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.
Many, many thanks for Saturday. It was fantastic, really energetic and upbeat and just what we wanted!
British Par 3 Championship
It’s a lot of fun!
Spicerhaart Estate Agents
Can I say a huge thanks for your performance yesterday. The feedback from the staff was just amazing. Very different and very entertaining.
CABI Gala Dinner
Just a quick note to say thank you for an excellent event last night for the CABI group. They thoroughly enjoyed the evening and there has been some great positive feedback since. Hopefully we will work again soon on another event!
Thank you for coming last night, it was amazing. Everyone is talking about it today and had a great time!
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Thanks again for an amazing experience at our conference. Our team absolutely loved the drumming this afternoon as well as the drum waiters last night. The feedback we have had is excellent.
Saffery Champness, Jersey
On behalf of our directors and staff I'd like to thank you and your team for making our party such a success. I've had lots of excellent feedback; the boomwhackers went down particularly well.
Ince & Co. International Law
We have had nothing but positive feedback from Friday evening! A huge thank you to you and your team for putting on a fun and memorable evening! Everyone left the evening in a vibrant mood and we loved it! We will need something similar for a future event!
Berry Smith Lawyers
Thank you so much for the show - it was fantastic. You and your guys worked so hard to make sure everyone had a great time and we certainly did. So many people have talked about your performance, it really was a hit.
I am so grateful to you for fitting into the evening so easily, I know that there were lots of ‘I don’t knows’ before the event, and thank you for being so flexible. The clients really enjoyed your show as did we and I do hope that there will be a chance to get you all back here in the near future.
Cambridgeshire Advisory Service
Your drum waiters went down a storm - superb! Really helped to finish our conference dinner off with a bang - literally. Many thanks for accommodating us at short notice.
Thanks for all your support Mark and for really taking charge and helping to shape things yesterday, it was a pleasure to watch you work and you really helped shape the whole score of the music.
Thanks Mark – you and your drummers were an absolute pleasure to work with and you delivered a truly fantastic performance on the night. You listened to our direction and were considerate of our sometimes challenging needs, which really did help make this work so well and with such great impact.
Help for Heroes
What a roaring success you were! Thank you for a really great ending to a somewhat staid dinner!
Thank you for the wonderful performance you and your crew provided, and for being so flexible. It was a real pleasure to work with you. You and your team really livened up the event and made it memorable.
Just a quick note to say a huge thanks to your team following on from their performance on Friday night – they were fantastic! They brought a lot of fun and energy to the evening and I would not hesitate to book them again! They were very professional and kept me updated throughout the evening, and they were all brilliant at blending in with the other waiters!
You and the boys did a fantastic job, pitched perfectly for the audience, and not in the easiest of venues. The number of mentions you've had in the last 24 hours has been countless and I will carry a number of the images of smiling faces around the room with me for some while. Thank you, and I'm sure we will work together again.
It was a pleasure to work with you guys and I will let you know dates for the next event as soon as I have them!
Thanks very much to you and the guys, you did a great job, it was really good fun and I was amazed at how energetic the performance was - everybody loved it!