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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.

Everything You'll Ever Need To Know About Booking A Soul, RnB Or Motown Band

Everything You'll Ever Need To Know About Booking A Soul, RnB Or Motown BandBlogs > Complete Entertainment Booking Guides

Chill out or boogie on down with the superb sounds of some of the UK’s finest soul, Motown and RnB (rhythm & blues) acts. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about booking a soul or RnB band for your special occasion.

Everything You'll Ever Need To Know About Booking A Swing And Jive Band

Everything You'll Ever Need To Know About Booking A Swing And Jive BandBlogs > Complete Entertainment Booking Guides

Get your glad rags on and dance the night away to the retro sounds of super swing and jumpin’ jive bands.

DJ Guy Stevens Spins The Tunes At The COMMS National Awards After Party With Vernon Kay

DJ Guy Stevens Spins The Tunes At The COMMS National Awards After Party With Vernon KayBlogs > Latest News

The event organisers for the 2015 COMM Awards booked our very own party DJ, Guy Stevens to perform at the after party for guests including famous TV presenter Vernon Kay!

Everything You'll Ever Need To Know About Booking A Wedding DJ

Everything You'll Ever Need To Know About Booking A Wedding DJBlogs > Complete Entertainment Booking Guides

When you want to get your wedding guests up and dancing, it's hard to beat a professional wedding DJ. Playing all your favourite tracks plus those dance floor filler classic from the 1950s to the present day, a good wedding DJ will ensure everyone has a fab-tastic time from first dance to last stagger!

Everything You'll Ever Need To Know About Booking A Soloist, Duo or Trio

Everything You'll Ever Need To Know About Booking A Soloist, Duo or TrioBlogs > Complete Entertainment Booking Guides

Whether you’re looking for a stunning solo singer, a dynamic duo to get guests in the party mood, or a terrific trio to get toes tapping or the dance floor jumping, we have the artists that put the act into compact!

Top 5 Circus Performers for Events in 2016

Top 5 Circus Performers for Events in 2016Blogs > Entertainment Inspiration

Alive Network present their top 5 circus performers and entertainers for events and weddings across the UK in 2016.

Top 10 Office Christmas Party Ideas 2015

Top 10 Office Christmas Party Ideas 2015Blogs > Entertainment Inspiration

Christmas is a few months away, we're sure it comes round quicker every year! So, if you're hosting or planning a party for employees or colleagues this Christmas, it's time to start planning your event's entertainment. Here are our suggestions...

Top 5 Carol Singers for Xmas 2015

Top 5 Carol Singers for Xmas 2015Blogs > Entertainment Inspiration

Check out Alive Network's best Christmas carol singers for hire to create the perfect Christmas vibe at any kind of Xmas event.

Top 5 Caricaturists:
Hot Right Now

Top 5 Caricaturists: <br />Hot Right NowBlogs > Entertainment Inspiration

A list of the hottest caricature artists on our books right now! 

Top 5 Big Bands & Jazz Orchestras: Hot Right Now

Top 5 Big Bands & Jazz Orchestras: Hot Right NowBlogs > Entertainment Inspiration

Have a look at the best big bands and jazz orchestras on our our books right now!

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Guy Stevens

Wedding DJ

Guy Stevens - the black tie disc jockey & discotheque for corporate events, parties & weddings. Previous customers include the British Royal Family, Joan Collins for her wedding and Dame Shirley Bassey's birthday.
Richard Budding

Wedding DJ
Highly recommended

With 6 years of experience at the decks, Richard is a DJ committed to every aspect of his show. His extensive repertoire and excellent audience rapport guarantee a fantastic night beyond your expectations & an audience dancing from start to finish!
Soul Education

Soul RnB
Highly Recommended

An outstanding 6-12 piece Funk, Soul and Pop band featuring outstanding male & female vocals and an exceptional horn section. Extensive repertoire including hits from Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder to Mark Ronson. Book early to avoid disappointment!


Rock and Pop
Highly Recommended

Funkytown are a 6 piece Funk/Pop/Soul band with fantastic female vocals. From Aretha Franklin to Mark Ronson's latest collaborations, they can provide great party music for all occasions. Available as an extended 8, 9 or 10 piece band on request!
The Swing Smiths

Jazz, Swing and Soul Function Band
Highly Recommended

The Swing Smiths are a sensational swing and soul band performing a huge range of hits from the Big Band, Rat Pack, Soul & Motown eras. With a distinctive sound and unrivalled performance, they are guaranteed to transform the atmosphere of your event.

Indigo Moment

Acoustic Jazz Duo
Highly Recommended

With smooth vocals and beautiful guitar accompaniment Indigo Moment perform timeless, classic ballads with an intimacy that is unique. Their swing and up tempo numbers are a genuine delight that bring an unrivalled atmosphere to any event.

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