write on behalf of everyone at Malcolm Sargent House, Prestwick to thank you
most sincerely for providing the entertainment on Thursday night's function.
Your tricks and lively sense of humour helped to make the evening a great
success and the feedback from those attending has been first class.
Alex Lumsden, House Committee Member,
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now at hand....
charity and school in Scotland constantly requires to raise additional money
to meet shortfalls
in funding and to buy those little luxuries. These
events can be formal or casual to match the occasion.
fun nights are always a good way to bring families together and to create
more funds for your P.T.A and also raise money for other worthwhile causes.
I can supply you with a complete family night package that will keep the
little ones amused as much as the parents. Here
is a typical family nights entertainment for all the family.
for more information on a tailored entertainment program for your fund
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Here you will find the
answers to many
of your questions
Live entertainment can make the difference between an OK event and a great
one! For most people, arranging entertainment is a rare occurrence.
Here I aim to pass on a wealth of
knowledge that should prove useful to you - even if you don't hire Mr
can an entertainer help me?
Try to remember the last fete or charity event you attended.
Now try to remember what was there. Not easy, right? OK try this, if
the event was outdoors do you remember what the weather was like?
Perhaps, perhaps not, unless it was a really beautiful day or it rained non stop.
Now here's an
easy one: Did you have a great time? Was the entertainment fantastic or was it
all a big disappointment?
young and old, remember the entertainment more than anything else at a fete
or charity event. Great entertainment has a tremendous emotional pull. It leaves
the most indelible memory.
Long after the memory of how the hall looked has
faded from their minds, long after they've forgotten about the purchases
they made or money they donated, they'll remember how they felt and
hopefully translate these feelings into and how great a time they had being
entertained by a professional entertainer who knows his craft.
How Early Should I Book?
As early as possible! This varies based on the time of year
and day of the week but 12 months prior to your date is definitely not too
soon. The busiest time for charity events is between August and May.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are always popular event dates and Christmas is
also hugely popular for company parties. So please book early so as not to
If you find an entertainer that you like, don't let him or
her get away. Good entertainers are not easy to find and they tend to get
booked well in advance. Nothing will disappoint you more than going through
the whole process, setting your heart on someone and then waiting a month
before the event to call and finding out they're already booked on the very
day you had in mind.
It happens all too often but don't let it happen to
you. Once you've decided that you want an entertainer(s) and you have been
recommended someone – it’s always better to go by a friend’s recommendation
by the way - pick up the phone, check the availability and confirm your booking. If he/she is not
available on your first choice for a date perhaps a day or a week before or
after your preferred date will be available.
How do I find the Right
As I say the best way is always word of mouth from friends
who has organised similar types of events. At least you know that the
recommendation will be unbiased. Also if you see an performer that you
like approach him/her and ask for a card. It makes us feel pleased knowing
that we are appreciated!!
If you've been to an event recently, ask the
organisers how they found their entertainer. If you are hiring a hall ask
the hall keeper if he can recommend anyone who has performed there recently.
The internet is
now a popular choice for many people, quick, cost effective, easy to use and
simple. For example,
is viewed by many busy organisers looking for amazing quality magical
entertainment. Check for customer reviews and follow them up if
Alternatively, a reputable professional entertainment's agency
should have a number of suitable clients on their books to recommend to you. Explain
what your requirements are and the agency should match an entertainer to
your needs. Just be careful though as an increasing number of
"agency's" have recently started popping up all over the place
especially now that the internet makes it so very easy.
some entertainers who are struggling for work have started an agency side
to gain more income. Obviously they will sell
themselves first if they can. Mr Giggles believes this creates a
conflict of interests situation which is not ethical and rarely in the
client's best interests,
In addition please be aware that not all entertainers use an agent and
the very best entertainers have their own very loyal following which keep them busy
throughout the year and who also recommend “their” favourite entertainer to
friends and family.
For example most of Mr Giggles work comes from personal
recommendations or from people who have seen his performances.
Entertainment Agencies also use Mr Giggles for corporate work especially
where a client wants a number of different acts such as magicians, psychic
entertainers, singers, bands, caricaturists, etc. Good agents work
with professional entertainers of all kinds. They know the entertainers who
are reliable and those who are not and will do their best to ensure that
your event is memorable. They can also be a one stop shop if you
are wanting a variety of acts.
an agent can cost more than hiring direct as the agent has his expenses
to cover on top of the acts costs but it is always best not to try and cut
corners. Cost should always be a secondary consideration.
It is more
important to have the right act for your particular event. There are a
lot of amateur children's entertainers out there, some very good and some very bad.
Please, for your own sake, ensure that you always use professional
entertainers. You don't have a second chance. If your event is a
flop it's a flop. There is no turning the clock back.
Why Use Mr Giggles?
You will avoid stress, save time and money by hiring Mr Giggles
direct for your
next charity or fundraising events. Mr Giggles provides you with a
Personal Service to meet your needs not my needs.
Your event is much too important to worry about whether your
entertainer will deliver great entertainment, is reliable, will turn up on time, knows how to make everyone
feel at ease, be dressed appropriately, and be co-operative and flexible to
meet any last minute demands, etc.
Mr Giggles has a number of different
“characters” to meet every occasion and I also perform as myself when the occasion
How do you really know
if Mr Giggles has the necessary experience of entertaining at your kind of
When enlisting the help of Mr Giggles you are assured that I
will not undertake the work if I feel that another entertainer is better
suited to your event.
I stand to lose my reputation if you are not totally happy so I work harder to make
sure you are completely satisfied.
Because I have
been entertaining for over twelve years I have a lot of experience but I also recognise that there are a lot of
other good entertainers who do some things differently to me and they may be
better suited to your particular event.
I will ask you questions
and listen and understand exactly what it is you desire. This helps me to
give you the best entertainment to meet your needs or if I think that others
are more suitable I will suggest another more appropriate act for you to
I am able to provide you with a selection of entertainers
who come with my recommendation and who may be available on your date. These will be proven professionals that fit your needs and budget. If I do
not personally know of anyone I can recommend a very good Entertainment Company
who most certainly will have the entertainer you need.
NOTE: Mr Giggles is not an agent nor do I receive any commission for
making the recommendation. I am simply being ethical.
Who knows, next time you could be looking for my
particular style of amazing magical entertainment and because I am very good
at what I do and also ethical you will want to hire me.
When Should I Entertain My Guests?
All the time
- from the minute they arrive to the time they
leave. It is now common practice to entertain your guests throughout your
event. Although Mr Giggles is well known for his children’s entertainment
he is also in demand, usually through agencies, for his adult performances as
a close-up magician and psychic entertainer.
He will greet your guests and
visit them while they eat by visiting their tables one by one performing his
amazing magical art with a touch of humour and an incredible amount of
How Much Will The Entertainment Cost?
can vary quite considerably, partly due to the location and date of your
party and of course to the popularity of the entertainer you wish to hire.
For this reason it is always wise to shop around but please don’t simply go
for the cheapest act nor indeed decide upon the most costly on the basis
that they cost a lot therefore they must be good!!!. Choose your
act carefully based upon their experience, approachability and knowledge of
the what is right for your event.
It is important to ensure
that your performer has the necessary experience and the “credentials” to
prove it. Live performances provide exceptional entertainment value
and can be much more affordable then you might think especially if you have
never hired anyone before.
Most entertainers and
agents will provide a firm quote based upon your specific requirements. If
you contact Mr Giggles he will offer you a fully inclusive quote by return
with absolutely no obligation on your part.
Can I Request A Specific Code Of Dress For an Entertainer?
Of course you can. For example, Mr Giggles has a range of
appropriate attire for the various types of affairs at which he normally
performs. It should be made clear however what type of special attire you
would like at your event.
If your request is not out of the ordinary there
will not normally be any additional charge. For example, it is
reasonable to expect a magician to wear a formal dinner suit for a charity
or corporate event. However, if you request an unusual coloured tuxedo,
costume or accessory to match your theme, you should expect to be charged
extra for this request.
Do I Need to Provide a Power Supply?
It depends on the entertainer and the entertainment being
provided. Bands and musicians will normally need a safe, properly
earthed power supply. As well as utilising a normal electrical supply Mr Giggles can operate his equipment in the
middle of a field without any need for an external power source but for
extended performances of over an hour where he is using lights, music and
full PA Systems then a safe, properly earthed and constant power supply is
Mr Giggles can discuss his requirements and provide advice as to
what would be necessary for your particular circumstances.
How do I know if Mr Giggles is Reliable?
Mr Giggles knows that reliability
is important. That's why I spell out everything in writing to ensure that
nothing is missed out and there are no misunderstandings. That’s why I ask
for a contact telephone number for “on the day” in case I encounter road works, a car crash or
even an unforeseen car breakdown.
While I always
leave ample time
between events I likes to prepare for every eventuality. If I am going
to be delayed for any unforeseen event I will phone ahead to explain what
is happening thereby ensuring that you are kept fully aware of everything
and have no need for panic. In the event of illness I will supply a fully
professional replacement thus ensuring that you are never, ever let down.
very proud of my good reputation that I have established, and of the many
clients who have gone on to become friends I have made over the years. I hope to have the opportunity to perform at your charity or fundraising event and to
help make it an enormous success and a truly
memorably occasion for everyone.
I hope that you have
found these tips of assistance.
If you are unsure of
what you require, I am happy to draw upon my experience
inspiration, ideas and friendly unbiased advice.
together we can all
help make this world a better place to live.
You have the
avoid the stress, increase the fun and
own unforgettable entertainment experience.
you are in safe hands with Mr Giggles experience.
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