I was approached by a gorgeous event booker to organise the whole night’s entertainment for the annual
Hi- Life Dining Awards at The Midland Hotel, Manchester.
The event was hosted by celebrity Paul Ross, the audience were a mix of Managers and Hospitality teams for the top restaurants in the North West and Cheshire.
I called in some of my best contacts from the world of showbiz, all within the budget the client had given me and we had an amazing night.
On the entrance of the door were two of the best in speciality entertainment. I booked two fire eaters to welcome the guests as a surprise as they walked through the entrance to collect their arrival champagne. They have a real wow factor and a great start to a great event!
Into the champagne reception, where my colleague was playing the trumpet to some classic chilled jazz and blues accompaniment. I had met the trumpeter when he supported me as a musician in the house band on board a luxury cruises liner in the Med.
The client themselves were Irish and wanted something a little different at their awards show this year.
So I arranged for myself, another female singer, drummer, fiddler and Irish dancer to perform a 30 minute set after dinner, which consisted of haunting Irish ballads and the grand finale of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance.
It was a massive hit with a standing ovation and return bookings! We were delighted that the audience were so appreciative.
Now it’s time to raise the roof and get the party started, with my talented friends, the ever so popular Soul & Motown vocal harmony group, The Manhattans. They took to the stage and within minutes the dance floor was packed.
After their hour and a half set, the Top of the Bill gave a 30 mins set. The tremendous vocals of Rose Royce came on stage with, ‘Wishing on a Star’ blasting through the air.
The audience were delighted. . . And so was I!
The client was a very happy lady, I was run off my feet as a singer and entertainment organiser all on one night, though I have to say I truly loved it.
I love bringing together all the best people from my network, serving a happy client and giving them exactly what they want, to fill the room with musical atmosphere, with no worries, just great memories! <3