Purple Cherry Events Support Beverley Knight & The Jersey Boys

Though we run Purple Cherry Events around our Monday to Friday 9-5 working week and primarily host events at weekends, sometimes I wish it was a full time affair.

Last Friday, Purple Cherry Events supported the British R&B Soul talent that is Beverley Knight, and, the popular West End musical sensation, The Jersey Boys, at the famously prestigious Landmark Hotel, London.

How did we get the gig? We were spotted by a Director of Anglo-American PLC, one of the world’s largest diversified mining and natural resource groups, at a Christmas party we hosted last year in Farnham Common, Bucks.

Purple Cherry Events is widely renowned for creating an electric atmosphere and playing a variety of music to suit every audience no matter how diverse. Audiences that have not heard us play before will almost certainly stand in amazement and applaud the efforts of the Purple Cherry Events DJ Team and it’s for that reason alone we were booked for this gig, having demonstrated the wow factor Purple Cherry Events can bring, and on this occasion to a director of a large international organisation.

The booking was passed on to an events management company called Pink Grapefruit, who put together a glamorous and glitzy, winter wonderland themed Christmas party for their client, Anglo-American, who had also booked two surprise celebrity acts for the evening.

Whilst the guests made their entrance and sat down for dinner, Purple Cherry Events provided background music in the form of jazz versions of Christmas Songs which accompanied the winter wonderland feel of the event but was also suitable during dinner.

Once dinner and other formalities had taken place, it was then our responsibility to create more of an upbeat mood and warm up the audience ready for the arrival of the first act. After 20 minutes of playing a mixture of old and new party songs that were easily recognisable by the audience, band members made their way on to stage and got into position ready to welcome on stage Beverley Knight, who was received by an enthusiastic crowd all of whom had drawn forward to view the R&B & Soul singer and to dance along with her songs.

We had never seen Beverley Knight perform before, but what a performer she is! She was full of energy and motivation that was performing for the crowd and the love of music. We thoroughly enjoyed watching Beverley Knight perform and it was clear to see that the crowd did too!

After Beverley Knight’s one hour performance, she was applauded off the stage on her exit and we were required to fill another 15 minute gap with music before then next act was due to arrive on stage.

Only one of The Jersey Boys came on to stage to start the performance singing a cover version of Frankie Valli and The Four Season’s song ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ in a soft tone, it came to the climax when the remaining three of The Jersey Boys ran on to stage and completed the song in triumphant, swing style, which was of course followed by other popular songs taken from their musical stage show which the audience, particularly the ladies, knew only too well and sang along to at the top of their voices.

The Jersey Boys’ set was short but WOW did they make an impact. Even we found ourselves singing along!

The time was now just after 11.30pm and we were required to see the party out until 1am, and to follow up and continue the party where The Jersey Boys and Beverley Knight had left off was going to be difficult but we managed to continue the momentum that the crowd had gathered by playing a mixture of old and new, well recognised party tunes which the audience could also sing along too. We were having so much fun, before we knew it, it was 1am and unfortunately a great party had to come to a close.

We also received a lot of positive feedback from the event organisers and the production team on-site, all of whom said that same thing – “you guys kept the dance floor busy during and after live celebrity acts, which is no easy task”.

What an experience to be a part of and something that we would certainly look forward to taking part in again.

Watch this space, to see which other celebrity acts we support in the future.

Please click here to view professional photographs of the event itself taken by Christopher Martin, the official event photographer appointed by Anglo-American.


Purple Cherry Events To Host NYE Extravaganza

Since coming into fruition, this year Purple Cherry Events will host its very first New Year’s Eve Event – NYE EXTRAVAGANZA – on Saturday 31st December 2011 from 7pm to 1.30am.

NYE Extravaganza 2011










We have chosen to host our event at The Boleyn Hotel based in the historic town of Staines, Middlesex. Having hosted a number of events at The Boleyn Hotel this year, we felt that it would provide for an ideal venue to host a New Year’s Eve event.

The Boleyn Hotel is a traditional, 16th century building which has been refurbished to provide more of a contemporary feel. The Boleyn Hotel has a two conference rooms which can be opened up to form a stylish and modern banqueting suite that can cater for up to 100 guests, which is where the NYE EXTRAVAGANZA will be held.

The Boleyn Hotel also has its own on-site, secure car park and is within easy access from the M25 and M4 motorways and is less than 5 miles from Heathrow Airport.





The music will be provided by us, of course. Purple Cherry Events DJ’s Chaz & Jax will play a mixture of Bhangra, Bollywood, RnB, Dance and Party Classics sure to keep the dancefloor heaving. Paired with their reputation for creating an electric atmosphere, NYE EXTRAVAGANZA party-goers at The Boleyn Hotel are sure to enter 2012 in an EPIC fashion!


The Dholplayer Collective will perform a LIVE DHOL SET, who are sure to raise the tempo and get fists pumping with the crowd favourite ‘G6 Set’ in celebration of the New Year.





There will also be a live video link up to ‘Big Ben’ in London ready for the New Year Countdown into 2012.


NYE EXTRAVAGANZA Party Tickets only cost £45 per person, which will include:

  • Champagne On Arrival
  • 3 Course Indian Buffet freshly prepared by the chefs on-site at The Boleyn Hotels very own in-house Saffron Restaurant,
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Party Until 1.30am

(Tickets MUST be purchased in advance and are non-refundable and non-transferable)


Purple Cherry Events is a firm believer in the saying ‘Eat, Drink & Be Merry” and would encourage our guests to enjoy the NYE EXTRAVAGANZA to its fullest, rather than worrying about having to get home.

Therefore, Purple Cherry Events and The Boleyn Hotel are pleased to announce an overnight stay package deal for two people that includes x2 NYE EXTRAVAGANZA Party Tickets and x1 Executive Room at The Boleyn Hotel, which also includes breakfast (subject to availability), for only £150.

That works out at £75 person! Great Value For Money! I argue that it would perhaps cost a guest more to catch a taxi home (that is if they are able to find a taxi on New Year’s Eve) than it would be for them to stay overnight at The Boleyn Hotel in one of 45 of its modern and stylish rooms.

Additional Overnight Stay Packages are also available at The Boleyn Hotel for group/single occupants (subject to availability). Please call The Boleyn Hotel on 01784 455 930 to enquire.




We are aware that New Year’s Eve events can be jam-packed and before you know it, you’ve spent the whole night at the bar for one drink and its midnight already. By the time you get the second drink, the night is over and what have you celebrated really? Considering you’ve paid a premium for a New Year’s Eve event ticket.

We have only made 100 NYE EXTRAVAGANZA tickets available due to the capacity. Please be rest assured we will not oversell NYE EXTRAVAGANZA tickets.

Please call either Purple Cherry Events Representative Gurdev – 07961 178 195 or Purple Cherry Events DJ Chaz – 07858 497 614 for NYE EXTRAVAGANZA ticket availability and bookings. Alternatively, please call The Boleyn Hotel on 01784 455 930 for NYE EXTRAVAGANZA ticket bookings.

Alternatively, enquiries and booking can be made by email to nye2011@purplecherryevents.com



  • 7pm                                  DOORS OPEN – Champagne On Arrival
  • 7.30pm – 8.30pm              Buffet – Starters Served
  • 8.30pm                             Dancefloor Officially Opens
  • 9.30pm                             DOORS CLOSE – No Entry After 9.30pm
  • 9.30pm – 10.30pm            Buffet – Main Course & Dessert Served
  • 11.50pm – Midnight          Countdown To 2012!
  • 1.30am                             Closure

Dress Code: Smart & Elegant