22.5 GOOD REASONS TO BOOK WITH MBM
- We love the business that we’re in.
- We care about our customers and our artistes.
- Our team has collectively over 60 years experience ‘in the business’.
- We personally audition all of our artistes.
- We have in excess of 30,000 artistes on our national database.
- We book over 50 categories of entertainment Worldwide.
- We supply only tried, tested and reliable artistes.
- Every booking is professionally and legally contracted.
- We have excellent publicity for every artiste.
- We supply posters free of charge for every booking if required.
- We can help manage your social media pages to advertise your events.
- We operate a reliable let down service 24-7.
- All our artistes are required to carry Public Liability Insurance and PAT Certification.
- We operate weekday office hours: 9:30am – 5:30pm.
- Our emergency lines are ALWAYS open. – We have ten-lines to ensure you’ll always connect.
- We operate our business using state-of-the-art telephone and computer booking systems.
- You can see & hear all of our managed artistes on our website.
- MBM is a five man team.
- We’re not too old to be out of touch.
- We’re not too young to understand your needs.
- We don’t mind going the extra mile.
- If you have a problem or need advice, we’re always happy to assist.
22.5 We’re nice even when the going gets tough.
On the 21 st of July 1990, a catalyst for what has become a major part of the entertainment industry aired on televisions across the UK. Although there had already been a smattering of performers imitating ‘pop-stars’ for the previous ten years, ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ was the real kick-starter for the tribute-artiste market, which has since infiltrated every type of venue from the humble street-corner pub to the biggest provincial theatres. The tribute market is so widespread, it is now recognised as a serious financial player in U.K. entertainment and it’s been said that a ‘star’ isn’t a real star until they have spawned a tribute – and these days there are thousands of tributes operating as solo artistes, duos and bands up and down the country almost every night of the week.
When tributes first appeared on the scene they enjoyed a rarefied status and high prices were the norm; most solo tribute-artistes could command fees upwards of £1,000 for a 45-minute show. Today, where for most tributes there is probably more supply than demand, tribute shows have become very affordable. Of course, it’s ‘horses-for-courses’ and most of the time ‘you gets what you pays for’… but by using a reputable agent (like MBM) or dealing direct with the tribute’s own management company (errrr…. That would again be MBM), the chances are you will be getting not just a great show, but some sound advice from people who have been intrinsically involved in the industry for years.