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Thank you for making our wedding day perfect!

Ian’s reputation precedes him and he has received critical acclaim from leading names in the entertainment world as well as from the press. His performance was recently enjoyed by the media tycoon Max Clifford who once represented Frank Sinatra himself.

Ian has also appeared at a Corporate event in Portugal for the late Sir Bobby Robson. Bobby was knocked out by Ian’s performance and told him ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes is definitely back…you sang great!’

The Stage magazine described Ian as ‘Best bet for Britain’s next number one balladeer and was hailed ‘An enthusiastic new talent’ by Music Week.

Frank Sinatra was a great admirer of the English singer Matt Monro and Ian is one of the  few performers in Great Britain  performing a Matt Monro Tribute. You can see more about this show at www.portraitofmattmonro.co.uk Legendary songwriter Don Black MBE who was Mr. Monro’s manager and best friend was responsible for many of his hits including the Oscar winning ‘Born Free’, ‘Walk Away’ and ‘On Days Like These’. He considers Ian to be one of the finest and busiest singers in the business and when you watch him perform it is easy to see why.

Another great accolade came after appearing with the late great Bob Monkhouse who described him as ‘A great singer and a terrific guy!’.

Our clients are very important to us and we are flattered by the comments they often make about our services. Please take a look at a selection of our quotes and testimonials which are all genuine:

Thank you so much for performing at my wife's surprise special birthday. The feedback was very poitive and full of praise; indeed many people have said it's the best party they have ever been to. Yes it was well organised thanks to my daughter and the location was great but the deciding factor was your superb performance which was top class. When we were discussing the entertainment my daughter was a bit apprehensive as there was a wide range of ages attending however, I assured her that having seen you perform on a number of ocassions I knew there was no alternative but to book you. Halfway through the night she apologized for ever doubting me and said what a terrific entertainer you are. Not only are you a great singer but you have this special talent of involving everyone at the party. We have had so many comments from our guests praising your singing and professionalism. I would highly recommend you to anyone. Classic Sinatra, what more can I say.
John Maskell March 2015
I write to thank you so much for yet another outstanding evening's entertainment you provided for us on Valentines evening at Crayford. You are an absolute pleasure to watch and listen to. I've had nothing but positive feedback and praise for the evening. Several in the crowd were artistes themselves and one pulled me to one side and commented this guy is a showman and an absolute professional at that. Yet again you performed and played the crowd many taking to the dance floor early in the show. You passion and devotion is a true credit to yourself and indeed the industry. The only downside is for the acts that have to follow you because you set such a high standard. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Lee Ringer February 2015
When I suggested your show to the committee they were apprehensive as to whether the members would support it, I knew it would be a success as you know it was a sell out 110 people. All I'm getting now is when is the next show and can we have Ian again! As you know we had a mixed age group from 18 years to 93 years old, Ian you had them in the palm of your hands, in the end you had them all dancing and singing. In the audience was a sound engineer from the BBC, he came up to me after the show and said he had seen and worked with numerous tribute acts, he said you were perfect, he said he shut his eyes and thought you were Sinatra, I know you are outstanding. It was great to hear so many congratulations. I know I will book you again, to quote, he was fantastic, brilliant, marvellous, wonderful, charismatic, fabulous, spectacular, the most professional act I have ever seen, I could go on and on. Once again Thank You.
Dennis Knight December 2014
Ian performed at my mother's wake. She was 90 years of age when she died peacfully in the company of friends at the day centre where she had been going every week for the past 3 years. She'd had a good and healthy life. She had always said she wanted a bloody good send off, so in keeping with her wishes it was recommended that we book Ian. He was absolutely fabulous, uplifted the occasion and created an atmosphere that enabled everybody to concentrate on their good memories of my mother and celebrate her life as she wanted. Ian was fantastic he worked the room and engaged with everybody in the audience, clearly bringing a sparkle to the ladies and gents there, brought back memories and had them dancing and even singing on the mic with him. It was an amazing professional performance on a day that so many people enjoyed themselves as a result of his talent for entertaining. I'd recommend him for any event after seeing and hearing him.
Karen Connell November 2014
Just a quick note to thank you very much for our Silver Wedding party Friday 21 November in Tenterden. You made the evening very special to Sally and I and we are both very grateful. The comments from our family and friends have been such that I think you will have a sell out when you come next year. Thanks once again and we look forward to seeing you in March next year.
Martin and Sally Gile November 2014
We just wanted to say a very big 'Thank You' for all your hard work last Friday at our Gala Evening. We have received many emails and cards from people saying how much they enjoyed the evening. We would particularly like to thank you for the patience and kindnes you showed to our disabled students. For us it was a truly memorable night. An excellent way to celebrate our 25th anniversary!
Wendy, Caroline and Gill October 2014
Thank you for your letter and your 'latest' CD which is great. We have put it in the car so that we can listen to it often to remind us of our wonderful Golden Wedding celebrations. Also thank you for your comments on our party. The entertainment was superb thanks to you organizing it, it flowed throughout the day without a hitch, and our friends and family are still talking about it. You are a truly great entertainer yourself, without you and your team of entertainers the party would not have been so successful.
Roger and Amm Speechley August 2014
Nigel and I just wanted to say a big thank you for making our wedding anniversary party such a wonderful evening. We all thoroughly enjoyed your performance and you helped make the evening so special. Thank you again for such a brilliant evening and we hope to see you again in the future.
Hazel and Nigel Bull August 2014
Thank you for such a great performance at our wedding, our guests are still talking about how fantastic you were to this day. A very enjoyable and memorable occassion.
Mark and Rachel Wheatman July 2014
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you both for being so fantastic on Sunday. Ian you absolutely made our event - everyone's talking about you and we were so impressed with how well you got the room going. It can't be easy to circulate and talk to people like that - really brilliant. Marc you were great too and we're very grateful for how you incorporated our requests into the evening. Our disable guests - Bex and Ryan had a particularly amazing time - thanks to you guys. They don't have the opportunity to experience music and dancing like that very often so it was a huge deal for them and they way you made them feel so special and included was just priceless. Thanks again guys and we really hope to see you both in the future!
Julie and Andy Ling July 2014
I am writing to say thank you for making our celebration so wonderful. You were absolutely fantastic. Sarah said you were the most charming man. All in all Ian you are pratically perfect like Mary Poppins.
Caroline May 2014
Just wanted to send an email to thank you for yesterday. You are a total star. You really made the day for us.
Christine May 2014
Ian, I wanted to let you know how pleased I was with your superb performance on Friday, you certainly know how to work an audience. We have had messages from people who attended saying what a geat night. Ian thank you very much for your professional attitude which set my mind at ease and helping to put my venue in everyone's mind as a great place to enjoy a night out.
Ken Martin April 2014
Ian, a huge thank you for all you did to make my birthday party such a happy and memorable occasion. You were just fabulous. It is in no small part due to you that we had such a marvellous evening. You have many new fans. Thanks a million.
Carol Thierry September 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful entertainment you provided at our wedding anniversary on the 14th September. Our friends were captivated from the beginning and everyone had a wonderful time. You made our evening very special.
Shelley and Ian September 2013
I was very nervous about how the day would go but need not have worried as everyone said they had a great afternoon and everyone said what a great voice you had and what a great entertainer. We raised £4560 for AMMF which exceeded all my expectations. Thank you so much for a truly wonderful and memorable tribute. Of course the man who would have enjoyed it the most, Chris, was not here but he was a wonderful raconteur and could talk about Frank for hours! He would have so enjoyed it!
Nicki Jackson September 2013
You were a perfect start to the Wedding Breakfast and the rest of the day which went very well. Thank you for saving the day with the mics. This was the third time Dick and I have been lucky enough to have seen you but hopefully it won't be the last as each and everytime we see you we continue to be amazed at your singing. As you will have noticed you have a new fan our 10 month old granddaughter who couldn't contain herself. So on behalf of Darren, Kelley and Dick I would like to thank you and look forwards to seeing you soon. All the very best.
Anne (Darren and Kelley Wedding) August 2013
Having Ian sing at our party was the best decision we made. The evening was fantastic. Not only does he have a great voice and repertoire but he also knows how to entertain and engage with the crowd. Everyone has said how much they enjoyed themselves and having Ian there really brought the whole party alive. The atmosphere all night was amazing. Thank you so much.
Derek and Josie Peachey August 2013
Just a short note to thank you very much for entertaining us last Thursday. Everyone enjoyed your singing, choice of music and sense of fun, all of which created a great atmosphere. You do have a lovely voice and I have never seen so many people up dancing. I had many favourable comments about your show and how it contributed to making our event the success it was.
Les Fish July 2013
I have seen and heard Ian Gallagher as Frank Sinatra on three ocassions locally in Bury St Edmunds, so I knew what what I was getting for my private party. I was not disappointed. He gave his usual very good professional performance, but more than that, he adapted his performance to the particular audience and they loved him very much, some also made enquiries about how to engage him. Needless to say I was very pleased how it all went.
Eddie Ribbans June 2013
hank you for an amazing day! You made our day special.
Colette and Kevin Chapman June 2013
We wanted to write to say thank you for making our wedding so special. Your singing and choice of music was just what we wanted. All our guests loved your voice and personality. Thank you also for coming all the way to Lancashire, you are truly a star.
Trish and Tom Malarkey June 2013
Trying to arrange a wedding from 750 miles away was proving difficult, on recommendation we rang you and it all became so easy, your quick response and total professionalism enabled us to relax and leave the entertainment to you. The result was a spectacular evening, which topped off our wedding day.Your versitile vocals and showmanship ensured our guests of a night to remember. We never danced so much. Your DJ's disco support enabled our guests to enjoy continuous and varied music completing the evening's entartainment which leaves us with one thing to say, a very big THANK YOU!
Lorrena and Melvyn May 2013
Just wanted to say thank you for a great evening. Music was brilliant so well done.
Carol Clark April 2013
Lots of our 50 guests were already acquainted with the venue and it excellent food but the biggest surprise of the day was the entertainment...YOU... Boy do you entertain. The interaction you have with your audience is great. You make each person feel special. Thanks for helping to make a great Birthday Party into a really FANTASTIC one.
Val and Robin Burton March 2013
Ian has a great voice and is a very talented performer. He made our party go with a swing. His act was very much enjoyed by our guests and many of them said it was the best party they had been to for a long time. With best wishes for your continued success.
Terry & Phillip Sadler December 2012
Dear Ian, Thank you for your letter and most importantly for your fantastic contribution to Pamela's great party. Your performance was wonderful and enjoyed by everyone. Thank you again and best wishes for your future success.
Dr & Mrs Kenneth Andrew November 2012
Dear Ian, Thank you so much for a wonderful evening yesterday. I had nothing but compliments as the audience were leaving, they all thoroughly enjoyed your performance, which I think was obvious by the standing ovation you received.
Tony Reekie October 2012
Dear Ian, Well, you just go around spreading joy and happiness! What a wonderful, fun evening we all had last Friday. Everyone has been talking about it since and you really spread some magic that night and helped raise a fantastic sum of money whilst leaving everyone with the feel-good factor. I would like to express my thanks once again for a lovely evening of entertainment. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and I haven't stopped humming your tunes (thankfully not singing, this time) since.
Vanessa Davis October 2012
Ian, we thank you very mush for making our Diamond Wedding anniversary such a wonderful and memorable occasion. We, our family and friends all had a fantastic time and we received many tributes and praise for your performance. Many thanks for including " The Folks Who Live On The Hill". It was most fitting and very poignant; we noticed a few tears amongst the smiles! We look forward to hearing you again before long and once again our thanks for helping make our day one we shall never forget.
Barbara and Arthur George September 2012
Thank you so much for the wonderful evening of entertainment that you provided on my husband's 50th birthday. It was one in a million and the fact that you were able to entertain an audience of age 10 to age 89 years old was amazing. You are truly wonderful and professional man who made our evening a very memorable one. All our guests spoke highly of you and I wish you every success for the future. Hope to se you in "New York New York" again one day soon!
Sanjila Mayor July 2012
We had a fantastic day and evening and everyone thought that Marek and yourself were great. Justin and I would like to thank you Ian for creating such a wonderful relaxed but very entertaining atmosphere. We have an everlasting memory of everyone at the end of the evening coming together for New York, New York and we would love to thank you for being a part of our very special day.
Androulla and Justin Hemingway July 2012
Just a note to thank you for providing the entertainment to celebrate our Golden Wedding. We has a wonderful evening and most of all great feedback from our guests. They all mentioned how much they enjoyed your act; you made the evening swing with your Sinatra Sound putting everyone in a party mood and singing along with you. Certainly you know how to work the tables. Thank you once again, you made our Golden Wedding party an evening to remember.
Gloria and Ralph Goldsmith July 2012
Ian sang at our wedding in June, I had listened to his CD and watched his DVD prior to the wedding and must say he is fabulous live. it was honestly like having Frank back in the room, a real treat! Everyone agreed his performance was mesmerising. Ian is charismatic, polished and very inclusive of his audience. I personally felt privilidged to hear him sing and it was fantastic having him part of our wedding. After Ian had finished his set Marek hit the decks and played a fabulous playlist just perfect for our guests, he got everyone dancing and his energetic personality kept everyone tapping their toes!
Clare and Stuart Hanilton-Hodgson June 2012
A very warm thank you for helping our wedding rock. Both ourselves and our guests had a fantastic party of which your contribution was significant.
Denise and Kevin June 2012
We really enjoyed the entertainment; it was perfect, just what we were looking for. We have had so many comments complimenting the whole set up.
Liz and Simon Brown April 2012
Ian, you gave us another excellent, polished and very professional performance! Thank you so much fo joing us for my birthday party; we've heard from everyone that came, young and old and all are abolutley glowing about you, which is understandable. I couldn't recommend you too highly, you have a superb voice and a magic gift of involving everyone in the fun. Hilly and I were absolutely delighted to have you with us and will be back for more.
Frank Thaxton March 2012
Ian, just a quick note to say you were perfect, classy start to the party!
Carly and Colin Murray 2012
I just wanted to say thank you so much for a wonderful evening last Sunday. I've received many calls and cards this week; I will definitely do it again next year and will be in touch.
Moira and James November 2011
Ian performed at our wedding and was absolutely fantastic. it was a surprise for our guests and they were all stunned at how amazing Ian's voice is! We had a New York theme reception and Ian sang New York New York as our guests entered the room. Ian had all our guests up dancing and singing along and people did not stop telling us how great they thought Ian was. We will definitely look to hire Ian again for future events and will highly ewcommend him to others. Ian - Thank you for a fantastic performance on the most special day of our lives.
Melissa and Mark Hudson August 2011
I would like to let you know how much everyone enjoyed your performance on Friday at my husband and daughter's birthday party. Everyone had a great time and I had great feedback about your show. I just wanted to let you know how pleased we were and will definitely pass on your details and recommend you to anyone who asks.
Penny Miles July 2011
Thank you for your wonderful singing on Saturday! Everyone, and I do mean everyone, has commented on how much they enjoyed the live music and how much it enhanced the party. I think you have a lovely style with the audience, involving and encouraging them just enough to get them in the mood without being pushy; several guests have made similar comments. Marek put a delightful selection of classical music together and ran the disco portion very well too. Apart from Rosie panicking, thinking the tent was on fire when Marek switched on the mist machine, the whole evening was a delight! Altogether the both of you did a super job. We'll engage you again at the next big event (maybe Rosie's 40th?) and we're happy to recommend you.
Malcolm Clark June 2011
Just dropping you a line to thank you and to let you know that our friends have not stopped talking about what a great evening it was. It was a blast! Thanks again for a great performance and evening.
Michael Anthony May 2011
Just wanted to say what a fabulous evening we had dancing to your music. All our guests had a wonderful time. Infact, one of our friends commented that at times you could actually forget you were listening to a live singer, as you sounded so like Frank Sinatra. A true professional, thank you Ian.
Annabelle Marsh
I write to thank you so very much for making our funraising evening on Saturday 22 November such a success. You act was wonderful and everyone was so impressed at how professional and realistic you were. We had no idea that you would have us all up and dancing and singing and you were so geneous with your time withn us; it felt like a private party and everyone was having so much fun. The committee have received so many thank you letters expressing how much they enjoyed your performance and I am sure as a result of the evening you will be receiving many more bookings. I look forward to seeing you again in your role as Frank Sinatra in the near future and maybe as Michael Buble or Matt Monro. Who Knows!
Suzanne Cullen
Well what can I say... You came, you saw and you conquered! This is to say a massive massive big "Thank You" for being a sensational part of our wedding day on Friday 26 August 2010. This is not just from Carole and myself but from everyone who witnessed your abundance of energy and your truly remarkable singing voice. We have over the last week had so many comments from so many of our guests praising your talent and asking where did we find you! We can truly say that you were an extra layer of icing on the cake!
Graham and Carole Warne
"Thanks for another fantastic night, you certainly put on a great performance. We all enjoyed it and you brought a lot of pleasure to a lot of people. Thank you also for the cd; so easy to listen to, infact I'm playing it now as I write this. Thanks!"
Chris Wood
"Ian, we had 60 guests on Saturday evening and everyone said what a great night it was, not just a guy who sings Sinatra songs but Sinatra for the evening. We had a number of people who had seen the great man perform live and all said that it was the best tribute that they had ever heard. Denise is a die hard Frank Sinatra fan and usually very critical, Ian you swept her away. Thanks to you the evening went from great to absolutely fantastic, not just a great singer but a good bloke also and we appreciate your comment that you enjoyed playing to our crowd; a couple of times you disappeared onto the dance floor, great to see so many of them dancing. Ian if you ever need anybody to give a potential client re-assurance just give them my number. Thanks again for a brilliant night."
Steve Caldecourt
"The moment I heard you sing, I knew even before I met my husband that you were the man I wanted to sing for me on my Wedding Day. Thank you Ian, and thank you Classic Sinatra."
Emma South
"Your performance was absolutely amazing – you made the evening from start to finish. As the owner of an event company you learn to tell a true entertainer straight away and you’re the best I’ve ever seen. You don’t just perform as Sinatra, you entertain the audience as Sinatra as well. Your rendition of That’s Amore – getting the whole room involved, is something I’ll never forget. I literally haven’t stopped talking about you to my clients, friends and family since I saw your show. It was genius. You are a one man event all on your own – what a performance!"
Adam Proto


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"What can I say but a big Thank You for a wonderful experience of Classic Sinatra. I had such a fabulous evening, I didn’t want it to end. All my friends and family just loved your music, singing and you. I felt very special, so thank you for that."
Jane Dale
"Everyone was absolutely blown away!! Wow. It was everything that we could have wished for, you were so professional and it felt very much like Frank(Sinatra) was there with us…You read the room so well and it was so much fun that everyone was up singing and dancing."
Simone & Paul


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"I started my restaurant 2 ½ years ago and in my mind I have always had a dream of how my restaurant should be and what a perfect night would feel like, tonight, with your Frank Sinatra Tribute you made that dream come true. Your professionalism was beyond approach, the audience loved you and it was an emotional experience for all of us. It was the best night we have ever had in the history of our restaurant. It is something I shall remember for the rest of my life."
Paul Skerritt
Antonias Restaurant
"The atmosphere you created was brilliant…you made our wedding so so fantastic, you are superb! All our guests said to us the next day ‘it was the best wedding they have ever been to’ and that was because of you' "
Marilyn & Trevor


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"Spectacular!...The Best Is Yet To Come… a real hum dinger of a show. Just close your eyes and you are in Vegas…Ian’s performance will whisk you back in time with his hiomage to the one and only Mr Frank Sinatra. His show is non stop Hit after Hit after Hit, my customers just can’t get enough and they are literally Rocking in the Aisles. Ian’s magical command of the stage is mesmerising, his voice…Perfect, his mannerisms & actions are uncanny. Ian involves everyone in the restaurant, making the show not only memorable but personal, he fills the room with joy and excitement, the guests are singing along with every word he utters…spell bounding!..He did it his way! A truly professional act from start to finish…can’t wait to get him back again!"
William Wallace
The Village Bar & Grill
"I would like to thank you for making Sarah and Martins day Perfect….Your voice was amazing, your interaction with the guests was just right, not one person moved while you was performing apart from the swaying, clapping and singing, you truly are a great performer and I will be recommending you to all that I talk to. Thank you so much for making a magical day perfect."
Alan Gerrard


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PPS Photographic  

"BRILLIANT, the feedback from everybody and I mean everybody, was how good they thought you were. Each and every person said ‘what a great night, the background dinner jazz and the food was good, the magician was very good, but the singer was absolutely brilliant’ – Very professional."
Ray & Maureen Brown
"It was a wonderfully warm evening, my arm around a beautiful girl, a beer in my hand and Mr Sinatra singing in the background, it was bliss. If I had died and gone to heaven I couldn’t have asked for more"
Young man aged 24(Guest at wedding)


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Sarel Jansen  

"Thank you for giving us such a great evening last month. I cannot tell you how many people keep telling me how much they enjoyed it. You created such a lovely atmosphere, involved the audience so well and made everyone so happy. I must tell you that my younger daughter has already booked you for her wedding! Never mind that she hasn’t found a husband yet!"
Susan Amey
"You provided us with such a superb and fantastic afternoon’s entertainment of the highest professional standard, for which we all extend a most sincere ‘Thank you!'"
Mr Harold Hill