Showcase 2013

Once again John Howe Presentations has brought you the best in entertainment at this years showcase. On this page you will be able to look at the video and follow links to each act that appeared on this years showcase.

Session 1 Monday

Tim & Tony Strange

Tim is a first class vocalist who has blended comedy into his performances. With years of experience on the Holiday Centre and Cabaret circuit as a solo comedy vocalist, he formed a successful double act with Tony Harris after they met at John Howe's Showcase in 2010. Since then they have concentrated on the double act and have been very busy working the Holiday Centres, Cabaret circuit and weddings.

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The Soulmates

London Based six piece function and party band with an extensive repertoire and a powerful vocal and horn section.

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Mike Carnell

Mike has over 10 years experience as a vocal performer. his work has taken him to the Singapore Arena where he hosted Strictly Ballroom and had a guest apperienance on the TV show Dance Asia. There is also the option for Mike to be accompanied by his two dancers who perform stunning routines.

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This fun loving duo are sure to create a great party atmosphere for all occasions. Based in Kent they have vast experience on the Holiday park and club circuit and are now looking forward to breaking into new areas of entertainment.



D'illusions is a magic and musical trio which incorporates dancing, illusion, circus and live vocals. For 2014 the show will include a circus twist with magic even being performed above the stage on aerial silks and ropes.

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Kelly Pepper

This 23 year old singer songwriter from London who is experiencing fantastic support from Radio Stations for her debut single "Believe in Me" Which was released in July. Her next single is due for release in January 2014.

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Steve Hewlett

Steve has been a Ventriloquist for over 16 years. He has worked internationally on Cruise Ships and across the UK in Theatres, Holiday Centres and Cabaret Clubs. His recent TV appearance on BGT's Final has showcased his work to a mass audience which has brought him a National fan base and before he sets off on his New 2014 Theatre Tour of the UK he wanted to bring Arthur Larger to say THANKS.

John Howe's Showcase was one of his first in the late 1990's and he was here to say thank you for all the support over the years.


Groovy UV

Groovy UV Puppets lead the field in Backlight Theatre. With vast experience in Cruising and Holiday Parks they have a show for all seasons and occasions.

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Helen Ward-Jackson

Helen performs hits from the 40's to the present day and Motown to Musical Theatre. A Lady with a strong voice and personality. She also performs an amazing Adele tribute. Click here for more information and video

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Tom Fitzpatrick

The UK's youngest profesional swing singer. Through the years his popularity has grown leading to two guest spots on Broadway. Tom performs all the hits from the swing era, from Sinatra to Buble.

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Sophie Causbrook

Sophie developed her cabaret act whilst performing as the lead vocalist on a cruise ship. Since then she has proved a big success with audiences both at home and abroad. She amazes her audiences with the way she can switch from classical opera to pop

Ollie Collins Magic

Spectacular comedy Magic & Illusion with stunning Ultra Violet effects. Suitable for all types of venues and audiences.This show is truly a magical family experience and has been performed on Cruises and in Holiday Centres.

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Sussex based four piece party band with a proven record in Holiday Parks and Clubs. Featuring a strong lead female vocalist who also performs her own solo cabaret.

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The Lipsticks

The Lipsticks are an all female rock'n'roll duo. They pay tribute to the best music from the 50's & 60's. made up of joanna & Sophia, the Lipsticks present a fast paced high energy show with great music, harmony work, fully costumed and choreographed. Both girls are performers in their own right and each bring their personality to the show with plenty of fun for all audiences and a chance to twist the night away.

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Session 2 Tuesday Afternoon

Garry Dorsey

For almost three decades Garry has been one of the foremost interpreters of baritone operatic and musical theatre repertoire. With outstanding versatility he commands an impressive breadth encompassing virtually every musical style. His easy going style together with a touch of comedy makes him a competent Compere and comedy vocalist.

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Avenue 39

Two very experienced and talented musicians, Lee Grant and Dave Garner, make up Avenue 39 performing tributes to the guitar and piano greats. Both are available in the own right playing as solo vocal instrumental entertainers with Dave adding a touch of comedy to his Keyboard routines.

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Stevie Pink

Stevie is able to work as a solo close up magician or on stage as a three piece illusion act. It is this flexibility and professionalism that has gained Stevie Pink many award in the Uk ask overseas of the best speciality act, as well as getting to the semi finals of Britons got Talent and quoted by the show producers as "The Most unique and memorable magician we've ever seen.

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A young lady with terrific personality and a dynamic voice who has been entertaining audiences for many years. She is always in demand on the Holiday Centre circuit and has a proven record in cabaret at home and at sea.

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Ricky Fontayne

Ricky has been in the music business for over 25 years. During the 80's and 90's he toured the Uk and abroad as lead singer of a Rock'n Roll band. After a long break he has decided to return to the music scene as a solo performer. Nowdays he performs all the great Rock'n Roll hits of the 50's and early 60's

Peter Lambert

A much sort after speciality act performing a multitude of circus skills compacted into a fast moving show. Juggling, balancing, uni-cycling and plate spinning make this act suitable for all family audiences. Peter has appeared on the Holiday Park Circuit, on Cruises and at Theme Parks as well as having appeared in pantomime.

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Session 3 Tuesday Evening


Trinity are set to be the premier party trio in 2014 having already wowed audiences across the UK. The show is packed with floor filling hits and delivered with energy, style and charisma, made up of three extremely talented artistes.

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Laura Glaves

Laura is a Mezzo Soprano from yorkshire. With a combination of her warm Northern personality, her stage presentation and first class vocal talent, Laura has set the bench mark for her being one of Europe's most sought after vocalists.

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New Dimension

This long established ultimate Party & Function band have marked up over 4000 bookings since their inception. The continually update their playlist to include modern music trends and styles and cover the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. The band have recently returned from playing on board the Ventura.

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Jason Lee

This versatile vocal entertainer has a huge repertoire and can move from modern pop to musical theatre. His vast experience covers, cruising, Fly-backs, Corporate and holiday centres where his one man power house show includes a tribute to Frankie Valli and the yesteryears heroes. Jason's unmistakable energy and dynamic stage presence has gone on to prove that he is the epitome of what entertainment should be. A performer of the highest class.

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Steve Arnold

Steve has been juggling for over 15 years and presents a high energy speciality act including amazing effects of skill and dexterity. As one of the leading jugglers in the UK he combines a high technical level of juggling with incredible lighting effects. His skill with the Diabolo is truly fantastic and he is a much sought after entertainer.

Rebecca Burge

Rebecca has worked as an actress in theatre and film and as a dancer and singer. She was also a regular presenter of ONFM's Hammersmith Radio Show. In 2012 she finished recording her first album of original material, two of the tracks were used in films. Rebecca is now performing on the cabaret circuit and is based on the south coast.

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John Gillan

John is a classically trained Tenor whose musical genre spans from West End Musicals and Opera, as well as the classics of the decades. He introduces comedy into his act with stories and zany antics that everyone can relate to which is delivered with expert timing in a cheeky way. John is also the winner of The Yorkshire Speciality Act Command Performance.

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Emazing Ellusions

Recently returning from 7 years based in Spain performing magic at a purpose built magic theatre one hour from Barcelona, David Taylor and his assistant are now situated  in the South of England.

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New Platters

Capturing the true essence of the timeless Soul & Motown era, The New Platters present a kaleidoscope of breath-taking harmony and choreography with superb presentation. This traditional show with its modern twist combines the very best classic hits from the early too woo rock and soul musical period to the vibrant age of Motown and the Philadelphia Sound. The show is available on playback or with a band.

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Paul Dumas

An experienced comedy ventriloquist with a great vocal range, Paul has worked the Holiday Parks, Ferries, Cabaret Circuit and Hotels introducing his various characters.

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Epica Duet

Epica brings together the award winning vocal talents of Dean Alexander and K T Star, two of the UK's most popular and versatile vocalists. Performing in English, French, Spanish and Italian covering classical, contemporary, and the very best in Musical Theatre. Ideal for the Cruise market they can perform to playback or with musicians.

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Nya King as Whitney Houston

Nya King performs Whitney Houston. Without a shadow of a doubt, the unprecedented and unrivalled God-Given voice of Whitney Houston has been Nya's biggest influences and inspiration from childhood, with this in mind you will witness an outstanding first class performance with her mind blowing tribute to the late great lady herself. Her show includes all the classic hits and is available on playback or with a band.

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2 Minds Combined

2 Minds Combined have taken magic into the new era. With a funky and fresh approach, spellbinding magic and subtle comedy you cannot fail to be entertained by this dynamic duo. With the introduction of hand shadow magic they captivate audiences of all ages. Being multi-lingual they are a much sought after act with international Clients and Cruises.

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Nina Garcia

Born into a musical family, Nina began performing at the age of nine. Playing in popular music venues and at Corporate events she has played alongside some of the countries finest musicians, entertaining audiences from across the globe, featuring fiery fiddle driven Celtic, Pop and Party.

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Ricky Zalez

Born in California, Ricky got his big break when he appeared in the west end Musical "Miss Saigon" at London's Drury Lane Theatre. On leaving the show he joined the cast of "Buddy" at the Strand Theatre where he played the part of Richie Vallens. He is now a regular performer on the cabaret circuit and Cruises.

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