About Big Foot Events
Specialist Entertainment, Live Music & Events Team:
Big Foot Events has been providing entertainment and organising events for over 10 years; during that time we have established the company name, and ourselves, amongst our peers and created a reputation for being the ‘go to’ company for a broad range of clients. We have had the privilege to work both nationally and internationally with the great and the good of the entertainment industry, both in terms of our clients and our large variety of talented artistes.
Our Commitment to You
Our team of happy experts are inventive and knowledgeable, with a deep understanding of the world of entertainment. Every member of the Big Foot Events team is trained and developed to fully appreciate your needs and ensure that your event, large or small, runs smoothly. From your first contact with our office to the event itself and beyond, you will work closely with a dedicated account manager able to guide and advise you every step of the way. We can guarantee one thing for sure, your account manager will have ideas for your event that you didn’t even realise were possible.
Knowledge & Ideas
During our decade of involvement with all aspects of event planning and entertainment provision we have built up a vast amount of contacts; the speed dial list on our phones is endless! Whatever your occasion, celebration or requirements may be, we have just the right person or people for the job. We have been known to pull together a spectacular themed event with just a few days’ notice – we prefer to have a little bit more time than that as a rule, but we can’t resist a challenge. Big Foot Events are specialists in taking the vaguest of ideas and creating unique and memorable results. However, we never take our success for granted, we keep on top of all the latest trends and are constantly on the hunt for fresh talent to delight our customers, old and new.
We are a trusted and well respected company and have worked with the core of our client base and acts for many years. Our team are just as happy organising a DJ for a wedding as we are creating a fully themed event from concept to completion. If you already have some ideas, or need expert help to pull everything together, we are the team for you. Small events are a pleasure, large events are a delight and all enquiries are welcome.
Erica Crompton - Company Director
Unless you’re in the Entertainment industry my name, Erica Crompton, probably won’t mean anything to you! However some of you may remember my father, Colin Crompton
, who was famous for being the Concert Chairman at the Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club, alongside Bernard Manning; so entertainment has always been in my blood!
I began my career as an Entertainment Agent back in the early 90’s, booking live bands and tributes for Brannigans and Chicago Rock Cafes. All of these venues booked live entertainment, many having bands, tributes and star named artistes 5
nights a week, which took some organising!
We arranged tours for Star Names
such as Jason Donovan, Right Said Fred, Peter Andre, Leo Sayer, Go West, Tony Hadley,
Howard Jones, Jordan, The Trammps, Venga Boys, Alexandra O’Neal, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Toyah, Average White
Band, Martin Fry of ABC, The Stylistics, Heaven 17, T’Pau, the Real Thing and many more.
During this busy time we created a strong stable of professional live bands and tributes, and became known as the ‘Go To’ provider for live, edgy bands. All our bands
are distinctive and interact with the audience… they have the entertainment factor!
Around the early 2000’s, the market changed, and recognising the need to diversify, Big Foot Events was born!
We noticed there was a greater need for creating events; creating Themed events
gave us a whole new market and it enabled
us to offer our clients an ‘experience’. So now we do everything from Willy Wonka Themed Parties
, Alice In Wonderland
, Paint & Glitter Parties
, Super Hero Parties
, Space parties
, Carnival, Zoo
and Prehistoric Parties
, to name just a few! Not to mention bespoke Winter Wonderland
, Narnia, Russian Balls, Casino nights
etc. The list really is endless!
We provide everything from Abba
to Chocolate Fountains
, Stilt Walkers
to Trapeze Artists
, a real A – Z of entertainment.
So now, whilst Big Foot is still known for quality live ‘edgy’ bands, it's also known for Speciality Acts
and Themed Events
Some people just want a great live band
or act of course; they don’t want a themed night. And because of the number of dates we book each year we have buying power, which means we can pass on savings on band and tribute act
fees; which means it’s cheaper than if you tried to book them direct! We work for YOU, the client.
Our website is comprehensive and covers most of what we do, however it’s the personal touch that gives us the edge. You can’t beat 25 years of knowledge and experience and I believe that’s what Big Foot can offer most of all.
The thing we love most about our business, is that you never know what each day will hold, or what the next phone call is going to be.
Clients phone us about a Charity Fundraiser, Christmas Party, Family Fun Day, promotion events, exhibitions, Corporate events, Summer balls, etc and often they only have a vague idea about what they want. We love offering new ideas that they haven’t thought of! That’s what we’re good at.
Recently a client came to us with a germ of an idea; she said, “I’m planning a Russian ball.”. We took that thought, built on it using 25 years of pulling everything together, and created a Russian Winter Palace with Cossack Dancers greeting guests on arrival, guests walking down a red carpet… which also happens to be the train on the dress of the Russian Princess Lara! We use props AND entertainment combined to create an amazing experience. We have done this with hundreds of themed events, from Winter Wonderlands and Willy Wonkas right through to Jungle Themed events and Jurassic Parties!
The same goes for Weddings
. If a client phones us for help with a wedding event we want to go one step further and say “Let’s make Cinderella jealous!” From grand entrances, themed weddings
, to unique experiences and entertainment
. They say an average of 75% of wedding guests judge the day on the entertainment you provide, so it’s important to get it right!
We have assisted PR Companies with unique entertainment ideas; we recently had a Singing Pizza Chef visit every Sayers &
Pound Bakery store in the country and he was singlehandedly responsible for more Pizza Sales than in the entire history of the company! We have used Singing Christmas Trees, Oompah Bands, Marilyn Monroe lookalikes, a Singing Nun with a mobile piano, Mr Tea Trolley, and other unique entertainers, all helping to promote a variety of products in stores and in shopping centres.
This year alone we have provided Willy Wonka, Alice In Wonderland, Paint & Glitter Parties, Super Hero Parties, Space parties, Carnival, Zoo and Prehistoric Parties to name just a few.
And we are really fortunate to work with some great clients: Butlins, Warner Holidays, Haven Holidays, G Casinos, P&O Cruises
Winter Gardens, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Centre Parks, Clerical Medical, Peel Media, Democracy PR and many more.
We have introduced and created some unique acts and ‘extraordinary’ bands and provided Themed Flash Mobs in major cities across the UK.
Our latest acquisition is the one that has most people excited, and that is our very own life-size baby animatronic T Rex Dinosaur
At 8ft tall, 16ft long and 3ft wide, Rex (his name!) is a huge hit with everyone and as realistic as they come. He is the first dinosaur of this kind in the UK, in that he has REAL legs! We have done more than more than 150 dates since we brought him into the country, at museums, shopping centres, festivals, holiday resorts and private parties, and the testimonials speak for themselves. Kids, families and students love him… and we have a Celebrity fan, Jamie Oliver!
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