West End Surprise
West End Surprise are a fantastic Surprise Singers and Waiters act based in Greater London, Hertfordshire.
If you are looking for that ‘WOW Factor’ for your special event or wedding, then look no further.
They can even provide their very own professional 'West End Singing" videographer for your event which will gain you a 10% discount on both West End Surprise and your videography packages if you book them for the same event.
West End Surprise
All of the West End Surprise singers are professional West End performers who are highly experienced and can offer a wide range of repertoire. From Musical Theatre to Swing, Pop and even Opera they will cater their act to suit your event perfectly. Whenever possible they will also aim to provide actual performers from the West End musicals that you have selected, thus truly bringing the West End to your event.
When it comes to masquerading as your official videographer, Nicholas (who is on their team of singers) actually owns his own successful wedding videography business, so he can film your whole wedding day! Imagine how surprised your guests would be if he went from filming the wedding speeches to suddenly bursting into song. Also, if you choose to hire a videographer and West End Surprise for your event, they will be delighted to offer a 10% discount on both bookings.
So whatever the occasion, if you’re looking for a surprise like no other, get in touch now!
Standard line up:
- 1 x Female singer and 2 x Male singers
Alternative line up options:
- 1 x Male and 1 x Female singer
- 2 x Male singers
- 2 x Female singers
- 3 x Male singers
Singers can perform as waiters, guests or any other creative ideas you might have.
In addition to the standard singers there is also the option to hire Nicholas the professional singing videographer. To secure Nicholas please book early so that we can liaise with his videography company. If West End Surprise are booked in conjunction with his company, the client will receive 10% off each package.
Below is a list of some of the material performed. For an extensive list, please ask at the time of receiving your quote.
- Nessun Dorma
- Can't Take My Eyes Off You
- Master of the House (Les Miserables)
- One Day More (Les Miserables)
- Seasons of Love (Rent)
- Orange Coloured Sky
- Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
- We Will Rock You (Queen)
- Mamma Mia (ABBA)
- Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)
- Somebody to Love (Queen)
- I'm a Believer
- All I ask of You (The Phantom of the Opera)
Musical Theatre, Pop and Swing songs by request of client also available.
We asked the Suprise Singers if we could have two numbers from Les miserables and two from The Greatest Showman. Although they had not sang any numbers from The Greatest Showman before we were setting them a big task. Ashleigh Nicholas and Luke started working on making this happen some 6 months before the wedding... and WOW are all three the ultimate professionals - it’s like having your own private West End theatre performance. Walking and performing in and around our tables it was absolutely FANTASTIC. Honestly before booking I checked out the videos on their website but trust me they do NOT do these three professionals justice. In our room there was a Gallery with stairs leading down to the dining area, as the music for The Greatest Show started then Nicholas dressed in red coat with tails, top hat and cane moved down the stairs and began the opening of the song, within seconds Ashleigh and Luke joined in and all three were moving around the room mingling with our guests. The atmosphere they created and the quality of all three voices is truly remarkable and by far exceeded any of our expectations. Each and every performance is as good as the next and send shivers down your spine. Some of the notes Ashleigh hit during One Day More were breathtaking. If you are considering booking West End Surprise for a special occasion - DO NOT HESITATE!
Great performance. We were all impressed with the show and was indeed the highlight of the evening. You and your team were easy to work with with great communication chain, a proactive approach and flexible accommodative attitude.
- BBC's Eastenders (for their Cast & Crew Summer Party 2016)
- Coco Cafe, Croxley
- South Farm, Royston
- Micklefield Hall, Sarratt, Hertfordshire
- Tudor Barn
- Metropolitan Police Services Sports Club, Kent
- Sandy Lodge Golf Club, Hertfordshire
- The King Stag Pub, Bushey
- Eastcote Gardens, Hertfordshire
- The Black Horse, Turnham (2017 event)
- The Sheene Mill, Nr Royston (2017 event)
- Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel
What services do you offer at West End Surprise?
You may have encountered ‘Singing Waiters’ before perhaps at a wedding or corporate function. Here at West End Surprise we can either pose as waiters, guests or even a professional videographer! We also come with 3 themed cabaret shows you might like to hire!
Generally when you book us for your special event we liaise directly with the venue so that we can make sure they know exactly what is going on and we know what to wear in order to ‘blend in’ to whatever character we’re playing. We arrive early before any of your guests are there in order to set up our PA system and do a quick sound check. We then disappear once the guests arrive and reappear throughout the reception drinks/meal posing as waiters (or guests etc). We undertake simple tasks such as pouring drinks, serving canapés or serving starters etc. Then, during the meal (often towards the end of the main course) we make some kind of a ‘scene’ and then break into song! We use the entire room and interact with the guests so that everyone feels involved.
How long does the performance last?
Our standard performance lasts for approximately 15-20 minutes. We find that 4-5 songs generally works best, sometimes with an encore if the guests are in the mood! However, we can cater the performance to suit your needs should you want extra songs/sets.
What repertoire do you sing?
We perform a real mix of repertoire. Often a set will include well-known Musical Theatre songs, Up-tempo Pop songs and even some Opera! When you contact us for a quote we will send you through a list of the repertoire we sing and if there’s a particular song you would really like we can learn that too (for a minimal fee).
How many singers do you provide?
Our packages include three singers as standard. There are some companies that use two singers but we have found that three is the perfect number as it increases the ‘surprise’ factor and also allows one person to always be operating the PA system. It also means that clients get a lovely mix of voices and repertoire! Of course, if your event is in a more intimate space or you have a very tight budget you can always contact us and we can provide you with a quote for two singers.
Why choose West End Surprise?
Our prices are highly competitive for what we offer. We are all highly trained, professional singers who have worked on the West End and prestigious cruise ships. Because of this, we are incredibly adaptable and can cater our performance to suit your tastes. Also, because of our training we all have incredible stagecraft, which is key when performing a surprise act as we need to be convincing as waiters/guests etc but also capture and hold everyone’s attention once the performance begins.
What if I’m not interested in a ‘surprise’ act but would still love to hire singers for my event?
The good news is that West End Surprise can also perform at Launches, Parties and Corporate events in whatever way you dream of. Recently we were lucky to provide entertainment for the BBC's Eastenders Summer Party. We also have 3 themed cabaret shows you might like to hire. These being: 'For the Love of Swing', 'For the Love of Musicals' and 'For the Love of Broadway' (with more in the pipeline). Drop us a line and we can discuss options with you in more detail.
Our Prices reflect booking 3 singers as we feel this is the better option for you. We can also quote for 2 singers if your budget doesn't allow for 3. You will also get a further 10% off if hire our singing videographer option.
- 15 - 20 mins set
- 2 x 40 mins sets (with interval)
- 1 x 60 mins shows
Performances can be tailored.
Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.