With multiple award-winning singles & over 10 albums to his name, Alexander O’Neal is the definition of a true successful artiste.
During the 70’s Alexander put together his own band and by constant touring of the live circuit in the States, developed his obvious vocal talents. In 1978 he joined Flyte Tyme with future producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Flyte Tyme eventually became the backing band for Prince, although due to different creative opinions parted company two years later.
The early eighties saw Alexander begin his solo career as a vocalist, making his first recordings in ’84 with Jam and Lewis. A local label called Tabu released the self-titled, debut solo album and a year later generated his first UK top 10 smash hit “Saturday Love” along with solid R&B classics such as “A Broken Heart Could Mend” and “If You Were Here Tonight”.
In 1986 Alexander O’Neal achieved a co-production with Jam & Lewis credit on the Janet Jackson debut hit single “Control”.
1987 saw the release of Alexander’s second album “Hearsay” and featured major club anthems “Fake” and “Criticise” – the album sold over 700,000 copies in the UK alone. This period saw Alexander embark on several sell-out UK tours including 6 nights at Wembley Arena.
Alexander O’Neal’s popularity in the UK has been constantly reiterated with numerous sell-out tours (including Princes Trust Concert) and a BBC TV special. All his six albums have charted both in the UK and the USA – a considerable achievement! These six albums have led to Alexander clocking up over 162 weeks in the Guinness Book of Albums.
Alexander’s 1991 album “All True Man” demonstrated an ever-increasing fan base and led to another gold album selling over 400,000 copies in Europe. Alexander O’Neal celebrated his worldwide success with a greatest hits collection in 1992, which created his second Platinum album in the UK. His collaboration with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis as producers ended with the Greatest Hits album.
He has since recorded a new album entitled 5 Questions and continues to tour extensively throughout Europe and all other territories.
For more information on booking or hiring Alexander O’Neal for your event please contact Big Foot Events.
Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!
Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.
George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.
Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.
Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.
Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club
The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.