Based in London and Surrey, Encore Entertainment comprises of a team of wonderful performers, who offer a variety of tailor-made shows for a large mix of audiences.
Where are you based: South Kensington and Weybridge
Twitter: @EncoreEntUK or @WaitersEncore
Favourite Bijou Venue: Botleys Mansion and Notley Abbey
How many weddings do you do a year? Around 30 - 50
Average price/cost: £1400 for 2 singer show or £1800 for 3 singer show. We are negotiable depending on dates and demand.
HRH Prince William “Super performance. Congratulations!”
Following a standing ovation from Their Royal Highnesses, Prince William, Prince Harry & guests at a recent wedding!!
Tell us a little bit about yourselves?
From the finest surprise singing waiters, chefs and planted guests, to tenors and sopranos in concert, we have provided top quality entertainment for many weddings and other events in the corporate and private market, for over a decade. We recently performed for the Italian Rugby Team at a champagne reception event during the Rugby World Cup, and just prior to that, performed at the O2 in front of 25000 guests and at the Tower of London. Clients have include some of the largest corporate organisations, top celebrities and members of the Royal Family.
We are Andy and Rory, and we pride ourselves in tailor-making the shows to your requirements and theme. We consistently provide the highest quality shows, by maintaining a small number of the finest and most experienced soloists, who have all played leading roles in musicals in the west end or opera.
How would you describe your style and what makes you unique?
We are very happy to tailor-make any of our concepts to suit the style of wedding or theme that the couple require.
We sing in many styles as we have a number of very different performers but all experienced in playing leading roles in the west end, or opera.
Can couples come and see you perform live before booking you?
It is tricky to view our private performances, but we have video footage and wonderful references from happy clients. We would recommend viewing a video of our work so that you can get to know our style and what we have to offer in terms of wedding entertainment.
Do you take requests?
We do tailor make the act to the clients wishes, but will guide them if we feel they have made song and format choices which we don’t believe will work to our usual impact and reaction.
Do you have a dress code?
We turn up smart suited at all times. All Blacks.
How long is your set?
The optimum time set for a surprise at a wedding is 25 mins. We are, however, happy to do perform for longer, but we've found that a 25 minute set has the greatest impact.
We're very happy to sing during a drinks reception for 45-60 mins if that option is chosen, or perform during the ceremony 1-3 songs if appropriate.
If you were getting married, what would be your idea of ultimate entertainment?
Our act definitely! The Maitre D’, chef and waiter/waitress are amazing or a ceremony singer for pure wedding entertainment.
How far in advance should couples book you?
We currently have bookings secured for 2 years down the line, but often we find that couples book us in the same month as their wedding. Last minute bookings are often fine with us however booking in advance would obviously guarantee better availability.