To assist you in booking Andy Wilsher – Rat Pack, Robbie Williams and Michael Bublé Tribute Act – Essex & South East England for your upcoming event, we recently had a Q&A session with him!
Q: What are the most common events that you perform at?
A: Birthdays, Weddings, Golf Clubs, Charity Events, Anniversaries, Hotels, House Parties, School/PTA Events, Dinner Dances, Corporate Events & Christmas Parties.
Q: How long have you been in the entertainment industry?
A: 30 years.
Q: On average, how much do you cost to hire?
A: I price on application as I travel nation and worldwide.
Q: Is there audience interaction in your act?
A: A small part.
Q: What’s your favourite gig to date and why?
A: A golf club in Chigwell. The audience reaction was above average and they wouldn’t let me finish!
Q: Describe your act in 5 words.
A: Energetic, Fun, Professional, Reliable and Entertaining.
Q: Where have you performed in the country/world?
A: UK wide, Albania, Crete, Turkey, Cyprus and Ukraine.
Q: What do you personally enjoy most about performing?
A: I love the audience reaction. To be able to entertain people especially for a special occasion is a privilege.
Q: Are there any occasions that you would not advise to book you for?
A: 18thor 21st Birthday parties and pubs.
Q: Is your act child-friendly?
A: Yes, I perform at many private events such as Birthdays and Weddings, where there are children present. My act is completely absolutely suitable for children.
Q: What’s the biggest crowd you’ve performed to so far?
A: 20K people at the Birmingham Lord Mayor’s Show.
Q: Do you have over-time charges if the event runs late?
A: No extra charge if it runs late, but at the time of booking we charge per hour for any extra time/hours needed.
Q: What questions would you need to know from a booker?
- The date and address of the venue?
- What the event/occasion is?
- What acts they want to hire?
- How many guests?
- Is it a surprise?
- What time the food is served?
- Will they require our disco or do they have their own?
- Will they require me to sing their First dance if it’s a wedding?
Q: Do you have any video links on your Profile for a booker to view your act?
A: Yes, you can find videos and links on my Entertainers Worldwide profile.
Q: Can you tailor your act to the booker’s requirements?
A: Yes, to a degree as I only offer 3 tribute acts (Rat Pack, Robbie Williams and Michael Bublé)
Q: Do you need any special arrangements in order to perform?
A: Only power points and an area to perform in.
Q: Do you have online reviews on your Profile that bookers can read?
A: Yes, loads – you can find these on my Entertainers Worldwide profile.
Q: What is the average duration of your act?
A: 1 hour, 2 x 45 minutes or 2 x 1 hour sets.
Q: Do you have an ideal age-range for your act?
Q: Are there any cancellation fees?
Q: What sets your act apart from your competition?
A: My show is of a very high standard. I’ve been in the music business for 30 years, travelled all over the UK and abroad and I feel I’m at the top of my game. I’m passionate about my job and I pass that passion on to my audience. I’m a full time singer, which allows me to dedicate all my time and effort to it. I just love my job!
I also have a professional team behind me, to answer any queries and help organise the event, making life easier for the booker.
Q: What was your worst gig and why?
A: Many years ago I started off doing pub gigs and that was tough. My act wasn’t really suitable for those kind of events.
Q: Do you have an interval?
A: Yes – 30 minutes for a costume change.
Q: Are you insured for Public Liability?
A: Yes fully insured £10,000,000.
Q: Do you sell any merchandise?
Q: If you were to cancel on the day due to an emergency, do you provide a back-up?
A: I have never cancelled a gig and hope I never have to but in the event if it came to it I have many different acts I can call on as back up and my team that would organise everything.
Q: Are there any other services you provide, such as MC’ing?
A: I can provide are a fully manned disco and Vegas Showgirls!
Q: How long before the event do you typically arrive at the venue?
A: 1.5 hours before to set up and sound check.
Q: Do you require a meal?
A: No, but if one is available it’s always nice.
Q: How far in advance would you advise that the booker book you?
A: There is no threshold but we advise you book as soon as you have a date in mind (to secure the date) as we have people booking up to 2 years in advance for Weddings etc. We can sometimes accommodate last minute bookings, if people have been let down.
Q: Would there be any fees that the booker is not accounting for? Such as travel fees?
A: The price quoted at the time is the final price, which includes travel, accommodation, food etc. The only extra charges are if they want me to arrive earlier or later originally agreed. I also charge extra for disco and showgirls but this is all quoted at the time of first enquiry.
Q: What kind of outfit will you wear?
A: Tuxedo for The Rat Pack Show, Suit for the Michael Bublé show & a handmade costume for The Robbie Williams Show.
Q: Do you use flashing lights in your act?
A: We used LED mirror balls, stage spot lights and sometimes spinners (which do flash).
Q: Do you require help to set up your equipment?
A: No, this is done by myself and my assistant.
Q: Do you have a back-up plan if there is a malfunction with the equipment?
A: Yes, I carry spares of all the component parts of the show, from leads and stands to speakers and lights.
Q: Would you say you have a good rapport with your audience?
A: Yes, this is an important part of my show to draw the audience in and make them feel special, especially the person or people whose party / wedding it is.
Q. Does your pricing change during popular seasons?
A: The prices remain the same regardless of the occasion (with one exception: New Year’s Eve).
If you are looking to hire an amazing and talented Rat Pack, Michael Bublé or Robbie Williams Tribute Act for your Corporate or other event, view Andy Wilsher Sings – Essex & South East England here!
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