

So they’ll play their feel good funky music just for you – you have to be good to make it all look so easy.

Why not add their 3 piece horn section to make your night even more special?

Click here for a video of the Man From Funkle.

Pop Rockin 80s/Disco Angels

Were you there the first time round, or have you just grown to love the pop anthems of the 70s, 80s & 90s? Our featured band will treat you to a feast of pop anthems guaranteed to please.

They can take you on a nostalgic trip through the eras, so you choose which decades you like best and they’ll take you on a retro adventure. You can have a whole performance of one decade,  2 one hour sets of 2 different decades, or 3 x 40 minute sets – each featuring a different timeframe.

Of course, they’ll be wearing authentic costumes (and wigs where appropriate) to really set the mood. So if you want the 70s Disco Angels, Pop Rockin’ 80s or the 90s Explosion please get in touch.

The video shows clips from their 70s & 80s sets – we’re eagerly anticipating the arrival of the 90s section.

Click here for a video of Pop Rockin 80s/Disco Angels.

Oye Santana

This week we feature a thrilling tribute to a musical icon. Oye Santana feature some wicked players  – just as you would expect – and generate real excitement amongst audiences. They’ll play you some classic Santana tracks such as Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways, Smooth, Samba Pa Ti, Europa, etc.

Entertainment is definitely a two way process and if the band enjoying the music is a good indicator, then you’re really in for a treat.

 Please take a look at their exciting video and contact Apple County to arrange a fantastic event!

Click here for a video of Oye Santana.

Oas-is

The lyrics may say “you need to be yourself, you can’t be no one else” but if you hear this week’s tribute to Oasis you might change your mind!

Delivering their performance with frightening accuracy and all the attitude you would expect from the real thing, Oas-is aim to  leave you wondering if it really was a tribute you just watched.

Click here for a video of Oas-is.

Vanity Fare

At around 6 minutes, this week’s video is a bit longer than some we feature but it seems a shame to shorten such a happy experience!

 How many people do you know have been earning their living doing the same thing for over 40 years and loved just about every minute? Amongst those lucky few are 3 members of Vanity Fare whose current stage show combines their classic songs such as Gold Disc hits  Hitching A Ride and Early In The Morning with familiar material from other artists who have shaped their musical history.

 In this era when tributes seem to reign supreme, isn’t it great to know you can book the real thing?

Click here for a video of Vanity Fare.

Rod's Faces

Faithfully recreating the music of an artist who has been headlining for forty years is no easy ask, but this week’s band do it with style and ease!

Rod’s Faces bring to life such familiar anthems as Maggie May, Sailing, You’re In My Heart, Handbags & Gladrags, etc. with a faultless vocal tribute and great instrumental skill. They capture the rootsy rock ‘n’ roll sound of Rod Stewart’s early hits with The Faces and move happily through his repertoire of timeless songs.

Contact Apple County to find out more about enjoying this exciting tribute.

Click here for a video of Rod's Faces.

The Pedigree Jazz Band

Some great fun this week with the Pedigree Jazz Band’s Tribute To Trad Jazz.

The video features live excerpts from just two of the many classic tunes on the band’s playlist. The band look immaculate and the music matches their appearance. They have chosen their name very well - it represents the years of experience and expertise which have gone into creating this excellent presentation.

Pedigree are available for parties, corporate functions, clubs, weddings, etc. so please contact Apple County for more info about them and other great jazz bands. Bet you can’t help smiling when you hear the trombone!

Click here for a video of The Pedigree Jazz Band.

Forever In Blue Jeans

This week’s feature plays to sell out theatre audiences across the UK but you have the chance to book them yourself through Apple County.

Forever In Blue Jeans is a terrific 8 piece family show including their excellent 4 piece band. They’ll thrill you with Rock 'N' Roll favourites, authentic Country Music, hits from the 50's through to today featuring Motown Magic and Abba Mania plus many more along the way.

Superlative vocals, stunning costumes and clever choreography make up a show that will send you home singing and wanting more.

Click here for a video of Forever In Blue Jeans.

Atomic Blondie

Celebrating over 30 years of Blondie and their induction into the rock n roll Hall of Fame in 2006, this explosive tribute band have studied Blondie in great detail to recreate the next best thing and make their tribute as authentic as possible!

Atomic Blondie include the hits Heart of Glass, Sunday Girl, Maria, Tide is High, Hanging on the Telephone, Denis, One Way or Another, etc. plus recent versions from Blondie's 'Live By Request' TV Show in the USA.

The show also features trademark Debbie Harry costumes, including the famous 'Bin Liner Outfit' and 'Vulture Tee' as seen in the video for Atomic.

Don’t miss this combination of  top-class professional musicians and stunning vocalist who played Europe’s biggest tribute festival in 2010 where they were the only female fronted tribute to play the main stage over the three day event.

American publication The Blondie Review said “your vocals, Deb-style presentation, the music, the arrangements ….. everything, are most impressive and spot on.

Click here for a video of Atomic Blondie.

Red Embers

This is jazz for the 21st century – a super jazz quartet who bring their very individual style to old classics and modern tunes alike. They’ll take you from Ella Fitzgerald through to Bob Marley, John Lennon and many others. Alice Rowberry and the Red Embers are all about passion, jazz cool and making the music do the talking.

Their desire is to make music that moves people, makes them want to disregard the toe tapping jazz generation and get on down with some serious groove and swing. They don’t just love live music, they live live music (you may have to read that a couple of times!) and they hope you’ll love their music too. 

This video features the band playing Without You – not the most familiar of tunes but you won’t forget it now.  By the way, they’ll also appear as a guitar and vocal duo for smaller parties. Please contact Apple County to find out more about this excellent band.

Click here for a video of Red Embers.

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.

Accolade

“What can I say, wow! What a great evening, thank you so much for the superb entertainment everyone really enjoyed it”

“Thank you for your band’s tremendous performance at our recent Summer Ball. The night went brilliantly and I cannot tell you how much praise was directed towards the music”

“Thank you for doing such a fantastic job on Saturday! The music was brilliant and everyone was up on the dance floor. I have heard so many lovely comments about you since the party and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening (not sure I even left the dance floor at all!!)”

“You were superb with an excellent selection of music played to an extremely professional standard. We were absolutely delighted and could not have booked a better band for our wedding entertainment. We had loads of comments from our guests about how fabulous you were and we agreed”

There’s not a lot we can add to these comments, so please take a look at the video and let Accolade show you what they can do.

Click here for a video of Accolade.

Tight Fit

Looking and sounding better than ever before, Tight Fit are the fantastic group from the 1980s who shot to fame with their number one hit The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

They now perform at functions across the globe from private parties to main stage performances. Very popular on the Gay Pride circuit, they appeared recently as a headline attraction in London’s Trafalgar Square.

Tight Fit love what they do and with an enthusiastic, fun and interactive stage vibe they will get any dance floor moving. They perform 2 x 45 minutes as standard, featuring their own hits plus classic covers of great songs by Rick Astley, The Bangles, The B52s, Katrina and the Waves, etc. so let them transport you to their own Fantasy Island.Wimoweh!

Click here for a video of Tight Fit.

Fragile Sanity

Planning a wedding or any other special occasion can be a joy or a bit stressful to say the least! However, if you choose a band who are very often part of someone’s special day then you know they’ll do their very best to make sure your event is memorable in all the right ways.

Fragile Sanity will do just that and they’ll learn up to 3 requests, including the first dance, if your favourites are not already on their extensive play list.  They don’t charge any extra for this as they want you to be as happy as so many of their previous clients.

The band’s vocal harmonies are great and you’ll hear them through their state of the art sound system. They also supply their own atmospheric lighting rig which is adaptable to the size of the venue – their light and sound engineer will see to all the technical stuff.

Please take a look at the video - it’s a wedding compilation - then contact us to find out more about them.

Click here for a video of Fragile Sanity.

Good Vibrations

You’ll definitely get Good Vibrations when you hear the superb vocal harmonies produced by this excellent band. They recreate the Beach Boys sound immaculately and their slick show includes all the favourites you’d expect to hear:

Get Around, California Girls, God Only Knows, Barbra Ann, Deuce Coupe, Darlin’, Don’t Worry Baby, Fun Fun Fun, Rhonda, Sloop John B, Surfin’ USA, Good Vibrations, Wouldn’t It be Nice, Do You Wanna Dance, etc. In fact, it would be surprising if you weren’t singing the songs already!

The sound on their video has been taken direct from their desk at live performances, so what you hear is definitely what you’ll get. Roll on summer!

Click here for a video of Good Vibrations.

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.

the Cornish Wurzells

They boast it’s entertainment for any occasion and why not? You’ll have a hard job not  to be singing from the first note to the last with all these vintage favourites on offer:- Drink Up Thy Cider, Combine Harvester, Where Be That Blackbird To? etc.

The Cornish Wurzells will bring their rustic West Country charm to any event and engage the audience with their ready smiles and friendly banter. How often do you get to see a sousaphone played live?

Ooh arrr – proper job!

Please take a look at the video clips and let us know if you’d like them to appear for you.

Click here for a video of the Cornish Wurzells.

Five Star Swing

Five Star music you'll just love  – Swing from Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller through to favourite songs such as Mr Bojangles & Bad Bad Leroy Brown plus foot stomping Blues, Jive & Jazz.

Five Star Swing can be any size from four to seventeen players, featuring at least three multi-instrumental vocalists. They’ve played for BBC TV’s “Children in Need”, “Military Wives” national theatre tour, Blenheim Palace, Chelsea Flower Show, Blackpool Tower Ballroom, etc. so you’ll be getting a very special performance.

This magnificent showband is led by Chris Smith - former composer for Herb Miller (Glenn's brother), BBC Big Band and the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium.

"A celebration of classic Swing!" Telegraph

"They swing like crazy - Superb!" Sheila Tracy (B.B.C.)

Click here for a video of Five Star Swing.

Quite Brazen

Not every band can boast that they’ve been selected as finalists in the Westcountry Wedding Awards – Quite Brazen can! Many happy bookers voted for them so you can be sure you’ll have public opinion on your side when you book these talented people.

Available as a hardworking 4 or 5 piece, the band’s high energy performance comes complete with top quality p.a. and lights. They’ll happily provide a disco set too, so you’ll have the complete package for your special occasion.

Click here for a video of Quite Brazen.

JOANovARC

Finding just a few words to say about this band is actually quite difficult as they’ve appeared at so many prestigious venues and festivals world-wide. You may very well be impressed by their list of live appearance credits but here’s something unique - JOANovARC are the first all female UK rock band to have their songs featured on ROCKBAND for Xbox 360!

Their covers set is remarkably diverse and they’ll tell you their influences are Motorhead, Metallica, Joan Jett, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, the Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, etc. They set out to represent the strength of women in the world of rock through their musicianship and performance skill.

Book them for a rock set and they’ll blow you away.

Click here for a video of JOANovARC.

Tazz N Dave

When two remarkable performers get together, you can expect exceptional results. In this case it’s Dave Dean and Ian Towers who’ve combined their talents to create Tazz ‘n’ Dave, an exciting tribute to Chas ‘n’ Dave – a real Rockney treat!

With all the songs and lots of audience involvement, an evening spent in their company will be one to remember.  So if you want a knees up with more rabbit than Sainsbury’s, take a look at the video and give us a shout. Gertcha!

Click here for a video of Tazz N Dave.

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.

The 3ee Gees

Could these guys be re-creating the soundtrack to some of your fun times? The 3ee Gees tribute to some of the greatest singer songwriters of modern times sounds uncannily authentic and is full of the mannerisms of the Brothers Gibb.

You’ll hear all the biggies: You Should Be Dancing, Massachusetts, How Deep Is Your Love, Jive Talkin’, If I Can’t Have You, Words, Chain Reaction, Night Fever, Tragedy, More Than A Woman, Stayin’ Alive etc… Perhaps you’ll be surprised by the stream of hits they wrote for other people too!

If you’re not a Bee Gees aficionado, this show will let you see (and hear) just what you’ve been missing! Please contact Apple County for more info about this superlative performance which comes complete with full light show.

Click here for a video of The 3ee Gees.

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.

Mariachi Jalisco

Their music is irresistible! Wherever they appear, people smile, dance and applaud enthusiastically.

Mariachi Jalisco can bring you their smallest taste of Mexico in the form of just two players or scale up to a whole panoply of musicians and dancers for even more excitement.

David Castro has brought together some of the very finest Mexican musicians in the UK to spread some Latin sunshine. Hear the authentic guitars,  guitarron (Mexican bass), vihuela (a close relative of the guitar), violins, trumpet and accordions played with great panache and enjoy their singing too, whether it’s a traditional Mexican tune or something from the UK charts given their own special treatment!

Click here for a video of Mariachi Jalisco.

Kingdom

With two superb singers out front and a powerhouse rhythm section behind, party band Kingdom ooze style, charisma and are highly entertaining.

They perform a wealth of greatest hits from the 60's to the present day so they’ll please even the most jaded audience with their full throttle show. An evening with Kingdom will take you from the Jackson 5 to Justin Timberlake, from ACDC to Otis Redding and from Queen to Daft Punk. They pride themselves on growing their repertoire so no two performances are ever the same.

This band will definitely move your party into top gear.

Click here for a video of Kingdom.

The Copperfield Ensemble

Unusual event needing an unusual attraction? How’s about a  Steampunk band? These guys have performed at The Full Steam Metal Jacket Festival in Wales, Morwellham Quay in Devon and other venues across the West Country.

Something original is certainly what you’ll get with The Copperfield Ensemble. The Ensemble play Neo-Victorian Music Hall Steampunk music and they’re all either classically trained musicians or experienced rock musicians.

This is a family friendly band who specialise in getting any audience singing and dancing along, with songs that tell stories of historical figures and events. How many other bands do you know who sing about Isambard Kingdom Brunel or use a shovel as a percussion instrument?

Click here for a video of The Copperfield Ensemble.

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.

Tin Pan Allies

Not using a conventional venue? Then you might need a slightly unconventional band! The Tin Pan Allies are perfectly suited to just about any event - indoors or out. They don’t need amplification, a stage, or even a three-pin socket! They can play directly to your guests or delegates and circulate to entertain and delight.

They play acoustic, jazzy, swing music as you may not have heard it before. How about some Michael Jackson, Pharrell Williams, Kinks or Soft Cell mixed with traditional songs such as When You’re Smiling or Morecambe & Wise’s anthem Bring Me Sunshine, to create the perfect atmosphere?

They can play anything with a good tune, so expect pop hits from the last hundred years or so!  Please watch the video to experience some Vaudeville Swing...

Click here for a video of Tin Pan Allies.

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.

Blak Flamez

Originally formed in 1973 by Buggsy Durant, the Blak Flamez were one of the pioneers on the Bristol reggae/ska scene. Fast forward to 1990 and you’ll find them winning various music awards, writing and performing  soundtracks with stars of film and TV.

They’ve always had great success touring the UK presenting their live show, playing their own brand of music just how audiences like it.

If you want your music authentic, that’s exactly what you’ll get! The Flamez just love what they play and you’ll be in the land of ska from the first note to the last.

The Blak Flamez- still burning the place down!

Click here for a video of Blak Flamez.

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.

One Night Of Rock

An impressive compilation of Rock Classics is just part of the One Night Of Rock Show - this is not just a tribute, this is real rock music played with guts and gusto.  They can tailor the production to suit most reasonable sized venues and have a state of the art laser light show for the right occasion.

From the video, the eagle eyed may recognize our good friends Joan Ov Arc providing the powerhouse music so you know it’s really going to be an entertainment treat.

Can’t decide whether you prefer Queen to Clapton, The Stones to The Who, Guns ‘n’ Roses to Iron Maiden, Led Zep to Quo? You don’t have to write a rock wish list, all these greats are there and a whole lot more.

Click here for a video of One Night Of Rock.

In The Midst

In The Midst is a collective of busy musicians who love to perform. Their set list covers a range of well loved tunes so you're guaranteed a great time.

Our video features one of their live performances so you can really get a feel for the energy and passion they could bring to your pub, club, party, wedding, reunion or holiday venue, complete with lights and PA.

Click here for a video of In The Midst.

Modern Romance

If you were around in the 80s, hope you’ll remember this band with great affection! With a string of best-selling hits in the UK & around the world, Modern Romance filled the airways and many dance floors with their distinctive Latin vibe.

In 2016, the latest incarnation of the band is delighting audiences with a vibrant live show and introducing some current material to please their many fans and anyone new to their music.

So it’s time to turn up the heat with Everybody Salsa, Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey, High Life and lots more. And what of Best Years Of Our Lives? Well, Shrek fans all over the world have left cinemas singing along to this great song.

For parties, festivals and special events, they could be just what you need so please get in touch with Apple County for more details.

Click here for a video of Modern Romance.

WSophisticated 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.

Los Palmas 6

This 7 piece Madness tribute band is as authentic as it gets. The music never dates and their appeal never lessens so these guys are bound to please.

Sax player Steve appeared for 8 years as part of the original band and is featured on many of their recordings so you’ll be getting the real deal. If you need more persuasion, other members of the band have played with Bad Manners, the UK Subs, etc., need we say more?

In this fantastic night of fun, nostalgia, dancing and especially good music you’ll hear Baggy Trousers, One Step Beyond, Nightboat to Cairo, Lovestruck, It Must Be Love and all the other great songs that have made Madness such enduring stars.

Click here for a video of Los Palmas 6.

Reflex 80s

All the fun of the 80s encapsulated in a talented, charismatic duo. You’ll hear lots of your favourite dance tracks and your feet will be on the move from beginning to end.

Mark plays a fascinating keytar (a stylish cross between a keyboard & a guitar – so 80s!) meaning the audience will have lots of visuals to enjoy along with the super sounds.

Of course, being a duo, Reflex 80 can play the smallest of venues but also have the power to fill a substantial space.  Live music, great singing & excellent use of technology, what’s not to enjoy?

Click here for a video of Reflex 80s.

The Berries Ultimate 60s Tribute

When you call yourself ‘The Ultimate’ audience expectations are going to be high and in this case you will definitely not be disappointed!  To do something this well and make it look so easy, there’s an awful lot of skill and hard work in the background.

The Berries vocal harmonies are tremendous, their presentation is slick and to say they look the part is an understatement.

If you’d like a 60s treat for your next get together then do yourself a big favour and contact Apple County for more details about this superb band.

Click here for a video of The Berries.

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.

Jenny Phillips

It’s a simple fact that if the kids are happy then so are their parents! This week’s featured artist is a children’s entertainer who will involve children and parents alike in a 45 minute show full of challenges, teamwork and fun. The pirate theme is always a hit with kids of all ages and is also an ideal theme for parties where dressing up will make all the difference. Let Jenny Swashbuckle guide you to the hidden treasure! Please contact Apple County for more details about this excellent family show and lots more exciting children’s entertainers.

Click here for a video of Jenny.

KGS Face Painting

It seems that almost no children’s event is complete without a face painter and Apple County can supply lots of these talented people in many areas of the UK. This week’s featured artist Karen Gonsalves Stone has a lovely imagination and will transform a child’s face or hand with an image of their choice.

Karen takes this to another level with body art including baby bump painting which can be a truly liberating experience for an expectant mum. She also specialises in henna art, so you can experience the fun of a tattoo but know that it will definitely wear off and won’t cause you any pain.

Please take a look at the video below for examples of Karen’s work and contact Apple County to discuss this exciting entertainment.

Click here for a video of Karen's art.

Clown Bert

What better way to start the New Year than with some tickly, bubbly, comedy magicky juggling and fun?

Bert’s a very talented chap whose walkabout mix ‘n’ mingle clowning is loved by audiences of all ages.

Clown Bert's children’s show is suitable for 3 to 8 year olds and combines Comedy Magic, Big Bubbles, Spectacular Juggling & a Plate Spinning finale, with all sorts of fun in between. He’ll also give the kids a chance to brush up on their circus skills with Diablo, Flower Stick, Poi & much more. Then send them home happy with one of Bert’s specially created balloon models.

Party? Sorted!

Click here for a video of Bert clowning around!

Zoobee

Zoobee is an exceptional Children’s entertainer whose clever mix of entertainment will engage any audience. He includes exciting magic, puppetry, ventriloquism and comedy.

When it comes to accolades, Zoobee really has something to boast about: he was voted Children’s Entertainer of the Year 2013 by the Blackpool Magic Convention and Kidology’s Children’s Entertainer of the Year in 2012. For the last 14 years, he’s been resident children’s entertainer at Hatton Country World in Warwickshire but he still has time for lots of private parties and corporate events.

So if you’d like someone exceptional for your Children’s Show or Party, Zoobee’s your man. Please contact Apple County for more details about him and other action packed Children’s Shows.

Click here for a video of Zoobee.

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.

Miss Popularity

Canadian born Tess Cartwright, aka Miss Popularity, is now based in the UK after travelling the world with her high energy performance style. Miss Popularity’s show will take your children on a wild journey through role-play, magic, juggling, puppetry and balloons.

Her enthusiasm is truly infectious and she can theme her costume and balloons to just about any theme – now there’s a challenge!

For children or adults, Miss Popularity can create classy balloon models for events with class! Balloon jewellery, headpieces and caricatures are all part of her repertoire.

And for the growed ups, her other creation Dr. Pop performs a 20 minute balloon act using audience participation, stand-up comedy and balloons! Dr. Pop has a PHD in Latex Studies and you’ll be amazed by her ridiculous balloon experiments which combine music, danger and dance.

Click here for a video of Miss Popularity.

Absolutely Painted Faces

So face painting has to be pretty? Absolutely not!
Face painting is just for children? Absolutely not!

In the hands of a skilled designer with lots of creative flair, face painting is for just about anyone. Suzanna does a mean line in scary monsters and moody dinosaurs as well as some really pretty stuff. Her original designs are created on your living canvas and easily removed when the fun is over.

Looking for something different for a party, festival, fete or corporate team building event? How about a face painting workshop, where you get to learn some techniques, create your own design on paper and then transfer it safely onto someone else’s face? You’ll also be a model for someone else’s creativity.

Of course, Absolutely Painted Faces use only the best quality, safe materials.  

Click here for a video of Absolutely Painted Faces.

Clown Zaz

Not everyone can actually tour their own small circus but Clown Zaz has done this for 2 seasons with great success, plus lots of work, early starts & some heavy lifting as he builds his own venue before performing!

Hand-picked circus performers work in Circus Pazaz creating a full circus themed show to amaze & entertain you. Shows can be tailored to suit budgets & feature quality acts including aerial hoop, silk or trapeze on their own free standing aerial rig.

When the tent has been packed away for the winter, Zaz would love to be your Christmas Elf or set up his circus stage from inside the tent for a more elaborate office party or family event.

Please take a look at this charming video, produced by the BBC and contact Apple County for details about the shows.

Click here for a video of Zaz.

Gerry Graham's Travelling Pantos

Thinking about heading for the beach? Must be time to start thinking about panto ……….. oh yes it is!

In 2015, Gerry Graham’s cast of 6  will be touring Robin Hood – the Panto with their usual high quality script: fast moving, relevant and funny! There’s always a happy ending, the villains always get their just deserts, the principal boy is a thigh-slapping hero and the dames are outrageous without offending!

Every pantomime has an original musical score, with a combination of specially written character songs, pop classics and chart hits.

What would you need to provide? Well – an audience and a couple of dressing rooms just about covers it.  They can adapt to just about any stage with a portable, free standing set, stage lighting, quality sound and effects.

The video montage gives some info on this year’s show and cast pictures of their 2014 production.

Captain Calamity & Colonel Custard

Welcome to the world of some fantastic children’s entertainers! Two of the best get together to share with you a couple of tricks you can use to show off or better still, let the kids have a look and they can stun you and their mates!

Captain Calamity presents a variety of shows using balloons, bubbles, science and a great deal of fun for kids of all ages and Colonel Custard was voted Children’s Entertainer of the Year in 2104 & 2015 with his super, fun-filled magical mayhem!

Contact Apple County to see how they can  work for you.

Click here for a video of Captain Calamity & Colonel Custard.

Paul Adams

We could all do with a good laugh and there are lots of excellent comedians to help make sure we do just that! Individual taste plays such a big part here so we’re happy to suggest a range of funny people to fit the bill. Comedy is often defined as ‘mainstream’ or ‘alternative’ and we can cover both ends of the spectrum.

Paul Adams is original, bright, fresh and, above all, very funny. He travels the world making audiences happy and has appeared on some of the world’s most prestigious cruise liners and in theatres and clubs on both sides of the Atlantic. His humour is clean and totally inoffensive so could he be the one for you? Please take a look at his video for a taste of things to come.

Paul is producing some new material, so check back here soon!

Price & McCoy

This is totally original & appeals to all ages. A dynamic performance including spectacular acrobatics combined  with a hilarious and heart-warming connection to the audience . Price and McCoy feature non-stop action, sensational fun and humour! A barrage of energetic tumbles, high throws and spectacular acrobatic balances . See the 'Dive-of-Death and the 'Head-to-Head' balance ending with McCoy in the  suitcase.  A highlight in any programme.

Click here for a video of them in action.

Jay McGee

A truly larger than life performance is what you get from the guy who has been dubbed '120 kilos of all round good clean fun'. This is Jay McGee who will treat you to a solid hour of silliness, daft stories, some fantastic vocal impressions and seriously good singing.

Jay can be a bit saucy but never ever blue, so his show suits a really wide range of audiences. He’s equally at home in RAF bases, High Army Balls, cruises, theatres, and holiday parks both in the UK and abroad.

Jay can be seen in his own show, but he is also the lead singer and front comedy man for the famous 60’s group The Rockin Berries, remember “He’s In Town” and “Poor Man's Son”? The Rockin Berries are a fast moving high energy comedy show band who have been at the top of their profession for the last 40 years. One of the few remaining 60’s groups with an original member!! And still voted one of the top show bands in the UK!

Click here for a video of Jay.

Paul Fredericks

Updated with a great new video!

This artist has an outstanding singing voice and a unique vocal style with a range covering three and a half octaves. Paul Fredericks’  material ranges from gems of the 50s & 60s and  West-End show tunes, with a sprinkling of classical and  ever popular swing and big band.

He also has a second string to his bow: Paul is among that rare group of artistes who are amazing vocalists and funny too!. He punctuates his show with clean, anecdotal and observational humour, so he’s the real deal, guaranteed to please.

Paul spent 12 years travelling the world as a member of The New Vaudeville Band  whose hits included “Winchester Cathedral”, “Peek-a-Boo” and “Finchley Central” and now his solo career has gone from strength to strength.

Click here for our new video of Paul.

Ben Nickless

Ben Nickless started out on the comedy circuit in 2004 having spent 4 years getting excellent training in Holiday Parks. In 2006 he appeared on BBC television, winning his heat of Let Me Entertain You hosted by Brian Conley. This has been followed by exciting Summer and Panto Seasons in some beautiful theatres across the UK.

 Ben is also a great hit in cabaret at private parties and corporate functions, providing audiences with an evening of great fun and hilarity.

 Please take a look at Ben’s video and contact Apple County to find out more about Ben or lots more comedy options

Click here for a video of Ben.

Keith "The Thief" Charnley

A pick-pocket steals from the pockets of others in public places. Keith Charnley pleads guilty to that charge and is a first class entertainer.

Keith can work any venue without the use of stooges and his comic skills, with quick-fire adlibs, allow him to improvise in any situation. His work for major national holiday companies has taken him all over the UK and Europe including cruising the Mediterranean. He has also featured on national radio and television (but not as a rogue on Crimewatch – just in case you had any doubts!)

This versatile, comedy entertainer is great in cabaret, theatre, crime prevention seminars and theme parties. He is equally well-received at corporate functions. So as an after dinner speaker, presenter, close-up performer or speciality act, Keith is much in demand and a very impressive performer.

Click here for a video of Keith.

Dan The Hat

Here’s a 45 minute frenzy of comedy, skill and audience participation -whether they like it or not! From the outset, Dan The Hat wows any audience with his fast paced, highly polished speciality act. Dan will bring great fun to all who watch him with his supreme yo yo skills, awesome hat manipulation, juggling with finesse, ball spinning, slick Diabolo, the tennis can and the one and only ‘Cups and Spoons'.

He shouts, he laughs ….. sometimes he even cries. This fresh, skilful, quick witted show is Dan’s daring attempt to rid the world of the mundane.

Click here for a video of Dan.

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.

Flying Follies

A brand new show featuring Terrence Price, from the world renowned comedy acrobatic duo Price & McCoy (our feature on July 9, 2012) "Compagnie En Plein Vol".

Terry, Pauline and Yoann combine breathtaking acrobatics with elegance and comedy in this unique show. Superb costumes and immaculate presentation are just what you would expect from this talented combination and, depending on the event and situation, the show can last from 3 to 55 minutes.

How about this? A workshop and show together - the workshop takes place before the show and participants become part of the performance.  So a workshop for adults or children and a show for you to enjoy. Please get in touch for more details.

Click here for a video of Flying Follies.

Gerry Graham's Travelling Pantos

Thinking about heading for the beach? Must be time to start thinking about panto ……….. oh yes it is!

In 2015, Gerry Graham’s cast of 6  will be touring Robin Hood – the Panto with their usual high quality script: fast moving, relevant and funny! There’s always a happy ending, the villains always get their just deserts, the principal boy is a thigh-slapping hero and the dames are outrageous without offending!

Every pantomime has an original musical score, with a combination of specially written character songs, pop classics and chart hits.

What would you need to provide? Well – an audience and a couple of dressing rooms just about covers it.  They can adapt to just about any stage with a portable, free standing set, stage lighting, quality sound and effects.

The video montage gives some info on this year’s show and cast pictures of their 2014 production.

Matthew Baylis

If you’re very easily offended, perhaps you should give this artist video a miss but comedian Matthew Baylis plays on the fact that he’s a bit posh and takes his humour in unexpected directions!

He can adapt his show to suit many different audiences. For instance, when he’s appearing for a younger audience he comes over like a rather bad uncle! Unashamedly middle class, Matthew shares stories about growing up, growing old and parenthood which keep audiences laughing whether it’s a club, private party, restaurant, festival or dedicated comedy night.

“Matthew Baylis, whose mixture of ticklingly dry wit and razor-sharp crowd-work kept the audience feeling as if they were indulging in their favourite guilty pleasure.” The Gazette.

Click here for a video of Matthew.

Johnny Tait

Born in London’s Elephant & Castle, Johnny Tait was brought up amongst the Barrow Boys and learnt to make people laugh at a very early age - it was the best way he knew to get himself out of trouble!

From standing street markets to Butlin’s famous Red Coat seemed a natural progression and he’s never looked back. His humour is unashamedly 'old school' and he will happily adapt his comedy set for any audience: young or old, holiday park or theatre, corporate event or military base, working men's club or old folks’ home.

He loves to do the daft stuff, interspersed with stories and poems, with yarns about growing up and growing old, clever stuff to keep his audience chuckling from start to finish.

Click here for a video of Johnny.

Luke Graves

There are so many stand-up comedians around but you need to be a bit special to face just about any audience. Luke Graves is just that … he has a natural charm and quick wit which endear him to most audiences & make them laugh out loud!

Last summer Luke performed in the Comedy Club on board Allure of The Seas (the largest cruise ship in the world). International audiences in Switzerland, Tenerife, Slovakia and Cyprus have also enjoyed Luke's easy going and confident stage presence.

He creates a comfortable atmosphere with crowds of all ages, telling stories and every day observations with strong punchlines. He’s also appeared at The Edinburgh Festival with other bookings ranging from corporate events to holiday centres – told you he was versatile!

If you’re offended by colourful language, perhaps you should give this video a miss...

Click here for a video of Luke.

KBE Showteam

The KBE Showteam specialize in providing the highest quality all singing all dancing stage production shows for any event, any venue -any time. Thanks to the talent of their team of creative artists, singers, dancers &  choreographers they provide stunning entertainment for corporate production shows and events, cruises and theatres throughout the world.

KBE have a selection of fully produced shows and live music options. Combine these with stunning costumes & breathtaking choreography and you have the complete entertainment package!

Please take a look at their video from a recent tour for just a flavour of what’s in store when you book this excellent Showteam.

Click here for a video of KBE.

The Flaming Feathers

If you’re looking for some fun on stage then you’ll love The Flaming Feathers. These talented girls provide some vintage style cabaret with their Charleston, Jive, Swing, Tap, Can-Can & Burlesque routines. Their costumes are gorgeous and their shows can be family friendly or add a little spice to an all adult event.

 You can choose to book them with an excellent vocalist too.

The Feathers are also happy to mingle with guests offstage wearing their Showgirl outfits – so you can add that all important ‘je ne sais quoi’ to your special occasion.

For more details about adding some glamour without breaking the bank, please contact Apple County.

Click here for a video of The Flaming Feathers.

the Gatsby Girls

The 1920s makes a great theme for a party and if you add some professional glamour, you’ll have a winning combination! The Gatsby Girls will delight you with their Flapper fun and the frolics of the Speakeasy. Their Charleston is performed with infectious energy and you’ll want to join in (especially when they teach you the steps – very easy and great fun).

As you’ll see from the video clips, they’re happy on the smallest of stages or in the great outdoors. Let the Gatsby Girls bring you their own brand of glitz and sophistication!

Updated video here!

Click here for a video of the Gatsby Girls.

Luna Light

This feature will grace many very special occasions! Luna-Light’s stunning multi-colour LED costumes are fully programmable and their physical skills will create a real buzz.

They can appear as angel stilt walkers, ballerina walkabouts or as acrobats on superb free-standing, spinning aerial hoops.

These innovative hoops are featured on our video so please take a look and contact us to find out how they can light up your function.

Click here for a video of Luna.

Viva La Diva

It’s always a pleasure to feature local talent, so would Viva La Diva be just right for your show? This troupe of talented dancers will provide variety, glamour, excitement and a little tease without sleaze!

Their costumes and choreography are gorgeous for fans of traditional feathers, sequins and high heels but they also have some contemporary routines to fit current trends.

These girls are showstoppers in their own right and their smiles will light up your evening whether it be Moulin Rouge, variety or cool cabaret.

Click here for a video of Viva La Diva.

Hoppin' Mad

At the start of the Swing revival in the 1990’s, Graeme & Ann learnt to Lindy Hop and have twice been crowned UK Champions. They have taught and performed across the UK and the US, Denmark, Australia & New Zealand. TV appearances followed and they were asked to choreograph the jitterbug sequence in Aardman Animation's blockbuster Chicken Run.

Their high energy cabaret performance is a joy to watch and guaranteed to get every toe tapping. So if your theme is the 1940s then Graeme and Ann will be happy to appear on their own or with their dance group Hoppin' Mad. Who will be able to resist having a go themselves with their expert guidance?

They’re also happy to teach the bride and groom a special routine for their first dance.

Click here for a video of Hoppin' Mad.

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.

Hoops In Motion

This is a superb, unique and high skilled combination of hula hoop performance with live projected graphics created by the inventive minds of Cirque Bijou. If you’re wanting a performance with jaw dropping impact, this could be just what you need.

It’s contemporary, edgy and sophisticated so sure to amaze your audience whether it’s a small cabaret show or a vast festival. The company have a great stock of well-rehearsed presentations or they’ll happily create something especially for you.

As you’ll see from the video, the Hoops performance was commissioned for The John Bishop Show so you’ll be in very good company. Please take a look at the short video and contact Apple County to find out more.

Click here for a video of Hoops In Motion.

A Night At The Movies

Take 4 classic movies and add 4 classy live performers – what do you get? A bestselling show bound to please!

A Night At The Movies brings you all the hit songs you’d expect, some great costumes and authentic choreography. So you can recreate special moments from 4 much loved films live on your stage.

Mamma Mia, Grease, Dirty Dancing & Saturday Night Fever all feature in this terrific presentation keeping the audience enthralled from start to finish.

Contact Apple County to find out how you can get this crowd pleaser into your venue.

Click here for a video of A Night At The Movies.

Eventimate

There are times when a Disco is the best or only option and there are times when an exceptional Video Disco would be the best option by far!

Eventimate use all their skill and artistry to put together superb video mashups which will turn your event into an unforgettable experience. The music flows and the dancefloor grooves all night.

They’ll also use the screens to interact with guests via Twitter and screen messaging, so every event is personalised and unique. Their sound and light gear can cope easily with just about any venue – we just need to discuss what you need.

If you think that going ‘the extra mile’ is admirable, these guys go the extra mile and then some!

Please take a look at the video and prepare to enjoy.

Click here for a video of Eventimate.

High Jinx

There are some very talented, young performers in the UK and this week’s featured artistes have won awards to prove it. Michael, together with Tamsyn, from High Jinx are holders of the prestigious Magic Circle- Young Magician of the Year trophies for 2009/11, International Brotherhood of Magicians - British Champions and were European Runners Up in the Illusions category awarded by the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques in 2011. From Boston to Blackpool they amaze audiences with their exciting, fast paced show. Please contact Apple County for details of this, and other, truly magical performers.

Click here for a video of High Jinx.

The Unspeakable Magician

Can you help this week’s superb artist spend more time with his family? The Unspeakable Richard Griffin has been performing on board the world's leading cruise liners for the past 15 years but with a new family he dearly wants to work more in the UK. His family friendly shows delight audiences of all ages and his performance without words is ideally suited to any international gathering.

His magic is slick, original and you really won’t know how he does it. Please take a look at his video and get in touch if you would like more information on this talented performer.

Click here for a video of Richard's, unspeakable magic!

Jay Wells

We’ll let out featured artist speak for himself this week: Jay Wells says “Your guests are personally entertained and amazed and you take the credit for a great event! I will provide an assortment of miniature miracles presented in a professional and entertaining style. Guaranteed amazement! My shows are suitable for all kinds of special events from weddings to anniversaries, house warming parties, family celebrations, and so on. Close -up magic is a great way to introduce a special form of entertainment. No rabbits, no doves, just some amazing miracles and a lot of fun for everyone.”

Jay is a Bristol based charmer and can be seen in this video, where he’s plying his trade at parties and even on the street.

Click here for a video of Jay.

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Matthew Garrett

For enthralling Close Up Magic, intimate Cabaret or large scale Stage Illusion, expert magician Matthew Garrett is a natural choice! He has received many accolades awarded by fellow professionals, including UK Magic Circle Close-Up Magician of The Year and full membership of the Magic Circle with Star.

We aren’t the only ones who are impressed, this is what others have said:
“Absolutely Amazing!” – Derren Brown
"No one would have caught you in my department!" - Dame Stella Rimington, former head of MI5
“Wow!” – Michael Owen, Man Utd. & England Football Player
“Entertaining and Enthralling” – Alistair Cook, England Cricket Captain
“Are you available to come back next year?” – John Terry, England Football Captain

The video shows Matthew in Cabaret mode. If you would like to see him working his Close Up skills or performing large scale Illusion, we’ll happily supply further examples so you can book him with the confidence he deserves.

Click here for a video of Matthew.

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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.

Jason Steele and Joanne

There is a great tradition of magicians turning a childhood enthusiasm into a professional career. Jason Steele did just that and after he appeared on TV’s Give Your Mate A Break he was soon working for celebrity audiences as well as delighting many mere mortals around the world.

Jason was joined by Joanna in 2002 combining her extensive dance and choreography skills with Jason’s mystifying magic.

They can adapt their shows to most audiences and venues: their stage show can be done entirely to music with no need for speech when there are no English speakers present; and when there’s no room for big illusions, Jason’s close up routines are first rate fun.

Please watch the video for just a taste of their award winning performance.

Click here for a video of Jason Steele and Joanne.

Matricks Magic

Highly entertaining and perfectly presented, the Matricks Magic & Illusion Show is bound to amaze the most discerning audience.

Alex and Emily are brother and sister which guarantees a unique communication and rapport between them but don’t let that detract from all the hard work, dedication and commitment which has gone into producing  their current show. It’s fast paced, slick and rather quirky, so you’ll be fascinated from beginning to end and they make it all look so easy!

They’re equally at home at in TV & film, corporate events and celebrations, theme parks and cruise ships, theatres and performance venues.

Contact Apple County to see how they can thrill your audience too.

Click here for a video of Matricks Magic.

Benjamin Lycan

Benjamin’s world is full of wonder where nothing is left to chance and everything is tailored to amaze and entertain. He can put together a complete, costumed stage show on a theme and present a spectacle for a sophisticated adult or family audience.

From a 5 minute feature to a full show of enchantment he will take your breath away with illusions designed  to draw you into a world which defies logic.

Benjamin’s shows work perfectly on cruise ships, in cabaret, theatre and holiday venues. No language barriers here, the illusions speak for themselves with eloquence and style.

Click here for a video of Benjamin.

Peter Richardson

Our super acoustic guitarist will play just the right blend of music to create a relaxed atmosphere at your special event. Peter Richardson performs familiar tunes from his Spanish repertoire, or you could choose something Classical, some Jazz or favourites from the Great American Songbook. If you would prefer something nostalgic from the 60s, or songs from Musical Theatre, then Peter will happily perform those too.

Peter’s playing is featured in the short video and don’t forget, he’ll happily learn your favourite if he doesn’t already know it. Please contact Apple County for more information about Peter and other talented instrumentalists. 

Click here for a video of Peter.

Ian Towers

This week’s artist will provide carefully chosen music for your special event. Ian Towers plays a wonderful selection of appropriate and familiar tunes for receptions, parties, functions, dinners, etc.

He will play piano for you and add vocals if you wish. He also works a Duo or Trio and can provide his own excellent piano if required.

And how’s about this? Ian’s Christmas Carol sing-along, complete with song sheets is all ready to go! Ian has lots of other tricks up his musical sleeve: Cockney, Wartime & Last-night-at-the-Proms events are right up his street.

A recent happy client told him "You seemed to naturally know what was needed, without fuss!" we reckon you’ll be equally impressed

Click here for a video of Ian.

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.

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.

Emily Burridge

With technical skill and musical flair Emily Burridge offers a range of beguiling options. Her solo performance of JS Bach’s suites are a joy and her own compositions can be added to the mix creating a unique musical event.

Emily uses sampling technology to build a multi-layered experience, so if you’re used to hearing loops only in current music then Emily’s playing will be a revelation. She’s also part of the duo Incandescendo with inventive percussionist Felix Gibbons – just perfect for cabaret style evenings, concerts and parties.

Looking for something truly unique? Emily also collaborates with pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole. They describe it as electro acoustic chamber music, that’s a new one on us but we have the demos to prove it – please ask.

Click here for a video of Emily.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Lorrie Brown

2012 is a good year for nostalgia and if you need a real crowd pleaser then Lorrie Brown’s theme shows could be just what you need. Lorrie is an excellent singer who has put a great deal of thought into re-creating the sounds of the 1940s, with masses of opportunities for audience participation and singalong fun. You can see her in action in the video below. Please let us know if you would like more details about Lorrie’s performance or any other theme events available from Apple County.

Click here for a video of Lorrie.

Mel Peake

This week we feature a versatile cabaret artist whose shows cover a wealth of styles. Mel Peake is available as Frank Sinatra for a homage to the era of swing and the Great American Songbook and has produced a 2 hour stage show: When Frankie Met Robbie, bringing a little bit of Vegas direct to you! Mel has a wide repertoire covering songs from the 1940s to date and is known for accurate impressions of such artists as Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, etc. Mel has a passion to entertain and his aim is to leave every audience with a smile on their face and some happy memories of a great night out.

The video shows Mel in action with a superb live Big Band but he’s also happy to work with pre-recorded tracks so can suit any venue.  Please contact Apple County for further details.

Click here for a video of Mel.

Leroy Brown

For soul Classics from the late 50s right through to the 80s, here's a man with a dynamic voice full of gravel!

Leroy Badboy Brown, the Ultimate Soul Machine, sings classics from Barry White, The Drifters, Temptations, Four Tops, Wilson Pickett, Jackie Wilson, Lionel Richie, The Commodores, Luther Vandross, etc.  He can cater for all types of soul fanatics, with more than 3 hours of sweet soul songs.

Leroy Brown - so bad, he's good! A feast for your ears on this video. Why not contact Apple County for more details?

Click here for a video of Leroy.

KBE Showteam

The KBE Showteam specialize in providing the highest quality all singing all dancing stage production shows for any event, any venue -any time. Thanks to the talent of their team of creative artists, singers, dancers &  choreographers they provide stunning entertainment for corporate production shows and events, cruises and theatres throughout the world.

KBE have a selection of fully produced shows and live music options. Combine these with stunning costumes & breathtaking choreography and you have the complete entertainment package!

Please take a look at their video from a recent tour for just a flavour of what’s in store when you book this excellent Showteam.

Click here for a video of KBE.

Geoff Taylor

This exceptionally talented artist has been singing and swinging for the last 25 years. Geoff Taylor brings his own brand of style to the timeless, evergreen tunes of the Kings of Cool. Geoff’s amusing patter and funny asides add to his onstage charm and audiences enjoy a relaxed and polished performance.

Very much at home with his own expertly recorded backing tracks, Geoff is equally happy to work with a live band so his performance lends itself to many different venues and occasions.

Click here for a video of Geoff.

Paul Fredericks

Updated with a great new video!

This artist has an outstanding singing voice and a unique vocal style with a range covering three and a half octaves. Paul Fredericks’  material ranges from gems of the 50s & 60s and  West-End show tunes, with a sprinkling of classical and  ever popular swing and big band.

He also has a second string to his bow: Paul is among that rare group of artistes who are amazing vocalists and funny too!. He punctuates his show with clean, anecdotal and observational humour, so he’s the real deal, guaranteed to please.

Paul spent 12 years travelling the world as a member of The New Vaudeville Band  whose hits included “Winchester Cathedral”, “Peek-a-Boo” and “Finchley Central” and now his solo career has gone from strength to strength.

Click here for our new video of Paul.

Mike Sidaway

The secret of a professional is how they make it all look so easy and Mike Sidaway does just that! He’s a consummate piano bar entertainer & also performs stand-up musical tributes to  Elton John, George Michael, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Michael Bublé, Harry Connick Jr, etc. In addition, you can enjoy a Soul & Motown Session, an Acoustic Session, a Country Session and a Musical Theatre Concert.

Mike is based in the south of England, and performs all over the UK with occasional forays into Europe, Asia and the Middle East. November 2012 will find him on board a private yacht for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend at Yas Island.

The video below shows Mike at the piano, singing a few songs from his massive repertoire...

Click here for a video of Mike.

Hometown Glory (Adele Tribute)

Natalie puts her heart and soul into Hometown Glory her  Adele Tribute show, delivering vocals to move any audience. Special attention has been lavished on the detail of Adele's wardrobe, stage presence and rich, soulful voice.

A completely professional show including fully programmed lighting, professional backdrop, and state of the art equipment, making this the perfect Adele Tribute show to book for your venue or event.

Here at Apple County, we love live music so we’re delighted that you can also book this show with piano accompaniment giving you the ultimate Adele Tribute experience

Click here for a video of Natalie.

Michelle Cordelli

This week’s artist has that indefinable something only acquired with experience. Michelle first worked professionally as a cabaret artist at the age of 14 and at 15 joined her first big band in Wales. She went on to appear regularly at London's Hammersmith Palais and Lyceum Ballroom as well as the London Palladium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Belfast Waterfront.

Michelle performs an extensive repertoire from favourite classics made famous by Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald and Doris Day, through to artists of the present day.

One of her most popular current shows is Ready Steady 60s where she sings her way through classic tracks by Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Cilla Black and many more. How many singers can include this on their CV? …. She sang Shout with Lulu in the audience!!

Click here for a video of Michelle.

the Memphis Belles

The Memphis Belles are a stunning 40's and 50's vocal harmony group. With their 3 lovely voices and stylish performance, they’re  guaranteed to have you swinging and shooping along to the sounds of The Andrews Sisters, Vera Lynn, The Chordettes, The McGuire Sisters and many more!

Their passion is for Swing music and carefully rehearsed harmonies, so what could be better than bringing back the memories of the time? They have even put together some delightful choreographed routines to get you 'In The Mood'.

So if your vibe is vintage, The Memphis Belles will bring you a nostalgic treat. Please contact us for available dates

Click here for a video of the Belles.

Ian Towers

This week’s artist will provide carefully chosen music for your special event. Ian Towers plays a wonderful selection of appropriate and familiar tunes for receptions, parties, functions, dinners, etc.

He will play piano for you and add vocals if you wish. He also works a Duo or Trio and can provide his own excellent piano if required.

And how’s about this? Ian’s Christmas Carol sing-along, complete with song sheets is all ready to go! Ian has lots of other tricks up his musical sleeve: Cockney, Wartime & Last-night-at-the-Proms events are right up his street.

A recent happy client told him "You seemed to naturally know what was needed, without fuss!" we reckon you’ll be equally impressed

Click here for a video of Ian.

the Flaming Firemen

So this is the story: a rather different take on the Singing Waiter scenario.

Friends gather for dinner and a fireman, supposedly doing a safety check, bursts into song!

A celebrity is seated next to a complete stranger and completely unbeknown to all but the organiser, she’s a singer too – get the picture?

A novel way to surprise your guests, don’t you think?

We’ve ended this week’s video with a clip of the ‘fireman’ on stage. He’s the excellent tenor David Lawrence who will delight any audience on his own or as part of the Flaming Firemen.

Click here for a video of the Flaming Firemen.

Grace Ellington

Grace Ellington sings with style and passion. Her extensive experience shows in each polished performance, with gorgeous costumes which complement her beautifully delivered presentation.

She’ll sing you plenty of classic soul tracks, some sultry blues or cool jazz – but if you want to party, she has some real party rhythms to get you on the dance floor. So if you like the great songstresses who gave the world some of the best jazz, blues and swing, then Grace is the one for you.

Available with expert musicians or great backing tracks.

Click here for a video of Grace.

Roger Styles

Hope you’ll enjoy hearing this week’s artist as much as the Ferrari F1 team and their guests at the Monaco Grand Prix weekend last year. If you need a recommendation, they’ve invited him back in 2013 and 2014.

 Roger Styles uses a bit of nifty technology to playback parts of his performance on a loop. That’s how he creates layers of sound while he’s playing acoustic guitar and singing some really atmospheric songs.

He’ll be great for your mellow cocktail party, play the bride down the aisle or rock your party with a set that will get people up and dancing.  He can take you from Michael Buble to Biffy Clyro, via Ed Sheeran and Radiohead. Please take a look at the video and see how he works his magic.

Click here for a video of Roger.

Black Jack Davey Keogh

This week it’s a pleasure to feature some authentic Irish music with Black Jack Davey Keogh who’s an Irish multi-instrumentalist, singer & comedian. When he performs solo he plays banjos, mandolin, bouzouki, bodhran, guitar, bagpipes and sings to his own  backing tracks (all his own work). He’ll throw in some very engaging comedy making a great show from the start to the encore.

Davey has played all over the world both solo and fronting his exciting band Wylde Green.

Click here for a video of Davey.

Carl De Marco

Carl de Marco has performed to rave reviews at venues across the worlds, including luxury cruise lines P&O, Fred Olsen and Island Cruises. HIs headline act includes a kaleidoscope of hits from the West End and Broadway which showcase his powerful vocal performance. He’s a dynamic showman guaranteeing a first class performance – every performance.

Carl is also very funny. His comedy quips and audience interaction combine to serve up an unforgettable entertainment experience whether he’s working with a live band or his own professional backing tracks.

Please take a look at Carl’s video recorded on P&O’s Oriana.

Click here for a video of Carl.

Dave Dean

Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Harry Connick Jnr, Matt Monro, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Robbie Williams ……. if you like the music of anyone on this list, then our featured artist is the guy for you. His voice is impeccable and his presentation both impressive and friendly.

Dave Dean performs a tribute to the ever popular Big Band sound and the very best of the Crooners. His show can be tailored to your event  – just a short cabaret set or an evening’s entertainment with his own disco set up to play your favourite dance floor fillers.

But that’s not all, Dave also performs the only UK tribute to superstar Andy Williams which first found success on ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes. Who can forget such timeless classics as Moon River, Music To Watch Girls By, Solitaire and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You?

Click here for a video of Dave.

George McCrae

Performing solid-gold, No1 hits Rock Your Baby, You Can Have It All and It’s Been So Long, George McCrae is available for a limited number of dates at selected venues from September 2013.

In 1974, George’s soaring falsetto took Rock Your Baby to the very top of the British Singles Chart. The worldwide hit was voted Single Of The Year by Rolling Stone Magazine and announced the arrival of a truly legendary live performer.

George will be touring the world to perform the hit songs that saw him dubbed the ‘King of Disco Soul’ during the 70s and 80s. His pitch-perfect vocals have lost none of their quality – he still hits those amazing high notes as he thrills audiences with his exciting live shows.

George achieved 2 platinum singles, two platinum albums &14 gold records, with Rock Your Baby selling a staggering 80 million copies worldwide.

Apple County is delighted to be able to offer dates on George in association with his management company, so please take a look at these video extracts and contact us for details.

Click here for a video of George.

Kelly as Dolly Parton

A wicked tribute this week, with a wicked sense of humour! Not only will Kelly sing you all Dolly Parton’s memorable hit songs but her witty repartee will keep the audience entranced, just like Dolly.

Complete with gorgeous costumes and the ambition to be the very best, Kelly is a real class act. She’s available with sheet music for a live band or completely self-contained with own backing tracks. Kelly was recently voted No 1. Dolly Parton Tribute Act by the Agents’ Association of Great Britain and they’re a hard bunch to please!

Please take a look at this short video compiled from a live show and contact Apple County for an entertainment treat. 

Click here for a video of Kelly.

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Dean Torkington

This 90 minute show takes you through Elton John's early hits including Your SongDanielGoodbye Yellow Brick Road  to the present day so welcome to Captain Fantastic! The performance comes complete with a white baby grand piano and a Sound and Lighting technician.

This show has toured many prestigious venues, both home and abroad and is widely recognised as the nearest thing to Sir Elton John, so much so that Dean was invited to double for Elton on one of his videos from the Love Songs album.

Dean was also honoured to be endorsed by Hercules - The Official Elton John fan club, playing at two Elton John Conventions!

If Elton’s ardent fans love him, with any luck you will too.

Click here for a video of Dean.

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.

Gary Jay

There are many tributes to The King but not many have been endorsed so enthusiastically by people who actually knew and worked with him! Gary Jay’s show is full of the familiar songs and moves which made Elvis a household name and bring back memories to so many.

Gary has worked world-wide and you can book him to be in your building complete with high-quality sound, lighting and stage set.

Click here for a video of Gary.

Lucy Harvey

If you’re putting together a variety night or you want someone distinctive for a holiday venue or party, then Lucy Harvey would be ideal! She’s a talented singer and sax player who has put together a family friendly show which can be adapted to suit your audience.

Lucy creates a great atmosphere and provides plenty of opportunities for audience participation. She’s a class act with her own backing tracks and some eye-catching instruments on stage.

So don’t miss this talented lady, we can give you more details about her performance and tell you when she’s available.

Click here for a video of Lucy.

Reunited

Bringing back the sounds of Motown and Detroit in a slick show with great vocal harmonies, this is Reunited.

Wales is famous for its voices and here are some very special ones with great range and the talent to present them for your enjoyment.  Their material will be very familiar to fans of the great sounds produced in the 60s & 70s so prepare to bring back the good times with these 4 likeable guys.

This show comes complete with great lighting so it’s the complete package for a great night out.

Click here for a video of Reunited.

the Alfie Kingston Duo

Just two acoustic guitars and two voices in harmony make up this week’s feature – no electronic gizmos, no backing tracks or sequencers. The Alfie Kingston duo is really in demand where the occasion demands quality live music with nowhere to hide. They’ve played many weddings, birthday parties and intimate after-dinner sets.

They always take the trouble to find out what sort of music will make you happy and their approach is professional from beginning to end. So you can scan the decades from The Beatles,  David Bowie, Soft Cell, Snow Patrol right through to The Killers.

They’ll even include a disco if you need that little extra to end the event.

Click here for a video of Alfie.

The Bluebirds

These two girls will take you from Elizabethan England with their outrageous costumes, through operatic favourites to the incisive humour of 1930s Berlin and on to Broadway. The Bluebirds present their very individual cabaret featuring divine voices and devilish humour, together with some excellent playing from their pianist, band or lute player – depending on which presentation you pick.

They can work their vocal magic around your dinner when they’ll choose a selection of operatic delights to complement the occasion.

Barbie Girl also makes an appearance but not usually like this! Intrigued? ……….. please take a look at the video and let us know if they can make your event even more special.

Click here for a video of The Bluebirds.

Vixens of Vogue

If Apple County’s clients are anything to go by, Soul and Motown must feature amongst the most enduring and most loved music ever to take the world by storm. This week we are happy to feature some girls who do this very well – the Vixens of Vogue sing with such commitment and conviction, they’ll have you feeling  good too.

They’ll bring you great songs from Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, Four Tops, Labelle, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Cee Lo Green, Lady Ga Ga, Duffy and more.  If you want to party, they’ll supply the atmosphere and turn up the heat with their classy performance. If 3 Vixens don’t suit your stage or event, they can leave 1 Vixen back in the den.

As they always say "Life is a song.... SING IT!"

Click here for a video of Vixens of Vogue.

Mark Andrew Smith

Good things often come in small packages and our featured artist certainly proves that point. Mark Andrew Smith may not be the tallest guy on the planet  but he provides a high energy vocal performance with some unusual medleys and plenty of involvement  for audiences of whatever shape or size!

He comes from the tradition of cheeky Northern chappies and his aim is to stun you with his big voice and a personality guaranteed to make you smile.

His range of songs spans the decades so there really is something for just about everyone!

"Mark Andrew Smith is a pint-size portion of awesome." Tencreek holiday park

Click here for a video of Mark.

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.

Luciee Marie Closier (in conjuncton with Lavish PR)

When someone with a great voice and a high public profile is just what you want for your venue, then look no further than Luciee Marie Closier who at just 17 made a real name for herself on the 2014 series of BBC TVs The Voice and won many hearts along the way.

She’s a charming performer with a great future and you can be part of that at a surprisingly affordable cost!

Click here for a video of Luciee Marie Closier.

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.

Gary Grace

One of the UK's most stylish vocalists, providing a touch of class at weddings, private functions and corporate events, Gary Grace appears throughout the UK & Europe and further afield aboard cruise liners. He sings timeless classics by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Matt Monro, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Bobby Darin, Nat 'King' Cole and Michael Buble, so swing is most definitely his thing!

Recent TV credits include 2 appearances on the BBC TV’s ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ and SKY TV’s ‘Cruising With The Stars’.

Gary can appear solo or supply a variable sized band (up to an 8-piece). Where possible, he appears with an all-female band for a distinctive look and appeal.

You can choose some easy listening music for dinner or a drinks reception, something more up tempo for dancing, or a wide range of pop/soul & rock n roll classics – or a combination of them all.  If there’s no DJ, Gary will make his P.A. available to play background or dance music to finish the night.

Please take a look at the video and ask Apple County about Gary for a real touch of class!

Click here for a video of Gary.

Rachael Roberts

Glamorous costumes, a honeyed Welsh speaking voice, unrivalled stage presence and. most importantly, the powerhouse vocals,  make Dame Shirley Bassey one of the most famous singers ever to come out of Wales.

Rachael Roberts presents a respectful, authentic and heartfelt tribute to this icon of the world of entertainment.

Songs include Diamonds Are Forever, Kiss Me Honey Honey, Something, Get This Party Started, This Is My Life and, of course, the show-stopping Goldfinger.

Rachael’s Welsh roots and physical similarities to her idol make her ideally suited to emulate the girl from Tiger Bay. Audiences will be captivated by the style, the mannerisms and the undisguised emotion of this knockout show!

Click here for a video of Rachael.

In The Mood

Time for some nostalgia? Stylish entertainment with distinction? Planning for 2015?  Then the three talented singers who make up IN THE MOOD will provide you with a musical treat.

They cover music from the 40s and across the years, giving each tune their own distinctive harmony treatment. They’d be just right for a vintage wedding, your hotel or a corporate event. Their songs are carefully chosen and arranged, with excellent quality backing tracks & their choreographed moves create a most engaging show.

Click here for a video of In The Mood.

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.

The 3ee Gees

Could these guys be re-creating the soundtrack to some of your fun times? The 3ee Gees tribute to some of the greatest singer songwriters of modern times sounds uncannily authentic and is full of the mannerisms of the Brothers Gibb.

You’ll hear all the biggies: You Should Be Dancing, Massachusetts, How Deep Is Your Love, Jive Talkin’, If I Can’t Have You, Words, Chain Reaction, Night Fever, Tragedy, More Than A Woman, Stayin’ Alive etc… Perhaps you’ll be surprised by the stream of hits they wrote for other people too!

If you’re not a Bee Gees aficionado, this show will let you see (and hear) just what you’ve been missing! Please contact Apple County for more info about this superlative performance which comes complete with full light show.

Click here for a video of The 3ee Gees.

Vanessa Lee

The word vintage is very much in vogue and there are many happy events to celebrate and sad events to commemorate over the next few years.

Singer Vanessa Lee calls her vintage show Hour Glass and includes lots of favourites which will bring back memories to those who were around in the 40s & 50s. She’ll also give some insight into the style of those times for younger audiences.

Her wardrobe, hair and make-up re-create those glamorous days and she can choose her music tracks to suit a roistering singalong or more sophisticated soiree.

Click here for a video of Vanessa.

The Exmouth Shanty Men

Devon’s “original buoy band” do it with gusto!

The Exmouth Shanty Men are an international award-winning act whose flourishing reputation is founded on the authenticity and integrity of their performance. They dress in period costume and put their songs back onto the decks of tall ships or into dockside taverns where they rightfully belong; splicing together hard-bitten work shanties, gentle forebitters and sea songs delivered with pathos.

They’ve appeared at the 2012 Olympics, the Tall Ships Regatta, theatres, pubs, corporate events & festivals and are described as “just sensational” by BBC’s Judi Spiers. They have recorded 4 albums, featured on TV & radio in several countries and played to enthralled audiences across the UK and Europe.

Click here for a video ofThe Exmouth Shanty Men.

Forever Dean

The word cool was coined for this guy! Dean Martin was one of a kind with natural charisma, laid back style and Latin class. He created a comedic character with a penchant for alcohol (apparently all an act).

Forever Dean re-creates the ambience and charm of Dean Martin’s era. William breathes new life into the songs of this fully paid up member of the Rat Pack and you’ll hear some true music classics such as Everybody Loves Somebody (Sometime), Sway and You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You.

For a relaxed show with easy listening in mind, you’re in the right place, so take a look at the video and contact Apple County for more details.

Click here for a video of Forever Dean.

The Motellas

Every song a smash hit, every costume a work of art, every move choreographed with skill – what more could you want?

The Motellas are a fresh, dynamic Motown tribute delivering classics from Diana Ross, The Three Degrees, The Four Tops and many more from this unforgettable era. These three girls have really done their homework on Motown to make your night an enjoyable one.

Contact Apple County for more details and available dates on this superb show.

Click here for a video of The Motellas.

Joe Edwards

After extensive residencies on board cruise ships and in hotels in Europe, Joe Edwards recently  completed a season in Greece and is now looking forward to spending some time in the UK.

He’s a talented guitar vocalist who performs with backing tracks and an electric guitar where a lively set is required or he’s great for a stripped down acoustic  set where it’s just Joe’s voice and his atmospheric  acoustic guitar.

With over 200 songs on his list, there’ll be something to please just about anyone, so please take a look at the video and get in touch with Apple County to see how Joe can make your audience happy.

Click here for a video of Joe.

Lorrie Brown as Kate Bush

If you didn’t get your ticket to see Kate Bush when she appeared live, then you might like to relive her glorious and individual performance with Lorrie Brown’s Salute Show.

Sung with artistic intensity and a real passion for the material, this show features some truly timeless songs. You will hear Wuthering Heights, Man With The Child In His Eyes, Running Up That Hill, Babooshka, Cloudbusting, etc.

Lorrie’s Salute shows are full of attention to detail and her costumes are a delight. So please contact us for details of how and when you can stage this gem which runs for up to 60 minutes.

Click here for a video of Lorrie Brown as Kate Bush. Plus bonus video here!

Ben Fletcher

Need a musician with a lot of talent and a bit of attitude? Then Ben Fletcher could be just the guy for you. He’s crafted some great backing tracks from scratch to support his excellent live guitar playing so everything you hear on the video will be what you get on a live performance.

Ben’s performance is suitable for so many occasions: corporate party, wedding, hotel, club, family get together, etc. He can create a great atmosphere or get people dancing – the choice is yours.

The video is very short (Ben’s research tells him most people make up their mind in around 15 seconds!) but Apple County can give you more details so please get in touch.

Click here for a video of Ben.

Ruff Diamonds

The Ruff Diamonds duo provide adrenaline filled Soul, Motown classics & party favourites and Swing when you least expect it!

Their obvious enjoyment of what they do will have your dance floor packed and a smile on everyone’s face. These guys really know how to get your party started.

When the Ruff Diamonds Show takes off, their powerhouse vocals, slick dance steps and audience participation mean satisfaction guaranteed. It takes a class act to make it all look so effortless.

Click here for a video of Ruff Diamonds.

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.

Divas Of Soul

Superb choreography combined with a high energy performance produce a  great show honouring some fabulous Divas. You’ll love their take on songs by Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Sister Sledge, Tina Turner, etc.

Gorgeous costumes complement their equally gorgeous vocal harmonies. The Divas Of Soul perform with passion and commitment so you can enjoy a real Diva party.

With favourites songs such as We Are Family, Dancing In The Street, Ain’t Nobody, and lots, lots more, you’ll be transported to the heyday of Soul and Motown.  Respect!

Click here for a video of Divas Of Soul.

Le Jazz Hot Duo

Specialising in scintillating vocal music for weddings, anniversaries, cruise ships and corporate events, these classy ladies cover Jazz, Swing & Musical Theatre hits.

Their large repertoire includes songs by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Etta James, Nat King Cole, Julie London, Sammy Davis Jnr and Michael Buble along with hits from classic shows including Cabaret, Chicago and Victor Victoria.

Le Jazz Hot Duo bring together their sophistication and professionalism with a repertoire of classic songs – a real touch of class to create a tailor-made evening of song and an atmosphere of timeless elegance.

Click here for a video of Le Jazz Hot Duo.

A Night Of Bob Marley

Don’t worry about a thing because every little thing’s gonna be all right when you book this tribute to the undisputed King of Reggae.

Sam Newman, already established as a premier soul singer, delivers an enthusiastic and authentic tribute to the Jamaican Legend who sold in excess of 200 million records worldwide.

Sam draws on his own Jamaican roots and his youthful love of reggae to deliver a sensational tribute with a dramatically similar vocal style. This show is the complete Bob Marley experience.

A Night of Bob Marley is sure to have audiences dancing in the aisles and out of their seats.  Packed with everyone’s favourites including One Love, Jamming, I Shot the Sheriff, Three Little Birds and more.

Click here for a video of A Night Of Bob Marley.

Queens of Queen

The Queens of Queen Show has been specially created to celebrate 40yrs of Bohemian Rhapsody!

The concept pays homage to Freddie Mercury's flamboyant influence, presenting a 4 girl group (including dancers) performing all of the Queen hits.

The show is a salute to Queen and not a tribute act, offering a unique slant on this timeless music. The performers use various props including a vertical pole and is definitely suitable for families.

As you can imagine, the set list contains a cavalcade of hits and no obscure tracks so it’s extremely lively. This brand new show packs a powerful punch to blow you off your thrones and generate an atmosphere full of royal fizz.

Click here for a video of Queens of Queen.

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Keith Slater's Sinatra Celebration

This week’s video is a little longer than usual but definitely worth 8 minutes of your time to sample a carefully crafted and very entertaining experience.

To celebrate 100 years since the birth of Old Blue Eyes, Keith has put together a charming and comprehensive show paying tribute to the life and work of one of the 20th century’s best loved stars.

With a combination of film clips, words and live vocals, Keith will take you through the works of Francis Albert Sinatra – a real treat for audiences everywhere.

Click here for a video of Keith Slater's Sinatra Celebration.

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.

A Night At The Movies

Take 4 classic movies and add 4 classy live performers – what do you get? A bestselling show bound to please!

A Night At The Movies brings you all the hit songs you’d expect, some great costumes and authentic choreography. So you can recreate special moments from 4 much loved films live on your stage.

Mamma Mia, Grease, Dirty Dancing & Saturday Night Fever all feature in this terrific presentation keeping the audience enthralled from start to finish.

Contact Apple County to find out how you can get this crowd pleaser into your venue.

Click here for a video of A Night At The Movies.

Drifters' Tribute Show

In 2014 we featured Soul Kinda Wonderful as a great Soul & Motown Duo but in their latest incarnation they’ve been voted the UK’s No.1 Tribute Show by the Agents’ Association!

Slick moves, superb harmonies & supreme showmanship – what else would you expect?

Please take a look at the video and you’ll see exactly what we mean.

Click here for a video of Drifters' Tribute Show.

The Ragdolls

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Tribute Band AKA The Jersey Boys.

We first featured this slick tribute back in 2012 so they must be doing something right! Going from strength to strength with a string of appearances & happy audiences across the miles.

Here’s a brand new showreel for you to enjoy. Just one thing ……. You’ll need to book now for 2017!

Click here for a video of The Ragdolls.

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.

Art Deco, Murder Mystery

Our featured artists this week are a very well established company who perform throughout the UK and Europe, specialising in high quality murder mystery entertainment.

Art Deco supply packages to suit all group sizes and budgets and always get excellent feedback from their clients large and small alike. All plots are specially written and performed by experienced, trained professional actors.

The formats they offer are many and varied, and don’t stop at murder mystery - with original team challenge activities including CSI:Murder Squad and their hilarious dinner theatre format being popular choices. This is an unparalleled entertainment experience so contact us for further details.

Click here for a video of Art Deco.

the Flower Power Band

If you believe that nostalgia isn’t what it used to be, then take a look at this week’s feature for a real wallow in the past. The Flower Power Band recreate the sounds of the Summer Of Love and the rest of the 60s & 70s for a kaleidoscopic ride through  the best loved tunes of the time.

So if you hanker after the days when outlandish gear was “Groovy Baby” and youth culture was going to transform the world, then you’ll love to dance to their music or immerse yourself in their theatre presentation.  Peace and Love man .... Peace and Love!

Click here for a video of the Flower Power Band.

Voo Boo

If you have a nervous disposition then you shouldn’t watch our video this week!

 However, if you like your entertainment spooktacular and want to organise something frightening for your guests, then these are the guys for you.  With the jungle drum beating, Bone Daddy & Spider Bones arise from the dead, striking fear into the hearts of all who meet them – well it is Hallowe’en!

Click here for a video of Voo Boo.

Michelle Cordelli

This week’s artist has that indefinable something only acquired with experience. Michelle first worked professionally as a cabaret artist at the age of 14 and at 15 joined her first big band in Wales. She went on to appear regularly at London's Hammersmith Palais and Lyceum Ballroom as well as the London Palladium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Belfast Waterfront.

Michelle performs an extensive repertoire from favourite classics made famous by Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald and Doris Day, through to artists of the present day.

One of her most popular current shows is Ready Steady 60s where she sings her way through classic tracks by Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Cilla Black and many more. How many singers can include this on their CV? …. She sang Shout with Lulu in the audience!!

Click here for a video of Michelle.

the Memphis Belles

The Memphis Belles are a stunning 40's and 50's vocal harmony group. With their 3 lovely voices and stylish performance, they’re  guaranteed to have you swinging and shooping along to the sounds of The Andrews Sisters, Vera Lynn, The Chordettes, The McGuire Sisters and many more!

Their passion is for Swing music and carefully rehearsed harmonies, so what could be better than bringing back the memories of the time? They have even put together some delightful choreographed routines to get you 'In The Mood'.

So if your vibe is vintage, The Memphis Belles will bring you a nostalgic treat. Please contact us for available dates

Click here for a video of the Belles.

Ian Towers

This week’s artist will provide carefully chosen music for your special event. Ian Towers plays a wonderful selection of appropriate and familiar tunes for receptions, parties, functions, dinners, etc.

He will play piano for you and add vocals if you wish. He also works a Duo or Trio and can provide his own excellent piano if required.

And how’s about this? Ian’s Christmas Carol sing-along, complete with song sheets is all ready to go! Ian has lots of other tricks up his musical sleeve: Cockney, Wartime & Last-night-at-the-Proms events are right up his street.

A recent happy client told him "You seemed to naturally know what was needed, without fuss!" we reckon you’ll be equally impressed

Click here for a video of Ian.

the Iron Boot Scrapers

Some may say you’ve never lived if you haven’t been accosted in the street by this zany group of musicians! The Iron Boot Scrapers look like a throwback to the 1920s which makes it all the more amazing to hear them playing current chart material.

All they need to create their own special brand of fun is a performance space and an audience – a busy street or your special event will suit them fine.

 Join in with the fun as they play The Monkees’  I'm A Believer , Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive, James Brown’s I Feel Good, Plug In Baby by Muse or Outkast’s Hey Ya, etc.

Off the screen, an audience member says “if I  was having a party, these are the guys I would like to play” – can’t say fairer than that.

Please take a look at the video and call Apple County for more details

Click here for a video of the Iron Boot Scrapers.

Grace Ellington

Grace Ellington sings with style and passion. Her extensive experience shows in each polished performance, with gorgeous costumes which complement her beautifully delivered presentation.

She’ll sing you plenty of classic soul tracks, some sultry blues or cool jazz – but if you want to party, she has some real party rhythms to get you on the dance floor. So if you like the great songstresses who gave the world some of the best jazz, blues and swing, then Grace is the one for you.

Available with expert musicians or great backing tracks.

Click here for a video of Grace.

Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band

This week we feature a ‘must see’ band for discerning Soul fans everywhere. They’re celebrating more than 20 years in the business playing from Soho to Cairo and supporting everyone from Van Morrison and Edwin Starr to Jools Holland and The Pasadenas.

This is the way to play Stax, Soul and Motown, with a full 10 piece band: great brass section, girl backing singers, pulsating rhythm section and Big Mac himself on lead vocals. You’ll get not only great musicianship but also a great performance.

This is a truly hot band - the real deal - playing classic soul as if their lives depended on it.

Click here for a video of Big Mac.

Black Jack Davey Keogh

This week it’s a pleasure to feature some authentic Irish music with Black Jack Davey Keogh who’s an Irish multi-instrumentalist, singer & comedian. When he performs solo he plays banjos, mandolin, bouzouki, bodhran, guitar, bagpipes and sings to his own  backing tracks (all his own work). He’ll throw in some very engaging comedy making a great show from the start to the encore.

Davey has played all over the world both solo and fronting his exciting band Wylde Green.

Click here for a video of Davey.

the Man From Funkle

The Man from Funkle is a versatile four piece party band featuring vocals, guitar, bass and drums.

The band's repertoire is extremely broad and varied covering many styles including modern pop and rock, seventies disco and funk!

With a solid foundation in both experience and talent, plus their unique and solid groove, the band are just what you'd expect - a thoroughly professional show with a little bit extra.

So they’ll play their feel good funky music just for you – you have to be good to make it all look so easy.

Why not add their 3 piece horn section to make your night even more special?

Click here for a video of the Man From Funkle.

Pop Rockin 80s/Disco Angels

Were you there the first time round, or have you just grown to love the pop anthems of the 70s, 80s & 90s? Our featured band will treat you to a feast of pop anthems guaranteed to please.

They can take you on a nostalgic trip through the eras, so you choose which decades you like best and they’ll take you on a retro adventure. You can have a whole performance of one decade,  2 one hour sets of 2 different decades, or 3 x 40 minute sets – each featuring a different timeframe.

Of course, they’ll be wearing authentic costumes (and wigs where appropriate) to really set the mood. So if you want the 70s Disco Angels, Pop Rockin’ 80s or the 90s Explosion please get in touch.

The video shows clips from their 70s & 80s sets – we’re eagerly anticipating the arrival of the 90s section.

Click here for a video of Pop Rockin 80s/Disco Angels.

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.

the Gatsby Girls

The 1920s makes a great theme for a party and if you add some professional glamour, you’ll have a winning combination! The Gatsby Girls will delight you with their Flapper fun and the frolics of the Speakeasy. Their Charleston is performed with infectious energy and you’ll want to join in (especially when they teach you the steps – very easy and great fun).

As you’ll see from the video clips, they’re happy on the smallest of stages or in the great outdoors. Let the Gatsby Girls bring you their own brand of glitz and sophistication!

Click here for a video of the Gatsby Girls.

Reunited

Bringing back the sounds of Motown and Detroit in a slick show with great vocal harmonies, this is Reunited.

Wales is famous for its voices and here are some very special ones with great range and the talent to present them for your enjoyment.  Their material will be very familiar to fans of the great sounds produced in the 60s & 70s so prepare to bring back the good times with these 4 likeable guys.

This show comes complete with great lighting so it’s the complete package for a great night out.

Click here for a video of Reunited.

Five Star Swing

Five Star music you'll just love  – Swing from Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller through to favourite songs such as Mr Bojangles & Bad Bad Leroy Brown plus foot stomping Blues, Jive & Jazz.

Five Star Swing can be any size from four to seventeen players, featuring at least three multi-instrumental vocalists. They’ve played for BBC TV’s “Children in Need”, “Military Wives” national theatre tour, Blenheim Palace, Chelsea Flower Show, Blackpool Tower Ballroom, etc. so you’ll be getting a very special performance.

This magnificent showband is led by Chris Smith - former composer for Herb Miller (Glenn's brother), BBC Big Band and the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium.

"A celebration of classic Swing!" Telegraph

"They swing like crazy - Superb!" Sheila Tracy (B.B.C.)

Click here for a video of Five Star Swing.

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.

In The Mood

Time for some nostalgia? Stylish entertainment with distinction? Planning for 2015?  Then the three talented singers who make up IN THE MOOD will provide you with a musical treat.

They cover music from the 40s and across the years, giving each tune their own distinctive harmony treatment. They’d be just right for a vintage wedding, your hotel or a corporate event. Their songs are carefully chosen and arranged, with excellent quality backing tracks & their choreographed moves create a most engaging show.

Click here for a video of In The Mood.

Vanessa Lee

The word vintage is very much in vogue and there are many happy events to celebrate and sad events to commemorate over the next few years.

Singer Vanessa Lee calls her vintage show Hour Glass and includes lots of favourites which will bring back memories to those who were around in the 40s & 50s. She’ll also give some insight into the style of those times for younger audiences.

Her wardrobe, hair and make-up re-create those glamorous days and she can choose her music tracks to suit a roistering singalong or more sophisticated soiree.

Click here for a video of Vanessa.

The Exmouth Shanty Men

Devon’s “original buoy band” do it with gusto!

The Exmouth Shanty Men are an international award-winning act whose flourishing reputation is founded on the authenticity and integrity of their performance. They dress in period costume and put their songs back onto the decks of tall ships or into dockside taverns where they rightfully belong; splicing together hard-bitten work shanties, gentle forebitters and sea songs delivered with pathos.

They’ve appeared at the 2012 Olympics, the Tall Ships Regatta, theatres, pubs, corporate events & festivals and are described as “just sensational” by BBC’s Judi Spiers. They have recorded 4 albums, featured on TV & radio in several countries and played to enthralled audiences across the UK and Europe.

Click here for a video ofThe Exmouth Shanty Men.

The Motellas

Every song a smash hit, every costume a work of art, every move choreographed with skill – what more could you want?

The Motellas are a fresh, dynamic Motown tribute delivering classics from Diana Ross, The Three Degrees, The Four Tops and many more from this unforgettable era. These three girls have really done their homework on Motown to make your night an enjoyable one.

Contact Apple County for more details and available dates on this superb show.

Click here for a video of The Motellas.

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.

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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.

Tin Pan Allies

Not using a conventional venue? Then you might need a slightly unconventional band! The Tin Pan Allies are perfectly suited to just about any event - indoors or out. They don’t need amplification, a stage, or even a three-pin socket! They can play directly to your guests or delegates and circulate to entertain and delight.

They play acoustic, jazzy, swing music as you may not have heard it before. How about some Michael Jackson, Pharrell Williams, Kinks or Soft Cell mixed with traditional songs such as When You’re Smiling or Morecambe & Wise’s anthem Bring Me Sunshine, to create the perfect atmosphere?

They can play anything with a good tune, so expect pop hits from the last hundred years or so!  Please watch the video to experience some Vaudeville Swing...

Click here for a video of Tin Pan Allies.

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.

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.

Divas Of Soul

Superb choreography combined with a high energy performance produce a  great show honouring some fabulous Divas. You’ll love their take on songs by Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Sister Sledge, Tina Turner, etc.

Gorgeous costumes complement their equally gorgeous vocal harmonies. The Divas Of Soul perform with passion and commitment so you can enjoy a real Diva party.

With favourites songs such as We Are Family, Dancing In The Street, Ain’t Nobody, and lots, lots more, you’ll be transported to the heyday of Soul and Motown.  Respect!

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Le Jazz Hot Duo

Specialising in scintillating vocal music for weddings, anniversaries, cruise ships and corporate events, these classy ladies cover Jazz, Swing & Musical Theatre hits.

Their large repertoire includes songs by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Etta James, Nat King Cole, Julie London, Sammy Davis Jnr and Michael Buble along with hits from classic shows including Cabaret, Chicago and Victor Victoria.

Le Jazz Hot Duo bring together their sophistication and professionalism with a repertoire of classic songs – a real touch of class to create a tailor-made evening of song and an atmosphere of timeless elegance.

Click here for a video of Le Jazz Hot Duo.

One Night Of Rock

An impressive compilation of Rock Classics is just part of the One Night Of Rock Show - this is not just a tribute, this is real rock music played with guts and gusto.  They can tailor the production to suit most reasonable sized venues and have a state of the art laser light show for the right occasion.

From the video, the eagle eyed may recognize our good friends Joan Ov Arc providing the powerhouse music so you know it’s really going to be an entertainment treat.

Can’t decide whether you prefer Queen to Clapton, The Stones to The Who, Guns ‘n’ Roses to Iron Maiden, Led Zep to Quo? You don’t have to write a rock wish list, all these greats are there and a whole lot more.

Click here for a video of One Night Of Rock.

The Great Team Bake Off

Ideal as a team building exercise or a festive treat, you and your team, or guests, can enjoy time with a professional pastry chef to make some scrumptious bakery treats, they’ll even let you loose on some recipes used at exclusive hotels.

The chef will judge categories such as technical, star bake & showstopper, awarding points for creativity, skill and taste. You can choose to make Afternoon Tea, Cake Mosaics, Canapé Creations or Christmas Gingerbread constructions amongst others.

Then, depending on the time of year, afternoon tea can be served on the lawn or patio, and they’ll even bring along a badminton and cricket set with a few classic board games for the group to enjoy a perfect afternoon indoors or outdoors.

Take a look at the video montage here and get in touch so we can explain how this could work for you.

Click here for a video of The Great Team Bake Off.

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Queens of Queen

The Queens of Queen Show has been specially created to celebrate 40yrs of Bohemian Rhapsody!

The concept pays homage to Freddie Mercury's flamboyant influence, presenting a 4 girl group (including dancers) performing all of the Queen hits.

The show is a salute to Queen and not a tribute act, offering a unique slant on this timeless music. The performers use various props including a vertical pole and is definitely suitable for families.

As you can imagine, the set list contains a cavalcade of hits and no obscure tracks so it’s extremely lively. This brand new show packs a powerful punch to blow you off your thrones and generate an atmosphere full of royal fizz.

Click here for a video of Queens of Queen.

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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.

A Night At The Movies

Take 4 classic movies and add 4 classy live performers – what do you get? A bestselling show bound to please!

A Night At The Movies brings you all the hit songs you’d expect, some great costumes and authentic choreography. So you can recreate special moments from 4 much loved films live on your stage.

Mamma Mia, Grease, Dirty Dancing & Saturday Night Fever all feature in this terrific presentation keeping the audience enthralled from start to finish.

Contact Apple County to find out how you can get this crowd pleaser into your venue.

Click here for a video of A Night At The Movies.

Reflex 80s

All the fun of the 80s encapsulated in a talented, charismatic duo. You’ll hear lots of your favourite dance tracks and your feet will be on the move from beginning to end.

Mark plays a fascinating keytar (a stylish cross between a keyboard & a guitar – so 80s!) meaning the audience will have lots of visuals to enjoy along with the super sounds.

Of course, being a duo, Reflex 80 can play the smallest of venues but also have the power to fill a substantial space.  Live music, great singing & excellent use of technology, what’s not to enjoy?

Click here for a video of Reflex 80s.

The Berries Ultimate 60s Tribute

When you call yourself ‘The Ultimate’ audience expectations are going to be high and in this case you will definitely not be disappointed!  To do something this well and make it look so easy, there’s an awful lot of skill and hard work in the background.

The Berries vocal harmonies are tremendous, their presentation is slick and to say they look the part is an understatement.

If you’d like a 60s treat for your next get together then do yourself a big favour and contact Apple County for more details about this superb band.

Click here for a video of The Berries.

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.

Abbagirls the band

Abbagirls, who appear as either a 4 piece band or duo, are currently in their 16th year and have performed in 20 different countries worldwide. They have over 3,500 shows to their credit and have appeared in just about every type of venue. As the first Abba tribute band to tour South Korea, one of their shows was broadcast live on prime time TV to over 6 million viewers & repeated many times by request.

Abbagirls have performed all over Europe, the Middle East, South America & USA including several times in Las Vegas! Their show can also include the Magical Musical Show, a fab Diva show & songs from the 70's & 80's. Ideal for tribute shows, theme nights and parties, please contact Apple County for their availability or other fantastic tribute show ideas.

Click here for a video of Abbagirls performing live on Korean TV.

Anthony Edwards as Michael Jackson

The Ultimate Tribute to Michael Jackson celebrates the career of the man who many fans believe was the world’s greatest entertainer. Moonwalking his way around the world for more than 20 years, Anthonybrings to life the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of Michael and the Jackson 5.

The Ultimate Tribute to Michael Jackson is a spectacular show of non-stop hits paying homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances. Expect your favourite Jackson songs from this talented live performer: I want You Back, ABC, Beat It, Thriller, Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Black or White, Man in The Mirror and the new single Hold My Hand plus many more!

Contact Apple County for more details of this or many other excellent tribute shows.

Click here for a video of Anthony performing live.

Caitlin James

Do you want to add more than a bit of glamour to your event or surprise a special person with an unexpected guest? If you don’t want to break the bank , or if your chosen star isn’t around anymore, there are many lookalikes portraying the greats of the celebrity world.  Marilyn Monroe continues to be just such an icon and Caitlin James portrays her to perfection.  Please take a look at Caitlin’s lovely photos on this video accompanied by Ms Monroe’s original soundtrack. Contact Apple County to discuss booking Caitlin and other lookalikes.

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The Ragdolls

Our special feature this week is The Ragdolls taking you on a nostalgic journey through the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons ..... recreating the iconic sound of the Jersey Boys.

They’ll take you back to where it all began, with the 50's hit songs: Oh Carol, Teenager In Love and Why Do Fools Fall In Love. Their slick choreography and iconic falsetto really set the scene. Then on to party time in the second half, featuring Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Ragdoll, Walk Like A Man, and many more......

Available as a four piece vocal outfit or with a great live band, the show leads up to a truly roof blowing finale! You’ll be dancing and singing in the aisles.

Click here for a video of The Ragdolls.

Take That 2

'Take That 2' have consistently kept the top spot as the UK's Number One tribute to Take That. It seems we just can’t get enough of Gary, Mark, Howard, Jason and now of course Robbie!

With no expense spared and no corners cut, they can justifiably claim to be the most realistic Take That tribute band available today. With live five part harmonies and live lead vocals they have studied every detail in depth, so when you see them you really feel like you are watching the genuine thing! The show consists of Take That as a four piece singing favourites from Beautiful World and Circus, including a solo spot from Mr Williams and then the fab five come back together again performing their classics, along with hits from the newly recorded Progress.

Take That 2 have performed in Theatres and Hotels all across the UK and Europe and are available on play back or with a professional four piece live band.

Click here for a video of Take That 2.

Hometown Glory (Adele Tribute)

Natalie puts her heart and soul into Hometown Glory her  Adele Tribute show, delivering vocals to move any audience. Special attention has been lavished on the detail of Adele's wardrobe, stage presence and rich, soulful voice.

A completely professional show including fully programmed lighting, professional backdrop, and state of the art equipment, making this the perfect Adele Tribute show to book for your venue or event.

Here at Apple County, we love live music so we’re delighted that you can also book this show with piano accompaniment giving you the ultimate Adele Tribute experience

Click here for a video of Natalie.

Michelle Cordelli

This week’s artist has that indefinable something only acquired with experience. Michelle first worked professionally as a cabaret artist at the age of 14 and at 15 joined her first big band in Wales. She went on to appear regularly at London's Hammersmith Palais and Lyceum Ballroom as well as the London Palladium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Belfast Waterfront.

Michelle performs an extensive repertoire from favourite classics made famous by Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald and Doris Day, through to artists of the present day.

One of her most popular current shows is Ready Steady 60s where she sings her way through classic tracks by Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Cilla Black and many more. How many singers can include this on their CV? …. She sang Shout with Lulu in the audience!!

Click here for a video of Michelle.

the Bootleg Shadows

If you’re feeling a bit Hank Marvin or Bruce Welch for that matter, then the slick and satisfying tribute presented by The Bootleg Shadows will suit you very well.

The guitar greats are so much part of UK musical history and you can enjoy a full evening of their greatest hits. They delight audiences in Theatres, Social Clubs, Holiday Parks, etc. and can tailor their show to suit many venues so it’s very much worth discussing your ideas with us.

Click here for a video of the Bootleg Shadows.

Rhapsody, Is This The Real Queen?

What can we tell you about Rhapsody, Is This The Real Queen?  All we need to do is quote some comments made by previous bookers:

Octoberfest, Bangalore “welcome you back any time”
Fakefest, Southsea “your rendition of Queen was spot on - fantastic”
Grand Theatre, Swansea “great to hear alternative Queen tracks played live – amazing renditions”
Parkfeesten Gistel, Belgium “Best performance in 10 years – your tribute is the best in Europe”
Ghaxaq Festival, Malta “The return of the Champions”

Please take a look at the short video and contact Apple County for details

Click here for a video of Rhapsody.

Oye Santana

This week we feature a thrilling tribute to a musical icon. Oye Santana feature some wicked players  – just as you would expect – and generate real excitement amongst audiences. They’ll play you some classic Santana tracks such as Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways, Smooth, Samba Pa Ti, Europa, etc.

Entertainment is definitely a two way process and if the band enjoying the music is a good indicator, then you’re really in for a treat.

 Please take a look at their exciting video and contact Apple County to arrange a fantastic event!

Click here for a video of Oye Santana.

Oas-is

The lyrics may say “you need to be yourself, you can’t be no one else” but if you hear this week’s tribute to Oasis you might change your mind!

Delivering their performance with frightening accuracy and all the attitude you would expect from the real thing, Oas-is aim to  leave you wondering if it really was a tribute you just watched.

Click here for a video of Oas-is.

Dave Dean

Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Harry Connick Jnr, Matt Monro, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Robbie Williams ……. if you like the music of anyone on this list, then our featured artist is the guy for you. His voice is impeccable and his presentation both impressive and friendly.

Dave Dean performs a tribute to the ever popular Big Band sound and the very best of the Crooners. His show can be tailored to your event  – just a short cabaret set or an evening’s entertainment with his own disco set up to play your favourite dance floor fillers.

But that’s not all, Dave also performs the only UK tribute to superstar Andy Williams which first found success on ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes. Who can forget such timeless classics as Moon River, Music To Watch Girls By, Solitaire and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You?

Click here for a video of Dave.

Rod's Faces

Faithfully recreating the music of an artist who has been headlining for forty years is no easy ask, but this week’s band do it with style and ease!

Rod’s Faces bring to life such familiar anthems as Maggie May, Sailing, You’re In My Heart, Handbags & Gladrags, etc. with a faultless vocal tribute and great instrumental skill. They capture the rootsy rock ‘n’ roll sound of Rod Stewart’s early hits with The Faces and move happily through his repertoire of timeless songs.

Contact Apple County to find out more about enjoying this exciting tribute.

Click here for a video of Rod's Faces.

Atomic Blondie

Celebrating over 30 years of Blondie and their induction into the rock n roll Hall of Fame in 2006, this explosive tribute band have studied Blondie in great detail to recreate the next best thing and make their tribute as authentic as possible!

Atomic Blondie include the hits Heart of Glass, Sunday Girl, Maria, Tide is High, Hanging on the Telephone, Denis, One Way or Another, etc. plus recent versions from Blondie's 'Live By Request' TV Show in the USA.

The show also features trademark Debbie Harry costumes, including the famous 'Bin Liner Outfit' and 'Vulture Tee' as seen in the video for Atomic.

Don’t miss this combination of  top-class professional musicians and stunning vocalist who played Europe’s biggest tribute festival in 2010 where they were the only female fronted tribute to play the main stage over the three day event.

American publication The Blondie Review said “your vocals, Deb-style presentation, the music, the arrangements ….. everything, are most impressive and spot on.

Click here for a video of Atomic Blondie.

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.

Kelly as Dolly Parton

A wicked tribute this week, with a wicked sense of humour! Not only will Kelly sing you all Dolly Parton’s memorable hit songs but her witty repartee will keep the audience entranced, just like Dolly.

Complete with gorgeous costumes and the ambition to be the very best, Kelly is a real class act. She’s available with sheet music for a live band or completely self-contained with own backing tracks. Kelly was recently voted No 1. Dolly Parton Tribute Act by the Agents’ Association of Great Britain and they’re a hard bunch to please!

Please take a look at this short video compiled from a live show and contact Apple County for an entertainment treat. 

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Dean Torkington

This 90 minute show takes you through Elton John's early hits including Your SongDanielGoodbye Yellow Brick Road  to the present day so welcome to Captain Fantastic! The performance comes complete with a white baby grand piano and a Sound and Lighting technician.

This show has toured many prestigious venues, both home and abroad and is widely recognised as the nearest thing to Sir Elton John, so much so that Dean was invited to double for Elton on one of his videos from the Love Songs album.

Dean was also honoured to be endorsed by Hercules - The Official Elton John fan club, playing at two Elton John Conventions!

If Elton’s ardent fans love him, with any luck you will too.

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Gary Jay

There are many tributes to The King but not many have been endorsed so enthusiastically by people who actually knew and worked with him! Gary Jay’s show is full of the familiar songs and moves which made Elvis a household name and bring back memories to so many.

Gary has worked world-wide and you can book him to be in your building complete with high-quality sound, lighting and stage set.

Click here for a video of Gary.

Reunited

Bringing back the sounds of Motown and Detroit in a slick show with great vocal harmonies, this is Reunited.

Wales is famous for its voices and here are some very special ones with great range and the talent to present them for your enjoyment.  Their material will be very familiar to fans of the great sounds produced in the 60s & 70s so prepare to bring back the good times with these 4 likeable guys.

This show comes complete with great lighting so it’s the complete package for a great night out.

Click here for a video of Reunited.

Good Vibrations

You’ll definitely get Good Vibrations when you hear the superb vocal harmonies produced by this excellent band. They recreate the Beach Boys sound immaculately and their slick show includes all the favourites you’d expect to hear:

Get Around, California Girls, God Only Knows, Barbra Ann, Deuce Coupe, Darlin’, Don’t Worry Baby, Fun Fun Fun, Rhonda, Sloop John B, Surfin’ USA, Good Vibrations, Wouldn’t It be Nice, Do You Wanna Dance, etc. In fact, it would be surprising if you weren’t singing the songs already!

The sound on their video has been taken direct from their desk at live performances, so what you hear is definitely what you’ll get. Roll on summer!

Click here for a video of Good Vibrations.

the Cornish Wurzells

They boast it’s entertainment for any occasion and why not? You’ll have a hard job not  to be singing from the first note to the last with all these vintage favourites on offer:- Drink Up Thy Cider, Combine Harvester, Where Be That Blackbird To? etc.

The Cornish Wurzells will bring their rustic West Country charm to any event and engage the audience with their ready smiles and friendly banter. How often do you get to see a sousaphone played live?

Ooh arrr – proper job!

Please take a look at the video clips and let us know if you’d like them to appear for you.

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Rachael Roberts

Glamorous costumes, a honeyed Welsh speaking voice, unrivalled stage presence and. most importantly, the powerhouse vocals,  make Dame Shirley Bassey one of the most famous singers ever to come out of Wales.

Rachael Roberts presents a respectful, authentic and heartfelt tribute to this icon of the world of entertainment.

Songs include Diamonds Are Forever, Kiss Me Honey Honey, Something, Get This Party Started, This Is My Life and, of course, the show-stopping Goldfinger.

Rachael’s Welsh roots and physical similarities to her idol make her ideally suited to emulate the girl from Tiger Bay. Audiences will be captivated by the style, the mannerisms and the undisguised emotion of this knockout show!

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Tazz N Dave

When two remarkable performers get together, you can expect exceptional results. In this case it’s Dave Dean and Ian Towers who’ve combined their talents to create Tazz ‘n’ Dave, an exciting tribute to Chas ‘n’ Dave – a real Rockney treat!

With all the songs and lots of audience involvement, an evening spent in their company will be one to remember.  So if you want a knees up with more rabbit than Sainsbury’s, take a look at the video and give us a shout. Gertcha!

Click here for a video of Tazz N Dave.

The Jerry Lee Lewis Story

Jerry Lee Lewis was a music legend but not so many people know the man behind the music. Peter Gill portrays the manic performance style of the self-styled Killer while shedding some light on his outrageous lifestyle. This show charts the meteoric rise and dramatic fall of the first wild man of rock!

Peter’s dynamic show features all the iconic songs you would expect: Whole Lotta Shakin’, It’ll Be Me, Chantilly Lace and, of course, Great Ball Of Fire. So you’ll get a theatrical experience which is really worth watching as well as some great music played by Peter and his excellent band.

All this available for your venue.

This is what audience members have said:
'You are clearly a brilliant musician, and have got The Killer off to a tee!'
'I was hoping it would be a good show – it wasn’t – it was brilliant!' 

Click here for a video of The Jerry Lee Lewis Story.

The 3ee Gees

Could these guys be re-creating the soundtrack to some of your fun times? The 3ee Gees tribute to some of the greatest singer songwriters of modern times sounds uncannily authentic and is full of the mannerisms of the Brothers Gibb.

You’ll hear all the biggies: You Should Be Dancing, Massachusetts, How Deep Is Your Love, Jive Talkin’, If I Can’t Have You, Words, Chain Reaction, Night Fever, Tragedy, More Than A Woman, Stayin’ Alive etc… Perhaps you’ll be surprised by the stream of hits they wrote for other people too!

If you’re not a Bee Gees aficionado, this show will let you see (and hear) just what you’ve been missing! Please contact Apple County for more info about this superlative performance which comes complete with full light show.

Click here for a video of The 3ee Gees.

Voice Of The Heart-Karen Carpenter

Carole Gordon who sings as ‘Karen Carpenter’ doesn’t pretend to be a tribute artist by trying to look like her idol, but her voice is uncannily accurate. Close your eyes and you could almost be in the presence of one of the greatest singers in pop history.

Her band is very special, with a sympathetic Musical Director and some excellent, multi-talented musicians whose backing vocals add to a beautiful production.

There’ll be many favourites in the set list: For All We Know, Close To You, A Kind of Hush, Superstar, etc. Did you know The Carpenters recorded some Beatles songs in their own inimitable style? Carole’s show features Ticket To Ride and Help.

You’ll also learn a little about the ‘Voice of the Heart’ album which was recorded in 1983 - the last that Karen Carpenter ever recorded.

This show is a sure fire hit with audiences, so how about yours?

Click here for a video of Voice Of The Heart-Karen Carpenter.

Forever Dean

The word cool was coined for this guy! Dean Martin was one of a kind with natural charisma, laid back style and Latin class. He created a comedic character with a penchant for alcohol (apparently all an act).

Forever Dean re-creates the ambience and charm of Dean Martin’s era. William breathes new life into the songs of this fully paid up member of the Rat Pack and you’ll hear some true music classics such as Everybody Loves Somebody (Sometime), Sway and You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You.

For a relaxed show with easy listening in mind, you’re in the right place, so take a look at the video and contact Apple County for more details.

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Fisher Stevens

This story of an American Legend takes you on a journey through 5 decades and 32 Albums which chart the phenomenal story of Neil Diamond. Fisher Stevens provides an authentic and lovingly crafted tribute to this much loved singer songwriter whose tunes and lyrics mean so much to so many.

Fisher toured UK theatres with a recent production of Streisand & Diamond and has played venues across the UK and Europe with his excellent  Neil Diamond show. He can appear with his superb live musicians and backing singers or with his own recorded tracks, so whatever the venue he has a show designed to fit.

Click here for a video of Fisher.

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.

Lorrie Brown as Kate Bush

If you didn’t get your ticket to see Kate Bush when she appeared live, then you might like to relive her glorious and individual performance with Lorrie Brown’s Salute Show.

Sung with artistic intensity and a real passion for the material, this show features some truly timeless songs. You will hear Wuthering Heights, Man With The Child In His Eyes, Running Up That Hill, Babooshka, Cloudbusting, etc.

Lorrie’s Salute shows are full of attention to detail and her costumes are a delight. So please contact us for details of how and when you can stage this gem which runs for up to 60 minutes.

Click here for a video of Lorrie Brown as Kate Bush.

A Night Of Bob Marley

Don’t worry about a thing because every little thing’s gonna be all right when you book this tribute to the undisputed King of Reggae.

Sam Newman, already established as a premier soul singer, delivers an enthusiastic and authentic tribute to the Jamaican Legend who sold in excess of 200 million records worldwide.

Sam draws on his own Jamaican roots and his youthful love of reggae to deliver a sensational tribute with a dramatically similar vocal style. This show is the complete Bob Marley experience.

A Night of Bob Marley is sure to have audiences dancing in the aisles and out of their seats.  Packed with everyone’s favourites including One Love, Jamming, I Shot the Sheriff, Three Little Birds and more.

Click here for a video of A Night Of Bob Marley.

One Night Of Rock

An impressive compilation of Rock Classics is just part of the One Night Of Rock Show - this is not just a tribute, this is real rock music played with guts and gusto.  They can tailor the production to suit most reasonable sized venues and have a state of the art laser light show for the right occasion.

From the video, the eagle eyed may recognize our good friends Joan Ov Arc providing the powerhouse music so you know it’s really going to be an entertainment treat.

Can’t decide whether you prefer Queen to Clapton, The Stones to The Who, Guns ‘n’ Roses to Iron Maiden, Led Zep to Quo? You don’t have to write a rock wish list, all these greats are there and a whole lot more.

Click here for a video of One Night Of Rock.

Queens of Queen

The Queens of Queen Show has been specially created to celebrate 40yrs of Bohemian Rhapsody!

The concept pays homage to Freddie Mercury's flamboyant influence, presenting a 4 girl group (including dancers) performing all of the Queen hits.

The show is a salute to Queen and not a tribute act, offering a unique slant on this timeless music. The performers use various props including a vertical pole and is definitely suitable for families.

As you can imagine, the set list contains a cavalcade of hits and no obscure tracks so it’s extremely lively. This brand new show packs a powerful punch to blow you off your thrones and generate an atmosphere full of royal fizz.

Click here for a video of Queens of Queen.

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Keith Slater's Sinatra Celebration

This week’s video is a little longer than usual but definitely worth 8 minutes of your time to sample a carefully crafted and very entertaining experience.

To celebrate 100 years since the birth of Old Blue Eyes, Keith has put together a charming and comprehensive show paying tribute to the life and work of one of the 20th century’s best loved stars.

With a combination of film clips, words and live vocals, Keith will take you through the works of Francis Albert Sinatra – a real treat for audiences everywhere.

Click here for a video of Keith Slater's Sinatra Celebration.

Diamond Dolly

A wonderfully authentic show performed by Lallie – lovingly crafted to showcase Dolly in her prime. Every lilt in her voice and stitch in her costumes is captured with painstaking attention to detail.

This tribute features sequins galore, sparkly shoes and all your favourite Dolly Parton hits - either all the gold record hits in the 1 hour show or combine 45 minutes of Dolly with 45 minutes of general country tunes. The show is self-contained with a quality, state of the art Bose sound system and dazzling stage lighting.

Diamond Dolly sings to top quality backing tracks, and features auto harp played live! Hear unmissable favourites such as Jolene, Coat Of Many Colours, Two Doors Down, 9 To 5, I Will Always Love You, Islands In The Stream, Here You Come Again & Applejack.

Also available as the Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Tribute Duo, terrific!

Click here for a video of Diamond Dolly.

Los Palmas 6

This 7 piece Madness tribute band is as authentic as it gets. The music never dates and their appeal never lessens so these guys are bound to please.

Sax player Steve appeared for 8 years as part of the original band and is featured on many of their recordings so you’ll be getting the real deal. If you need more persuasion, other members of the band have played with Bad Manners, the UK Subs, etc., need we say more?

In this fantastic night of fun, nostalgia, dancing and especially good music you’ll hear Baggy Trousers, One Step Beyond, Nightboat to Cairo, Lovestruck, It Must Be Love and all the other great songs that have made Madness such enduring stars.

Click here for a video of Los Palmas 6.

Drifters' Tribute Show

In 2014 we featured Soul Kinda Wonderful as a great Soul & Motown Duo but in their latest incarnation they’ve been voted the UK’s No.1 Tribute Show by the Agents’ Association!

Slick moves, superb harmonies & supreme showmanship – what else would you expect?

Please take a look at the video and you’ll see exactly what we mean.

Click here for a video of Drifters' Tribute Show.

The Ragdolls

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Tribute Band AKA The Jersey Boys.

We first featured this slick tribute back in 2012 so they must be doing something right! Going from strength to strength with a string of appearances & happy audiences across the miles.

Here’s a brand new showreel for you to enjoy. Just one thing ……. You’ll need to book now for 2017!

Click here for a video of The Ragdolls.

The Berries Ultimate 60s Tribute

When you call yourself ‘The Ultimate’ audience expectations are going to be high and in this case you will definitely not be disappointed!  To do something this well and make it look so easy, there’s an awful lot of skill and hard work in the background.

The Berries vocal harmonies are tremendous, their presentation is slick and to say they look the part is an understatement.

If you’d like a 60s treat for your next get together then do yourself a big favour and contact Apple County for more details about this superb band.

Click here for a video of The Berries.

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.

Mark Jones

Often an event needs someone special to hold it all together, when you really need a professional, hugely-experienced, un-flappable and warm Master of Ceremonies, Compère  or Event Host. So for award ceremonies, conferences, summits, sporting events, black tie fundraisers, trade shows, golf days, Q&A sessions, quizzes, etc. … you won’t be disappointed when you book the widely-experienced radio and TV presenter, Mark Jones. Mark has spent many years as a top presenter at Radio City in Liverpool and other major UK and US stations. He also presents live sports reports and interviews for ESPN.

The video shows Mark in action at just a couple of events. If you would like to see more or find out how Mark could enhance your special occasion, please contact us.

Click here for a video of Mark.

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.

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Charles Burns, Silhouette Cutter

A special day deserves a special memento! There are not many silhouette cutters in the U.K. and we are delighted to be working with several of the very best.

Our featured artiste captures recognisable features very quickly so guests can take home a souvenir to treasure.

Ideal for weddings, holiday venues, corporate events and private parties.

Click here for a video of Charles explaining what he does best.

Elena Marina

Apple County has a wealth of performers whose physical skills are breathtaking, so if you really want the ‘wow’ factor, an aerialist such as Elena Marina will give you just that. Please take a look at her short video which will give you some idea of what you can expect to see in a live performance. If there is no rigging point available to support an aerialist then we can suggest plenty of ground based shows to create a truly memorable occasion.

Click here for a video of Elena performing live.

Don't miss our other video from Elena!

Luke Warm

Whether for business or for pleasure, special events are worthy of special mementoes.

This week’s featured artist is award winning caricaturist Luke Warm. Working in permanent felt tip, it takes him around 5 minutes to draw a representation of you or your guests that can be treasured for years. His video shows him in action, followed by a caricature mural he drew as a backdrop for a proposal of marriage (she accepted!) & some celebrity caricatures drawn in his studio.

For further details about all our exceptionally talented caricaturists please contact Apple County.

Click here for a video of Luke.

James Brown

If you want some entertainment that is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression - no matter what the occasion, then our not for profit pickpocket could be just what you need! James Brown is a Professional Opportunist who travels throughout the world entertaining individuals from all walks of life. The video shows just what a comic treat your guests will enjoy when you book this master entertainer from Apple County.

Click here for a video of James.

Blaze

Feeling hot? There’s plenty more heat and light in a choreographed fire show so as the daylight fades you can create a truly spectacular finale to your special event. The performers provide all the props and music so you can enjoy some truly professional entertainment.  And if fire isn’t your thing then they’ll use UV lights, LED costumes and lasers animations  which are bound to impress.

Please take a look at the video below which will give you a taster of what you can enjoy. By the way (we’ve been waiting for the chance to say it) don’t try this at home.

Click here for a video of Blaze.

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.

Chris Cross

And now a performance that’s funny, freaky and very different – indoors & outdoors - in all sorts of places from New York to New Zealand, Chris Cross combines quick witted comedy with impressive stunts that leave his audiences in awe and laughter!

This young man takes his craft to new heights – literally! Chris will perform customized stunts, upside down straitjacket escapes from cranes over rivers & tricks with his body that will make you freak!

 His 45min Street Show featuring contortionism & escapology can be repeated at intervals throughout a day & his Walkabout Close-Up Magic is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

Please take a look at Chris’s video below, filmed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Click here for a video of Chris.

Elena Marina's "Champagne Rain"

Back in February, we suggested an aerial artist as a very special addition to a special event. Potential bookers like the idea but often don’t have a suitable rigging point and enquiries have not always led to bookings.

 So ............ Elena decided to put this right and can now offer ‘champagne rain’ from a free standing 6.4 metre high tripod. She and her colleagues say it can be put up in many different locations so a champagne pouring novelty, or aerial show, may be a whole lot easier to achieve than you think.

 Please take a look at this video and get in touch for more details.

Click here for a video of Elena.

Chocolate Delight

We thoroughly recommend our feature this week for team building, corporate days out, hen parties, staff rewards, birthday treats or just having a really good laugh with your mates!

Gerry is a Master Chocolatier who will help you produce some divine chocolate truffles whilst having a great deal of fun. Please take a look at the video – hope you’ll agree that a few hours spent in the company of this guy would be time well-spent. Please note: getting yourself in a horrendous mess is only an optional extra!

Please contact Apple County for details of a whole range of hands on workshops which are truly a Chocolate Delight!

Click here for a video of Chocolate Delight.

Voo Boo

If you have a nervous disposition then you shouldn’t watch our video this week!

 However, if you like your entertainment spooktacular and want to organise something frightening for your guests, then these are the guys for you.  With the jungle drum beating, Bone Daddy & Spider Bones arise from the dead, striking fear into the hearts of all who meet them – well it is Hallowe’en!

Click here for a video of Voo Boo.

the Flaming Firemen

So this is the story: a rather different take on the Singing Waiter scenario.

Friends gather for dinner and a fireman, supposedly doing a safety check, bursts into song!

A celebrity is seated next to a complete stranger and completely unbeknown to all but the organiser, she’s a singer too – get the picture?

A novel way to surprise your guests, don’t you think?

We’ve ended this week’s video with a clip of the ‘fireman’ on stage. He’s the excellent tenor David Lawrence who will delight any audience on his own or as part of the Flaming Firemen.

Click here for a video of the Flaming Firemen.

Paul Brook

To put it simply, Paul Brook is a mind reader –are you ready for this? Quite difficult to persuade a casual onlooker that what happens on the video is not a set up but if you experience this performance yourself, you’ll be more than convinced!

Paul can mingle with your guests, just another visitor to the event, but  he will engage them in his exciting and unique performance. The perfect way to give guests a real topic of conversation that will bring them together.

Around the tables, up-close and personal, Paul leads you into his strange world of jaw-dropping mystery. Face-to-face, guests will experience the impossible, enacted just for them. A talking point that will keep any audience buzzing.

And in his Stage Show, he creates  moments of utter astonishment to any sized audience.. Paul’s stage performance takes the audience on a journey through the human mind that they will never forget.

Click here for a video of Paul's skills in practice!

Keith "The Thief" Charnley

A pick-pocket steals from the pockets of others in public places. Keith Charnley pleads guilty to that charge and is a first class entertainer.

Keith can work any venue without the use of stooges and his comic skills, with quick-fire adlibs, allow him to improvise in any situation. His work for major national holiday companies has taken him all over the UK and Europe including cruising the Mediterranean. He has also featured on national radio and television (but not as a rogue on Crimewatch – just in case you had any doubts!)

This versatile, comedy entertainer is great in cabaret, theatre, crime prevention seminars and theme parties. He is equally well-received at corporate functions. So as an after dinner speaker, presenter, close-up performer or speciality act, Keith is much in demand and a very impressive performer.

Click here for a video of Keith.

The Wall - Woppa

Some people are just so creative – we’ve never seen anything quite like this before!

Wall running is performed on the horizontal plane along a wall -  a real feat of acrobatic skill, full of high energy dance, movement and imagery.

With the use of a projector, custom graphics to fit any theme or brand can be created. It can be performed solo, or for truly astounding effects, can be choreographed for a pair or more! The video shows a superb 2 person show.

Elena (yes, we've seen her before) has teamed up with Cole from Basstrology Productions who have their own free standing wall running wall measuring a massive 12ft x 24ft.  what an amazing platform to project company branding or custom decor at any event!

Click here for a video of The Wall.

Richard Knight

When you need a Physical Communication Specialist we have just the man! Richard Knight is a skilled Mime Artist whose live performance skills are remarkable. He’s also in great demand for promotional videos and high profile media events.

At the recent opening of a new business centre, the organiser said:
“Mime was a roaring success all round. Highly professional, arrived in good time and reacted with guests and worked the room exactly as I had envisaged.  Excellent and made the event memorable.”

In the video, which includes television clips, Richard will tell you about the essence of what he does before you see him in action.

Click here for a video of Richard.

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.

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.

Luna Light

This feature will grace many very special occasions! Luna-Light’s stunning multi-colour LED costumes are fully programmable and their physical skills will create a real buzz.

They can appear as angel stilt walkers, ballerina walkabouts or as acrobats on superb free-standing, spinning aerial hoops.

These innovative hoops are featured on our video so please take a look and contact us to find out how they can light up your function.

Click here for a video of Luna.

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.

Vox Magique

Vox Magique present a 45 minute show featuring magic & illusion, singing, comedy and audience participation. Very much a family show, it covers many genres of music from pop to musicals, making it popular with all ages.

This, however, is what makes it unique:- all the tricks being performed relate directly to what is being sung, with each track being written or adapted from scratch by an expert music producer.  Certainly a novel and most enjoyable concept and a very original presentation!

With a whole night’s entertainment in mind, this talented duo can combine their cabaret presentation with a children’s magic and balloon show and a super vocal set to finish off a perfect evening.

Click here for a video of Vox Magique.

Lizz Lipscombe

A real touch of class to welcome the arrival of your guests,  Lizz Lipsombe can play solo acoustic violin whilst wandering minstrel style amongst the canapés!  Or step up a gear with her wireless, amplified electric violin playing to live band backings to really break the ice and get the feet tapping.  

Lizz will happily play for a wedding ceremony and keep the relaxed mood going throughout the day, or entertain at your party, dinner or corporate event.

And if you’re lucky enough to be cruising sometime, you may very well catch Lizz onboard Cunard, P & O, Fred Olsen, Seabourne or Silversea cruises as part of her duo Elektra – also available through Apple County.

Click here for a video of Lizz.

Matt Windsor

Is nothing safe from his hands? Probably not, but you will have the assurance that you’ll be laughing from beginning to end and get your belongings back! As well as close-up magic, Matt Windsor performs a great after dinner show, combining magic, comedy and some truly unsuspected pickpocketing.

Audiences around the UK have loved him and we hope that you will too.  He was also a great hit on Chris Moyles’ TV show.

You may have to watch the short video a couple of times to truly appreciate what is happening (and to catch the dialogue over the laughter) but it’s certainly worth more than a second look. Please get in touch with Apple County to find out how Matt can make your event even more special.

Click here for a video of Matt.

Mindblowers Characters

With Christmas just over the horizon, our feature this week is a selection of engaging walkabout characters who really fit the bill.

Mindblowers’ talented performers can set the festive scene dressed as robins, baubles, Christmas puddings, angels, etc. They’ll  interact with your guests, or the public, to create the spirit of Christmas wherever you are.

Perhaps a Victorian Lady & Gent or an Ice Prince & Princess  on stilts would suit your theme? How about Snowmen on roller skates?  Perhaps you’d like your Christmas Tree on stilts or roller skates this year?

Our video shows a photo montage of the characters available. Please take a look and let us know how we can help make your event memorable.

Click here for a video of Mindblowers Characters.

Absolutely Painted Faces

So face painting has to be pretty? Absolutely not!
Face painting is just for children? Absolutely not!

In the hands of a skilled designer with lots of creative flair, face painting is for just about anyone. Suzanna does a mean line in scary monsters and moody dinosaurs as well as some really pretty stuff. Her original designs are created on your living canvas and easily removed when the fun is over.

Looking for something different for a party, festival, fete or corporate team building event? How about a face painting workshop, where you get to learn some techniques, create your own design on paper and then transfer it safely onto someone else’s face? You’ll also be a model for someone else’s creativity.

Of course, Absolutely Painted Faces use only the best quality, safe materials.  

Click here for a video of Absolutely Painted Faces.

Barry Jones

Could this be the ultimate in audience participation? A Barry Jones’ comedy hypnosis show is not only highly entertaining, but gives viewers and participants the tools to access their own untapped potential.

His goal is always to offer an eclectic, expansive and provocative evening of entertainment and education, with audience numbers from 50 to 6000.

Barry has been working across The Pond and is the only English comedy stage hypnotist to headline on the Las Vegas Strip. Now available in the UK and eager to entertain you.

Take a look at the video and get in touch for details of how you can have a great night and perhaps make some money for your venue too.

Click here for a video of Barry.

Mariachi Jalisco

Their music is irresistible! Wherever they appear, people smile, dance and applaud enthusiastically.

Mariachi Jalisco can bring you their smallest taste of Mexico in the form of just two players or scale up to a whole panoply of musicians and dancers for even more excitement.

David Castro has brought together some of the very finest Mexican musicians in the UK to spread some Latin sunshine. Hear the authentic guitars,  guitarron (Mexican bass), vihuela (a close relative of the guitar), violins, trumpet and accordions played with great panache and enjoy their singing too, whether it’s a traditional Mexican tune or something from the UK charts given their own special treatment!

Click here for a video of Mariachi Jalisco.

Darryl J. Carrington

A friendly, creative and witty performer, Darryl J. Carrington is a world class juggler who has blended his skill and comedy to wow audiences in more than 22 countries worldwide.

He truly wants to entertain any audience & his dedication to showmanship is second to none, whatever the occasion! In his free-roaming, spectacular show, he interacts with the audience and he’s equally at home in meet and greet sessions. His flourishes of skill work well with fire, glow clubs, crystals and other props.

He has an infectious, cheeky personality which will get the whole audience involved.

For the ultimate juggling show combining quick wit, fearless performance and death defying stunts, please contact Apple County for all the details.

Click here for a video of Darryl.

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.

The Copperfield Ensemble

Unusual event needing an unusual attraction? How’s about a  Steampunk band? These guys have performed at The Full Steam Metal Jacket Festival in Wales, Morwellham Quay in Devon and other venues across the West Country.

Something original is certainly what you’ll get with The Copperfield Ensemble. The Ensemble play Neo-Victorian Music Hall Steampunk music and they’re all either classically trained musicians or experienced rock musicians.

This is a family friendly band who specialise in getting any audience singing and dancing along, with songs that tell stories of historical figures and events. How many other bands do you know who sing about Isambard Kingdom Brunel or use a shovel as a percussion instrument?

Click here for a video of The Copperfield Ensemble.

Flying Follies

A brand new show featuring Terrence Price, from the world renowned comedy acrobatic duo Price & McCoy (our feature on July 9, 2012) "Compagnie En Plein Vol".

Terry, Pauline and Yoann combine breathtaking acrobatics with elegance and comedy in this unique show. Superb costumes and immaculate presentation are just what you would expect from this talented combination and, depending on the event and situation, the show can last from 3 to 55 minutes.

How about this? A workshop and show together - the workshop takes place before the show and participants become part of the performance.  So a workshop for adults or children and a show for you to enjoy. Please get in touch for more details.

Click here for a video of Flying Follies.

Tin Pan Allies

Not using a conventional venue? Then you might need a slightly unconventional band! The Tin Pan Allies are perfectly suited to just about any event - indoors or out. They don’t need amplification, a stage, or even a three-pin socket! They can play directly to your guests or delegates and circulate to entertain and delight.

They play acoustic, jazzy, swing music as you may not have heard it before. How about some Michael Jackson, Pharrell Williams, Kinks or Soft Cell mixed with traditional songs such as When You’re Smiling or Morecambe & Wise’s anthem Bring Me Sunshine, to create the perfect atmosphere?

They can play anything with a good tune, so expect pop hits from the last hundred years or so!  Please watch the video to experience some Vaudeville Swing...

Click here for a video of Tin Pan Allies.

Eventimate

There are times when a Disco is the best or only option and there are times when an exceptional Video Disco would be the best option by far!

Eventimate use all their skill and artistry to put together superb video mashups which will turn your event into an unforgettable experience. The music flows and the dancefloor grooves all night.

They’ll also use the screens to interact with guests via Twitter and screen messaging, so every event is personalised and unique. Their sound and light gear can cope easily with just about any venue – we just need to discuss what you need.

If you think that going ‘the extra mile’ is admirable, these guys go the extra mile and then some!

Please take a look at the video and prepare to enjoy.

Click here for a video of Eventimate.

Gerry Graham's Travelling Pantos

Thinking about heading for the beach? Must be time to start thinking about panto ……….. oh yes it is!

In 2015, Gerry Graham’s cast of 6  will be touring Robin Hood – the Panto with their usual high quality script: fast moving, relevant and funny! There’s always a happy ending, the villains always get their just deserts, the principal boy is a thigh-slapping hero and the dames are outrageous without offending!

Every pantomime has an original musical score, with a combination of specially written character songs, pop classics and chart hits.

What would you need to provide? Well – an audience and a couple of dressing rooms just about covers it.  They can adapt to just about any stage with a portable, free standing set, stage lighting, quality sound and effects.

The video montage gives some info on this year’s show and cast pictures of their 2014 production.

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.

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.

Fingers On Buzzers

Bring quizzing into the 21st century with this unique mobile interactive set up using wireless buzzers, each with their own funny sound effects. Questions are projected onto large screens and teams compete using knowledge and speed to answer fun packed questions.

Finger On Buzzers has an expert host using a radio mic and remote control to ask questions by text, picture or sound formats across a range of categories which can be tailored to your event. With electronic scoring there’s no need for scrappy bits of paper, pens and wasted time on marking and also eliminates mobile phone cheating!

This is ideal for corporate events, winding down a training seminar, or just plain good fun. All you have to provide is the audience (120 people max.) and some prizes – Clive will do the rest.

Paul Sinha says “This is a brilliant concept … everyone loves a buzzer”. Why not get in touch so we can explain how this can work for you?

Click here for a video of Fingers On Buzzers.

Photon Acro

Need maximum impact in a short time? Blackout okay in your performance area? If you can say yes to both, then you’ll love this. To be truthful the video is well worth watching even if you can’t actually stage this – it’s a real piece of artistry!

Acro balance may not be new but if you add custom-made pixel costumes which appear and disappear in precarious balances the effects are spell-binding. Clever use of technology produces something both unique and magical.

Even better for promotions and special occasions, they can incorporate company logos or names of special guests into the performance. Wow!

Intrigued? Well please watch the video.

Click here for a video of Photon Acro.

The Great Team Bake Off

Ideal as a team building exercise or a festive treat, you and your team, or guests, can enjoy time with a professional pastry chef to make some scrumptious bakery treats, they’ll even let you loose on some recipes used at exclusive hotels.

The chef will judge categories such as technical, star bake & showstopper, awarding points for creativity, skill and taste. You can choose to make Afternoon Tea, Cake Mosaics, Canapé Creations or Christmas Gingerbread constructions amongst others.

Then, depending on the time of year, afternoon tea can be served on the lawn or patio, and they’ll even bring along a badminton and cricket set with a few classic board games for the group to enjoy a perfect afternoon indoors or outdoors.

Take a look at the video montage here and get in touch so we can explain how this could work for you.

Click here for a video of The Great Team Bake Off.

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Emily Burridge

With technical skill and musical flair Emily Burridge offers a range of beguiling options. Her solo performance of JS Bach’s suites are a joy and her own compositions can be added to the mix creating a unique musical event.

Emily uses sampling technology to build a multi-layered experience, so if you’re used to hearing loops only in current music then Emily’s playing will be a revelation. She’s also part of the duo Incandescendo with inventive percussionist Felix Gibbons – just perfect for cabaret style evenings, concerts and parties.

Looking for something truly unique? Emily also collaborates with pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole. They describe it as electro acoustic chamber music, that’s a new one on us but we have the demos to prove it – please ask.

Click here for a video of Emily.

Hoops In Motion

This is a superb, unique and high skilled combination of hula hoop performance with live projected graphics created by the inventive minds of Cirque Bijou. If you’re wanting a performance with jaw dropping impact, this could be just what you need.

It’s contemporary, edgy and sophisticated so sure to amaze your audience whether it’s a small cabaret show or a vast festival. The company have a great stock of well-rehearsed presentations or they’ll happily create something especially for you.

As you’ll see from the video, the Hoops performance was commissioned for The John Bishop Show so you’ll be in very good company. Please take a look at the short video and contact Apple County to find out more.

Click here for a video of Hoops In Motion.

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.

Charles Burns Guest Speaker

We were proud to feature Charles Burns, the Silhouette Cutter, as one of our very first Artists Of The Week, but now he’s also presenting fascinating talks about silhouettes and their history so you can share some of his research into this intriguing art in a very entertaining way! He can also bring some antique silhouettes & illustrate the talk with slides - however, the emphasis will be on the stories behind the work and the silhouettes he can make on the day.

Everyone can find themselves surprised and delighted by a simple silhouette but to learn about them from an expert should be a real joy for any audience. WI dinners, art and literary societies and family parties have all loved this show. So what about you?

The video shows part of a talk staged in Charles’ own studio: “From Shadowgraph screens to Portrait Machines”

Click here for a video of Charles.

A Night At The Movies

Take 4 classic movies and add 4 classy live performers – what do you get? A bestselling show bound to please!

A Night At The Movies brings you all the hit songs you’d expect, some great costumes and authentic choreography. So you can recreate special moments from 4 much loved films live on your stage.

Mamma Mia, Grease, Dirty Dancing & Saturday Night Fever all feature in this terrific presentation keeping the audience enthralled from start to finish.

Contact Apple County to find out how you can get this crowd pleaser into your venue.

Click here for a video of A Night At The Movies.

Mr Phoebus The Unique Penny Farthing Experience

Special occasion or promotion coming up? Then how about this equally special presentation? Mr Phoebus has a Penny Farthing Experience for most age groups and also the skill to ride the real thing.

The Victorian inspired cycles are a joy to behold and your guests will certainly admire the engineering – not to mention the fun!  If you’re thinking of a vintage party or want to promote brand awareness, then this might just be the very thing!

With costumed staff, they’re often seen on film or at National Trust and other prestigious live events. So if you’ve been there, done that and got a wardrobe bursting with teeshirts – please contact us to find out more about this 21st century take on our history.

Click here for a video of Mr Phoebus.

Big Beat

A team building event can really galvanise a work force or just be some fun to reward a team for a job well done. Please take a look at the participants in this percussion workshop run by Big Beat and see how engaged they are - the smiles speak for themselves! The expert presenter has got them working co-operatively and everyone feels appreciated for their vital contribution. What an exciting way to bring your staff together!

Click here for a video of Big Beat.

Chocolate Delight

We thoroughly recommend our feature this week for team building, corporate days out, hen parties, staff rewards, birthday treats or just having a really good laugh with your mates!

Gerry is a Master Chocolatier who will help you produce some divine chocolate truffles whilst having a great deal of fun. Please take a look at the video – hope you’ll agree that a few hours spent in the company of this guy would be time well-spent. Please note: getting yourself in a horrendous mess is only an optional extra!

Please contact Apple County for details of a whole range of hands on workshops which are truly a Chocolate Delight!

Click here for a video of Chocolate Delight.

Fingers On Buzzers

Bring quizzing into the 21st century with this unique mobile interactive set up using wireless buzzers, each with their own funny sound effects. Questions are projected onto large screens and teams compete using knowledge and speed to answer fun packed questions.

Finger On Buzzers has an expert host using a radio mic and remote control to ask questions by text, picture or sound formats across a range of categories which can be tailored to your event. With electronic scoring there’s no need for scrappy bits of paper, pens and wasted time on marking and also eliminates mobile phone cheating!

This is ideal for corporate events, winding down a training seminar, or just plain good fun. All you have to provide is the audience (120 people max.) and some prizes – Clive will do the rest.

Paul Sinha says “This is a brilliant concept … everyone loves a buzzer”. Why not get in touch so we can explain how this can work for you?

Click here for a video of Fingers On Buzzers.

The Great Team Bake Off

Ideal as a team building exercise or a festive treat, you and your team, or guests, can enjoy time with a professional pastry chef to make some scrumptious bakery treats, they’ll even let you loose on some recipes used at exclusive hotels.

The chef will judge categories such as technical, star bake & showstopper, awarding points for creativity, skill and taste. You can choose to make Afternoon Tea, Cake Mosaics, Canapé Creations or Christmas Gingerbread constructions amongst others.

Then, depending on the time of year, afternoon tea can be served on the lawn or patio, and they’ll even bring along a badminton and cricket set with a few classic board games for the group to enjoy a perfect afternoon indoors or outdoors.

Take a look at the video montage here and get in touch so we can explain how this could work for you.

Click here for a video of The Great Team Bake Off.

Missed a week? Looking for our previous features? See the showcase.

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Many thanks to our customers who often have great things to say about us. Here are some of them.....

“.....Just to say, a very big thank you from my sister & me for recommending Dave Dean for my mothers party. He was tremendous. Everybody enjoyed his act - even my teenage children thought he was ‘Cool’!

I’m really glad the other chap from Slough decided, for what ever reason, he couldn’t do it, as Dave was just perfect. My mothers friends keep telling her how wonderful her party was & this was definitely down to Dave. I think the food & booze may have played a part, but the music was definitely the main talking point!

We’d be very grateful if you could pass our thanks on to Dave. We’d definitely recommend you both, & should I ever be stupid enough to organise another party I’ll definitely be in touch!!.....”
“.....Can you please pass on my thanks to Jayne (Magic by Jayne) and the singing waiters, Peter and Neil. They were absolutely amazing and went down a storm. If we get any requests for singing waiters in the future we really have to use them!

I have received a lot of compliments about how good they all were and how the singers managed to really start the party and get everyone up dancing.....”
“.....Last weekend went brilliantly, we were told that he was awesome by many of the regulars - massive thank you! re singer Benny Jay.....”
“.....I would like to express my thanks for providing the excellent dance troupe that entertained our colleagues at our annual Star Awards ... Everyone really enjoyed themselves and the Halloween style dancing and costumes really added to the evening. Please pass my thanks on to the dance troupe, KBE.....”

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