David St John - comedy Vocalist from the Midlands.
Probably one of the most versatile comedy entertainers in the U.K. today! Originally from Southampton but now based near Birmingham in the West Midlands - working across the country offering fast-moving stand-up comedy plus impressions, vocals and always adapting his act to suit the type of venue. Club circuit, hotels, corporate, golf clubs, weddings, holiday centres, cruise work and much more is covered.
David’s stage act is a good mix suitable for all age groups, including topical gags straight out of the morning papers! With prior information he can also ‘personalise’ some of the comedy e.g. company product/services plus mentioning any ‘characters’ in the audience (diplomatically of course!).
He has an amazing background in show business, having started out as a ten year old rock and roll singer in his home town of Southampton followed by being lead vocalist and front man of several pop groups throughout the Sixties and early Seventies before going solo back in 1972.
David can work either self-contained and if musicians are available he can also incorporate some 12 string guitar and excellent blues harmonica into the act, apart from the main comedy content. He is fully experienced, having appeared all over the country and overseas on the club circuit plus corporate, theatre, hotels, cruising, holiday centres, odd T.V. slots etc. David also spent a number of years working on the Thomson Hotel circuits in Tunisia, Greece and Sicily as resident entertainer. He also produced variety shows, using local entertainers as well as visiting imported UK based cabaret acts.
David has worked for most of the top leisure companies including Butlins, Warners, Haven, Thomson, Airtours etc, and is the ultimate professional – on and off stage. Also, he is the perfect choice as Comedian/Compère/Host for any type of show, running a very smooth night and adapting to any situation! David St. John has a variety of different comedy acts and routines, varying the material to suit all types of audience, so you can book him with the utmost confidence. He can also supply a list of established agencies who have booked him over several years, in case a reference is needed.
In addition to a 'normal' comedy cabaret spot (50/60 mins) David can also extend his act to cover a full evening with add-on vocals, background music and even a 'mini-disco'. This 'one man show' is cost effective for smaller venues/tight budgets and he will adapt the material to suit the occasion/theme e.g. Xmas shows, St Patrick's (Irish style) Remembrance Sunday weekend and much more. British Legion and Ex Services Clubs also include a mini 'Last Night Of The Proms' in amongst military gags, nostalgic music and a lot more themed segments. Private house bookings are also popular- especially 'surprise' appearances and customised where necessary.