A music act like no other, the Drum Waiters incorporate elements of world rhythms, Stomp and rock'n'roll drums into a unique performance that is perfect for any event whether indoors or out…
...it was really good fun and I was amazed at how energetic the performance was - everybody loved it!..Claire Peakman, Aston Villa Players' Awards Ceremony Organiser
...I've had lots of excellent feedback; the boomwhackers went down particularly well...Paula Waterman, Saffery Champness, Guernsey
A music act like no other, the Drum Waiters incorporate elements of world rhythms, Stomp and rock’n’roll drums into a unique performance that is perfect for any event whether indoors or out…
Following in the best traditions of the singing waiters and the stage show Stomp, the Drum Waiters provide corporate after dinner entertainment in a fresh, highly animated and inventive way.
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 performers 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 Kodo piece – and some familiar rhythms – We Will Rock You is always guaranteed to get the guests clapping along. The performance ends with a powerful high speed finale on drum kit and tom toms.
Throughout the Drum Waiters are energetic, vibrant and dynamic, and a degree of audience participation is always inevitable, with guests clapping along, and the Drum Waiters instruments can even be branded if required …
Created by Mark Walker, one of Disney’s drummers from the West End production of the Lion King and a leading performer on the conference circuit, the Drum Waiters are extremely accomplished and vibrant musicians, whose ability to drum is matched by their ability to perform in an enthralling, engaging, exciting and downright entertaining way…
For some clients a higher degree of audience participation is a requirement. For those who have such a desire, the Drum Waiters can provide boomwhackers for guests to play along on. Boomwhackers are coloured plastic tubes that are struck on the hand (or any other part of the body!) and play musical notes. They are lightweight and great fun. Non musicians can be turned into a wonderful sounding musical boomwhacker orchestra in a very short space of time.
The Drum Waiters have performed for: BT, Microsoft, Adidas, Aston Villa FC, Rolls Royce, Nexans, RWE nPower, Accor Hotel Group, Canon, Carlsberg, Volkswagen, AET Tankers, Swatch, Grosvenor House Event Services, Heineken, Northern Rock, Nationwide, National Australia Bank, Orange, Pfizer, QPR FC, Molnlycke, Metrorail, CABI, Arts & Business Cymru, Cambridgeshire Advisory Service, Rosenblatt Solicitors, Rating Surveyors Association, Go Skills, British Par 3 Championship, Home Start, Ince & Co and many more.
“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!”
Claire Peakman, Aston Villa Players’ Awards Ceremony Organiser
“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!”
Aileen Markey, HR Manager, MSN EMEA & International Sales
“We have had nothing but positive feed back 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!”
Lesley Cannings, Ince & Co. International Law Firm
“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.”
Jonathan Crookall, Specsavers
“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.”
Nigel Battey, Senior Adviser, Cambridgeshire Advisory Service
“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.”
Helen MacInnes, Production Assistant, Grosvenor House
“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.”
Paula Waterman, Saffery Champness, Guernsey
“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.”
Carole Edmond, Managing Director, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
“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!”
Juliet Rowe, CABI Gala Dinner organiser
Workshops and Drum Circle
It is also possible for the Drum Waiters to run workshops at festivals and fun days. Suitable for all ages, the Drum Waiters are skilled at turning a group of non musicians into a fantastic drum and percussion orchestra in a very short space of time.