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Check out our exclusive live entertainment booking blog series, from the inspiring 'My Perfect Wedding', 'Excellent Events' and 'Perfect Parties' series, through to 'latest news' and our 'a day in the life of a professional musician' series, there's plenty to wet your appetite and get those creative juices flowing.

Top 10 Unique Corporate Entertainment Acts of 2014

Top 10 Unique Corporate Entertainment Acts of 2014Blogs > Entertainment Inspiration

The Alive Network team have chosen their top 10 unique corporate entertainment acts in 2014 - including the best dancers, magicians, bands and musicians in the UK and the World! This is a MUST-SEE list for any boss looking to impress their clients or treat their staff at corporate events this autumn and winter.

Christmas Wedding Entertainment Ideas

Christmas Wedding Entertainment IdeasBlogs > Entertainment Inspiration

Christmas weddings are often top of a bride-to-be's fantasy list, and rightly so...

Fulfil you're winter wedding fantasy by hiring fantastic Christmas themed wedding entertainment. Carol singers, string quartets, rock and pop bands and many more of Alive Network's amazing artists will perform your favourite Christmas songs from their Christmas repertoires to make your festive wedding day extra special!

Vintage Themed Corporate Entertainment Ideas

Vintage Themed Corporate Entertainment IdeasBlogs > Entertainment Inspiration

It seems businesses and corporate event organisers love going back to the good old days of swing, rock 'n' roll and all things that we now call, 'vintage'. Just by taking a look at some of the most talked about events from the previous summer months, it's clear to see vintage corporate entertainment is as popular as ever! Alive Network presents their vintage entertainment ideas, sure to make your event simply marvellous! 

Top 5 Corporate Event DJs of 2014

Top 5 Corporate Event DJs of 2014Blogs > Entertainment Inspiration

Treat your hard working employees, or impress your clients and hire a professional party DJ. Alive's DJs will customise their set to meet your requirements so you have total control and can theme the music at your party to your hearts desire. Got any special requests? Just give Alive's agents a call.

13 Visually Exciting Corporate Entertainment Ideas

13 Visually Exciting Corporate Entertainment IdeasBlogs > Entertainment Inspiration

Visually exciting entertainment can really add 'wow factor' to your event.  Most of Alive Network's artists who provide visual performances are more than happy to tailor their show to your event or theme.  Some will create bespoke performances if required and all will go along way to enhancing your corporate event and leaving your guests awed and inspired!

Something Different: Unique Corporate Event Entertainment Ideas For Christmas 2014

Something Different: Unique Corporate Event Entertainment Ideas For Christmas 2014Blogs > Entertainment Inspiration

Organising a Christmas corporate event that stands out from the rest is always a challenge, but we've worked out a winning formula...

Top 10 Hollywood Themed Corporate Entertainment Ideas

Top 10 Hollywood Themed Corporate Entertainment IdeasBlogs > Entertainment Inspiration

For high-end entertaining, a red carpet Hollywood theme can often be unbeatable!  From Oscar themed human statues to glamorous Hollywood look-a-likes, you can be sure to find the ideal entertainment compliment with Alive Network.

Christmas Party Entertainment That Rocks!

Christmas Party Entertainment That Rocks!Blogs > Customer Advice

It's been a warm week in September this week, but needless to say Christmas isn't too far away. Yup, that's right, it's time to get your Christmas party entertainment booked for this year! In this blog we'll give you some ideas and inspiration as to what rocks, providing a few great examples of bands and artists from the Alive Network roster.

Top 10 Vintage Themed Corporate Entertainers

Top 10 Vintage Themed Corporate EntertainersBlogs > Entertainment Inspiration

From Danish chocloate brand Cocio's vintage themed interactive theatre experiences and live acoustic performances at this years Bestival music festival, to the National Railway Museums recent 1950's inspired annual Fashion dinner, brands appear to be clambering at the chance of bringing the sights and sounds of yesteryear to events across the UK.  Alive Network's artists can provide vintage themed entertainment to suit any theme!  Just give us a call to discuss your event.

Party Band Starlight's First Alive Network Booking!

Party Band Starlight's First Alive Network Booking!Blogs > Artist News and Advice

One of our recent additions to our rock and pop roster is 4 piece party band Starlight. In this latest blog post, band leader Max provides an account of his first Alive Network booking!
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King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys

Jazz and Swing Band
Highly Recommended

King Pleasure! One of the most popular jazz & swing bands in the world, made famous by Ronnie Scotts clubs, performing classy numbers in Louis Jordan & Eddie Cleanhead style. A stunning range of instrumental ability, several recorded CDs, Midlands based.
The Wize-Guys

Jazz and Blues
Highly Recommended

An intoxicating cocktail of Jazz and Swing anthems delivered with unique style, humor and jaw dropping instrumental ability!
Live Lounge

Acoustic 5 Piece Band
Highly Recommended

With truly stunning vocals & musicianship, Live Lounge are a world class act. They perform acoustic 'Live Lounge' versions of contemporary hits & timeless classics from artists such as Emeli Sande, Kings Of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse & more!

The Quartones

Jazz and Blues
Highly Recommended

The Quartones are a professional 4 piece band brimming with a wealth of music and performance experience. With music ranging from smooth jazz to funky tunes, the young and energetic Quartones can tailor a set to suit any event!
The Bugle Bells

Swing and Jive

3 dazzling, sassy ladies singing in 3 part harmony backed by an incredible band. Performing 1940's-50's swing & jazz, The Bugle Bells mix music from acts like the Andrews Sisters with more contemporary flavours to create an unforgettable retro experience
Lily Davies


Stylish & versatile singer-pianist with an extensive repertoire covering classic jazz, swing & bossa nova as well as unique versions of classic & contemporary Rock & Pop. Also available as a duo, trio or quartet & can also perform classic piano recitals.

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