Master of Ceremonies
Chris has provided this role in a number of different settings and is sensitive to diverse needs and requirements of each unique environment. Attention to detail and planning for all eventualities are important elements for any event large or small and Chris is a confident and experienced performer in these fields. His experience has covered in charity fund-raising dinners and balls, weddings and all types of celebrations.
Dear Chris, I would like to thank you for your wonderful contribution to our Christmas event, you helped make it a great success. The music was a brilliant mix, especially considering the wide range of ages of the guests, and your announcements for dinner and help with the auction and quiz were very much appreciated! Thank you again for making it a fun and special evening! Best wishes Andria (HR Manager, Residential School)
Compere & Commentator
Chris has many years experience as a versatile host compere for festivals, concerts and public performance. Previous events have included the very popular Boomtown Fair, Camp Bestival, the quirky Endorse It In Dorset festival and many more Concerts and Festivals. Chris enjoys finding a different and unusual way of doing these events and has even seen his mobility scooter disguised as a pirate ship careering across festival stages. Chris is also happy to compose a unique “Cry” for an event or performer delivered in a style that encourages audience response and embeds the message.
For many years Chris has commentated at battle re-enactment’s providing interpretation and information regarding often confusing events upon the field. Chris takes pride in undertaking research for all events and enjoys delivering information in an accessible manner and where appropriate using humour and occasional anecdote.
Weddings, Funerals and Bar Mitzvahs
Chris can offer you a number of services to make your wedding day that extra bit special and unusual. As MASTER OF CEREMONIES for the day one of the things he can offer is a unique and special public cry announcing the wedding celebrations delivered to your specifications. He can announce the arrival of your guests, call for Order and attention for the speeches (the penning of which he can also assist with) of the day and act as your Aide in all matters with commitment and attention to your every need.
Another service of which Chris has over forty years experience is that of providing recorded or live entertainment for your party. He has been, we are reliably informed, on many occasions a “D.J.”, playing pre-recorded discs of music and song with the purpose of dance and capers! He is also well placed in the music industry to be able to advise and book for you a variety of talented live performers to suit all tastes and desires.
A further and thoroughly unique service is the provision of an Escort provided by the Wimborne Militia in 17th Century attire, arrangements to suit. This could include a volley of musket fire at an agreed time to ward off evil intent, spirits and humours from this cherished couple’s long and happy life together.
Chris is also happy to advise and arrange professional photographers, film recording, venues and caterers so please utilise my experience to ensure you hire only the best! We look forward to blessing your event and hearing from you.