Simon Rees has been performing in a number of Torbay Hotels over the past 14 years and has built up a solid reputation as one of the most popular cabaret artists in the bay. Considering the amount of talent in the area that is no mean feat. Below are some of the testimonials and references he has received from the owners and managers of the hotels he has performed at.
Brett Powis, Managing Director of Powis Hotels Limited
(Lincombe Hall Hotel, Babbacombe Hotel and Riviera Hotel, Torquay)
‘Simon has been performing at all three of our hotels for a number of years and to put it simply, I don’t think there is a better all round cabaret act in the Bay. In small venues he is fabulous at gently involving the audience, with bigger groups he is fantastic at making everyone feel special and included, and the guests rave about him. We will continue to book him as our number 1 entertainer and is highly recommended’.
Simon has provided the New Year’s Eve entertainment at the Lincombe Hall Hotel in Torquay for the past four years. The guests continue to enjoy his performances and ask for him to return year after year.
‘I love performing at the Lincombe Hall, it is always such a great atmosphere there, my wife Nathalie comes with me, we have a lovely time and we feel like we are amongst friends’.
Ian Kerslake, FOH Manager, Babbacombe Hotel, Torquay
‘I have known Simon for that last four years in my capacity of Front of House Manager and we have, and continue to, employ him in our hotels.
Simon is our most popular entertainer with guests often commenting with words such as ‘superb’, ‘fabulous’ and ‘talented’.
He has a great voice and the skill to realise what his audience wants in a very short space of time. As an Ex-Professional Vocalist and Theatre Producer (before I came into Hotel Management) I can say that I would highly recommend him to any prospective Employer or Entertainment Venue.
Should you wish verbal confirmation of the above, please do not hesitate to call me at the Hotel or on my mobile 07581 454427′.
Tom & Eve Walley, Managers of the Rutland Hotel, Torquay
‘Simon was recommended to us in 2008 and consequently we contacted him and booked him for the 2009 season. We soon realised that Simon is an excellent entertainer. He is tall, dark and handsome, and very charismatic, he is a real crowd pleaser as he sings and dances involving everyone in the room.
Simon is very reliable and he always arrives on time, he is also willing to play on if the crowd desires. Simon is extremely friendly and as well as being a very good singer he is very versatile, reads his crowd and adjusts his act accordingly.
During his two 45 min slots that Simon does for us, he performs all sorts of music for singing and dancing, he encourages people to join in and tries to involve everyone but he is not pushy if they prefer not to. Simon also does a short specialised Elvis act which is superb and very funny too.
This is now the seventh year that Simon has been with us and we would certainly be happy to recommend him to anyone’.
Luke Tillen, Proprietor, Hotel De La Mer, Torquay
‘Since booking Simon for the season, our entertainment reviews and feedback has gone through the roof! There is always a buzz at breakfast time on a Wednesday morning, with our guests all raving about Simons Tuesday night performance. No matter what size the audience Simon never fails to engage and deliver, whatever the age group, young or old!
Five golden stars all the way, thank you Simon for helping make our guests holiday experience that much more special!’
Keith Taylor, Former General Manager, Queens Hotel, Paignton
I have known Simon Rees for several years. He is an extremely talented singer, always managing to keep his audience entertained. He is very reliable, punctual and popular with all.
At the Queens Hotel in Paignton the guests love him and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.