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Steve Eggleton

You have probably spent many months or even years planning your special day, so now allow Steve to manage the day for you and ensure everything runs to plan and time. Enjoy the company of your family and friends whilst you allow a professional Toastmaster to do all the little things that go towards making your day ‘special’.

Steve is a friendly and informal Toastmaster who will manage the day the way you want it and ensure it is perfect from start to finish.… Read the rest

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Steven Duffy

Steven Duffy was taught to play bagpipes from the age of 10, and joined Her Majesty’s Scots Guards at the age of 16. Posted to the 2nd Battalion Pipes & Drums in 1982, while serving with the reconnaissance Platoon he was critically wounded at the Battle for Tumbledown Mountain, the last battle of the Falkland Island conflict.

Subsequently Mentioned-in-Dispatches for distinguished service, he returned to duty, attending the Army School of Piping, Edinburgh Castle where he achieved the Army Pipe Majors Certificate (bandmaster) in 1984 and taking a piobreiachd prize at the London Piping Society contest.… Read the rest

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Christopher Malkinson

Chris Malkinson is a versatile UK professional pianist with a wealth of experience playing for weddings, private parties, and corporate events. Playing a sophisticated blend of jazz standards, popular ballads, and light classical pieces, Chris creates the perfect atmosphere for any ceremony, reception or dinner.

Chris Malkinson started learning classical piano at the age of 7, and his subsequent interest in jazz, pop and rock music prompted him to study at Leeds College Of Music. After graduating in 1984, he worked in a variety of musical situations as keyboard player, pianist, and arranger.… Read the rest

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Jonathan Yates

Jonathan Yates was born in Shanklin, Isle of Wight in 1948. He was educated at Fairway Secondary School, Sandown, and joined the Royal Marines Band Service in June 1962 as a cornet and violin player. Having gained the Education Prize, and the Cornet Progress Prize during training, he gave up the violin to concentrate on the cornet and trumpet.

In 1966 he joined the Home Fleet Band at HMS Pembroke, Chatham. Over the following seven years he served with the Bands of HMS Victorious, HMS Hermes, HMS Daedalus, HMS Excellent, and HMS Eagle, during which time he travelled to many parts of the world, including North America, the West Indies, the Indian Ocean, Russia and Africa.… Read the rest

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Goldberg Strings are professional musicians who are committed to providing fantastic live music for weddings & other special events in the South of England. They have a varied repertoire that ranges from Classical to Coldplay!

If you have a particular piece of music in mind then Goldberg will do all they can to facilitate your special request.

Goldberg can be booked as either a string trio (violin, viola, cello), or a string duo (viola & cello).… Read the rest

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Status Cymbal

STATUS CYMBAL is the String Quartet with a difference. As well as playing the works of the great composers for the medium, it has its own unique library of sparkling and witty arrangements of all kinds of popular music from Opera through Swing and Jazz to the great Musicals, Pop hits and Rock classics.

The idea of this most traditional classical line-up playing familiar modern tunes intrigues and delights audiences of all ages and walks of life.… Read the rest

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Pippa Breeze

Pippa Breeze is a classically trained singer who received tutoring with many great teachers over the years, including Ian Adam in London. She passed the Advanced Grade 8 Singing with distinction when she was 16 and also had training at the Royal College of Music.

Her career, so far, has seen her perform at many of the leading concert venues in London, including The Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican, The South Bank and The Royal Festival Hall.… Read the rest

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Gillian Tolliday

Gillian Tolliday is a well-established professional musician and can provide refined solo classical violin music for your wedding ceremony and drinks reception. This can be acoustic or enhanced by a small amplifier.

This music will be played from a sheet music folder with a music stand. As a strolling violinist she can entertain your guests at their tables and play their special requests including fast Irish fiddle tunes, jazz favourites, gypsy, Latin tangos and popular classics.… Read the rest

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Fanfare Trumpet

Fanfare Trumpets

The British Imperial Military Band Fanfare Trumpet Team is absolutely unbeatable when dignity or impact is required to announce any occasion or personality.

Ideal for weddings, product launches, store openings, sporting events, award ceremonies, civic functions, banquets, corporate or private events. Our fanfare trumpeters usually perform in a team of 2, 4, or 5. The teams comprise of musicians who have performed at many prestigious events throughout the world.

The majority of the musicians used are either serving or former members of The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines or British Army.… Read the rest

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Audrey Cameron Finnemore

Beautiful Harp Music For Your Special Occasion
Based: Fareham Hampshire
Areas covered: Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset, Sussex, Wiltshire and The Isle of Wight
Ideal for: Weddings, Luncheons, Dinners, Receptions and Funerals
Previous clients: Volkswagen, Barrett Homes, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Anne, Alan Titchmarsh, London Hotels and Barakua English Garden Japan.
Starting Price: £260.00.

Played as a solo instrument, the harp, as well as being visually stunning, has a range and versatility which is unique.… Read the rest

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Kate Austin-Hart

Kate is a professional soprano vocalist covering the South East of England. Her speciality is performing at weddings, corporate events, recording studio session work and private functions.

Kate has performed at BAFTA House, The Palladium where she performed backing vocals for Katherine Jenkins and several live studio recordings for off-West End Productions.

Kate specialises in lounge music with a particular passion for jazz, swing and pop ballads from the 50s to present day.

  • Starting Price £230.00

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George Marshall

George Marshall is a serving Police Sergeant with the Metropolitan Police Service and was trained by the English Toastmasters Association so you can be assured that you will be getting a professional and competent Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies. 

George will liaise with the venue staff, caterers, photographer, videographer and any other service you have employed and take care of you and your guests and to make sure every eventuality is covered so things run smoothly, leaving you to enjoy your day with confidence.Read the rest

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Mark Upton

Mark began studying the trumpet at the age of six, encouraged by his parents (themselves both successful trumpet players). Mark spent his school years playing in local brass bands, orchestras, big bands and soul bands.

In 1996 he was awarded the prestigious White Cliffs Arts Award for Outstanding Student of the Arts by the Local council. In 1997 Mark joined the Royal Marines Band Service where his outstanding ability was quickly recognized. For the next three years, Mark studied intensively at the Royal Marines School of Music; here he was given the enviable opportunity to hone his big band skills with the world famous trombone player and band leader, Don Lusher.… Read the rest

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Lisa Timbs

Accredited Teacher Lisa began her study of the piano at the age of six but her love of the instrument began even earlier. She gained a place at Trinity College of Music but chose instead to read music at Southampton University. After graduating she was invited back to take up a post as piano tutor, where she remained for 11 years.

Her mentor and inspiration for over a decade was International Pianist and Composer, Clifford Benson, an acclaimed teacher at the Royal Academy of Music.… Read the rest

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Children of The Kingdom Gospel Choir

Children of the Kingdom – a new generation of gospel music. CK Gospel Choir are a 16 piece group from London, UK, who are united by their love of gospel music. They believe that Gospel music is for everyone. The group was started in 2007 by Harlano Weekes and have become an established act in the European gospel scene. As well as performing at venue’s such as the Jazz Cafe, the Pigalle Club and Handlebeurs.

Their members have also provided backing vocals for high profile artists such as Mariah Carey, Leona Lewis, Enrique Iglesias, Phil Collins, Beverley Knight, Mica Paris, Alfie Boe, Peter Andre and Marsha Ambrosius.… Read the rest

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Joss Peach

Joss Peach has been performing at weddings, parties and corporate events in the UK and abroad for over 15 years, and is known for his friendly, professional manner and love of all things musical. He began working as a musician at the tender age of 15 in the bars and restaurants of Canterbury, and is now one of the UK’s most in demand event performers.

His professionalism, versatility and warm manner have made him a firm favourite for clients such as Proctor and Gamble, AXA, Arsenal Football Club, South East Business Awards, and has regularly performed in London’s 606, Vortex and Pizza Express jazz club.… Read the rest

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Sarah Heard, Saxophone & Flute

Sarah grew up in Hartland, Devon, Her first musical instrument was the recorder at the age of six. When she was eight Sarah began to learn the flute which she played in the Triggshire Wind Orchestra and Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra.

Later she loaned a tenor saxophone from the Triggshire Wind Orchestra, changing to the alto when she began studying at the University of Southampton in 2003.

While at University Sarah studied flute with Barbera Brown, conducting with Robin Browning, was President of the Wind Orchestra (SuSWO) and played for Showstoppers, LopSoc and SUSO.… Read the rest

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Alexandra King

Alexandra King

Elegant harp music for all occasions performed by Alexandra King.
Based: Shoreham-by-sea, near Brighton
Areas covered: 1.5 hours drive from Shoreham. Sussex, Surrey, parts of Hampshire, Kent and London.
Ideal for: Weddings, parties, corporate events, festivals, recitals.
Previous clients: RBS, Channel 4, Mercedes-Benz, The Football Association, PRS for Music etc.
Starting Price: £290.00.

Alexandra graduated in 2007 from the University of Huddersfield with an Upper Second Degree in Music, having previously studied Piano at Trinity College of Music, in London.… Read the rest

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Amanda Witting

Amanda Whiting

Harpist with style with music from Bach to Beyonce.
Based: Cardiff.
Areas covered: South West, Midlands, London.
Ideal for: weddings, corporate, intimate to stadium.
Previous clients: Orient express, Johannesburg and Hamburg Jazz festivals, Celtic manor (Ryder cup),
Starting Price: £460.00.

The harp is an exquisite instrument, both to look at and for setting the perfect, unforgettable, atmosphere for your event.

Amanda is a harpist with a difference! Classically trained, she has gone on to perform with Jamie Cullum and Dannii Minogue and is in great demand for recordings, functions and events with style!… Read the rest

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Elizabeth-Jane Baldry

Elizabeth-Jane Baldry is one of the UK’s finest harpists. Her performances have been broadcast on BBC Radios 2,3 and 4 as well as German Radio, Japanese Radio, South African and Australian Classic FM, amongst other television and radio stations around the world.

She has played for Prince Charles and Bill Gates amongst other celebrities.

She is always happy to play for weddings and private parties and brings a unique cheerfulness along with her golden harp.

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  • Ceremony and drinks reception – £340.00.
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Festival Brass - Osborne House

Festival Brass Quintet

Festival Brass Quintet was formed by a group of professional musicians, all of whom are regarded as being masters of their particular instrument. Each one of the group of five plays music in various styles with different ensembles, but here they have been brought together specifically to perform for your event.

Festival Brass Quintet is ideal for concerts, or providing background music for dinners, corporate functions, weddings, military camp dinners where they can provide any regimental march required.… Read the rest

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