Entertainment

IAN IRVING – COMEDIAN- Friday evening

Ian started his show business career in 1986 winning many talent shows at various venues around the country. His first television appearance was on Surprise, Surprise in 1987 and then New Faces also in 1987.

He has appeared in some of the most prestigious venues around the country supporting many leading performers such as Lionel Richie, Jim Davidson, Bonnie Tyler and The Four Tops to name but a few. When Ian performed at the London Palladium, he supported Dame Vera Lynn, Mike Yarwood, David Copperfield plus a host of other top showbiz stars which ultimately culminated with an appearance at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.

In addition to theatre and television appearances, Ian regularly entertains the Armed Forces around the world, in addition to this he also performs internationally for companies in Dubai, Barbados, South Africa, Cyprus, Portugal, Germany, Spain and The USA.

“The best we have ever had” CMS UK

Ian’s extensive cabaret performances have incorporated many summer seasons on the holiday circuit for companies such as Butlins, Pontins, Warners and Havens amongst others. He has also performed on several cruises run by the major tour companies. As a regular on the after-dinner circuit, he has worked around the world with luminaries from various sports such as Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Henry Cooper, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno, Phil Tuffnell, Barry McGuigan and Bill Beaumont.

Ian has experience on both sides of the camera working as a warm up artist for Blankety Blank, Fast Friends, Bread, In Sickness and In Health, Pebble Mill and Kilroy which led in turn to a walk on part in the TV series, The Chief. Ian also appeared on Celebrity Squares with Bob Monkhouse which led to his own half hour TV show, Stand and Deliver.


Tom Canning- friday evening

TOM CANNING appeared on the TV show “Stars in Their Eyes “as Neil Diamond, that same year he was asked to go to southern Spain to sing in one of the more salubrious night clubs of the region, which he did and spent a very successful two years there before moving on to pastures new. 1992 found Tom in the south of England where he carried on with his cabaret act as a Tom Jones tribute. Since those times Tom’s act has gone from strength to strength and he now appears at venues all over the world. Tom also performs a very classy Neil Diamond tribute and convincingly impersonates other acts including Frank Sinatra, Chris Rea, UB40 and many others, In 2011 Tom was invited to Barbados where he sang in the Lone Star restaurant and the world-famous Cliff restaurant, he has also recently sung in the Grand Hyatt in Dubai, the Grand Hyatt in Bangkok, the British Embassy in Bangkok and the Sheraton Hotel in Bangladesh, the British Embassy in Algiers in 2014, played in and entertained at the Invitational Pro-Am golf tournament in southern Spain in
2014 and will be playing at and singing at the Andy Gray/ Richard Keys, Golf Classic in Doha,Qatar in March 2016 & 2017, The Jimmy Tarbuck Golf Classic, Portugal 2017,18 and 19,  In addition he’s performed at Terry Mancini’s footballers classic in the La Manga resort, Spain – in fact, it’s a regular gig for him. Tom is available for any type of functions with his Tom Jones tribute, Neil Diamond tribute as well as other sets of various artists’ impressions. His talent is a sure recipe to get everyone up dancing, and with his enviable variation of artists, you can be sure that a great night of entertainment is guaranteed.

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Tom Canning as Tom Jones
Tom Canning with Tom Jones

Tom Canning will be performing as Tom Jones for his 1st set of the evening, and will perform as Neil Diamond for his second set of the evening.

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CELEBRITY QUOTES…..

In my circle of work I’m invited to many social functions and show biz parties. Just recently I was attending a rather dull event when all of a sudden the place exploded with a Tom Jones Impersonator, the place was rocking, immediately all eyes were on Tom Canning singing “What’s New Pussycat” Followed by “My Delilah” he had the look, the voice, and the Tom Jones attitude. I highly recommend him for your party or wedding. He’s dynamite!Rod Stewart CBE, 2018
Simply the best.Dennis Waterman
Tom is an absolutely brilliant act.Andy Gray
I thoroughly enjoyed Tom’s performance.Roger Daltrey (The Who)

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ignite uk

Who we are

We’re a women’s unaccompanied four-part harmony chorus based in
Derbyshire.
We currently have around 45 members of all ages and rehearse every
Thursday evening at Fleet Arts in Belper.


The Jiggers- saturday evening

The Jiggers are a Scottish “ceilidh” band.

They are a  collective of professional musicians who love what they do!

They have played around two thousand ceilidhs since 2003.

What is a ceilidh? It’s really just a Scottish party. You bring your guests, and we provide energetic folk music. We’ll arrive at your venue in good time, (dressed in smart black), discretely set up all our equipment, and be ready to play our music for you  – fiddle-led, with a ceilidh dance caller to explain the steps and MC the evening.

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