Blog 6...Oct 2017

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Come Join Us...

We are always looking for new and established artistes.
As we cover a wide spectrum of  entertainment, all genre types can be considered as 2018 is destined to be our busiest year yet as we celebrate 25 years of booking the best in the business.
Please use the auditions page to make initial contact and we can take it from there. www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/auditions

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5 Good Reasons to use an Entertainment Agency...

1. Variety
You may have considered a singer or a live band but would you have thought about a tribute act or a comedian? What about meet and greet artistes, drag acts or magicians? Entertainment agencies work with hundreds of performers and can suggest unique acts that will be sure to surprise and amuse the attendants of your event. They can help you establish a specialized theme and help establish the ambiance for your event. Even if you have a great idea, you may not know where to go to find the talent. You may be scrambling to find one on your own but an entertainment agency will have them on speed dial.

2. Quality
You have one chance to get this right. No matter how many recommendations you receive screening for quality can be hit and miss. An entertainment agency will already have established a relationship with the talent that works for them. They will be sure to provide top quality acts with a reputation for success that are suitable for what you have planned. Assured by a proven track record of pleased customers, testimonials, photos, videos and recordings, you will not be burdened by the stress of hoping that the act you hired turns out as well as you expected. Save yourself time and energy by letting an entertainment agency do this work for you. Don’t leave your special day to an agency who is still building their reputation.
Your event is too special to be left to chance.

3. Pricing
An agency will be able to provide competitive pricing on individual acts. Because the performers with an agency get a higher volume of work, they are able to charge more competitive rates than someone working on their own.  Just like in retail, higher volume tends to mean lower prices.

4. Reliability
What if the performers that you have hired get sick, stuck in traffic, or for some unknown reason turn out to be a no-show? No need to panic. This will be the entertainment agency’s responsibility to deal with and provide back-up. Instead of scrambling for a substitute and struggling to obtain a refund, you can relax while the agency takes care of any emergency situation that may occur. They have the experience and expertise to provide a fix for any random issue that might arise, and they have the resources to fill your unexpected situation

       5. Communication
           You have enough to deal with. Let the arrangements between the venue and entertainers be handled by someone else.

 

On This Day in Music...

2000, George Michael paid £1.45m for the Steinway piano on which John Lennon wrote 'Imagine'. George said, "I know that when my fingers touch the keys of that Steinway, I will feel truly blessed, parting with my money has never been much of a problem, just ask my accountant." The singer outbid Robbie Williams and The Oasis brothers.

 

October's Artiste of the Month

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Beautiful vocally as well as visually, fast becoming one of our most popular female vocalists  Brogan Lacey
www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/brogan-lacey

 

Office Tune of the Month

Sexy Summer sounds !!!

Ta-ta for now,
Carol.

 

Blog 5...Sep 2017

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108 Days to Christmas...
 

Apologies with the reminder but it will be with us before we know it and our homes and venues will be decorated as above. It is critical to secure your entertainment now - as said in the previous blog we are booking Christmas and NYE for 2018 and beyond...

 

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Festive Weddings

Combining two of our favourite things Christmas and Weddings - here are 50 tips for your ideal day https://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-planning/fun/christmas-wedding-ideas_729.htm

 

On This Day in Music...

2001, Michael Jackson was reunited onstage with the Jackson Five at his 30th Anniversary Celebration in New York City's Madison Square Garden. It ended Jackson's 11-year hiatus from performing in the U.S. Jackson was joined by Eminem, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Britney Spears and Destiny's Child to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his singing career.

 

September's Artiste of the Month

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Beautiful vocally as well as visually one of our most popular female vocalists - Allessandria
https://www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/allessandria/
 

 

Office Tune of the Month

Back with a vengeance - what a video !!

Ta-Ta for now,
Carol.

 

Blog 4...July 2017

When will Summer arrive ?

...and whilst we ponder that question our thoughts as an
Entertainment Agency turn to Christmas (yes I know!) but it is never too early to book your Entertainment for the Festive Season
and believe me when I say some of our artistes are booked for NYE 2018 and 2019 !!

 

Christmas Ideas 2017

Christmas for a lot of people means a time to party and office parties are big business - why not take a look at our choice selection of party bands to give you ideas...
https://www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/duos-trios-bands/

Tributes are also extremely popular too - take a look at our pick..
https://www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/tribute-acts/

And who doesn't love a funnyman (or woman!)
https://www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/comedy/

As well as the above there are numerous other suggestions including Pantomimes, Firework Displays and Santas.

On This Day in Music...

1987, Kylie Minogue released a cover version of the Gerry Goffin and Carole King penned song 'The Loco-Motion' in Australia, as her debut single. Minogue had first performed the song at an impromptu performance at an Australian rules football charity event with the cast of the Australian soap opera Neighbours. The song reached No.1 in Australia and the success in her home country resulted in her signing a record deal with PWL Records in London, England.

July's Artiste of the Month...

Having caught Zoe a few weeks ago live it just re-affirmed our belief when we say that Zoe is the best teenage singer out there and though still only 18 her voice is sounding stronger and as mature as ever and a great little performer too ! - a singer/songwriter at heart she is truly destined to be a star of the future !

 

https://www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/zoe-unsworth

Office Tune of the Month...

Summer Tune !!!

Ta-ta for now,
Carol Allen

Blog 3...June 2017

Festival Time !!

Apologies for late blogging but the start of Summer has been a busy one for us kicking off with Rainford's Picnic in the Park

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So well attended and a great family atmosphere.
Some great entertainment including headliners Kevin Simm,
The Shane Nolan Band and Ultra 90s.

This weekend sees Allstar Promotions descending on the Haven site at Hafan Y Mor in Pwllheli

2000 wristbands sold and again looking forward to a great family-friendly event where we have supplied such great acts as 80s pop star Nathan Moore and Wales' finest Pop Gossip.

The festivals where we supply entertainment would not be possible without the great partnership and friendship we have with Jamie and the guys at www.gainaudio.co.uk - absolutely leading the field in outdoor equipment hire and event management services.

 

On This Day in Music...

1987 - the much-missed Whitney Houston became the first woman in US history to enter the album chart at No.1 with 'Whitney' she also became the first woman to top the singles chart with four consecutive releases when 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' hit No.1.

 

June's Artiste of the Month...

Appearing at the forthcoming Summer By The Sea festival is our own utterly delightful Nicola Lynch..

https://www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/nicola-lynch

 

Office Tune...

Artists for Grenfell (no words)

 

Ta-ta for now

C. Allen

Blog 2... May 2017

Thank You !!!

Once again thank you for all the lovely comments and messages we have received since the launch of our new website last month - here are just some of them...

"It's brilliant, well done both of you"

"Wow, congrats!! Looks amazing!!"

"Aww love it !!"

Party Central !!

This summer our bookings consist of many festival, holiday park, wedding and private party events and one thing seems a constant - the perfect live party band and with so many to choose from, where on earth do you start ? Right here of course ! We’ve put together suggestions of party bands to suit any event and all are guaranteed to cause a dancefloor overload !

Led by the multi talented Kurtis their playlist includes Clean Bandit, Olly Murs, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, etc. www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/boombox

Led by the multi talented Kurtis their playlist includes Clean Bandit, Olly Murs, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, etc. www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/boombox

Absolutely manic and bonkers with crazy mash-ups their playlist includes A-Ha, Police, Paul Simon, Go West, etc. www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/boomin

Absolutely manic and bonkers with crazy mash-ups their playlist includes A-Ha, Police, Paul Simon, Go West, etc. www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/boomin

Crazy jungle antics with this tribe of wonderful musicians their playlist includes The Monkees, Tom Jones, etc. www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/rang-a-tang

Crazy jungle antics with this tribe of wonderful musicians their playlist includes The Monkees, Tom Jones, etc. www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/rang-a-tang

Led by the totally charismatic Shane Nolan (Richie) their playlist includes   Bruno Mars, etc.  www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/shane-nolan-band

Led by the totally charismatic Shane Nolan (Richie) their playlist includes   Bruno Mars, etc.  www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/shane-nolan-band

On This Day in Music...

1987, Starship started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with a song co-written by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren, 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now.' At 48, it made lead singer Grace Slick the oldest female to reach No.1 on the UK chart, (later broken by Cher's 'Believe' in 1999).

 

May's Artiste of the Month

www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/james-wedding-singer

Talking weddings this guy must be the best wedding singer of all !!

Office Tune...

Final Thoughts...

Shameless plug (not sorry) get your tickets now and catch some great acts including the 2016 Voice winner Kevin Simm.

 http://rainfordfestival.co.uk/

Ta-ta for now

C.Allen

The First Blog... April 2017

Welcome to our new website !!!

After a few of months of planning, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. 

We wanted a new website to better show off our wonderful array of talent on all responsive platforms.

We hope you like the fresh new look to the website and the improved navigation that will allow you to find the information you need more quickly and easily. 

Please do let us know what you think of our new website - all comments and feedback are welcome. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

April's Artiste of the Month (no foolin)

Katy Barsby

The ever popular Katy continues to wow artistes with her brilliant voice and adorable personality.

https://www.allstarpromotions.co.uk/katy-barsby

On This Day In Music..

1985, Wham! became the first western pop group to perform live in China. (rip George)

Office tune...

Thoughts...

It’s getting to that time of year when we’re starting to think about Summer and now is the ideal time to think about planning your summer corporate events and, if you’re really organized, your Christmas parties!! Browse through the website for plenty of ideas !

 

ta ta for now,

C.Allen