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George Formby Tribute/ Variety Act

Derek pays tribute to the great entertainer George Formby singing many of his popular songs and other singalong medleys playing ukulele banjo and includes some comedy.


A trained actor, Derek is also a musician,singer, entertainer and after dinner speaker
He has performed in musical theatre and variety shows many times, moving on to
produce and direct musical, variety shows and 40’s reviews raising money for charity.
Live musical theatre experience includes leading roles in “Guys &
Dolls”, “Carousel”, “The Merry Widow” and “Fiddler on the Roof”.

Derek pays tribute to the great entertainer George Formby singing many of his popular songs and other well-known singalong favourite medleys from the 20s-late 40s eras playing ukulele banjo in the unique George Formby style.
He enjoys engaging with his audience with some comedy encouraging them to sing along.
Clients can learn more about George Formby when they book the Life Talk which still includes George Formby songs and comedy.

Derek is always in demand as he is also a Winston Churchill Lookalike and Soundalike and will be appearing as Winston Churchill in feature film "Lawrence :After Arabia" scheduled for world premiere in September in Dorset .He has made several TV appearances in soaps
and dramas also has appeared as Winston Churchill in the recent BBC 2 drama "Summer of Rockets" BBC 1 drama "Hustle" and BBC 2 drama "Close to the Enemy”.
Derek He has performed as the great Wartime Prime Minister,at many venues associated with Winston Churchill including Blenheim Palace, Chartwell House, Bletchley Park, Battle of Britain Bunker (Uxbridge), Churchill War Rooms and many more.
As a SPEAKER Derek delivers a LIFE TALK on Winston Churchill with a twist as he
recreates the persona of Winston Churchill throughout the talk quoting
anecdotes and extracts from famous Churchill speeches in character.

Yet another part of Derek's portfolio is when he brings the great comic Tommy Cooper back to life with his interesting and amusing LIFE TALK which includes many Tommy Cooper – style jokes and Tommy Cooper-style magic tricks!

Key Facts

Will travel within Great Britain
Member of Equity
Public Liability Insurance Yes
Risk Assessment Yes
Equipment PAT Certified Yes
Power Required Yes
Price Guide From £200
VAT Registered
Set-up time required 1.5 ,hrs
Band Size Solo
Male Vocals Yes
Own PA Yes
Own Lighting No
Repertoire Description Mixed singalong medleys from 20s-40s era and popular George Formby songs playing ukulele banjo in unique George Formby style.
We offer 1 X 50 minute set

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George Formby Tribute/ Variety Act
    • George Formby Tribute


    Derek Herbert

    Mobile: 07802 805701/ 07947573369
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