More about our Surprise Entertainment
When you’re organising your event, there are so many things to consider – and it’s vital to get it right. That’s why these sensational acts are with us. We only have the best of the best available. We only work with true professionals, who not only perform brilliantly, but are obliging to work with too. With the popularity of Strictly Come Dancing, maybe your event would benefit from some professionals to give a beautiful display of their craft? Or if it’s a birthday for an older person, or a vintage theme, then our vintage vocal trios may be just the thing? With their tight harmonies and witty repartee, they’ve proved a huge hit with our clients so far.
Our sensational acts cover all kinds of cultures – The Bollywood Dancers can transport you right to the heart of mystical Bollywood, whilst the Steel Drums can surprise and delight you with everything from gentle reggae to gospel music – all with that unmistakeable sound. Not to mention our fun Mariachi bands!
And there’s so much more – we’ve wonderful living statues – watch your guests shriek in delight as they unexpectedly come to life. Or meet and greet artistes – great for setting the fun tone of an evening. How about getting up close and personal with Marilyn Monroe or James Bond? Or being greeted by another of our sensational acts – a spine-tingling classical quartet or solo acoustic musician?
Whatever your choice – all of our artistes are consummate professionals, and once booked, we will liaise with you on how to make your event a huge success. From the staging requirements through to the running order and the timing of the event. And because we’ve done it hundreds of times before, our entertainment team will be able to help and advise you – making suggestions that you may not have thought of – helping the event to run even better than you’d dreamed. Book one of our sensational acts for any kind of event by clicking on this link.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Every event is different, we are proud to provide a bespoke to you surprise-singers service. However, we are consistent and reliable with how the arrangements are made. The lead performer for your booking will be in touch with you to confirm the finer details of the performance 'reveal' and song choices. We will also be in contact with the coordinator at the venue to confirm our 'duties' and our performers uniform, so we blend in seamlessly with their serving staff.
We arrive well in advance of your guests to set up our sound system and do our soundcheck to ensure none of the guests see us beforehand. We will then disappear and return ready and dressed in the surprise theme chosen. If we’re surprise singing waiters, we shall act as the waiters of the venue, assisting with the service including topping up the wine and water and serving the starters and main course. At the previously agreed time in service, we will perform our surprise reveal.
HOW LONG IS THE SURPRISE SHOW?
We act as waiters for service which is usually around 60 mins. Our surprise-singers waiters reveal performance is approximately 30-35 minutes in length, (about 7 to 8 songs with guest interactions during and in-between songs).
WHERE ARE YOU BASED AND DO YOU TRAVEL?
Our head office is in Birmingham; however, we have a national team of experienced performers. No wedding or corporate event is too far for us. We have previously performed at events from Cornwall and Scotland!
HOW DO I BOOK SURPRISE SINGING WAITERS NEAR ME?
Well that is a very good question! Our surprise-singers head office is in the West Midlands and not only do we have an extensive team of excellent performers that are based all over the UK, we also have a huge team of performers who are based in the Midlands. While our performers are of the highest quality, we are able to offer very competitive rates due us saving on the extra travel costs that our Southern based competitors cannot! Another excellent reason to book with us!
Birmingham, Coventry, Derbyshire, Dudley, East Midlands, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Nottinghamshire, North Staffordshire, Rutland, Sandwell, Solihull, South Staffordshire, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire.
WHAT SURPRISES DO YOU DO?
Our most popular form of surprise is our singing waiters, but we can also perform as singing chefs, singing guests and much more. We are open to your suggestions!!
CAN I SEE YOU IN ACTION BEFORE BOOKING?
Please check out our videos from previous events. Understandably due to the nature of the events we perform at and them being private parties or weddings, we are unable to invite guests.
OTHER THAN FROM THE SURPRISE ACT, WHAT ELSE CAN YOU OFFER ME?
When it comes to parties, corporate events and weddings we can provide you with the entire daytime and evening's entertainment. We can give you the surprise element during the meal, but then can also perform a live singing evening show, plus a DJ, giving your guests complete entertainment for the evening. For more information check out our packages 1, 2 and 3 click here. We also have some other fabulous surprises and ideas you may like for your wedding or party click here for more information.
CAN I BOOK JUST THE SURPRISE SINGING WAITERS?
Yes! You can book as much or as little as you want. The choice is yours. For example, if you’ve already got a DJ booked, you can still book us for a live singing show in the evening or indeed any other entertainment service we offer.
DO YOU PROVIDE YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT?
Yes. We provide all of the speakers and microphones, we’re completely self-contained. We have high-end quality PA sound systems and we use quality bespoke backing tracks.
WHAT PERFORMERS DO YOU USE?
What makes our Surprise-Singers stand out and above all the others is that all our performers are of a very high standard - they have performed on cruise ships, in west end shows, are highly trained experienced opera singers and are outstanding pop or swing singers - all are brilliant actors too. As well as being very talented they are all reliable, personable, hard-working and totally professional. Once we know the theme, hear your ideas or even your preferred genre of music - we allocate the perfect performers for your party or wedding.
DO YOU HAVE PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE?
Yes. All of our team have public liability insurance of up to 20 million pounds and can provide you with a copy of the certificate should the venue require this.
HOW MANY PERFORMERS CAN I BOOK?
We suggest at least two, however it depends on how many guests you have and the theme you are envisaging, we can discuss and advise you accordingly.
WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT TO OTHER ‘SINGING WAITERS’ COMPANIES?
We only offer the best performers that suit your event or theme, once we have had a consultation with you regarding your demographic and or theme, we will know which of our performers are perfect for your wedding or party.
HOW DO I BOOK?
This is a very simple process:
- Get in touch with us and let us know the date of your event, what kind of event it is and the location.
- We can either discuss your requirements and ideas via email or over the phone.
- Once you’re happy with everything that has been discussed and agreed, we’ll email over your contract with all the finer details for your approval. We send our contracts 'digitally’ so you just need to sign digitally. (This is much more efficient and easier than printing, signing and putting it in the post.) You can download and print a copy of the contract for your records.
- At this time, we will also issue an invoice for the 15% deposit which secures your booking.
- The balance will be due 30 days before the event. You can pay this before for your convenience, all monies received will be held in our non-interest accruing client business account (This is a legal requirement for all entertainment service providers). These monies remain in the business client account until after the event takes place.
ARE YOU COVID-19 SECURE?
- We adhere to all the latest government advice regarding live entertainment, no act or entertainer supplied by us will breach these guidelines.
- Current government guidelines regarding social distancing are to be adhered to by all event attendees throughout the duration of the event.
- Should there be another government-enforced lockdown, any agreed contracts become null and void with no liability attached to the hirer, entertainer or contracting agent.