Which Unique Entertainment Type Should I Book for My Event?
Motivational speaker or comedian? Event Host or celebrity DJ? Event entertainment ideas come in all shapes and sizes.
At Champions Speakers, we pride ourselves on our top-class booking service, which includes travel and accommodation arrangements. With our professional team, all factors of your event's entertainment is taken care of, leaving you to book with confidence.
Simply contact a booking agent, discuss your requirements then sit back as our team book your chosen party or corporate event entertainment.
Click on the categories below to navigate the page and discover our selection of unique entertainment ideas.
Laughter releases endorphins in the brain, making us feel good. It is only natural then that a comedian should be top of your list when it comes to event entertainment. Book a famous comedian or a comic renowned on the circuit to leave your audience in stitches with laughter, and wanting more.
Katherine Ryan - Canadian comic with an eye for the obscene, Katherine Ryan has appeared regularly on panel shows including Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You.
Jimmy Carr - The stand-up comedian and host of comedy shows like 8 Out of 10 Cats, Jimmy Carr's crude jokes, quick wit and inimitable laugh has made him the biggest British comedian today.
Motivational speakers can empower teams at all levels to push the boundaries of their performance. Promoting themes of confidence, as well as best practice and innovations, they can help to unlock new opportunities.
Inspiring speakers will both entertain audiences and leave a lasting transformative impression, making them perfect for corporate events. At Champions Speakers we work with some of the best speakers on the circuit - here are just a few:
Sir Ranulph Fiennes - The world's greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes offers a motivational speech capable of inspiring any team. His presentations discuss his many thrilling adventures, to communicate with guests the mindset needed to overcome challenges.
Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards - The Olympic hero who taught the world to dream, as he fought to make his aspirations a reality, Eddie is ideal for academic, charity and corporate events. His incredible story will inspire audiences to chase their own dreams, big and small, professional and personal.
Bands For Hire
Bands have the power to get people off their feet, moving, dancing and cheering their way from the first to the final song. Book a band that defines the style of your event and you won't regret it.
Simply consider your budget, audience demographic and venue style, then contact a booking agent at Champions Speakers to receive your tailored selection of musicians perfect for your event.
Short on inspiration? Here are four bands for hire to get your pulse racing:
Toploader - The chart-topping Indie band best known for first dance favourite - Dancing in the Moonlight.
MIB - One of the most popular event bands on the corporate circuit, MIB have been all over the world and led the festivities at Hyde Park following William and Kate's royal wedding.
D- Jazz - The dynamic jazz band playing classic hits from the likes of Queen and The Beach Boys, as well as much loved jazz stars such as Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.
The Upbeat Beatles - One of the UK's top Beatles tribute acts, The Upbeat Beatles take audiences on a journey through the band's hottest hits - they are unmissable.
Unique Alternative Entertainment
Everyone has enjoyed a cover band or singer, but how many people have witnessed the explosive thrill of a carnival-themed dance act? If you require something different, look no further than our wide selection of speciality acts. These performers will ensure that your function is truly unforgettable, thanks to their unique talent.
Let's take a look at some of the alternative entertainers we have for hire:
Incognito Artists - The excellent singing waiters and waitresses who are taking the party entertainment and corporate event entertainment industries by storm.
The Twin Swing - The VIP vintage entertainment act giving life to the song and dance of the golden age, from the 1920s through to the 1960s.
Chica Bonita - Bring the buzz of the Rio carnival to town with this exquisite, high-octane samba dance act.
Attraction - The famous and utterly outstanding shadow theatre group who won Britain's Got Talent in 2013. If unique entertainment is your aim, these meet the quota head-on.
Laura London - One of the world's most exciting sleight of hand magicians, Laura has performed for major corporate clients including Formula One, Porsche, DKNY and Warner Brothers.
Event Hosts can coordinate your occasion, jumping between awards, announcements and anecdotes, intertwining them with one-liners to keep your audience entertained at all points in an event. Playing a crucial role, they are the glue that holds it all together.
Here are some names that might be perfect for you:
Emma Barnett - An award-winning digital journalist who has headed up BBC Radio 4's, Woman's Hour and created The Daily Telegraph's Wonder Woman website, Emma is a presenter capable of impressing all in attendance.
Brian Blessed - The big booming voice of Brian Blessed is enough to make anyone stand up and take notice. Utterly captivating, he has some of the most entertaining stories in showbiz. For a theatrical performance blended with the wonderful life of one of Britain's best entertainers, Brian is the perfect event host & speaker.
Here at Champions Speakers we regularly, book specialist speakers for conferences and summits around the world, from Dubai to London. We have been lucky enough to work with some of the top keynote speakers in their field, whose expert insight is globally renowned.
Here are just a few exciting speakers with extraordinary stories to share:
Andy Pag - A man with a deep passion for sustainability, Andy Pag made his name from his experimental eco-adventures, which included driving a chocolate powered lorry in Mali and powering his own bus on cooking oil as he journeyed across the world.
Dame Stella Rimington - The real-life inspiration behind James Bond's "Q", Dame Stella Rimington is the former Director-General of the Security Service. Her own debut novel, "At Risk", was a bestseller. Dame Rimington is one of the most fascinating security, risk, and leadership speakers around.
Professor Brian Cox - The undisputed heir to David Attenborough, Brian Cox is the award-winning physicist that makes the stirring, the spectacular and the stars digestible to television audiences everywhere.
A personal appearance from a celebrity can add to the anticipation surrounding any event. From reality TV stars to celebrity chefs, sports stars to documentary makers and everything in between, we can set you up with the best celebrities for event appearances.
Our celebrities will supply the star quality needed to build a buzz for your event, combined with their pre-existing legion of loyal fans and your function or party will be a surefire success.
Mary Berry - The much loved former judge on The Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry is a celebrity chef who hosted her own show, Mary Berry Cooks, years after graduating the famed Le Cordon Bleu School in France. When booked for events, she warms audiences with her likeable personality!
Emily Atack - Since coming runner-up to Harry Redknapp on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Emily Atack, of Inbetweeners fame, has become a much-loved media personality and presenter, perfect for rousing guests.
When you book entertainment for events you need to be mindful of your audience. Thankfully, DJs come in all genres and styles, meaning that there is an entertainer for every event. Celebrity DJs themselves are popular at festivals, product launches and parties.
Playing the hottest hits from their own collections or the biggest songs of the year, they can provide your event with the soundtrack to get everyone on their feet.
Scott Mills - One of the UK's most loved radio presenters, Scott Mills combines his smooth music remixes and hilariously quick wit to garner a nation of fans. He has also commentated for The Eurovision Song Contest, and DJ'ed for events of all varieties.
Maya Jama - Television presenter and radio DJ, audiences will not get enough of Maya Jama's star quality. When booked to DJ parties and functions, she is guaranteed to entertain guests.
DJ Dave Pearce - DJ Dave Pearce has sold over a million albums across the UK, making his music instantly recognisible at events. Specialising in club music, he will get your party started from the very first track, and keep the dance floor pumping all the way till dawn.
If you are looking for charity event entertainment ideas, look no further than an auction. A famous face practised in the art of auction delivery can make your fundraiser stand out.
Couple them with some top-class entertainment for hire, such as a band or solo artist, and you have a black-tie charity ball suitable for all manner of executives. Here are a couple of high-quality auctioneers:
Charlie Ross - Star of many high profile auctions, including on television's Flog It and Bargain Hunt, Charlie Ross is the showpiece auctioneer most popular with corporate audiences.
Charles Hanson - Having appeared on The Antiques Road Trip and Bargain Hunt, as well as headed up record auctions, including a £260,000 sale of a Bentley, he is one of the most professional and entertaining auctioneers in the UK.
After Dinner Speakers
An after dinner speaker is your go-to for entertaining stories and anecdotes. Able to offer speeches that compliment your event's theme, as well as personal and professional highs and lows, these speakers are heavyweights in the world of entertainment.
Here are a few of our favourites:
Harry Redknapp - The 2018 King of the Jungle on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, he is an icon of football. With hundreds of hilarious untold snippets of his life in and out of the game, Harry Redknapp is a must-have after dinner speaker for events
Steph McGovern - The award-winning broadcaster and BBC Breakfast host who has covered business and economic news for the BBC, as well as more light-hearted shows on television and radio.
Tony Hawks - Not the skateboarder as he is quick to clear up, Tony Hawks is the man that trekked around Ireland with a fridge - which is, as you'd expect, the catalyst for some incredible stories.
Solo artists can bring a sense of sophistication or a party atmosphere, depending on your requirements. Whatever the genre of the act you want, at Champions Speakers, a leading UK event entertainment agency, our roster features hundreds of award-winning acts from The X Factor, BGT as well as BAFTA award winners and household names.
Here are some of our favourites:
Faith Tucker - This young superstar singer wowed the country when she appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2019. Her spectacular operatic vocal performances captured the hearts of the nation, making Faith Tucker the perfect singer for your corporate event or wedding.
Professor Green - Professor Green could fit into most categories on this list. An outspoken mental health advisor, documentary maker, a DJ and a top solo artist who took the UK by storm in the 2000s, he is the perfect talent to give your event true star quality.
Find the Event Entertainment Hire For You
Get in touch with our expert team today, if you'd like some help in choosing an act! We are on hand with recommendations in keeping with your event brief and budget. Don't hesitate to get a free, no-obligation quote today!
Cat Mitchell is Senior VP of Sales at Champions Speakers having joined us as a Celebrity Sales Executive back in 2013. She has since brokered deals with international clients and won the services of globally-renowned speakers including former Ap... Read more
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