John A. Christie
Services From John A. Christie
I sing the greatest and biggest hits, across almost all popular genres, from the 50's right up to the present day. I have a huge vocal range from say Kenny Rogers, up to The Stylistics and I'm able to faithfully reproduce the recorded versions of the greatest classics in a live situation. I currently have a repertoire of over 200 songs and it's always expanding. My motto is 'expect the unexpected' because, book me and that's exactly what you'll get. If required, I can also do some stand-up comedy in between. I'm also a Top-Flight DJ and have a Massive Karaoke, too. Whether you're a small bar/restaurant owner, a social club or, someone looking for a top act for a special occasion, I most definitely am your man!
Stephen Heald• July 11, 2020
From first booking John for my Golf Captains Day in early 2020 to actually being able to hold the event in July 2021 he was very accommodating.Before the event I spoke with John and discussed the evening and how it should go.He is multi talented and brings a lot to the party.Knowing how difficult it is to please everybody I asked John to do whatever he thought went down best.He did this perfectly judging the mood of his audience and adapting accordingly.We as a family thoroughly enjoyed his voice and his choice of songs and thought he got the volume correct for the size of the club.He later kept the members entertained with his disco and obliging the members with their requests.This was our first major event post COVID and thanks to John went exceptionally well.I have had many positive comments since the event saying what a good night they all had.I would have no hesitation in using John again in the future or recommending him to anyone else.
Ian Staples• June 19, 2020
It was lockdown and didn’t happen. He was great about the cancellation.
John Owen• Jan. 11, 2020
Excellent evening of music and dancing enjoyed by all 100 +of my guests
Heather Welsh• Jan. 7, 2020
John came to entertain at our Companionship Cafe for the community in Wetherby. Our audience absolutely loved him, such a lovely guy with a great variety of songs. Before he left us our guests asked me to book him again! We have done and welcome John back in August with his comedy act plus singing this time and we cannot wait
Colin Le Boutillier• Dec. 14, 2019
John was a pleasure to deal with right from the start. He helped our night go perfect especially since this was all arranged at the last minute. The guests all enjoyed his great voice and joining in on the Karaoke. Thanks John
Sue Hajba• Oct. 12, 2019
John was brilliant. Would book him again. Had every record we requested.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Bars, Pubs, Restaurants, Clubs, Engagements, Weddings, Birthday Parties and all private functions.
Who are your previous clients?
In this last year alone I have served Corporate clients such as The NHS, The RAF, The British Army, Frankie & Benny's Corporate Division and Haven Parks etc. Please, see my Poptop Feedback Section for my most recent bookings with this Agency on here. 😀
How long do you play for?
As a singer, the Clubs/Pubs usually ask for 2 X 45 minutes but, I'm very flexible and I have more than enough material to cover absolutely any event out there. Restaurants usually want 3 x 30 minutes etc. As a DJ a d or, Karaoke DJ, I'm there for the duration of the event. :-)
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes. I have a large PA for the bigger venues and a smaller system for bars and restaurants. The smaller one takes just 10 minutes to set up and takes up very little space. Both rigs sound absolutely superb. My Disco and also my Karaoke has its own lighting-system plus, fog machine, if desired.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes. I have Public Liabilty insurance. Yes. My equipment is PAT-Tested and up to date.
How much space do you require?
I try to always work with the space allocated. In smaller bars and restaurants, I need a very small space, that's all.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Yes. Given a week's notice, I'll be able to do your 'special' song.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
As a singer, I usually take just one 15 minute break, in between sets. As a DJ/Karaoke DJ, I take breaks when I can but, the music doesn't stop. I'm very flexible so, 'bingo-sessions' in clubs etc. are taken into account.
What style of music do you offer?
As a singer, I cover Pop, Rock, Soul, Motown, Northern Soul, Country, Crooner and Folk. As a DJ I cover all styles in my Disco song-collection. As a DJ/Karaoke DJ, I keep my music up-to-date so, I should have everything you and your guests ask for. 😀 My great feedback bares this out.
Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?
Yes, no problem. If it's a request for a 'live' song I would need one week's notice. If it's a song or songs for the disco and in the unlikely event that I don't have them, 2-3 days notice is sufficient.
Do you do open-air acts?
Yes, I can do open air events and I have a specialist rig that is Leisure-battery powered and can operate in any remote location, where there is no source of electricity. I'd need it to be sheltered from the elements but, I can also hire (locally to me) a specialist awning if required.
How long is the act?
As a singer I usually perform 2 x 45 minutes with a 15 minute break in between but, I can perform for much longer (and usually do) when required. As a DJ/Karaoke DJ, I'm there for the duration of your event, to be discussed at time of booking, and I always leave music running, if and when I take a short break.
What other services to you provide?
I sing, I DJ, I have a Karaoke and I also do stand-up comedy, too. I'm also able to deliver your speeches if required.
Are you able to work to specific requests?
Yes and I regularly do. Just let me know what you have in mind and we should be able to get it organised. If you check my feedback, you will see that I go the extra mile for my clients.
Do you have a list of songs that you sing?
Can I call you to discuss my requirements first?
Yes. Please feel free to call me any time. If I can't take your call at the time, I will let you know and call you back asap.
I sing hits from the following artists:
George Ezra, Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow, Nat King Cole, Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, The Eagles, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Boz Scaggs, Bread, The Commodores, Lionel Richie, Curtis Stigers, Brook Benton, The Temptations, The Stylistics, David Gray, David Soul, Dobie Gray, Don McLean, George Jones, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Lou Rawls, Michael Bolton, Elton John and scores more top artists.