Aston Dobson | Company Director & Singer
Company Director & Singer. Based in Hampshire, Aston has worked in the entertainment industry for nearly 20 years, and knows how to please a crowd! His experience in the industry has seen him perform on stages worldwide, From London’s West End to New York City.
“As company director, I am here to work with you to make sure you get nothing but the best for your event!. I have been a performer all my life, in everything from large scale theatre productions to huge corporate events and weddings parties”
Over the last decade, Aston has built a sterling reputation within the industry as a hard working professional. His vocal talents have seen him share a stage with the likes of Craig David, Taio Cruise, Josh Groban, Snow Patrol, Andy Williams, The Saturdays, Biffy Clyro and even Chaz & Dave! Aston was also once the opening act for Nelly Furtado at the Sao Carlos Opera House in Lisbon!
Singing Surprise have also had the privilege of performing at events for many house hold names! Such as TV star Bradley Walsh, Hollywood actress – Kate Winslet, Pop sensation – Sophie Ellis Bextor, Professional footballing legend Kenny Dalglish and Eastenders own Mr Richard Blackwood to name just a few!
We use a variety of different, quality professionals. Here are just some of the top class acts in the team at Singing Surprise:
Arif - Saxophone & Singing Surprise!
Arif is a talented and versatile performer. His talents seem to know no end. Amazing singer? Check! Gifted sax player? Check! Plays keyboard as well? Check! And you should see his dance moves!
– Received a Ronnie Scott jazz scholarship
– Graduated from Leeds College of Music
– Offers a wide range of genres, especially jazz, funk, soul and Motown
– Has toured in Germany and Italy and has even performed at The Royal Albert Hall
– Appeared as Prince on ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes
– In recent years has performed as both a singer and saxophonist at both Victorious and Isle Of Wight festivals
– Worked as saxophonist, vocalist and pianist for Holland America Lines, playing in both the cocktail and nightclub bands, cruising Alaska, the US west coast, Mexico and Hawaii
“Having worked in restaurants for many years before my music career took off, moonlighting as a member of the catering crew comes a little too naturally to me! which means that making that switch from waiter to singing surprise a real blast! From the onset of the surprise, the energy is full-throttle and I really love interacting with the guests, helping them make their event even more special – it’s what entertainment is all about! I am always looking forward to the next Singing Surprise!”
Lauren - Saxophone & Singing Surprise!
Lauren has been lucky enough to play instruments throughout her career in touring productions including Dreamboats and Petticoats, Miss Nightingale and Gatsby!
With a fantastic voice, Lauren also sings with big bands, function bands and on stage in production shows.
Lauren can offer something really special to any Singing Surprise. If you would like an additional set of live music played during the afternoon of your event, or as your guests are arriving. Then booking a Singer who also plays saxophone is the perfect solution! Lauren can perform a live saxophone set during the day and later, join a team of singers on stage for another impressive live show!
What better way to double the wow factor, and ensure your guests are having an amazing time!
Neil - Singing Surprise!
Neil has recently finished playing the role of Frankie Valli in the hit West End and Broadway musical Jersey Boys. He spent 5 years with the show in the West End and touring around the UK and Ireland.
Theatre Credits include: Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys (Piccadilly Theatre & UK Tour), Jesus Christ Superstar (Barbican Theatre), Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre); Floyd Collins (Southwark Playhouse); A Christmas Carol (Lichfield Garrick); The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Union Theatre); Cinderella (Beck Theatre); Broadway to West End(Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Young Fred in Fred Astaire: His Daughter’s Tribute, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang(original London cast) and Scrooge (all at the London Palladium); Peter Pan (Richmond Theatre); Harry’s Webb(original cast – Theatre Royal Windsor) and Chip in Beauty and the Beast (original London cast – Dominion Theatre).
Television includes: Les Misérables on The 2014 Olivier Awards (ITV); The Fun Song Factory and The Making of Beauty and the Beast.
Debbie - Singing Surprise!
David - Singing Surprise!
After receiving his BA Hons in Musical Theatre at GSA (Guildford School Of Acting) David has worked professionally as a vocalist on multiple prestigious stages around the world. Appearing in countless professional theatre productions from Londons West End, to cruise ships all over the globe! David also studied at Associated Studios in London and has been a consistent touring singer in shows large and small for over a decade!
David has been with the Singing Surprise team since 2019 and loves every minute entertaining and performing for unsuspecting guests at weddings and parties!
When he’s not undercover as a waiter, David can be found performing with ‘Who Loves You’ & ‘The Vintage Boys Rock and Roll Show’.
“Ive loved the experiences i’ve had working with Aston and the guys, its always so much fun and no two show are ever the same!”
Leona - Singing Surprise!
Melania - Singing Surprise! + Guitarist & Violinist!
Melania is one of those people you can’t help but love! A charming performer and a multi talented one at that!
Sublime vocals? Check! Stunning violinist? Check! impressive guitarist? Check!
Melania is originally from Italy but now lives in London, her performance background is both extensive and impressive.
What really makes her stand out as part of a singing surprise is her versatility. A Violin is such a classy and elegant additional touch for any surprise and is well suited to those who choose a more classic style of music to entertain their guests.
“I adore performing with Singing Surprise. It gives me the opportunity to perform in amongst the crowd and you get to feel the energy while you perform! We always have so much fun and i love seeing peoples reactions when we start the Surprise!”
Chez - Saxophone Surprise!
Chez has an addiction to jazz, funk and soul. Doubling sax with flute, and clarinet has led her to play such main stages as Wembley Stadium (London), The NIA (Birmingham), Newton’s Nation (Australia), Alliance Francaise (Zambia) and many more. Her performances have been acclaimed by the likes of The British Arts Council and The BBC.
“As a busy saxophonist, many of the events I perform at merge into one, Singing Surprise’s are so unique though! – it’s a real highlight in my diary. I look forward to these gigs which are always high energy, high impact, and high levels of fun for both the performers and the audience. Singing surprise is such an incredible act! I love the concept and people seem to be really drawn to immersive performances at the moment, at Singing Surprise we have nailed it! – the electric energy in the room is palpable as soon as we begin our surprise performance. A memorable experience for both the audience and the performers. I always look forward to these shows – particularly that key moment where we pop up as musicians, I never tire of the surprise, the look on peoples faces is priceless!” – Chez