About Surprise Shows: Our Story and Team of Professionals


At Surprise Shows, we believe in doing things differently and ensuring that your big day is memorable for all the right reasons. That’s why we are passionate about what we do and understand how personal each and every special occasion is. Additionally, we have bespoke shows and solutions to reflect the individuality of every client.

The idea behind Surprise Shows is to create content that really connects with people and makes each person present feel that they are witnessing something momentous. Moreover, the fine details are what will make or break a performance, and the big things will take care of themselves. It’s often the small, overlooked specifics that make the difference.

From the initial contact, to the lead up to the day, and the professional behaviour while at the event, the talent our performers bring to your event is paramount. Not only do they have to be great entertainers and performers, but they also have to be excellent ‘off stage.’ As a result, the right personality and reliability are so important.

Surprise Shows. Bring music to life.


As with any industry, there are countless options and companies to choose from. Some of these companies are great, while others may not be as good. At Surprise Shows, we pride ourselves on being incredibly particular when it comes to choosing our performers and we don’t just settle for anyone but rather we make a point to find that special mentality and x factor that makes them stand out from the rest.

Of course, we know that some companies base their marketing around their performers’ training from the distant past and while having a good background is certainly important, we believe that what really matters is being able to deliver an amazing performance at your event! Yes, you may have performed on a theatre stage, have impressive TV and film credits, or have been a cruise ship entertainer. But what does all of this really mean?

In our opinion, the most important thing is whether you can entertain and engage with all of your guests and make them feel like they’re a part of the best day ever! Can you connect with every age group and make everyone feel like they’re witnessing something truly special?

First and foremost, we understand that choosing to include us in your event is a big decision and that’s why we work tirelessly to ensure that we enhance your occasion, rather than detract from it. All of our shows and performers are held to the highest standards, ensuring that there are no disruptions during meal service, no fake falls, no arguments, and no amateur dramatics!

We know that this special event could well be the biggest day of your life and we give it the respect it deserves. We are there to make an amazing even better, we are the icing on the cake and crucially, the main thing that most performers lose sight of is the fact that this event is not about us.

It’s all about you.


Yes, please do let them know about your intentions to have us perform for you, they may have limitations or restrictions that we need to know about.

Yes absolutely, as well as contacting you prior to the date, we also call the venues to discuss logistics with your wedding coordinator, this is also when we sort out fine details and pass on any information that they may require from us, such as PAT & PLI documents.

Our show works best when we have a ’captive’ audience, so the best time for us to start is essentially as the last plate of dessert is served, (or equivalent). You will need to decide when you would like your speeches to happen but we can discuss this in more detail when we speak on the phone.

We like to keep things simple and always positive, so we begin by raising a toast to the bride and groom ‘on behalf of all the staff who have served you today’ it then proceeds from there. We do not do any falling over, arguments or amateur dramatics!

The performance times are very flexible, whenever performing at a wedding or corporate event there are lots of things going on and often, we have to fit within certain sections of the day, this is no problem for us and will always go out of our way to fit within your needs. This is the reason we say often say 'performance time of up to one hour' although we try not to put a specific timing or limit on things, the show really comes to life with the audience interaction (which is hard to put a time on), essentially, we are there for your event and will perform as long as we are needed!

No, not specifically, performances have a structure to it, the songs we perform are in the set to ‘do a job’ for us and gain a specific response, (We never sing songs just to ‘fill time’).

When it comes to getting an audience to participate in the show you have to sing songs they will know and love, we don’t sing songs for our own benefit, they have to really connect with an audience, if you perform something vague or too unusual, the audience will disengage – which we don’t want to happen, audience participation is very important!

Of course, there are always options when it comes to booking entertainment for your event, the essence of any wedding, birthday, anniversary, corporate event or charity night is to celebrate and make memories!

You only need to look on the internet for a few minutes to see that there are many companies offering singing waiters but how can you tell you are booking the right ones for your event? Especially when you consider that;

  • There are many companies that are ‘jumping on the bandwagon’ they are constantly looking for trends they can replicate in order to make money.
  • There are companies that look big and have lots of adverts etc but the people who run them are not performers and have no real-world experience of an event from the view of the performer getting the best from an audience.
  • There are companies who think that an amazing event starts with them having a big argument or causing a huge commotion, alienating the audience and venue alike.
  • There are companies who charge a fortune and only pay their performers a third of the fee, taking the lions share for themselves!
  • There are companies who regularly advertise for literally anyone to cover their ‘singing waiter booking this weekend – no experience necessary!’ because they took the money without having confirmed availability of performers.
  • There are companies who are happy for their performers to just turn up and do whatever they like – ‘just drop a plate and start singing’
  • There are companies who offer so much bespoke flexibility to the client that the performer is given set lists the week of a booking and are forced to sing songs that they don’t know and have never performed before!
  • There are companies who insist on performing at a specific time (after main course) so they only do a quick 15 - 20 minutes so they can get off to another booking.
  • There are companies who think that the day is about them, bringing ‘diva’ behaviour and expecting everything to revolve around them.
  • There are companies who quote a fee and then ask for more money for PA hire, accommodation and travel expenses.
  • There are companies who aggressively market to you almost to the point of stalking!
  • There are companies who market their performers as ‘all West End trained’ but they have little details about experience of performing at a wedding or corporate event!

This list could go on and it may seem like we’re just being unkind to our competitors, however, these are actually things that we have seen and been told about people’s interaction and experience of ‘other companies’.

We have always had a clear vison of what we wanted to achieve with our business, from the ways and methods we market, to the straightforward and convenient booking process, the detailed interaction and communication in the run up to the event, the high standards on the day of the occasion, all with the goal of helping you to have the best day ever!

All of our performers are carefully vetted to ensure that they represent our vision and standards and we don’t accept just anybody. Being talented is only 50% of the job! The interaction with you and your guests is paramount, their punctuality, their appearance, the quality of their equipment is all incredibly important in creating those memories that will last a lifetime.

This depends on which show and package you choose, the essence of what you are trying to achieve is to celebrate and create lasting memories, to have an experience you and your guest will never forget and we are well aware that you have many options when choosing a surprise show for your big day. We understand that you want to be sure that you have made the right choice and can trust every supplier you hire.

Some things to bear in mind when booking is what you actually get for your investment,

We offer;

  • The most competitive pricing
  • Dedicated support and advice at each step of the process
  • Multiple options to suit every event and budget
  • Award Winning shows
  • Professional contracts and paperwork, freephone number and incredible client service
  • Highly rated and acknowledged within the industry
  • Bespoke performance options and themed shows

And remember, we do this full time. We are not a part-time group, we are constantly working on our content, methods and business in general to ensure we are meeting and surpassing the expectations of our clients and the extremely high standards we set ourselves.

For a specific quote, please fill out the enquiry form.

Create memories to last a lifetime

At Surprise Shows, we understand how important your big day is to you and how every choice
that you make is meaningful.

Bring music to life

For your tailored quote, we just need some specifics, such as your full name and contact, the date, the venue, the type of event you are having and we’ll do the rest


The most amazing people work for and with Surprise Shows. Our performers are handpicked not just on their talent and ability but because they ‘get’ the reason they are there at your event and they love to entertain! It’s more than just music!


The shows can happen almost anywhere, the only thing we really need is some space to set the equipment and a captive audience – it’s almost impossible to control a crowd that are milling around, once we get started, we’ll have them on their feet but at the beginning we need them to be seated.


We blend in for hours, setting the scene with dozens of ‘micro’ interactions, subtlety is the key and making your guest believe we are part of the venue staff is all important, it makes the introduction believable.


At the end of the meal service (or equivalent) we start the show, we stay away from hackneyed & cliché falls and trips – there’s just no theatre, no control, no ‘show’ to that method. The waiter falls over or drops something and then just stands up and sings? How about we get the entire rooms attention, make everyone laugh and then take them on a journey where they are as important as the performers themselves!


All of our shows boast an amazing collection of songs that will engage with your audience and make them want to be a part of the show. Songs that get an audible gasp and cheer when they begin the opening bars, big anthems and sing-a-long classics, audience participation is mandatory!


Quite simply, to create memories that will last a lifetime, to add an extra special dimension to what will already be a great day, to make your friends and family say “I was there!”. Don’t forget, after the ceremony the essence of any wedding is to celebrate and make memories!

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