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David St John
Updated 22 December 2012
This page contains links to a mix of fellow entertainers who I have had the pleasure of working with over the years plus associated showbusiness areas that cover various fields. I will be adding more links as and when time permits so I trust you will find something of interest - but please come back!! They will be divided into sections and please contact me if you come across any problems such as broken links or redundant websites etc. You can go straight to many of these websites by clicking on any images as well as by using the usual blue links on names and I will be adding more in the near future such as venues, music shops and associated entertainment links. I am a freelance artiste but mostly being booked through well established agencies across the UK, many of which can supply a wide range of entertainers on a professional basis. This protects all parties and ensures a smooth booking procedure so it makes good sense to do it right! Please report any broken links and I can check them out. I am not responsible for any content outside of my own website or to the services of any exterior sources.
Click on BLUE links below for their websites
JIMMY KEYS Brit performer (comedy/keyboards) based in the USA. Terrific talent - the Yanks love him! Superb website and brill videoclips.
JIMMY JEMAIN The best Cliff Richard tribute act in the business! Works solo or with live band - amazing lookalike and soundalike
BLONDIE Michelle Hendricks - Terrific tribute to Debby Harry and Blondie with a solo act or featuring full live band
BILLY FURY Michael King-the best tribute show that commemorates the great Billy Fury. Currently touring the UK and beyond
ROD BEECH Midlands based comedian and specialises in after dinner speaking/sportsmen evenings etc. Fellow 'Egghead' challenger!
ED HAILWOOD Classy Southampton based vocalist- Swing/Ratpack style on the corporate/wedding circuit and much more.
VALENTINO An amazing international entertainer - with a unique sound and worked with many of the 'real' stars around the world
MIKE STENHOUSE Bristol based comedian, DJ, entertainments agency and much more Reserve Egghead team member 2008
CLASSIC CLAPTON Mike Hall - looks, plays and sounds like the great man himself! With terrific live band
THE HONEYCOMBS "Have I the Right" 1964 and many more 60s classics. Links to 'Telstar the Movie" Joe Meek etc (see below)
Plus www.thehoneycombs.info featuring founder member Martin Murray
C'MON EVERYBODY! Terrific 50s/60s Tribute Rock and Roll Show by Chris 'Fender' Black
REG CALVERTPLAYS Fascinating website commemorating Reg Calvert of 60s Pirate Radio fame and more
GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Authentic 50s style Rock n Roll band fronted by Mark Keeley who also features a superb Elvis tribute and much more
ALAN CLAYSON Prolific author specialising in Pop and Rock music and own crazy background in the 60s scene!
RADIO SUTCH January 2010 - a brand new internet radio station hosted by Colin Dale - an original Pirate Radio DJ!
Tune into: http://www.live365.com/stations/colinradiosutch
Great classic Sounds of the Sixties and Colin's own memories
PETE STAPLES- TROGGS Original bass player (on left) with the Troggs and still very active on the music/recording scene!
AL KIRTLEY From the Reg Calvert years through to the present plus Bournemouth music etc. Also a new writer!
DC FONTANA Amazing line-up of top musicians in the 'Mod' and Northern Soul style and much more. Hammond organ and brass driven sound
JIMBO'S MAGIC Jimmy Carlo- top Childrens' Entertainer plus incredible Close-Up table magic for adults!
Take a look at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onEUW3bQnas hilarious video of Jim's previous act
Jimmy recently went to America and won the top children’s entertainer of the year and has been invited to perform at the MAGIC
Castle Hollywood early next year . This is the headquarters OF THE AMERICAN MAGIC CIRCLE and a great honour.
THE AMAZING MORGAN Incredible magician and only 7 years old! Talented, confident and helps raise thousands for Acorns Childrens
Hospice as well as appearing at many large shows. Also linked to top USA magic acts- take a look- she IS amazing!
THE MESH BAND The Mesh Band - top class professional function group on the wedding/corporate scene. Based East Anglia
TOP TWENTY CLUB Dave Edney's tribute blog recalling one of Bridgewater's best venues - the early years and hosting many top stars
BABY THE BULLDOG!
If you love dogs and 50s/60s music then enjoy this amazing website hosted by a talented Dan Atcheson from Texas and now based in Florida. His own story will inspire you!
LEE MORRALL Top professional photographer- Midlands based and specialising in entertainment
THE OWEN AGENCY Havant based company (est 1969) innovative marketing, creative, graphic, PR and much more. Forget London prices!
OWEN MARINE Part of above group of companies- specialising in marine photography, marketing - international client lists
BOB PEARCE Southampton's own 'Godfather of the Blues' since 1964 and one of the UKs most respected artistes
FRET MUSIC Southampton based music shop (Shirley-west of city) offering a massive range of instruments and advice. Ask for Eddie!
THE MUSIC SHOP Southampton (east side) music shop in Bitterne. Wally is the main man and great fun!
SOUTHAMPTON AMBASSADORS Promoting one of the UKs finest cities- my hometown! Check out the many local links
FLYING MUSIC The U.K.s top tour promoters featuring Sixties, Rock n Roll touring shows and much more.
CHARLIES DISCOS Shropshire based professional DJs covering wide range of functions, events, parties etc
THE GUITAR STORE City centre music shop - the image left is the actual store frontage!
POPULAR PORTSMOUTH MUSIC SCENE 1944-1969 Amazing archive of 'Pompey Pop' - our Southampton 'cousins' and much more
Portsmouth 60s Music Nigel Grundy- photographer with links to Pompeypop etc
LAST MINUTE MUSICIANS Entertainment website full of help, advice, gigs and much more
DAVE DEE A great fansite dedicated to Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich. See my Southampton 60s group pages
ROD STEWART The official Rod (Smiler) Stewart fanclub site-read about Rod the Mod's wild 60s Southampton days!
CONCORDE CLUB SOUTHAMPTON - established 1957 and hosted many of the top names in rock and jazz. Also read my CONCORDE page.
THE UNION JACK CLUB LONDON The best hotel for military and ex-services in the capital!
CLUBLINE PROMOTIONS GOSPORT Entertainment agency specialising in military functions etc. Booker for Union Jack Club above
THE PRINCE OF WALES CANNOCK Superb Midlands theatre and staging a wide variety of different shows-check out the webpage
THE FIR TREE INN. Terrific countryside venue nr Hereford with classy large marquee plus resident magic acts!
BBC SOLENT Covering Hampshire - check out the amazing Alex Dyke Show!
DAILY ECHO Long established newspaper covering the South
ST PAULS GALLERY Birmingham city centre gallery featuring classic album covers/signed limited prints and much more. A music or art lover's
paradise! Well worth a visit to chat to the owners and enjoy the classic images or maybe purchase one
SIXTIES CITY Superb link page of many Sixties based websites
SIXTYPLUSURFERS- THE online magazine for the over 60s, with lots of interesting articles to read and competitions to enter.
Just go to www.sixtyplusurfers.co.uk
POMPEY POP Terrific photos/images of Portsmouth bands from the 40s/50s/60s via Mick Cooper/Dave Allen
PLUS POMPEYPOP Linked website to above and much more
MONSTER RAVING LOONY PARTY THE only political party that makes sense!
Founded by the visionary Screaming Lord Sutch who never fiddled HIS expenses or 'flipped' homes.
HMS INTREPID ASSOCIATION Great site which commemorates one of our finest ships- fascinating history
You can also read about my connection by looking at my Photogallery Page via Site Map
SOUTHERN LIFE Nostalgic website full of Hampshire, Dorset, I.O.W. villages, towns with rare photos of byegone days.
MUSIC IN THE CITY October 2010- a celebration of Southampton music makers of all ages. Check progress of our own 60s groups!
WHERE CAN WE GO Nationwide 'What's On?" guide and offers free listings for YOUR event!
B M A The British Music Archive-rare 'lost' recordings by UK bands
PHOTOION Top professional photographers-based Central London
DENTIST St Pauls Square Dental Practice State of the art cosmetic dental practice in a leafy square near Birmingham city centre, headed by Dinesh Vegad - one of the UKs finest dentists specialising in 'dazzling smiles'. Also have a linked Harley Street establishment.
These are just a small selection of established offices through which I am often booked on a regular basis and can provide a wide range of entertainers if I am not free! They are based around the UK and provide local, national and international coverage with their own managed artistes as well as working in conjunction with other offices. If you are serious about booking professional acts then it is in your best interest to deal with an efficient set-up as opposed to taking a chance on booking direct with no back-up or recommendation - please mention my link when getting in touch.
Click on images below
MJE MANAGEMENT Long established (1976) Staffordshire company supplying a fantastic range of artistes and much more
SCOTT JORDAN ENTERTAINMENTS Based in Kent and booking across the UK and beyond
STEVE ALLEN ENTERTAINMENTS Peterborough office covering the country with superb range of entertainment
KEN ROSE KEN ROSE ENTERTAINMENTS N.W. based agency (Wirral) headed by an experienced professional entertainer
JOHNNY MANS Herts based entertainment management and booker of top names/shows etc
UK-BANDS DIRECTORY Nationwide directory of musicians, entertainers and much more
SOUNDS AMAZING ENTERTAINMENT Top class booking agency
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