Anita Ryan


Anita Ryan Artists is a boutique agency that provides bespoke entertainment from musicians, singers, specialty acts and hosts.

Drawing from her extensive career in the entertainment industry, Anita Ryan is now bringing together the best in the business to give you a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Through her years of performing all over the world as a singer, host and entertainer, Anita has developed a network of extraordinary fellow performers – all the best in their fields. She is now bringing the magic to you with Anita Ryan Artists.

Anita Ryan Artists offers bespoke packages that select and contract the best entertainers for your event.

Anita is an expert at creating the perfect atmosphere, energy, and experience. Combined with her carefully curated network of entertainers, Anita Ryan Artists sets the gold standard in event entertainment. Anita is passionate about marrying the perfect acts to your event. Her attention to detail and understanding of the atmosphere you’re after will bring to life the experience that you envisioned.

 Give your guests an experience that they are sure to remember for years to come. Contact Anita Ryan Artists and book your bespoke event package today!

If you’re unsure whether what you have in mind is possible, don’t hesitate to be in touch. Anita is always happy to book a call and chat through how to make your vision a reality.

Specialty Acts

Through Anita Ryan Artists, you can book a number of specialty acts, from aerial artists, fire eaters, stilt walkers, to magicians and everything in between!

Don’t wonder whether it’s possible- book a consultation today and we’ll MAKE it possible!

Collaborating Artists


Monroe are a unique vintage three part, female, close harmony group. They are three fun, northern, cheeky girls with bags of personality who love to deliver intricate vocals and a high class show.

Individually they are all accomplished performers who have vast experience across the board from theatre to television. They take the style of the Andrew Sisters and add a postmodern ‘zing’ and a touch of Hollywood glamour.

They have the ability to marry superb contemporary arrangements while still embodying the class of the ‘Golden age’. With enchanting vocals, quirky arrangements, and the perfect style to suit every occasion, this gorgeous trio will be sure to have you singing along to their alchemy of jazz, blues, swing, pop, RnB and much more.

Musician: Richard Sanderson, Violin/Fiddle

Richard is a highly accomplished gigging musician based in Manchester. His main instrument is the violin and can play all styles on request.

Richard completed his degree in popular music at Salford university, where he developed his playing as contemporary violinist with a focus on Irish folk and Jazz. He went on to perform for a number of internationally renewed shows, including acting as the lead fiddle player alongside Michael Flatley in the hit show The Lord of the Dance.

Richard has been playing live and gigging for almost 25 years. Whether solo or with bands, he creates the most engaging atmosphere with his energetic performance. From corporate functions to private parties, he is one of the most in demand Manchester musicians.

Paul & Mike: Guitar and Sax Duo

Adding a very special extra touch to your wedding or event, Paul & Mike create a fantastic musical background for your guests to enjoy. Playing anything and everything from their vast collective musical experience and also taking requests, you’re sure to love the ambience they’ll bring to your drinks reception, wedding breakfast or other function.


First playing together in 2012 as part of a youth production of Footloose in Liverpool, Paul & Mike became good friends and continued to play together in various musical ensembles. In the past 2 years, Paul & Mike have played numerous weddings together as a duo and have begun to find their own style, being able to adapt to the audience, taking requests and even starting sing-a-longs! Playing anything from 50’s rock and roll and easy listening to Disney classics and current pop tunes, Paul & Mike are as versatile as they come and fit easily into any situation.


Host: Compère, Joe Casserley

For the past 15 years, Joe has worked in corporate entertainment for Manchester United Football Club and Sir Alex Ferguson Foundation. His role includes hosting events for sponsors and corporate partners alike, not only at Old Trafford but through Europe and internationally.

Since 2012 Joe has hosted “An Evening With” – working alongside some of the most famous sporting heroes including, Bryan Robson, Denis Law, Andy Cole, Dennis Irwin— as well as events such as the Cheshire White Collar Boxing Evenings.

His ability to read an audience is incredible and his intuition to think on his feet can only come from his years of experience as a first class entertainer. If you’re looking for anyone to make an audience feel at home, Mr Casserley is your man!

Musician: Elinor Nicholson, Harpist

Award winning Scottish harpist Eleanor, graduated from the royal Northern College of Music, with a Masters in Music. This had led her to perform for ensembles such as the BBC, Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Northern Ballet, as well performing alongside names such as Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson. She is a very busy and sought after corporate performer.

The Manhattans

The Manhattans are a multi award winning soul & Motown show, that deliver style, charisma & outstanding talent. Packing out theatres in the UK and abroad, these in demand corporate performers are some of the North East’s best entertainers, and will have you asking for more every time.

Jen Slaw: Keynote Speaker

With degrees in both engineering and art, Jen connects with both left and right brained learners as she shares her story of finding balance and transitioning from life as a structural engineer to entertainer, speaker and trainer, roles in which she felt she could have more impact, exercise more creativity, and be more connected to others.

Jen has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, Good Day Philadelphia, Huffington Post Live and the Food Network, presented at TEDx, won the International Jugglers’ Association’s Award for creativity, and has been called an “expert juggler” by the New York Times. She co-created and co-starred in the Off-Broadway show and Backstage Critic’s Pick, Perfect Catch: A Throw-mantic Comedy, which was hailed as “the forward guard of an entirely new and captivating approach to the craft.

John Phillip: Singer

John-Philip received his BFA Musical Theatre degree and training from the prestigious Otterbein University in Ohio in 2004. Since then he has travelled the world as a professional singer and entertainer for well over a decade. He has performed in New York City, Reno, Niagara Falls Canada, Myrtle Beach, Las Vegas casinos, including New York-New York, Planet Hollywood and Rio, and in many top International tours. John-Philip has a successful solo career in the UK and was the lead vocalist in the 1st National UK Tour of EMERALD STORM which has enjoyed critical acclaim from critics and audiences alike.

John-Philip has delighted audiences on board the world’s top cruise ships with his show-stopping performances and powerful vocals. His charming charisma and personality are truly infectious. His shows are beautifully orchestrated with stunning combinations of music, fusing modern pop hits with the vintage sounds of jazz and swing. Contemporary classics from the likes of Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Sia, The Real Thing, Tom Jones, Frankie Valli not to mention a visit to the great crooners from Sinatra to Bublé are all performed with John-Philips signature big band style and loved by audiences of all ages.

In 2011 while performing in Las Vegas, he had the privilege of singing the National Anthem “live” for NASCAR, which was televised on ABC/ESPN in front of over 3.5 million television viewers and 142,000 spectators.

After a successful five years, living and performing in Las Vegas, John-Philip now resides in the UK with his wife to concentrate on his solo career and his love of performing as a Guest Entertainer/Headliner aboard the world’s top cruise lines. This natural born entertainer will grab your heart and soul from the moment he steps on stage!

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