Launching with just two performers in 2012, Elegant Entertainment is celebrating the signing of its 42nd musician; the 9th signing this year. With residencies in some of the region’s best-loved hotels, bars and restaurants, including Malmaison, Radisson, Clayton Hotel and Marco Pierre White, the Birmingham-based group is proving it’s more than a one-hit wonder for the city.
As a pianist and a singer, husband-and-wife duo Benjamin and Chloe-Jean Grey dreamed of creating a business out of their passions. Envisaging a musical collective where each member felt part of a family, they wanted to give talented musicians a chance to grow their talents, while earning money in a notoriously hard-to-break industry. Not only did they want to showcase these talents to the masses, but they wanted to demonstrate the wealth of talent both from and to Birmingham, where the team currently reside.
From this, Elegant Entertainment was born; since then, it has grown over the last six years to have performed close to 5000 sets. What’s more, the group has started to offer services beyond performing, planning parties, weddings and other memorable occasions as part of its repertoire.
Even with its rapid rise to the top, Benjamin Grey, Co-Founder and pianist at Elegant Entertainment, is focussed on ensuring that the community-feel remains front and centre. He commented:
“We are a huge musical family, and, in that respect, we all sing from the same song sheet – excuse the pun! Every member of Elegant Entertainment is integral to maintaining this ethos and we always recruit with this in mind. As a result, not only do we all enjoy coming to work each day, but we’ve attracted and retained the most talented musicians in the city!”
Elegant Entertainment shows no sign of stopping and has set its sights firmly on the future. The group’s aims over the next year are to provide its musicians with regular work at the most iconic venues within the city, while growing to have a team of over 50.
Chloe-Jean Grey, Co-Founder and performer at Elegant Entertainment, concluded: “This year has been a stand-out one for us, having won contracts with the likes of Hotel du Vin, as well as having over 350 performances booked in already over Christmas! We will also be performing at BBC’s annual Christmas party, so we’re really excited for that one to come around. We can’t wait to keep up the musical-momentum for both our clients and our performers in 2019!”
To find out more about Elegant Entertainment and for information about booking, please visit – http://elegant-entertainment.co.uk/.