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Surprise Singers (The Secret Waiters)

Do you long to find something different that will leave your guests stunned, shocked and amazed? Do you wish you could discover a new act that will entertain your guests in a dynamic and surprising fashion?

Look no further … The Secret Waiters are a revolutionary act destined to make your event a success. Singing Waiters with a modern twist!

When you book this act you are guaranteed three outstanding singers who will be hidden covertly within your event as waiters, chefs, guests or whatever you desire! Suddenly and without warning, they will burst into high impact and dynamic performance of modern music, inspiring your guests to be singing and dancing along to hits from Robbie Williams, Beyonce, Ricky Martin and Queen.

Your guests will be astounded, your clients in awe, the room in its entirety will be screaming for more!

HOW IT WORKS
You as the client can get as little or as much involved as you like with the design of your event. Choose a line-up and theme option from below, or just leave the hard work up to us to design and tailor-make a package to suit your individual requirements.

CHOOSE A LINE-UP…
Any combination of 1, 2 or 3 male or female singers or dancers.

Choose Your Characters (although we’re open to suggestions) - Waiter/Waitress, Bar Staff, Guest, Event Manager, Emergency Services (Firemen/Ambulance etc), Chef.

THEMED PACKAGE
70’s Disco - Featuring hits such as I Will Survive, Night Fever and That’s The Way I Like It.

80’s Pop - Wham, Duran Duran and Madonna are just some of the artists featured within this theme.

Rock - Queen, Bon Jovi and Guns ‘n’ Roses will bring the house down at any event. This is the theme that really gets the guests to let their hair down! Head-banging aplenty for this crowd pleaser!

Modern Day Pop - Something a bit different – the latest tracks to get your crowd going! With a choice of fun party songs like ‘I Gotta Feeling’ (Black Eyed Peas), ‘Moves like Jagger’ (Maroon 5) and ‘Get Lucky (Daft Punk) as well as older classics like ‘I’m So Excited’ (Pointer Sisters), ‘All Night Long’ (Lionel Richie) and any other tune that is a guaranteed floor filler.


STANDARD LENGTH OF PERFORMANCE
20-30 minutes live show with a choice of fun party songs.

DESIGNING YOUR OWN SHOW
Every event is different, and every client we speak to has different ideas as to how our show can work! We like to work closely alongside you, as the client, to design a scenario that includes your own ideas, after all, you know your guests better than we do!

Perhaps you’d like our act to ‘pick’ on your managing director, or you’d like one of our hunky singers to get ‘Auntie Janice’ up and dancing...whatever you’ve got in mind, we’ll do our best to tailor it into the show.

Now all that’s left is to come up with a scenario! We can send you an idea of some of the situations we’ve got ourselves into in the past... Or if you want something totally original, we’ve got lots of innovative ideas, so please get in touch!

SCENARIO 1
Characters: The Chef, The Waiter, The Guest

You and your guests have been sitting having a wonderful meal, and have just polished off your main course and are happily chatting away. A waiter makes his way up to a microphone that’s set up at the top of the room, and ‘tings’ his glass for an announcement. Everyone quietens down, and the waiter starts to speak. He apologises for interrupting everybody but would like to introduce the chef who cooked their lovely meal, and as its Chefs birthday and as he’d done such a fabulous job cooking this evening perhaps you could all sing happy birthday to him. The waiter gets everyone singing to the chef, and the chef looks pleased as punch to be getting so much attention!

Chef thanks everyone, and goes to head back to the kitchen. Halfway back, he stops in his tracks...like he’s had a fantastic idea, and heads back to the mic. He interrupts everyone again and on the mic announces that as it’s his birthday, he’d like to sing you a song! Before anyone can stop him he starts singing a strained and out of tune performance of ‘Thank You’ by Dido. His singing is SO terrible that people start to laugh and jeer! The waiter gently pulls him away from the mic after just a few lines, and appears to take him off and give him a quick talking to! He comes back to the mic and apologises to the audience...explaining that Chef has a big dream to become a professional singer, and he likes to practice on unsuspecting audiences!! He apologises again and goes to get back to waitering...but just as he does he decides to show the audience how it’s really done! Music starts and this waiter launches into a mind-blowing rendition of ‘Let Me Entertain You’ by Robbie Williams. The audience is shocked, as this waiter is fantastic! He’s running around the room, climbing up on the tables...and everyone is clapping along!

At the end of his performance, the crowd is ecstatic! He’s soaking up the attention, taking huge bows and loving the sound of the applause. However...through the sound of cheering and clapping, the intro to ‘I feel Good’ starts to play. Out of nowhere, the chef has stolen the mic! He starts to sing, with a cheeky look on his face....he’s brilliant!! The crowd goes even more wild, cheering at him croon the high notes...and laughing at him grabbing a woman out of the audience and whirling her around the room!

Just as the song is finished, the two guys come together to take a bow! Suddenly, ‘Respect’ by Aretha

Franklyn starts playing over the PA. The two guys look confused...none of them seems to know anything about this...up stands ‘Jane’...one of your colleague’s girlfriends who you’ve been chatting to all evening.

She pulls out a mic from under the table and starts belting out the song, making her way up to the other two boys. Once she gets to them, they all get into the spirit, getting people up to dance with them, and encouraging everyone to sing along and clap.

After the song finishes, the 3 singers reveal that they are in fact The Secret Waiters!!

Together they perform a rockin rendition of ‘Aint No Mountain High Enough’, and ‘Grease Megamix’.

SCENARIO 2
Characters: Male Guest, Female Guest, Male Catering Manager

The male and female ‘guests’ are placed in your event on a table with your other guests. They will be in character from the moment they arrived and will fool your guests into believing one of them in an employee and his ‘other half’ (or something that would work for you). The female guest appears to be a little ‘tipsy’, and after the main course jumps up on her feet and staggers up to the microphone that’s set up to the side of the room (or on stage if you have a band set up!). She proceeds to make a drunken speech about how much she loves her ‘other half’, gets down on one knee, and proposes!! Her boyfriend looks incredibly embarrassed, head in hands! She then decides to sing him a song, which is awful out of tune rendition of ‘I Will Always Love You’!! After a few lines, her boyfriend jumps up, he can’t take anymore!! He grabs the mic, and her hand, and says, of course, I will marry you! (As long as you stop singing!). He then apologises for the interruption...but offers to sing a song himself! He bursts into a fabulous rendition of ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, getting the guests up singing and clapping! After he’s finished, the catering manager comes in with a bottle of champagne to congratulate them. He makes a short speech, and then shocks everyone by bursting into ‘Fly Me To The Moon’. After he’s finished (with standing ovation of course!) the female guest decides she wants a go now too! She grabs the mic and wows the audience with a perfect performance of ‘I’m So Excited’, dancing around the room! As a grand finale, the group gather together, reveal that they in actual fact, The Secret Waiters, and sing a stunning group performance of ‘Aint No Mountain High Enough’, and ‘New York New York’...

SCENARIO 3
Characters: The Chef (Male), The Waiter (Male), The Waitress (Female)

You and your guests have been sitting having a wonderful meal, and have just polished off your main course and are happily chatting away. All of a sudden, you hear a loud disruption as the waitress on the table next to you (who has been rather unusually chatting away to some of the guests) doesn’t look where she is going and bumps into another waiter! The waiter has obviously had this from her before and is fed up!! A loud argument breaks out between the two of them...people start to stop talking and stare....the waitress eventually storms off, making her way to a microphone that is set up for speeches...

She apologises over the mic for the disruption...she explains she has something to say, that’s been boiling up inside of her for ages.....

The music starts, and this waitress launches into a fabulous rendition of ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ by Abba. The guests are shocked, but are loving the performance and start clapping and cheering!!

At the end of her performance, the crowd is ecstatic! The waitress is soaking up the attention, taking huge bows and loving the sound of the applause. However...through the sound of cheering and clapping, the intro to ‘Lady is a tramp’ starts to play. Out of nowhere, the other waiter has stolen the mic and is getting everyone clapping along! He starts to sing, with a cheeky look on his face....he’s brilliant!! The crowd goes even more wild, cheering at him croon the high notes...and laughing at him grabbing a woman out of the audience and whirling her around the room!

Just as the song is finished, the two come together to make up and take a bow! Suddenly, the intro to ‘Let me entertain you’ starts being sung over the PA. The crowd quietens down to see who is the owner of such a beautiful voice...The waiter and waitress look confused...none of them appears to know anything about this...and out of the kitchen/through the doorway runs a chef, bursting into the song and running around the room, dancing on the tables and getting all the guests up on their feet! The crowd go absolutely wild!!

After the song finishes, the 3 singers reveal that they are in fact The Secret Waiters!! They come together and perform ‘Grease Megamix’, and ‘New York New York’.

SCENARIO 4 (Works well for any event with a sit down meal)
Characters: The Chef, The Waiter, The Guest

You and your guests have been sitting having a wonderful meal, and have just polished off your main course and are happily chatting away. A waiter makes his way up to a microphone that's set up at the top of the room, and ‘tings’ his glass for an announcement. Everyone quietens down, and the waiter starts to speak. He apologises for interrupting everybody but would like to introduce the chef who cooked their lovely meal, and as its Chefs birthday and as he’d done such a fabulous job cooking this evening perhaps you could all sing happy birthday to him. The waiter gets everyone singing to the chef, and the chef looks pleased as punch to be getting so much attention!

Chef thanks everyone, and goes to head back to the kitchen. Halfway back, he stops in his tracks...like he’s had a fantastic idea, and heads back to the mic. He interrupts everyone again and on the mic announces that as it's his birthday, he’d like to sing you a song! Before anyone can stop him he starts singing a strained and out of tune performance of ‘Thank You’ by Dido. His singing is SO terrible that people start to laugh and jeer! The waiter gently pulls him away from the mic after just a few lines, and appears to take him off and give him a quick talking to! He comes back to the mic and apologises to the audience...explaining that Chef has a big dream to become a professional singer, and he likes to practice on unsuspecting audiences!! He apologises again and goes to get back to waitering...but just as he does he decides to show the audience how its really done! Music starts and this waiter launches into a mind-blowing rendition of ‘Dont Stop Me Now’ by Queen. The audience is shocked, as this waiter is fantastic! He’s running around the room, climbing up on the tables...and everyone is clapping along!

At the end of his performance, the crowd is ecstatic! He’s soaking up the attention, taking huge bows and loving the sound of the applause. However...through the sound of cheering and clapping, the intro to ‘Take on Me’ by Aha starts to play. Out of nowhere, the chef has stolen the mic and is getting everyone clapping along! He starts to sing, with a cheeky look on his face....he’s brilliant!! The crowd goes even more wild, cheering at him croon the high notes...and laughing at him grabbing a woman out of the audience and whirling her around the room!

Just as the song is finished, the two guys come together to take a bow! Suddenly, ‘Somebody Else's Guy’ by Jocelyn starts playing over the PA. The two guys look confused...none of them seems to know anything about this...up stands ‘Jane’...one of your colleague’s girlfriends who you’ve been chatting to all evening. She pulls out a mic from under the table and starts belting out the song, making her way up to the other two boys. Once she gets to them, they all get into the spirit, getting people up to dance with them, and encouraging everyone to sing along and clap.

After the song finishes, the 3 singers reveal that they are in fact The Secret Waiters!! For their last grand finale track, together they perform a beautiful rendition of ‘Aint No Mountain High Enough’ by Marvin Gaye, and as an encore ‘Hey Jude’ by the Beatles.

SCENARIO 5
Characters: Male Waiters x 2, Female Waitress

Your managing partner is mid-way through his speech when all of a sudden an outburst from two of the waiters (who are mid refilling water glasses) erupts from one of the tables. The male waiter seems to have it in his head that the female waiter (his girlfriend!) is looking at another man. He rudely interrupts the speech with a loud ‘THATS ENOUGH!!’ Shouting at the waitress, saying it’s over....and storming out of the room. The waitress looks devastated and runs up to the microphone. She meekly asks if she might be able to borrow it from the managing partner, who looks confused but obliges. She calls out after the other waiter, says she’d never look at another man, and to prove it.....she launches into a TERRIBLE rendition of ‘I will always love you’...

Its awful!! Luckily, another waiter who has been over-looking the situation comes over, removes her from the microphone, and apologises to everyone for the interruption. He goes to hand the mic back to the managing partner, but then hesitates....’Actually, can I show you how it’s done?’ he says.....

He launches into an amazing rendition of ‘don’t stop me now’. He’s fantastic...he’s running around the room, cheekily kissing ladies on the cheek and pulling them up to dance with him. When he finishes the song, he laps up the applause, bowing over and over. Suddenly, over the sound of the applause, comes the intro to ‘I’m your man’ by Wham. Out comes the first waiter, singing to his girlfriend and taking her by the hand. He then works his way around the crowd, getting everyone singing along!

After he’s finished, the two come together and take a bow, congratulating each other on what fabulous voices they have!

But before they know it, the waitress has grabbed a microphone and bursts into a mind-blowing performance of ‘I’m So Excited’ by the Pointer Sisters. What a fantastic performance – this girl can SING! What a voice!

After her song, the three come together and explain that they are in fact not three waiters, but The Secret Waiters!! Together, they perform group versions of Grease Megamix and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.

SCENARIO 6
Characters: Male Firemen x 2, Female Event Manager

You and your guests are happily eating away when two firemen appear through the doorway. They seem to be discussing something awkwardly between the two of them and looking around the room with a worried look on their faces. One of them notices a microphone set up, so approaches it and addresses the audience..... he apologises for interrupting the event – basically they’ve had to come down and do a spot check on the building, and unfortunately it doesn’t comply with fire regulations. He’s very worried that the event will have to be shut down…he explains there’s nothing to worry about, but perhaps everyone could remain seated until he can sort it out. He spots the event manager at the side of the room and goes to chat with her (off mic). The other fireman is left back over by the mic...looking a little embarrassed!! He sheepishly approaches the microphone....says, ‘I suppose I had better keep you all entertained really shouldn’t I?!’ He asks if the guests mind if he sings them a song – it’s just he’s never been in this situation before (mic in hand!) and has always dreamed of being up on stage, like on X Factor!! He stutters out a horrendous attempt at a song....obviously very nervous and not much of a singer at all!

The event manager and other fireman stop their conversation and realise what’s going on – they both run over to the mic and she ushers the fireman away, with a stern look on her face! The other fireman apologises over the mic...he’s so sorry, ‘Frank’ (the other fireman) is always on about being on ‘bloomin X Factor!’ He’s pretty much done apologising, and turns to go back to the event manager – but turns back. ‘Actually, maybe I can show you how it’s done?’ he says with a cheeky smile!

He launches into an amazing performance of ‘take on me’ by Aha – this man is brilliant!! He performs all over the room, running this way and that! The guests are absolutely shocked!

When he finishes the song, he laps up the applause, taking a multitude of bows!!

Out of nowhere, the intro to ‘don’t stop me now’ starts. A voice is singing it – but where is it coming from? The song kicks in and they realise its ‘Frank’ the other fireman!! He’s fantastic – and runs around the room like a loony, stripping off his fireman’s jacket and pelvic thrusting in ladies faces! (Haha) The crowd go wild and he pulls them all to their feet, getting everyone clapping and singing along!! At the end of the song, the two firemen come together and take a joint bow!!!

Suddenly, the intro to ‘Hot Stuff’ starts playing. The event manager has got a microphone – she starts singing and ‘WOW’ she’s got a fabulous voice!! The two firemen go round dancing with the ladies while the event manager gets all the guys up on their feet!

When she’s finished, the three come together and explain that they are in fact The Secret Waiters and they have been hired to entertain you all! They launch into a group song of ‘Aint No Mountain High Enough’ by Marvin Gaye, getting everyone singing and dancing along!

GREAT FOR

  • Corporate Events
  • Weddings
  • Outdoor Festivals
  • Private Parties
  • Christmas Parties
  • Theme Parties
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
  • and many more…

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