At the age of 40, I decided to jump ship from an office job and enter the world of professional entertainment embarking on a life on the road as a singer, actor, comedian and presenter. Now, some 27 years on I share my experiences of an amazing career change.
After a couple of years on working in the music sector, I applied for and got my Equity card and after signing on with LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts), diversified into acting. It led me to appear in numerous TV Drama series, films and comedy programmes. (There is an endless list on my website – see details below) I was also a regular contributor to Bruce Forsyth’s “Generation Game” and Noel Edmonds “Gotcha’s”. Throughout the 90’s I hosted many musical events featuring some of the most iconic artistes from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s at venues right across the UK.
I have also hosted various events – food shows with celebrity chefs, antiques shows with BBC experts and a number of corporate motivational events working with such names as Terry Venables and Ranulph Fiennes.
I joined the world of public speaking 3 years ago and now present a couple of amusing talks with stories of how the world of entertainment is – behind the scenes.
About my talks and entertainments...
I am fully self-contained with no need for lots of technical equipment. I bring colourful pop up banners which encourage members of groups to come and talk to me afterwards. I have my own radio microphone which can fit in your existing sound system or, if required, I can bring my own top quality PA system. So, from your end, I just need a reasonable sized table and access to a plug socket.
I am a member of Equity and carry £10m Public Liability Insurance.
WI’s, TWG’s. Probus, Church groups from £70 plus travel @ 40p per mile (don’t be afraid to call if you have a smaller than average group, I may be able to negotiate a little discount).
U3A’s and other larger groups £100 plus travel @ 40p per mile.
My musical cabaret act fee is £125 and depending on distance travel expenses as above.
For very large group meetings or conferences, please call to discuss your requirements
Please note I will only accept bookings on the understanding that payment is made by cash or cheque on the day.
Available at short notice.