Derek Herbert

Location: South Wirral, Cheshire
About him...

Derek has  always had a keen ear for music and an approachable, friendly nature capable of  making people laugh and to be happy since a very tender age.
He was always keen to watch all George Formby’s films and was encouraged by his parents to take up lessons to play the ukulele banjo now being an accomplished ukulele banjo player and a member of the George Formby Society.
He loves everything about the 1940’s era, particularly the music but it is Winston Churchill, who he admires most from that time.
Derek is a natural mimic so when a friend suggested that he persue a career as a Winston Churchill Impersonator he rose to the challenge resulting in yet another facet of his capabilities. A few years ago he appeared as Winston Churchill in the BBC Drama “Hustle”.
In recent years his fascination and admiration for that legendary great comic Tommy Cooper has led to creating the highly amusing Tommy Cooper Tribute.
Following in his father’s footsteps who,in his later years became an after dinner speaker at many golf dinners,)Derek decided he wanted to share his interest in the lives of  Winston Churchill,George Formby and Tommy Cooper.
Through his engaging talks he does this with enthusiasm and perfection.

About his talks...

Derek is a ‘stand alone’ performer and requires little in the way of equipment (see each entertainment for specific details).

He can provide his own PA system and lectern  but it is always useful to have tables provided.

Fee:
Fees range from £175 plus travel expenses depending on which talk is required and location.
Based in South Wirral will cover Wirral/Cheshire/Merseyside/Lancashire/North Wales/Shropshire/Staffordshire/Leicestershire but will travel countrywide.
My Contact Details:
Phone:

07802 805701 Mobile: 07947573369

The Life & Times of Winston Churchill with a Twist! 

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Derek tells the Life Story of Winston Churchill but with a twist as he is a professional Winston Churchill Impersonator portraying the great man as Wartime Prime Minister.

He delivers the talk in his own voice whilst in costume, frequently dropping in “Churchillian” quotes and anecdotes in”Churchillian” voice culminating with excerpts from the famous,stirring Battle of Britain speech in Churchillian voice and full character .

Duration: 40 – 45 minutes; Requirements – Microphone and stand plus lecturn and one small table.

 

Tribute to George Formby

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Derek tells a lighthearted,cheeky Life Talk on George Formby which includes Derek singing many of George Formby’s more popular songs and other well-known singalong numbers self-accompanied on ukulele banjo,telling a few inoffensive  jokes and actively encouraging audience participation.

Duration: 50 minutes; Requirements – Lapel microphone and microphone & stand plus lecturn and two small tables.

 

Tribute to Tommy Cooper

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Derek delivers an amusing Life Talk on the legendary comic Tommy Cooper which includes Derek mimicking the funny man and performing Tommy Cooper –style tricks and telling Tommy Cooper –style jokes.

Duration: 50 minutes; Requirements – Lapel microphone and microphone & stand plus lecturn and 2 x 6 feet long(min) tables.