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Surprise Singers (Totally Spontaneous)

Totally Spontaneous, a fantastic surprise for your guests! They look like just waiters, but turn out to be so, so much more… suddenly bursting into song performing stunning opera and fabulous musical theatre with no warning making your guests gush with astonishment and awe!

2, 3 or 4 vocalists performing with recorded orchestral backing accompaniment, pianist or our fantastic ensemble of four singers performing completely acapella in a unique, virtuosic and spontaneous act.

  • Amazing surprise singers for your special event!
  • Backed by piano, recorded accompaniment or simply stunning acapella - you choose (acapella version requires four voices)!
  • PA sound engineer and microphones all available for large events for extra cost
  • Male and female vocalists available – soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, and bass
  • Opera, musical theatre, pop and other arrangements of songs available

A wonderful surprise for your guests - performers who infiltrate the wait staff at your event with charm and the occasional bit of drama then suddenly burst into song. These fabulous performers can appear with two, three or four singers and we’re happy to design the perfect programme with or for you based on your requests and preferences.

Our fabulously unique acapella act requires four voices (soprano, mezzo, tenor and bass). This act is particularly unique in that they perform with their own specially arranged four-part arrangements of popular opera and the musical theatre favourites. Unlike other acts, this one is not tied to recorded or piano accompaniment and is therefore extremely flexible about where to perform and can easily conform to any event regardless of the physical and technical limitations of the venue. This dynamic act will be adapted easily to a small, intimate gathering with piano or recorded accompaniment or a larger corporate or public event with full audio tech.

Our singers subtly infiltrate your event, blending with your real waiting staff and provide sophisticated, high-quality entertainment, but also adding a great element of fun which can be gauged and catered specifically to your event. The structure and content of our performance suit a wide spectrum of audience taste by taking away the seriousness often associated with opera and adding an element of fun, spontaneity and surprise.

Totally Spontaneous usual repertoire consists of famous arias along with well-known songs from hit musicals. The act has proven equally successful to audiences from all walks of life, be they opera lovers or not, be it a dinner party for ten guests or a ballroom of a thousand, the structure of our singing waiters show along with the vast repertoire and experience of each of the performers allows our act to be easily customised to suit your unique request.

STANDARD LENGTH OF PERFORMANCE
20 minutes set

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 Chef's 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. 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 with 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 song. 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 for 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, another song starts playing over the PA. The two guys look confused…none of them seem 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.

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 an awful and out of tune.

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 song 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 song. 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 and dancing around the room!

Sample Repertoire List (WITH PIANO OR RECORDED BACKING)

OPERA
Brindisi Duet (Soprano & Tenor)
Flower Duet (Soprano & Mezzo-soprano)
Habanera (Soprano or Mezzo-soprano)
Nessun Dorma (Tenor)
O Sole Mio (Tenor)
Barcarole (Soprano & Mezzo-soprano)
O mio babbino caro (Soprano)
Lascia ch'io pianga (Soprano)
Pur ti miro (Soprano & Mezzo-soprano or Soprano & Tenor)
Michaela's Aria from Carmen (Soprano)
One Fine Day (Soprano)
Summertime (Soprano)
La donna è mobile (Tenor)
The Laughing Song from Fledermaus (Soprano)
The Champagne Song from Fledermaus (any voice types)
Soave s'il vento (Soprano, Mezzo & Baritone)
Toreador (Baritone)
Sul Aria (Soprano & Mezzo-soprano)
Pearlfisher's Duet (Tenor & Baritone)

MUSICAL THEATRE
All that Jazz (Soprano or Mezzo-soprano)
Can’t help lovin’ dat man (Soprano or Mezzo-soprano)
I could have danced all night (Soprano)
That's Amore (any voice types)
I am the perfect model of a modern Major General (Tenor)
Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes (Tenor)
I Dreamed A Dream (Soprano or Mezzo-soprano)
Master of the House (Tenor)
On My Own (Soprano or Mezzo-soprano)
Mack the knife (Tenor or Baritone)
You'll Never Walk Alone (Soprano)
The Sound of Music (Soprano)
Favorite Things (Soprano)
So Long, Farewell (ensemble)
Some Enchanted Evening (Tenor or Baritone)
All I ask of you (Soprano & Tenor)
All that Jazz (Soprano or Mezzo-soprano)
Can’t help lovin’ dat man (Soprano or Mezzo-soprano)
I could have danced all night (Soprano)
Think of Me (Soprano)
On My Own (Soprano or Mezzo-soprano)
On the Street Where You Live (Tenor or Baritone)
Phantom of the Opera (Tenor or Baritone)
Music of the Night (Tenor or Baritone)
Master of the House (Tenor)
If I were a bell (Soprano)

OTHER SONGS
Funiculi Funicula (any voice type)
Widmung (Soprano)
Il mio cuore va [My heart will go on] (Soprano & Mezzo-soprano)
Nuit d'etoile (Soprano)
Pie Jesu (Sopranos)
Time to say goodbye (Soprano & Tenor or Soprano & Mezzo-soprano)
Cielito Lindo (Tenor)

(Other Options Available On Request)


   

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