I've been performing at weddings and events for a decade now. These are some of my favourite people working the events circuit. Please feel free to have a browse and see if any take your fancy. If you contact any of them, let them know they came recommended by Chris Cook Magic.
If you're looking for just one company to deal with your events then you can do no better than CBA Events. Based in Keswick, the CBA Events Team are the best people for corporate events, whether it's outdoor adventures, teambuilding activities or corporate entertainment.
Wedding and Events Photographers
Lina and Tom are definitely my favourite wedding photography power-couple! I've lost count of the number of awards they've won for their incredible work. They really manage to get beneath the surface of what makes you a unique couple and their photos shine with a real natural beauty. Their ability to just blend into your day and get creative, documentary photos of you and your guests is something that makes their work truly stand out.
Ian Wood is one of the finest photographers in the Lake District. He has a fantastic relaxed and informal style. I have the pleasure of working at several weddings with Ian and his work always astounds me. Ian doesn't just take photos, he creates a visual history of your memories. Many of the photos on my wedding page were taken by Ian.
Lake District Wedding Photography is run by brilliant photographer Adam Naylor-Whalley. Adam's work is astounding and not only captures the wonder of a wedding but also the beauty of the Lake District. HIs work really stands out from other photographers.
Steven Barber has three decades of experience as a professional photographer. Originally a press photographer, Steve's style is very unique and natural. Instead of focussing on staged group shots, the bulk of Steve's photos are unposed, natural reaction shots. Steve is definitely not a traditional wedding photographer but if you want photos of your wedding that really draw you back into the atmosphere and emotions of your wedding then he is definitely the photographer for you.
Cumbria Wedding Films are fantastic at shooting all the memories from your wedding day. With professional, affordable packages, you can book Cumbria Wedding Films safe in the knowledge you'll get a beautiful, unique record of your special day. For an example of their work, check out the video they shot on my wedding page.
Fiona Hanlon is one of the best singers the Lake District has to offer. She has a unique style to her singing and has been a musician all her life. Most importantly, Fiona is more than just a singer. Fiona really has the character to keep your guests entertained. Weddings really mean a lot to Fiona and she puts a lot of time and effort into making sure she has the perfect songs for your day. Simply the friendliest person you'll meet in the Lakes, Fiona is available either solo with her guitar or as a full band.
Annemarie Quinn is a fantastic singer-songwriter from the heart of the Lake District. Annemarie writes simply beautiful songs which you can hear on her website. Her music has a charm that can only come from being inspired by her Lake District surroundings. She provides the perfect musical accompaniment to your drinks reception or evening party and can learn any song you request.
The Groove Cutters are quite simply the coolest wedding band in the North-West. They play funk & soul with all the energy of James Brown. With a range of music from romantic soul ballads to upbeat dancefloor fillers. If you want your guests dancing, clapping and stomping their feet then this is the band to book. The full band creates a fantastic atmosphere. It's not uncommon to see that grumpy uncle you thought would never boogie end up spending the whole night on the dancefloor...
Boomerang are a fantastic live band for your wedding or event. Often found rocking the crowds at Bootleggers in Kendal, these guys are a five piece with a reputation for great songs. They play hits from the 50s right through to modern day. They've got fantastic harmonies and brilliant rock licks. Definitely guaranteed to get your guests dancing!