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by T ASTON 07 Nov, 2017
This Friday 10th November we are joining forces with BBC WM to raise money and awareness for Children In Need .

BBC WM are doing 24 hours of Karaoke live on air with their host, Richie Anderson ! He will be singing along each hour with a different genre of music, for example....Boy band hour or 70's hour.... you'll get the gist.  You can listen to Richie and everyone else from 7pm on Thursday 9th right through till 7pm on Friday 10th!

So, how are we involved? A selection of our West Midlands based tribute acts are ready to entertain and perform live on the radio and on BBC Midlands Today. They will be going on throughout the day from around Midday till 7pm! 

Tony Aston will be there behind the scenes, as usual, supporting the cause and his acts all day showing how great it is for small businesses to be involved.

We have Godfrey Gayle performing as Stevie Wonder
Michael Clews performing as Elvis and Michael Bublé
Liss Jones performing as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Ellie Goulding.
Leanne Love as Céline Dion

It would be amazing if you could 'TUNE' in β™ͺβ™« :) to show your support and perhaps if you like what you hear and see, you could donate just a little (or a lot) to this amazing charity. Every little bit helps!

To support Richie’s 24 hour karaoke and donate £5 to BBC CiN text the word SUPPORT to 70405.

Texts cost £5 plus your standard network message charge and 100% of your donation will go to BBC Children in Need. You must be

16 or over and please ask the bill payer's permission. For full terms and conditions and more information visit bbc.co.uk/wm

Here’s the link to donate online:

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/bbc24hourkaraoke


Follow Richie Anderson here,
https://twitter.com/richie_anderson

Follow BBC WM here,
https://twitter.com/bbcwm

Follow Children In Need here,
https://twitter.com/BBCCiN


SIA

by T ASTON 22 Oct, 2017
Our very own talented Liss Jones has a brand new show for 2017- SIA Tribute.  She is a superb tribute performer taking on the different voices. I think this is probably the most challenging act to perform due to the big wig covering her face. This is great for the audience to see and i think it makes you listen to the vocal more! 

She sounds great!

→→→  Take a look and let us know what you think!  ←←←

If you fancy having Liss perform as SIA for your event, you can get in touch with us here
by T ASTON 25 Sep, 2017
We are so proud that our very own superstar Michael Clews has won 3rd place in this massive Elvis competition! It was great to be shortlisted out of all the talented impersonators and believe me, you need to be good to impress the loyal, long time fans of The King!

We are super proud and supportive of all our managed acts and we thank you for your continued support for each of them!

As always, if you want to book Mike as  your Elvis Tribute Act, Michael Bublé Tribute Act or Neil Diamond Tribute Act you can find out more here www.astonmanagement.co.uk  

http://www.elvies.co.uk/


by T ASTON 17 Sep, 2017
Last night was a buzz for us and all our wonderful tribute acts. We didn't get to see them all perform yet but as a visual, they all came across brilliantly!

Liss Jones was in Britney attire, the iconic red shiny catsuit from the 'Oops I Did It Again' Video. She belted out a Christina Aguilera vocal, Ellie Goulding and even did an impression of Céline! She does soooo many its unreal! Take a look here!   https://youtu.be/YBPrIA7X6mc

Godfrey Gayle was Stevie Wonder, Leanne Love was Céline Dion and Michael Clews was Elvis. We saw them all at what looked like an epic party! 

When you watch these professionals in action you see that they put the work in. Its not just about dressing up and pretending to be someone you're not. For us, its about a natural ability sound like the person you are trying to be. If that is set in stone the rest is about research. Getting the right look and mannerisms. Its also about work ethic. We work with the best. The ones who have all of this. There are a lot of people who don't get this right and this is often reflected in the price. You pay peanuts you get monkeys..... This is where tributes get a bad name. Tarnished with the same brush....

Of course a TV show like this will always come with the negativity on social media but we can only enjoy the very talented people we have on board with and take pride of Aston Management and the other agencies we work with to supply tribute acts for all kinds of events. We don't get any complaints!

There will be a Christmas episode of 'Even Better Than The Real Thing' which we are very much looking forward to. We, along with many others enjoyed seeing the first show and have received some great feedback.

If you missed the show, you can catch up on BBC IPlayer.

 As always, If you are interested in booking a top class Tribute act you can do so here;
https://www.astonmanagement.co.uk/contact
by T ASTON 13 Sep, 2017
 Paddy McGuiness is presenting a new show all about tribute acts! I am pleased that he mentioned the fact that this is their jobs and living as there can be a stigma with tributes but all the acts on this show are the bees knees! We had all our acts involved in the show. Keep a look out for them, Britney, Céline, Elvis, Bowie, Robbie and Stevie.

Our very own Britney Spears tribute act, brand new for October 2017 appeared on BBC1 - The One Show last night! What a privilege! She was standing with a Katy Perry tribute act and was asked to do her Britney impression. Alex Jones then asked her to give us a bit of Gaga....Katherine Jenkins AND Judy Garland! You know... Liss can actually do so many we have lost count! Paddy Mcguinness promoted the show "Even Better Than The Real Thing" which is on Sat 16th Sept and spoke very highly about the tribute acts. We cant wait to watch it!

In case you missed The One Show last night....  https://www.facebook.com/lissjonesmusic1/videos/728287417367097/?hc_ref=ARRO_Chm1qSdyHNR7trnxeeLTYky...

Even Better Than The Real Thing Trailor....
https://youtu.be/nbuy9bZ_vRg


by T ASTON 28 Aug, 2017
Wow! What a fantastic weekend! We had acts performing all over the country! At the Big Tribute Festival in Aberystwyth we had Ellie Goulding, Pink and Robbie Williams tribute act's, Liss Jones with her dancers 2Unique in the Little Rockers tent, In Blackpool's Windy Harbour Resort we had Stevie Wonder, Elvis at Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, Pink in Birmingham, Neil Diamond headlined in Market Drayton and Michael Clews performed as himself at a wedding in Lichfield. 

There might have been more going on but I can't quite remember! πŸ€”

We will be posting videos soon. There are pictures on our social media for you to see. 

If you saw any of our acts over the weekend comment and let us know! Share your pictures and videos with us! We hope you enjoyed the bank holiday weekend as much as we all did! πŸ˜™

And the sun was shining!!!🌞🌞🌞🌞

If you want any of our tribute acts to perform at your event just speak to Tony 07850353426 tony@astonmanagement.co.uk 

Big love! πŸ’–
by T ASTON 10 Aug, 2017
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of Elvis Presley. Fans from all over the world are visiting Graceland- Memphis. It looks incredible! Take a look,  https://www.graceland.com/blog/whats-happening-at-elvis-presleys-graceland-in-2017/  Let us know if you have visited!

We know one person who will be going. The fantastic photographer Amanda Cunningham, will be shooting exclusively for the Sunday Express! We can keep updated with her latest work here,  https://www.facebook.com/amandacphoto/?pnref=about.overview

Meanwhile, team Aston Management will continue to pay tribute to THE KING   by supporting our very own  Michael Clews Its Time For Elvis. We always gets asked "will he sing American Trilogy?" Is that the best Elvis song? Who knows, there are soooo many that we love! You can support Michael on facebook,  https://www.facebook.com/michaelclewsbuble/

If you are looking for an amazing Elvis Tribute act then here is how we make it happen for you -  https://www.astonmanagement.co.uk/elvis-tribute-act


by T ASTON 07 Aug, 2017
Our very own Céline Dion tribute act went to see the lady herself in Birmingham's Barclaycard Arena. She posted a few live videos on her Facebook page when she was on the way in the car, singing some Céline songs to get in the mood! Leanne Love posted a few videos from the show of the real Céline performing and i have to say, it was like watching Leanne! She has really studied her every move and mannerism! Not to mention the vocal! That is what makes her a fantastic tribute act!

If you want to follow Leanne Love as Céline Dion on Facebook here is the link,  https://www.facebook.com/Leanneloveascelinedion/  

If you fancy a stunning tribute act for an event you have you can find out how to book her here,  https://www.astonmanagement.co.uk/C%C3%A9lineDion  
by T ASTON 06 Aug, 2017
Check out our new video. Aston Management is very proud of our extremely talented tribute act performers. We absolutely love to help our clients put on the best entertainment possible. We have had some wonderful feedback from the recent gigs we have supplied acts for and we are humbled by this. 

If you are interested in having our acts perform at your event or party please do get in touch!

Take a look, share and let us know what you think; πŸ‘Œ

https://youtu.be/AY5J27kVn1I
by T ASTON 01 Jun, 2017
When booking entertainment for an event it can be very stressful. This is why lots of people come to us to do the hard work for them. You just need to say a few details....

  • Whats your budget?
  • Where and What the event is?  (indoor/outdoor/wedding/corporate)
  • How many guests?
  • Date/time
  • Which act? (if you know)
Its easy really.

The first advantage of using our agency is that we act as a sort of filter. We have already sifted through many acts and hand selected the best so that you don't have to. 
The second advantage of using an Agency is we save you time. Not only with selection of an act but with contracts, Invoicing and the financial side of the event. We liaise between the act and the event organisers too. 

It may be a little more expensive than booking an act directly but its all above board, by the book and with you and the act in mind. No messing about. If something goes wrong, for example the act becomes unwell, we can find a replacement so you don't have to worry. 

So... Whats the big deal?

Live entertainment will always generate interest leading up to, during and for weeks and months after your event.

Maybe you’re looking for a bespoke form of entertainment that reinforces the brand values of your company. Live entertainment is brilliant at reinforcing this.

The main purpose of entertainment in any setting is to entertain. You don't want your guests to be bored and again, they will be talking about it for some time after.

Its a great way to create links and relationships between people. For example, Chatting about the provided entertainment is a good icebreaker between two business associates. 

Live entertainment at a good party can revitalise moral. If you have had a difficult year at work or in your personal life its the oomph you need to remember what its all about.

 If you are planning an event, corporate, wedding, birthday.... you can find information on our managed acts on our website or if you are thinking of something a little different for your event contact Tony Aston to arrange something awesome.  https://www.astonmanagement.co.uk/

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by T ASTON 07 Nov, 2017
This Friday 10th November we are joining forces with BBC WM to raise money and awareness for Children In Need .

BBC WM are doing 24 hours of Karaoke live on air with their host, Richie Anderson ! He will be singing along each hour with a different genre of music, for example....Boy band hour or 70's hour.... you'll get the gist.  You can listen to Richie and everyone else from 7pm on Thursday 9th right through till 7pm on Friday 10th!

So, how are we involved? A selection of our West Midlands based tribute acts are ready to entertain and perform live on the radio and on BBC Midlands Today. They will be going on throughout the day from around Midday till 7pm! 

Tony Aston will be there behind the scenes, as usual, supporting the cause and his acts all day showing how great it is for small businesses to be involved.

We have Godfrey Gayle performing as Stevie Wonder
Michael Clews performing as Elvis and Michael Bublé
Liss Jones performing as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Ellie Goulding.
Leanne Love as Céline Dion

It would be amazing if you could 'TUNE' in β™ͺβ™« :) to show your support and perhaps if you like what you hear and see, you could donate just a little (or a lot) to this amazing charity. Every little bit helps!

To support Richie’s 24 hour karaoke and donate £5 to BBC CiN text the word SUPPORT to 70405.

Texts cost £5 plus your standard network message charge and 100% of your donation will go to BBC Children in Need. You must be

16 or over and please ask the bill payer's permission. For full terms and conditions and more information visit bbc.co.uk/wm

Here’s the link to donate online:

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/bbc24hourkaraoke


Follow Richie Anderson here,
https://twitter.com/richie_anderson

Follow BBC WM here,
https://twitter.com/bbcwm

Follow Children In Need here,
https://twitter.com/BBCCiN


SIA

by T ASTON 22 Oct, 2017
Our very own talented Liss Jones has a brand new show for 2017- SIA Tribute.  She is a superb tribute performer taking on the different voices. I think this is probably the most challenging act to perform due to the big wig covering her face. This is great for the audience to see and i think it makes you listen to the vocal more! 

She sounds great!

→→→  Take a look and let us know what you think!  ←←←

If you fancy having Liss perform as SIA for your event, you can get in touch with us here
by T ASTON 25 Sep, 2017
We are so proud that our very own superstar Michael Clews has won 3rd place in this massive Elvis competition! It was great to be shortlisted out of all the talented impersonators and believe me, you need to be good to impress the loyal, long time fans of The King!

We are super proud and supportive of all our managed acts and we thank you for your continued support for each of them!

As always, if you want to book Mike as  your Elvis Tribute Act, Michael Bublé Tribute Act or Neil Diamond Tribute Act you can find out more here www.astonmanagement.co.uk  

http://www.elvies.co.uk/


by T ASTON 17 Sep, 2017
Last night was a buzz for us and all our wonderful tribute acts. We didn't get to see them all perform yet but as a visual, they all came across brilliantly!

Liss Jones was in Britney attire, the iconic red shiny catsuit from the 'Oops I Did It Again' Video. She belted out a Christina Aguilera vocal, Ellie Goulding and even did an impression of Céline! She does soooo many its unreal! Take a look here!   https://youtu.be/YBPrIA7X6mc

Godfrey Gayle was Stevie Wonder, Leanne Love was Céline Dion and Michael Clews was Elvis. We saw them all at what looked like an epic party! 

When you watch these professionals in action you see that they put the work in. Its not just about dressing up and pretending to be someone you're not. For us, its about a natural ability sound like the person you are trying to be. If that is set in stone the rest is about research. Getting the right look and mannerisms. Its also about work ethic. We work with the best. The ones who have all of this. There are a lot of people who don't get this right and this is often reflected in the price. You pay peanuts you get monkeys..... This is where tributes get a bad name. Tarnished with the same brush....

Of course a TV show like this will always come with the negativity on social media but we can only enjoy the very talented people we have on board with and take pride of Aston Management and the other agencies we work with to supply tribute acts for all kinds of events. We don't get any complaints!

There will be a Christmas episode of 'Even Better Than The Real Thing' which we are very much looking forward to. We, along with many others enjoyed seeing the first show and have received some great feedback.

If you missed the show, you can catch up on BBC IPlayer.

 As always, If you are interested in booking a top class Tribute act you can do so here;
https://www.astonmanagement.co.uk/contact
by T ASTON 13 Sep, 2017
 Paddy McGuiness is presenting a new show all about tribute acts! I am pleased that he mentioned the fact that this is their jobs and living as there can be a stigma with tributes but all the acts on this show are the bees knees! We had all our acts involved in the show. Keep a look out for them, Britney, Céline, Elvis, Bowie, Robbie and Stevie.

Our very own Britney Spears tribute act, brand new for October 2017 appeared on BBC1 - The One Show last night! What a privilege! She was standing with a Katy Perry tribute act and was asked to do her Britney impression. Alex Jones then asked her to give us a bit of Gaga....Katherine Jenkins AND Judy Garland! You know... Liss can actually do so many we have lost count! Paddy Mcguinness promoted the show "Even Better Than The Real Thing" which is on Sat 16th Sept and spoke very highly about the tribute acts. We cant wait to watch it!

In case you missed The One Show last night....  https://www.facebook.com/lissjonesmusic1/videos/728287417367097/?hc_ref=ARRO_Chm1qSdyHNR7trnxeeLTYky...

Even Better Than The Real Thing Trailor....
https://youtu.be/nbuy9bZ_vRg


by T ASTON 28 Aug, 2017
Wow! What a fantastic weekend! We had acts performing all over the country! At the Big Tribute Festival in Aberystwyth we had Ellie Goulding, Pink and Robbie Williams tribute act's, Liss Jones with her dancers 2Unique in the Little Rockers tent, In Blackpool's Windy Harbour Resort we had Stevie Wonder, Elvis at Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, Pink in Birmingham, Neil Diamond headlined in Market Drayton and Michael Clews performed as himself at a wedding in Lichfield. 

There might have been more going on but I can't quite remember! πŸ€”

We will be posting videos soon. There are pictures on our social media for you to see. 

If you saw any of our acts over the weekend comment and let us know! Share your pictures and videos with us! We hope you enjoyed the bank holiday weekend as much as we all did! πŸ˜™

And the sun was shining!!!🌞🌞🌞🌞

If you want any of our tribute acts to perform at your event just speak to Tony 07850353426 tony@astonmanagement.co.uk 

Big love! πŸ’–
by T ASTON 10 Aug, 2017
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of Elvis Presley. Fans from all over the world are visiting Graceland- Memphis. It looks incredible! Take a look,  https://www.graceland.com/blog/whats-happening-at-elvis-presleys-graceland-in-2017/  Let us know if you have visited!

We know one person who will be going. The fantastic photographer Amanda Cunningham, will be shooting exclusively for the Sunday Express! We can keep updated with her latest work here,  https://www.facebook.com/amandacphoto/?pnref=about.overview

Meanwhile, team Aston Management will continue to pay tribute to THE KING   by supporting our very own  Michael Clews Its Time For Elvis. We always gets asked "will he sing American Trilogy?" Is that the best Elvis song? Who knows, there are soooo many that we love! You can support Michael on facebook,  https://www.facebook.com/michaelclewsbuble/

If you are looking for an amazing Elvis Tribute act then here is how we make it happen for you -  https://www.astonmanagement.co.uk/elvis-tribute-act


by T ASTON 07 Aug, 2017
Our very own Céline Dion tribute act went to see the lady herself in Birmingham's Barclaycard Arena. She posted a few live videos on her Facebook page when she was on the way in the car, singing some Céline songs to get in the mood! Leanne Love posted a few videos from the show of the real Céline performing and i have to say, it was like watching Leanne! She has really studied her every move and mannerism! Not to mention the vocal! That is what makes her a fantastic tribute act!

If you want to follow Leanne Love as Céline Dion on Facebook here is the link,  https://www.facebook.com/Leanneloveascelinedion/  

If you fancy a stunning tribute act for an event you have you can find out how to book her here,  https://www.astonmanagement.co.uk/C%C3%A9lineDion  
by T ASTON 06 Aug, 2017
Check out our new video. Aston Management is very proud of our extremely talented tribute act performers. We absolutely love to help our clients put on the best entertainment possible. We have had some wonderful feedback from the recent gigs we have supplied acts for and we are humbled by this. 

If you are interested in having our acts perform at your event or party please do get in touch!

Take a look, share and let us know what you think; πŸ‘Œ

https://youtu.be/AY5J27kVn1I
by T ASTON 01 Jun, 2017
When booking entertainment for an event it can be very stressful. This is why lots of people come to us to do the hard work for them. You just need to say a few details....

  • Whats your budget?
  • Where and What the event is?  (indoor/outdoor/wedding/corporate)
  • How many guests?
  • Date/time
  • Which act? (if you know)
Its easy really.

The first advantage of using our agency is that we act as a sort of filter. We have already sifted through many acts and hand selected the best so that you don't have to. 
The second advantage of using an Agency is we save you time. Not only with selection of an act but with contracts, Invoicing and the financial side of the event. We liaise between the act and the event organisers too. 

It may be a little more expensive than booking an act directly but its all above board, by the book and with you and the act in mind. No messing about. If something goes wrong, for example the act becomes unwell, we can find a replacement so you don't have to worry. 

So... Whats the big deal?

Live entertainment will always generate interest leading up to, during and for weeks and months after your event.

Maybe you’re looking for a bespoke form of entertainment that reinforces the brand values of your company. Live entertainment is brilliant at reinforcing this.

The main purpose of entertainment in any setting is to entertain. You don't want your guests to be bored and again, they will be talking about it for some time after.

Its a great way to create links and relationships between people. For example, Chatting about the provided entertainment is a good icebreaker between two business associates. 

Live entertainment at a good party can revitalise moral. If you have had a difficult year at work or in your personal life its the oomph you need to remember what its all about.

 If you are planning an event, corporate, wedding, birthday.... you can find information on our managed acts on our website or if you are thinking of something a little different for your event contact Tony Aston to arrange something awesome.  https://www.astonmanagement.co.uk/

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