PJ Stokes’ ability to capture an audience is exceptional. He has a 4 octave range and a powerful high falsetto voice that is truly amazing. His vocal talent, combined with great stage presence is his trade mark, and what makes him “One of the best vocal entertainers around today”.
Q. What are the most common events that you perform at?
A. Weddings and corporate functions.
Q. How long have you been in the entertainment industry?
A. Been in the business for 26 years.
Q. On average, how much do you cost to hire?
A. Starting from £350.00.
Q. Is there audience interaction in your act?
A. Yes – I get everyone singing and dancing!
Q. Describe your act in 5 words
A. Soul, Motown, 70s Disco, different and amazing!
Q. Where have you performed in the country/world?
A. I’ve had the pleasure of performing all over the UK and Europe.
Q. Performing your act, what’s your biggest achievement so far?
A. Probably performing on ITV’s Stars in Their Eyes. To make a wedding memorable and special is always a big achievement.
Q. What do you personally enjoy most about performing?
A. I love singing, but to perform songs that I love is a massive buzz.
Q. Are there any occasions that your act is better suited to?
A. I would consider my act suited to any occasion.
Q. Are there any occasions that you would not advise to book you for?
A. Children’s parties!
Q. Is your act child-friendly?
A. Not really for children, however, I have performed at countless Christenings.
Q. What’s the biggest crowd you’ve performed to so far?
A. Probably 10 million (viewers).
Q. Do you have over-time charges if the event runs late?
Q. What questions would you need to know from a booker?
A. How many guests, special song requests, event type, date and location…
Q. Do you have any video links on your Profile for a booker to view your act?
A. Yes, you can find promo videos, reviews and links on my Entertainers Worldwide profile.
Q. Can you tailor your act to the booker’s requirements?
A. Most definitely.
Q. What is the average duration of your act?
A. Normally a 70 minute set, but it depends on what’s required, I’m quite flexible.
Q. Do you have an ideal age-range for your act?
A. I would say late 20s all the way up to 90s!
Q. Are there any cancellation fees?
A. Bookers pay a small, non-refundable deposit.
Q. What sets your act apart from your competition?
A. I perform Soul and Motown tracks that not many singers do. I have a great range so there are quite a lot I can choose from. I perform classics and lesser known songs. Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Stylistics, Luther Vandross and Earth Wind and Fire are just a few of the artists I cover.
Q. Do you have an interval?
A. Sometimes. It all depends on the gig.
Q. Are you insured for Public Liability?
Q. Do you sell any merchandise?
A. I have recently been into the studio to record a covers album, so this will be on sale soon.
Q. Are there any other services you provide, such as MC’ing?
A. I can perform solo or with a 12 piece band and everything in between. I also offer a DJ service.
Q. How long before the event do you typically arrive at the venue?
A. At least 2 hours before, to set up and soundcheck etc.
Q. Do you require a meal?
Q. How far in advance would you advise that the booker book you?
Q. Would there be any fees that the booker is not accounting for? Such as travel fees?
A. These would all be factored into the quotation.
Q. What kind of outfit will you wear?
Q. Do you use flashing lights in your act?
A. Not particularly, but I do have them if needed.
Q. Do you require help to set up your equipment/set-up?
A. I prefer to set up on my own, we all have our own ways!
Q. Do you have a back-up plan if there is a malfunction with the equipment?
A. Yes, I use a live PA system that is second to none and I always carry backups.
Q. Would you say you have a good rapport with your audience?
A. Most definitely. You’ll be singing, dancing and having a great time.
Q. Does your pricing change during popular seasons?
A. No, my fee is my fee no matter what.
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