Midlands French Band available for French Themed Events

Looking for music for your French Theme Night?

If you are in the Midlands we have a fantastic trio called Klik who consist of French vocals, guitar and double bass with a starting price of £325.

View this group: http://www.findaperformer.net/hire/1157/french-group-for-events 

In the South East we have a great duo of female French vocals and acoustic guitar

View this duo:  http://www.findaperformer.net/hire/1156/musicians-for-french-themed-entertainment 

French Theme Night Entertainment

On March 27th our fantastic accordionist Harry Barnwell  provided the French Themed Entertainment at Hennerton Golf Club. We booked a flamenco guitarist and dancer for their Spanish theme night last year and both nights have been a great success and we are looking forward to providing music for all their themed events over the next 2 months.

The evening was a great success and Harry played wandering around the tables as well as seated with his PA system.

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1920’s Dancing Girls now available to hire!

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Vintage and Gatsby is a very popular theme at the moment. This group of professional dancers have performed at many events this year, incorporating “Meeting and Greeting” guests followed by a Top Hat and Tails number.

Later on they perform the original Charleston and then get male members of the audience to join in with the routine. These girls are sure to bring glamour and glitz to the evening.

The girls were recently on The Graham Norton Show, and this is what the stage manager had to say about their performance: “I’m glad you had such a good day, and thank you so much, everyone was really impressed with how professional the girls were and how great they looked. I will definitely be in touch in the future” Lynda McGrory, Stage Manager, The Graham Norton Show BBC2

Check out this YouTube video of a sample of one of their mesmerising performances, which seems as it if is straight out of the 1920s itself!

If you are interested in booking The Charleston Girls for your party, wedding or other event, then check out their profile in the following link : http://www.findaperformer.net/act/1124

Guitar Star

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-The series has now launched and applications are open!

-Check out the Call to Action Video on Facebook and make sure to share HERE. You can also watch it and embed onto your website on Youtube HERE.

-To apply and get more information please go to the Sky Arts website HERE.

-To get updates on the series follow @SkyArtsTo read what people are saying about the series on Twitter search #GuitarStar. Check HERE for the original tweet.

-Spread the word to all your friends! 

Friday Night Guitar In Hornchurch

Find a Performer is proud to be working in association with Havering Borough Council
to put on a series of guitar recitals at the Fairkytes Arts Centre in Hornchurch, Essex.
The series is called Friday Night Guitar and concerts start at 7.30pm:

 Friday 27th March 2015 Geoff Robb 

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 Friday 24th April 2015 Simon Davies

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 Friday 29th May 2015 David Buckingham

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 Friday 26th June 2015 Ramon Ruiz

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 Friday 31st July 2015 The Albach Guitar Duo

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Address-
Fairkytes Arts Centre
51 Billet Lane
Hornchurch
RM11 1AX

Tickets Info-
01708 456308
TICKETS £9.50 and £7.50 usual concessions
PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
SPECIAL OFFER GOLD TICKET
Book all five shows for the price of four!
£38/£30 usual concessions

http://www.havering.gov.uk/Pages/ServiceChild/Fairkytes-Live.aspx

Entertainment ideas for your wedding/event

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Here at www.findaperformer.net we offer a large range of interesting entertainment for your wedding or event.  At the moment we are offering the following:

Caricaturists

Hire a Caricaturist for your wedding, party or corporate event – it’s fun for everyone and your guests will have a memento to take home with them. Hiring one of our Caricaturists will make your event completely unforgettable! Some of our Caricaturists can offer iPad or big screen drawings and if you are organising a business or corporate event, why not hire one of our Caricaturists to design your name badges?

Children’s Entertainers

Hire one of our skilled and professional Children’s Entertainers for your event. You can book our entertainers for children’s birthday parties or to entertain the kids at a wedding or family party. All our Children’s Entertainers are CRB checked.

Toastmasters

A Toastmaster is a unique English tradition going back to the eighteenth century. A Toastmaster will add a certain style, distinction and panache to any formal or informal ceremony, event or celebration. The Toastmaster offers the traditional services of greeting and announcing guests and introducing speeches and toasts, but combines these with the roles of advisor, organiser, presenter, communicator and diplomat. His duties relieve the host of worry and stress, and include overseeing the smooth running of the event.

We also offer Magicians and a large amount of Event Supplies, such as: Chocolate FountainsFun CasinosHot TubsPaella CateringPhoto BoothsWhite Dove Releasing. It’s as easy as a click of the mouse to book a number of acts from each of these categories, just have a look at our website over at www.findaperformer.net

Advice for live music during your wedding

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THE DRINKS RECEPTION

While the newly-wed couple may be off having their photographs taken, your guests can enjoy live music during the drinks and canapés. Classical music is traditional during the Ceremony, but many musicians can also play a wide range of popular music, jazz and songs from the West End. You may want to consider having something more upbeat like a Spanish guitar duo, jazz duo, pianist, vocalist or saxophone player.

THE WEDDING MEAL

Depending on your budget, you may choose to book a harpist for the Ceremony & Drinks Reception, then a string quartet, pianist or classical guitarist during your meal. If you want to book a string quartet during the meal, check with your venue that there will be enough room with the number of guests you have. You may have to settle for a trio, duo or soloist. If the speeches are at the end of your meal, the musician will normally pack up and leave just before they start. If you are paying cash on the day, then delegate this job to the best man and ask him to pay the act before the speeches begin.

Public liability insurance and amplification

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Public Liability Insurance

Many wedding venues will insist on all musicians having Public Liability insurance and require proof of this. All professional musicians should have this as part of their membership of the Musicians Union. PAT Tests are electrical safety checks carried out on electrical appliances and many venues will also insist on seeing certificates (or dated green stickers) for all electrical items (amplifiers, PA systems, lighting equipment).

Amplification

In general, most harpists and string quartets will not amplify. If you have 120 – 140 guests or more, then you might want to hire an act that can provide their own amplification. 99% of classical guitarists will amplify and bring their own equipment with them as it is not as loud as other instruments when plucked. The music will still be in the back- ground, but it will be heard. During the Ceremony, while guests are quiet, it is not always necessary to use amplification.