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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 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!

Alive Network Auditions - Have You Got What It Takes?

Alive Network Auditions - Have You Got What It Takes?Blogs > Artist News and Advice

Alive Network, the UK's leading live music and entertainment agency, are holding auditions for new artists. Find out how you can take part.

Contemporary Corporate Entertainment Ideas for Autumn 2015

Contemporary Corporate Entertainment Ideas for Autumn 2015Blogs > Entertainment Inspiration

Check out these great contemporary entertainment ideas for corporate events this autumn. From LED light shows and BMXing to 007 themed events and sand artists, there's plenty of fresh ideas to get you inspired!

Charleston Swingers, ITV & #1MusicInHospitals Charity

Charleston Swingers, ITV & #1MusicInHospitals CharityBlogs > Latest News

Our very own Charleston Swingers have recently been involved in a truly beautiful charity. In partnership with ITV and The National Lottery Charleston Swingers have been getting involved in the Music In Hospitals (#1MusicInHospitals) project.

Midsummer Music And Mud - Create Your Own Festival This Summer!

Midsummer Music And Mud - Create Your Own Festival This Summer!Blogs > Entertainment Inspiration

Last weekend Glastonbury kicked off the major UK music festivities - but if you don't fancy the driving, the camping, the tramping, the queuing and the credit card hammering that is the UK summer music festival scene, why not stage your own mini festival instead!

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Artists featured recently

Neil Thomson


Neil Thomson has extensive experience working as an 'on the spot' caricaturist at a variety of events including weddings, private parties and corporate functions.
Drop Dead Caricatures


Dave Lucas is available for bookings to appear at your social event. These may include corporate functions, Weddings, Charity fundraisers, sports club parties and celebrity autograph signings.
Festive Carol Singers

Carol Singers

A cappella carol singers for private parties and corporate events, offering entertainment for every Christmas function! 2 male and 2 female singers harmonise to bring both traditional and non-religious Christmas music perfect for the *festive season*!
Company Of Singers

Vocal Groups and Choirs

Primarily consisting of ex-Oxbridge choral scholars, Company of Singers is a versatile vocal group specialising in the performance of acappella music from the sixteenth century to the present day - Brahms to Lennon/McCartney to the Lion King!
Richard Wright


Richard Wright is a highly accomplished artist who can create memorable souvenirs for you and your guests to take home from a great event. He can draw 8 beautiful black & white portaits in an hour.
The MBB Band

10 Piece Big Band

Magnificent 10 piece act specialising in Jumpin' Jive, Supercool Swing & R'n'B! Covering music from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Michael Buble & even Estelle, The Mini Big Band's extensive repertoire is set to entertain all night long!

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