Following in the best traditions of the singing waiters and the stage show Stomp, the Drum Waiters provide after dinner and award ceremony entertainment in a fresh, highly animated and inventive way.
How it works…
Dressed as waiters and helping serve dinner guests prior to the performance, at the appointed time they subtly start to reveal their true colours. Spread around the room, the first ‘waiter’ starts to clap a rhythm that is picked up by each of the others in turn.
At first there is a degree of uncertainty amongst the guests as to what exactly is happening, but as soon as the waiters produce saucepans, trays and cutlery to create fascinating and impressive sounds and beats they quickly become caught up in the fun rhythmic atmosphere as the drummers wind their way around the guests towards the stage area.
The show proceeds with skilfully choreographed moves, a variety of drums and percussion instruments – not to mention large water butts for an exciting Stomp-like piece – and some familiar rhythms, including We Will Rock You and In The Air Tonight. The performance ends with a powerful high speed performance on drum kit and tom toms building to an uplifting and energetic finale.
Throughout the Drum Waiters are engaging, vibrant and dynamic, and a degree of audience participation is always inevitable, with guests clapping along and tapping the tables. The Waiters can even be joined on stage by volunteers from the audience for one section of the show, and for those who would like a higher degree of guest participation the Drum Waiters can provide instruments. Click here for details.