Background Notes for MC's and Organisers

His Act:

Jokes, Stories, Parodies and Comic Songs (mostly self penned). Plays useful guitar.

Venues:

These days increasingly Hotels, as an After-Dinner Speaker, but also plenty of Cabaret Clubs, Country Shows, Concerts, Festivals, Messes, Sports Clubs and Special Events.

Range:

All over the UK, but also USA, Bermuda, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, France, Portugal, Cyprus, Israel, Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Spain and New Zealand.

Audiences:

Started as a folk singer, and became a cult figure on the College Circuit long before he was in the Charts. Still enjoys folk club audiences. Since specialising in the corporate field for nearly 20 years has played to a long and growing list of companies, from local to multi-national. Weaves product and personalities into his act, and does a "bespoke" show every time.

Recordings:

20 LP's and Singles, including - Oldest Swinger in Town (Silver), Chartbusters 81 (Gold). Over 60 songs published, and still generating royalties - some covered by the likes of Jasper Carrot and Little & Large. 11 CDs now available.

Acting:

May 2000 leading role in “Up the Feeder, Down the Mouth and Back Again” - Sell out Old Vic production on Bristol Harbourside. (Described by The Times as “ the theatrical tour de force of the decade”)

Several appearances in plays at Folk festivals.

2007 “Mrs Gerrish’s Christmas Stocking” – Tobacco Factory , Bristol. (see above).

2009 "Mrs Gerrish's Christmas Stockings" - sold out two weeks at the Brewery Theatre.

TV and Radio:

Thirty years of regular performing, presenting and writing. International includes BBC World Service, and Radio and TV stations in every country he's played.

National TV includes:

Tops Of The Pops, Pebble Mill, Tiswas, That's Life, Children In Need, MTV, Breakfast TV, Channel 4 Special ("Wholly Wedlock"), Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Network Radio includes:

Noel Edmonds' Show, Angela Rippon Show, Steve Wright Show, Around Midnight, Press Gang, Ackers Away (with Acker Bilk).

Local:

Writes and presents documentaries and entertainment programmes for TV (eg. Wedlock's West and Entertaining Mr Wedlock). Presented a community action TV series - The Good Neighbour Show - which ran for 10 years and collected an International Award.

May 97 - leading role in "Up the Feeder - Down the Mouth" at Bristol Old Vic. Four weeks of capacity audiences.

July 97 - HTV series "On the Waterfront" - presented and performed music.

Sept. 97 - HTV "Don't Forget Your Bucket And Spade" - entertainment documentary.

Oct. 98 - Signature tune and theme song for HTV "Live and Local".

August 99 - "On the Waterfront" repeat.

Sept. 99 - HTV "Trade It" (Presenter).

Latest:

2000-"Trade It" HTV. Various TV repeats.

2001- May/June "Up The Feeder, Down The Mouth and Back Again" (Bristol Old Vic)-(Leading Role). "The Bargain Hunters" -HTV (Antiques programme - Presenter).

2002- Another series of "The Bargain Hunters" . Series extended and topped ratings.

2003- Yet another series of "The Bargain Hunters" proposed. Repeat of previous series on Sky.

2004- ITV “Love in the Afternoon” – Series. BBC TV News inserts and songs. ITV News inserts. Sky TV repeats.

2005- Sky TV repeats. ITV News inserts and songs. BBC Local Features.

2006- BBC Local News; BBC Documentary - Song and Performance.

2007 and 2008 - Local, National and International TV and Radio inserts.