It all started in 1998 in Blackburn. Immanuel Feniscowles Scout Troop had been asked to organise the entertainment for Saint Georges Day Parade. The Club Scout Leader (Neil-Dad) suggested they use a live band. A live band made up of cubs and scouts, that just happened to be his sons. They played their first ever gig at King Georges Hall in 1998.
In 2000, they began song writing with the help of their dad. They recorded a 5 track EP at Shamrock Studios. It was at that studio where they got their first glimpse of stardom. Here the local daily paper ‘The Lancashire Evening Telegraph’ had come to do a story on them, which led to the front page.
The thought that has drove them all is to be the best they can be, to be successful and to make sure the best that they can be is better than anyone else.
Their career highlight is winning the GMTV’s No1 Family Competition in 2009, a national TV Competition to find the most talented family in the UK. Their prize was a one album recording contract with Universal Records, to release a Christmas album the same year. They sold a reported 12000 copy’s.
Beardsmith are available for weddings, functions and corporate events..
The general layout of the show is 2 x 45 min sets of live music. They offer a DJ service for in-between spots after their sets. Beardsmith can also do up to 5 song requests as long as they know them and are more than willing to learn a specific song for your event or first dance for a small extra fee.
“I have seen Beardsmith on a few different social occasions in the last three years. This lead to me booking them for the Michelin truck tyre sales conference 2014. I had always been massively impressed by them and thought that they would be perfect for the entertainment element. At the conference they were even better than I remembered. They blew the audience away with their brilliant vocals and wide range of excellently performed tracks. In the feedback after the event Beardsmith received a lot of well-deserved praise. They were described as “amazing”, “very impressive” and “incredible” to name just a few of the many compliments.
Not only are they a fantastic band to watch, they are all amazingly talented musicians which of course did not go unnoticed. They are also such a lovely family and a pleasure to work with! A special thanks to Graham who dealt with my booking and happily answered my many (many!) questions in the lead up to the event. Overall this made this year’s conference entertainment the best ever. I would recommend Beardsmith in a heartbeat and hope to use them again one day.”
Katie Walker – Trade Marketing Specialist – Michelin Tyre Public Limited Company
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.