Chris Britten has the reputation of being one of the best ‘value for money’ acts on the circuit. Chris has been an entertainer since the age of 14. After a period of being lead singer with several bands Chris decided to go solo about 11 years ago and add comedy to his catalogue of songs which span the decades.
2008 Was a very successful one for Chris. He appeared in ‘Summer Season’ in the SUMMER SPECTACULAR Show at the Spa Theatre in Scarborough as the show’s comedian (See reviews below) He also made his debut for P&O Cruises working on their flagship Cruise-liner, The Ventura. (see reviews below)
2009 was also a superb year with more work for P & O working on the Oceana and Ventura. Also working for Thompson Gold. Chris Also appeared as ‘Guest Comedian’ at the Scarborough Summer season show again.
He has worked the Northern club circuit with considerable success being booked back at 95% of the venues he plays. He has also done work at many Hotels and Holiday parks such as, Britania Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Warner’s and Haven as well as many private bookings. Chris does Golf Clubs as well as other sporting clubs. He specialises in presentation nights for Golf, bowls, darts etc although Chris will not do football or pool presentations.
His comedy can be described as cheeky, but not blue. Although he can work absolutely squeaky clean if necessary. In 2005, Chris won the Northern Concert Secs, ‘Comedian of the year’. He does lots of work as a pure stand up comic and has done Sportsman’s dinners, Lancashire nights and other after dinner work. Chris is also an experienced MC for such events and has worked with many of the country’s top sporting stars and other distinguished speakers.
As a singer Chris has a range of songs which span the decades. Chris can do ballads, swing, 60’s, and 70’s and does a really good dance spot to get everyone on the dance floor.
Chris also specialises in Masonic and Rotary work. Being a freemason himself (currently a Past Master at his Lodge) Chris knows exactly what is required for these events. He has done, Ladies Nights, Cabaret & Social Nights and after dinner work both at Provincial as well as Lodge level. He also sings the songs at the social board such as the ‘Masters song’, ‘the entered apprentice song’ and ‘May the Queen live forever’. Chris also does the ‘Ladies songs’ whilst presenting the roses.
“A giggle inducing, comfy settee of a comedian with some great lines”
– The Stage newspaper
“He really got the audience going and had them eating out of his hand”
– The Scarborough Evening News
“Works an audience better than most comedians and had them in stitches.”
– The Yorkshire Post
“Chris Britten is a very popular comedian with excellent customer feedback and comedic skills.”
– P&O Cruises
“Chris is just the type of comedian we are looking for. A little cheeky but nothing blue or rude. Our guests love his style of humour.”
– Brittania Hotels
“Chris is a lovely singer with a superb voice. He is probably the best value for money and versatile acts we use”
– The Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lancs
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.