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Blazin’ Squad

...WE'RE AT A CROSSROADS The recent appearance of Marcel on Love Island 2017 has brought back memories of a crowd favourite - Blazin Squad. We all love a blast from the past - why not share the joy with everyone at your event? Blazin Squad were an extremely successful...

Our Weekly Entertainment Dose 27/07

HOLD ON TO YOUR SEATS... ...Because it's Wednesday and we are back with The Weekly Dose. We are still in mourning with the end of Love Island, but finding ways to keep busy and get our fix (aka NOW AVAILABLE: BLAZIN SQUAD with MARCEL) See for yourself below what's hot...

Our Weekly Entertainment Dose 20/07

THAT'S RIGHT... ...It's Wednesday and we are back with The Weekly Dose. We won't go in to too much detail here, but see for yourself below what's hot this week, what's featured on our books, staff favourites and more! It's that time again - sit back, relax and enjoy...

Our Weekly Entertainment Dose 13/07

THIS JUST IN - LOVE ISLAND 2017 CAST... We all know LOVE ISLAND is an instant classic! Here at Contraband, we have ensured you can access the latest cast of Love Island to secure cast members for your events, social media promotion, PR & Marketing and more......

Corporate events – why hire a celebrity singer?

Fancy giving your corporate event or awards ceremony a little bit of an X FActor? Many agencies will have a wide range of celebrity singers for hire on their books, most of which you will probably recognise from shows such as The X-Factor! Everything disagrees when it...

3 Blunders of Corporate Entertainment

Entertainment expert Anthony Bollotta shares three mistakes to avoid when booking corporate entertainment for special events. Called upon by the University of San Diego to provide some professional advice for its continuing education students, Anthony...

Why Book Entertainment through an Agency?

Why should you book your event's entertainment through a specialised agency instead of contacting the artists directly? You want to make sure your event is the best it can be, without worries or stress, looking great and, most importantly, as enjoyable as possible....

Our Weekly Entertainment Dose 28/06

...YOUR DOSE WE'RE BACK! The Contraband Team is here with your WEEKLY DOSE of all things entertainment, performance, acts & events for your viewing pleasure. It may be raining & cool here in the London, but that has NOT STOPPED the team from burning their way...

Our Weekly Entertainment Dose 14/06

...RELAX Missed us? Well not to worry, the Contraband Team is here with your WEEKLY DOSE of all things entertainment, performance, acts & events for you to check out and enjoy. The team has been hard at work this past week with loads of events in the pipeline and...

All About: The Great British Bake Off 2016

The Great British Bake Off 2016 starts again this year on Wednesday 24 August 2016, BBC One at 8pm. It was one of the most watched shows of 2015 with more than 15 million viewers tuning in for the final episode – the highest ratings the BBC has had since the World Cup...

Our performers get festive in the new “Bridget Jones’ Baby” film

If you have seen any of the previous Bridget Jones’s films, then you are aware of the hilarious ventures that Renee Zellweger encounters in her rollercoaster of a life. We were invited to the Cast & Crew screening on Sunday 4thSeptember 2016 at Leicester Square,...

Dry January

Following a year that most of us chose to erase from our collective memories, the morning of January 1st provided just the right cocktail of determination and nausea to kick start a period of sober reflection. You and every self-respecting person you know have been...

Develop Your Very Own Corporate Carnival With Contraband!

Highlights from the competition on day 4 of the 2016 Summer Games proved to be an artistic gymnastic show, which did not lack an ounce of creativity! The ladies representing China, America and the nation’s favourite Great Britain, flipped the extra mile to foot print...

All About: Body Art

The World Body Painting Festival is an annual competition and celebration of body art held earlier this month in Austria, where body painters from around the world showcase their skills in order to hold a title for a world champion and some of our talented body...

Conference Awards 2016

Last Friday we sponsored and attended the 7th annual Conference Awards, this year the awards ceremony was held at The Tobacco Docks in London – an amazing venue perfect for the day. Our fabulous MD Archie was invited to present an award for one of the categories so we...

All About: Titan the Robot

Titan the Robot is one of the most sought after acts currently operating in the world and Cyberstein Robots Ltd, the company behind Titan have not rested since Titan’s inception; Cyberstein owner Nik Fielding said, “Since Titan was launched in 2004 we have constantly...

Aquabatix Perform at the Opening of the Terrace at Burj Al Arab

The Aquabatix synchronised swimmers jumped at the opportunity to perform in front Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and 500 guests at the opening of The Terrace in the Persian Gulf at the world’s only seven-star hotel, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai. Dubai’s most...

All About: Magicians

Magic has always been and will always be a way to inspire dreams. It doesn’t matter whether you are a child full of admiration for the rabbit which just came out of a hat, or an adult fascinated by the agility and the imagination of celeb magicians; magic is for...

ALL ABOUT: The Voice

Most people know what The Voice is, but is everybody up to date on the latest news of the TV Show? Here is some info if you want to be an expert on the subject! Boy George is the 2015 winner of the Ivor Novello Awards Outstanding Contribution to British Music; he sold...

Artist Spotlight: Brand New Groove

Having a love of music, particularly live music has been key to our work in the entertainment and performing industry. There’s nothing more exciting than playing to an audience and sharing in the experience together. My training has been a combination of the...

Why Book Through an Agency for Your Wedding?

Why should you book through an entertainment agency for your wedding party entertainment instead of organising it yourself? Every married person can testify that a wedding is the most stressful day ever! You have to pay attention to every detail: check that the...

Pannone Corporate Advises The Warehouse Project

The International group Live Nation-Gaiety Holdings has bought shares in the Warehouse Project and Parklife festival. Pannone Corporate has advised the founders of The Warehouse Project and Parklife festival on a deal with international entertainment giant, Live...

Jazz Fest Gets $200k for Live Streaming on Mobile App

The Detroit Jazz Festival has received a $200,000 grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. They are expanding their current mobile app to provide live streaming of performances from the downtown festival, beginning with this year's event on Labor Day weekend....

Jon Speed Painter for Alfa Romeo

As an entertainment agency, organising corporate events such as the promotion of the new Alfa Romeo is part of our job. Performance Communications, a Media & PR company, asked Contraband for entertainment ideas to carry out a social experiment to inspire passion...

Camille’s experience of participating in a Flash Mob

Our Artist Spotlight blogs are a weekly feature where we focus on one of our performers, giving you the chance to find out more about the people behind the performances, and offering an insight into the world of entertainment. I was always interested in performance,...

Artist Spotlight: Tumbellina

Our Artist Spotlight blogs are a weekly feature where we focus on one of our performers, giving you the chance to find out more about the people behind the performances, and offering an insight into the world of entertainment. I started out in the entertainment and...

Contraband Is a Leading UK & USA Leading Booking Agent

Corporate or Personal Event, we can provide and manage the latest artists, we have access to most popular Celebrities right now, just by one phone call – your event will be most spectacular and remembered. You may think the world of rep carpets celebrities is as...

Corporate Christmas Parties

As the summer festival season slowly comes to an end, and autumn waits to drop. The crazy preparation for Christmas parties and corporate entertainment starts to rise as the season emerges. On top of juggling countless duties, and wondering how the hell you are going...

Public Events Happening in London Over the Summer

Summer is fast approaching, and you might wonder what is happening in the city? What are the best days out in London? Here are lots of events happening in London to have fun and enjoy yourself! First, there are festivals that take place all summer. The most famous one...

Sporting Events 2016

One of the major corporate events of the summer should be the Olympics Games which take place from August the 5th to the 21st in Rio. No more than 10,500 athletes from 206 countries will compete during 17 days. What a party entertainment! 42 sports will be contested,...

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