It’s been a while but we’ve been so busy…
This blogs a little different to our usual style, however, after having such a great experience at the Blackpool Showcase last week, we wanted to share it with you!
We headed out on Tuesday first thing, very excited for our first business trip and being able to promote Ezygig to the many talented acts from all around the UK showcasing in Blackpool.
On arrival we walked into a lovely large Viva venue Blackpool. The atmosphere already buzzing, artists were doing their final sound checks, aware that the room was full of potential bookers, agents and venues, looking for acts for clubs, pubs, holiday parks, and the sought after cruise bookings.
Firstly the comperes….
Tuesday’s compere was the wonder Lee Lard… Looking very lean these days!!! Keeping the audience laughing and engaged at all times, with his witty one liners and natural comic flare.
Wednesday brought compere Carl Scofield to the stage, not an experienced compere but a comedian, who did get a few laughs in between the acts…
Thursday’s day time session brought the wonderful Lee Lard back to our stage whom was followed on by a surprise compere Shaun McGilloway in the evening, whom although witty was very professional and made sure all the acts had their say. Our favourite compere of the event!
Our main highlight acts from the Showcase although all were brilliant, were…
G (as in spot)…. a man of a thousand voices, brilliant comedy impressionist vocals… Very professional and extremely entertaining… naturally comic, very unique.
Another highlight for us was a very young band- Unify- aged 12 to 16 and A-MAZING… doing chart songs and can do the classics too, harmonies and dance routines very energetic and talented – watch out for these guys, brilliant for their age!
Jody’s favourite act of the whole showcase was Danielle Grace Williams who admitted to Playing SAX for the first time on stage (WOULD NEVER HAVE KNOWN!!). She had beautiful class, amazing vocals. Creating a wonderful atmosphere in the room whilst on stage! Incredible talent. We think she will be continuing to leave the audience in awe with her class, beauty and talent in the New Year!
Timeless Illusionist section were mysterious and mesmerising, very clever with the choice of tricks they decided to showcase. Portrayed their act very well. First act of this kind at the showcase, bringing a different feel to the stage. Good backing tracks to add to the feel of the whole act.
Shelley Stevens classed herself as a Diva tribute she wowed us with her deep and powerful voice. Opening with Cher – Do you believe in life after love; lovely cover of the song, bringing in energy and positive vibes throughout. Ending on a terrific cover of this is my life.
Tribute Day Highlights….
Carabella, a pink tribute had the look and sound down to a T, added with the perfect attitude. She mixed these qualities all together along with an energetic personality and nailed the Pink Tribute!!
Boisterous were a Bruno Mars 24K Magic tribute, however with a trio of male singers, focusing on all Bruno Mars’s songs, great harmonies. Very well put together, good vocals and very professional.
The Gladys Knight tribute was a joy to behold for fans of motown and this era. She looked and sounded very much like Gladys Knight and gave a very professional polished performance.
Over all it was a great fun filled 3 days, with a fabulous outcome for us here at Ezygig. We had very positive feedback from the artists and agents that we met at the event and have had new sign ups from artists at the Showcase.
This is our first of many trips to events like this, and we are hopeful that Ezygig will become a main presence in showcases, and that venues, artists and agents will really support us and know that Ezygig is designed to help them!
A few photos of our reactions….
SOME OF THE ACTS WEREN’T QUITE WHAT WE WERE EXPECTING….
ALTHOUGH MOST OF THEM WE’RE FAB AND WE HAD HUGE SMILES ON OUR FACES FROM PUBLIC FEEDBACK!
Thanks for reading,
THE EZYGIG TEAM
(JOSE & JODY)