Soul and Motown tribute artiste (Ritchie Penrose) has worked with many celebrities and top name attractions over the years including: Bradley Walsh, Joe Pasquale, Barbara Dixon, Jimmy James, Billy Pearce. The Ivy League, Ray Lewis and The New Drifters. He is recognized as one of the UK’s very best Soul and Motown performers. He is a naturally gifted singer with an enviable vocal range and formidable stage presence. Ritchie is always impeccably dressed and very professional. He is great at reading an audience and is well liked both on and off stage.
The show covers material from the likes of The Four Tops, The Drifters, Lionel Richie, George Benson, Luther Van Dross, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Shalamar and many more.
Clients Include: The North Pier (Blackpool), Haven Holiday Parks, Jarvis Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Marriott Hotels, The Parc Resorts, etc
If you like Soul and Motown then you should definitely consider booking Ritchie Penrose. His reputation and experience in this field is legendary, read these reviews and see for yourself.
“Ritchie, without doubt, is a very talented entertainer, he has performed at the Beaufort on a number of occasions over the last few years and his shows are top class. He attracts people of all ages who enjoy this most acclaimed vocalist” – Greg Gottig (Managing Director, Beaufort Hotel)
“Many thanks for Saturday night, it was a great success. As usual, a polished performance from the Soul man, Ritchie himself” – Chris Slater (Social Chairman Stanton on the Wolds Golf Club)
“Just like to say how glad we were that you sang at our wedding. You really made it a day to remember. All our guests are still talking about you being a real pro and loved the song you sang for me and Jonathan. Thank you for making it so special” – (Chantelle and Jonathan)
“Thanks so much for making it to Manchester in the snow on Saturday, it could have easily gone wrong with the weather and everything but you did a great job and really made it a moment to remember for us. I hope you both have a good Christmas. All the best” – (Graham and Becky)
“Just a brief note to thank you for your performance last Saturday evening at The Venue. It was absolutely brilliant. From the minute you entered the room singing, the dance floor was buzzing and it could have gone on all night for me, it was excellent. We have had lots of great feedback and will definitely be re-booking you for another appearance. Hope you enjoyed the evening as much as myself and all our customers. Thanks again” (Adrian Moore, The Venue at Bowers Mill, Halifax)
“Once again, we had the pleasure of working at The Venue Halifax on a night when Ritchie Penrose, an amazing soul singer was performing. The venue serve a fantastic meal in a large room with great ambience and the space allows the singer to move around the audience, singing personally to some of the guests (can be specially arranged if anyone has a birthday or anniversary). I don’t think I have ever met a more talented, likeable and downright nice guy”
“On behalf of all the patients, staff and volunteers at Kirkwood Hospice, I would like to say a huge thank you Ritchie for the fabulous musical entertainment that you provided at our 20th Anniversary ball. You were undoubtedly the star of the show and no one wanted you to leave the stage” – Jane Dutton (Events Fundraiser, Kirkwood Hospice)
“Well, what can I say – FANTASTIC, FANTASTIC, FANTASTIC! What a fantastic event it was, mainly because of Ritchie. He was absolutely amazing and had everyone on the dance floor within minutes. Barbara was a delight from booking stage through to the night itself – a fabulous couple. I had 130 guests and my target was £6,500. I raised £9,000 for St. Gemma’s Hospice. I am absolutely thrilled and this takes my total to date to almost £40,000. Ritchie certainly made the event such a very special occasion. Everyone is talking about him. You made it so easy for me in the period leading up to the event. You are such professionals and I am very grateful to you both. If anyone is ever in any doubt about whether to book you for an event just give them my number. With grateful thanks and kind regards to you both” – Karen Brown
“Our first Valentines Dinner was an outstanding success. I would like to thank Ritchie for making our evening so enjoyable. Ritchie was amazing, everyone thought he was wonderful. He made the evening very special and romantic for all of us. He seems to know the words to every song ever made. He really is a very talented and mesmerizing man. He had the audience in the palm of his hand. We will definitely be repeating this again next year. Thanks for all your support once again” – Sharon Rickersey (Operations Manager, Mansfield Town Football Club)