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A TOM JONES TRIBUTE & NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE INTERNATIONAL NO.1 IAN SCOTT
TOM JONES & NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE SHOW
HEAR IAN AS HIMSELF (BELOW) IN HIS OWN VOICE SINGING "FEELING GOOD" AT MAF CHARITY EVENT
IN 2010 (VIDEO) - THE VOICE!
AFTER THE SUCCESS OF THE SHOW WITH THE SINGING STAR ALEXANDRA BURKE LAST YEAR, IAN HAS BEEN BOOKED TO PERFORM HIS SHOW FOR A PRIVATE PARTY TO BE ATTENDED BY JAIMIE AND LOUISE REDKNAPP AND SOME OTHER VERY HIGH PROFILE GUESTS. HOPEFULLY HAVE SOME GREAT PHOTOS TO SHOW IN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO!!
APPEARING SOON AT THE PORTCULLIS HOTEL IN THE COTSWOLDS
WITH WALES NO.1 SHIRLEY BASSEY TRIBUTE ACT LISA (STARLIGHT)
BAKER ON SUNDAY 31st JULY. THE NO.1 TOM JONES & SHIRLEY BASSEY
TRIBUTE SHOW IN EUROPE. TWO GREAT VOICES PERFORMED BY TWO
GREAT VOICES. LISA WAS ONE OF THE STAR FINALISTS IN THE 2004
X-FACTOR WHERE SIMON COWELL DESCRIBED HER AS "A MINI WITH
A FERRARI ENGINE!" LISA COMES FROM PONTYPRIDD AND IS
RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE BEST FEMALE VOCALISTS TO COME
OUT OF WALES!
Booked by AVALON TV to sing one song on BBC RADIO 2's
RUSSELL KANE'S SUMMER TOUR SHOW in Blackpool on Monday
11th JULY 2011 between 9pm and 10pm. Tune in and have a
listen. With Russell Kane it will be a laff if nothing else!!
Flew out to Austria on 11th May - tremendous week - beatiful
country. Performed Tom Jones Tribute with Bobby as Elvis at
the Hotel Strasse in Mayrhofen
Flying out to Marbella again in August for Chris King Promotions
for another week's tour of the sunniest strip in Europe - always
look forward to performing classy venues like the Club
Miraflores and there is a new open-air venue on the beach and
one in Gibraltar.
As the No.1 Fly-Back specialist Tom Jones Tribute Act, been
asked to fly to Germany to perform at two hotels in July 2011
by the OCEAN LEISURE Agency.
Returning to BECCLES SUNDAY CLUB near Norwich in May 2011.
Played there in November 2010 to 200 people, plus the Lord
Mayor of the town.Wonderful people and so much fun!!
Rebooked at the Hampshire Hogg Motel near Portsmouth for
FAKE BANDS for the 3rd time in a year, having performed there
last February 2010 and New Years Eve.
Appeared on BBC RADIO HEREFORD & WORCESTER as Neil
Diamond on his 70th Birthday 24th January 2011. Supposed
to be interviewed for a few minutes and sing ONE song, but
presenter Howard Bentham was having such a ball, it was
2 hours and THREE songs later when I came off-air.
One hilarious sequence had me speaking in my ND voice
explaining the offside law to Howard (following the Andy
Gray football controversy). I was a semi-pro footballer for
Redditch United and Rugby Town some years ago. Since had
a game of golf with Howard and his boss James at the Vale
Golf Club, where by coincidence we are both members!
Isn't life strange? (As the Moody Blues once sang)
Asked by BBC RADIO to perform both Tom Jones & Neil
Diamond Tribute Shows at the Malvern Theatre in October
2011 for CHILDREN IN NEED.
Booked for the 4th year running to perform at the fabulous
PARK Hotel in Liverpool in December 2011 - the
Liverpool people are definitely my favourite audiences.
Had a very successful show on the ISLAND ESCAPE in February
2011. Flew from Birmingham Airport on the 18th and arrived
in Santa Cruz - Tenerife in the afternoon, ready for a sound
check. Two 1 hour shows in the evening and then watched from
the top deck as the cruise ship sailed away to Las Palmas -
Gran Canaria. Up early the next day and spent 4 hours
wandering around Las Palmas in 80 degrees sunshine!!
The Live Business rep. Peter bought me a wonderful Tuna
melt speciality and a top class local beer at a bar in the
centre. The rest of the day was spent sunbathing and after
the winter we've had here, it was paradise!
Life is so good on these cruise trips, my favourite work. Thanks
again to Tracey Quinn at Quinn Artistes and Live Business,
here's to the next one.
Just been booked by ALIVE NETWORK LTD to perform the
Tom Jones Tribute Show for a Corporate Event at The HILTON
HOTEL in Cardiff, Waleson Thursday 20th January 2011.
Flying out to Tenerife in February 2011 for a Cruise ship gig
for QUINN ARTISTES. This followed a successful showcase
for the agency watched by Live Business representatives
Just completed the December 2010 run of shows, travelling
around the country including trips to Abergavenny,
Llangattock, Crickhowell,Liverpool, Scarborough, Teeside,
St. Albans was postponed till February/March,
Canvey Island, Worcester, and Portsmouth (NYE).
The highlight of the year was obviously sharing the stage in
November 2010 with Miss Alexandra Burke - 2008 X-FACTOR
Winner at Merriscourt in the Star-studded Cotswolds area
(Ian performed his Tom Jones Tribute after Miss Burke
for a millionaire's birthday party - a tough task, but the
show went well) - At the age of 22 Alex has had 4 No.1 hits
and a Double Platinum Album already!!
Joined forces with DANNY VILLARREAL, one of the UK's finest
guitarists in a brand new duo called "DANIAN". Rehearsals
have been taking place weekly over the past year (2010) and
Danny and I have been jamming at Open Mic nights here and
there and trying out all the varied songs and styles. We have
already performed at Charity Events and a Hotel gig where
Danny played some beautiful guitar licks, backing my Neil
Diamond Tribute Show in Atherstone. The response was
rapturous and I will be introducing DANIAN to the Agencies
as soon as professional video/audio and publicity has been
sorted. It is a great outlet for me to play live music and use
my OWN voice for a change!!
Returned to the Hilton Hotel - Cardiff to perform the Tom
Jones Tribute show on Thursday 20th January. Always a
great reaction in Wales and this Corporate Event celebration
was no exception!
Flying out to Tenerife at the end of February to join the Island
Escape Cruise Ship for Quinn Artistes and Live Business
The UK's No.1 TOM JONES & SHIRLEY BASSEY TRIBUTE SHOW
- Ian Scott & Liza Baker will be performing at Chipping Sodbury
at the PORTCULLIS HOTEL in July 2011.
Supported by guitarist Danny Villarreal at several local events
as Neil Diamond recently (2010/2011). Danny is one of the
UK's finest guitarists and the crowd reaction has been stunning!
The cabaret/ dance set that Danny and I perform has seen a
rapturous response at the Atherstone Hotel, the Sutton Coldfield
Town Football Club and the De Vere Village Hotel - Solihull. The
duo DANIAN will hopefully be launched in the summer.
LATEST REVIEW FROM LEMONROCK Reviewer
COLIN FENN DJ and Journalist. This was his review
of my SOUTHGATE CLUB gig in London April 2011
"Don't miss the chance to see entertainer Ian Scott next time
he appears at a venue near you.Mr Scott is no small-time pub
performer and provides a full show which will leave you
breathless. Ian travels the country bringing his Tom Jones and
Neil Diamond tribute act to clubs, cruises and concert arenas.
Believe me, this is no ordinary tribute show. It's like a 'Stars In
Your Eyes' special as Ian literally transforms before your eyes
into the two artists.
At the Southgate Club he started as Tom Jones pumping out hits
like 'Kiss', 'The Green Green Grass Of Home' and 'She's A Lady'.
Mr Scott has the advantage of not only sounding like the Welsh
wizard but looking like him too (Ian has done lookalike jobs as
the Welsh crooner).
He treated the large audience to the more soulful side of Tom
with songs like 'Ladies' Night' and Wilson Pickett's
'Land Of 1000 Dances' and the big emotional ballads
'I Who Have Nothing', 'Till' and 'I'll Never Fall In Love Again'.
Vocally Ian was magnificent and he has obviously worked really
hard to get the voice and mannerisms just right.
After 45 minutes Tom was gone. Twenty minutes later Ian was
back, complete with new wig, and quickly morphing into
the Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter Neil Diamond. It was
hard to believe this was the same guy who had appeared in
the first half.
Yet again Ian recreated Neil's voice to perfection, starting with
the epic 'America' and including Diamond classics like 'I'm A
Believer', 'I Am I Said', 'Cracklin' Rosie', 'Solitary Man', 'Red Red
Wine' and, inevitably, 'Sweet Caroline', which had the audience
singing loudly. Neil tackled also the recent Neil Diamond
composition 'Pretty Amazing Grace' (which he hadn't rehearsed
very often) and made a cracking job of it.
Ian was made redundant from his computer job 16 years ago
and he became a professional singer. His audiences must be
delighted he made that choice".
Colin Fenn DJ/Journalist/Reviewer for LemonRock
Very many thanks for Friday night; you went down a storm it was
deemed as a great success. I have passed your details to the
RSM who is looking at having a similar event in October 2011
in the Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess.
Many thanks, once again.
Major T P POOLE Regt 2IC39 Engr RegtWaterbeach
Neil Diamond Tribute Afternoon
Beccles Sunday Club are holding a Neil Diamond afternoon
on the 29th May 2011 at 2pm at the Public Hall Beccles
with homemade refreshments served in the interval. There
are only 200 seats available so book early!! Our Neil
Diamond tribute is Ian Scott as seen on tv numerous times
- on Stars in their Eyes (Theatre Tour), on GMTV and many
more. Ian has already appeared at the 10th anniversary
Sunday Club party and he was fantastic as TOM JONES!
He had everyone from 18yr olds to the Mayor and club
members into their 90's mesmerised. He is a real
Graham & Jill Asquith - Beccles Sunday Club
DILMUN CLUB - BAHRAIN
"The best of all the tribute shows we've had at the Dilmun.
Ian had everyone on their feet. The feedback from the club
members has been tremendous.His performance as a Tom
Jones and Neil Diamond tribute was truly amazing".
Jill Silverthorne - Dilmun Club Bahrain (Saudi Arabia)
THE STAGE NEWSPAPER
"...........a very convincing look/sound alike tribute act to Tom
Jones and Neil Diamond"
"Thank you so much to ALIVE NETWORK for organizing the 2
tribute bands at our Marquee on July 12th. Everyone thought
that Ian Scott as Neil Diamond was sensational and Abba
Dabba Do were very good. We will be in touch forthe next one.
At our next party we want Ian Scott and an opera singer
Elio Buizza (Private Marquee Summer Ball - Loddington
attended by CAPRICE)
***** 20/11/2010 (Tom Jones) Ian Scott
"Dear Ian,I just wanted to thankyou for all your work on
Saturday. You went down a storm and I was particularly
grateful for you working around such a changeable time
table on the night. I will highly recommend you to future
clients and hope that we work together again in the future.
The surprise act from the X-Factor Alexandra Burke
performingjust before you was wonderful!! I also hope
the photograph of you and Alexandra came out OK.
She was wonderful! Many thanks again.
Carolyn Bond Events Director
***** 30/10/2010 (Tom Jones) Ian Scott
"Hi,Just a quick note to thank you for arranging the booking
of Ian Scott. Although there was only 7 of us listening to him
in our lounge, he gave his all as though he was singing at
Cardiff Arms Park. His attendance was a complete and most
pleasant surprise to my wife, who was celebrating her 70th
birthday. From her later comments I don’t think I could have
arranged anything better for her. Once again many thanks for
arranging the booking of Ian (Super Star) Scott.
Kindest regards John Stack.
(Private Party - Canvey Island Essex)
***** 23/10/2010 (Tom Jones & Neil Diamond) Ian Scott
"Hi Ian, Im sorry that I was on holiday when you were here
but reports are very good and great audience feedback, I hope
you had a good time.
Thanking you again.
Arts Team Manager Central Bedfordshire Council
(Leighton Buzzard Theatre)"
***** 24/07/2010(Neil Diamond) Ian Scott
"Dear Ian,I would just like to thank you again for a magnificent
performance on Saturday that was totally in line with the high
expectations I'd built up since booking you around eighteen
months ago.The feedback I've had from friends and family was
that it was a brilliant night. If I can offer any online tributes
or any other way of promoting your work, just let me know.
Anyway, take care and all the best for the future. If you ever
do any tours, please add me to your address list.
Customer review by Warren James - Arlesey Town FC Stadium
***** 26/06/2010 (Tom Jones) Ian Scott
"What a talent!! This was by far one of the very best acts we
have had here. Ian, you need a voice to impersonate Tom
Jones and you have that voice.
We will be re-booking you for next year and look forward to it
very much so."
Customer review by Dai Thomas - Kilgetty Club - Wales
***** 25/06/2010 (Tom Jones & Neil Diamond) Ian Scott
"Ian - You always produce an absolutely brilliant show for me.
The people of the village loved you and we will definitely be
having you back next year!!
Customer review by Dale Shields (Cotten End Hall - Beds)
***** 19/06/2010 (Tom Jones) Ian Scott
"Ian you were marvellous at my wife's 60th Birthday Party.
Great voice, great look and very professional. My wife was
thrilled and blown away.A fantastic night and thankyou for
the extra bit of dance at the end!"
Customer review by Tony Poole - Private Party - Nottingham
***** 28/05/2010 (Tom Jones & Neil Diamond) Ian Scott
"Wonderful Tribute Act!! Ian appears here twice a year as Tom
Jones and Neil Diamond and he gets the best response from
the audience every time! A brilliant entertainer and a very nice
guy to do business with."
Customer review by John Wilkes - Atherstone Red Lion Hotel
***** 30/01/2010(Tom Jones & Neil Diamond) Ian Scott
"Dear Ian, I just had to write to say how much we all enjoyed
your Tom Jones performance on Saturday in Diss Corn Hall for
the Friends of Chernobyl's Children. You gave us your all and
those who were there had nothing but praise for your
professionalism and I was asked if there was a chance to
hear you again. On a personal note I would like to say a big
thankyou for our instant repartee, and also during the
evening, which I can assure you was a big relief to my
fellow trustees and me. We nearly covered our costs,
and I hope we can see you again at a future date when
things have been resolved. So on behalf of the eleven
children that we hope to bring over from
Belerus this summer, a very big THANK YOU!!
Yours Sincerely Richard H. Vere - Treasurer F.O.C.C. (D & D)
Customer review by Richard Vere
(Tom Jones) Ian Scott
"We booked our company Christmas party on a Tom Jones
Tribute night at the Quality Royal Hotel in Hull. To say my staff
enjoyed the night and in particular Ian's spot as Tom Jones
would be a gross understatement. Ian was superb and made
sure the night was special. He didn't just sing Tom's classics
either there were numbers from the new album in there too!
Terrific! Would have no hesitation in booking again".
Best rgds Richard Brough Managing Director
UK Port Services Ltd Hull
***** 13/03/2009 (Neil Diamond) Ian Scott
"Ian, thanks again for Friday night at De Vere Slaley Hall Hotel.
It was fantastic and we have had loads of great feedback. Can
you let me know if you can do a Tom Jones Tribute Night in
Thanks Michael Bell Manager - De Vere Slaley Hall Hotel -
Customer review by Michael Bell
***** 01/03/2009 (Tom Jones) Ian Scott
"Ian stood up to his name as THE VOICE, I have had nothing
but compliments on that Tom Jones voice. After 16 years as
an NCO in the Welsh regiment, which means 16 years of St
David's Day Balls, I can honestly say hand onheart that has
been the best night ever, It was our honour and privelage
to have such a talented artiste!!
p.s thats the most people i have ever seen on the dance floor!!"
Customer review by DAREN BROADWAY - Welsh Regiment -
IAN PERFORMING AS HIMSELF IN HIS OWN VOICE SINGING
MICHAEL BUBLE'S 'FEELING GOOD' AT THE MAF CHARITY
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