The Best Tribute Agency In The UK
Wednesday July 5th marked the now annual National Tribute Music Awards, and 2017’s version of the evening was every bit as glamourous as previous years’ ceremonies were. Organised in conjunction with the Agents’ Association, Peller Agency (under our Peller Artistes name) were nominated in several categories, as were numerous of our represented acts.
Hosted at the wonderful Athena venue in the heart of Leicester, the night was opened by the brilliant Badness, our Madness and Ska tribute band, who set the bar very high for the other acts to follow and did a fantastic set that got the audience on their feet - and the show hadn’t even started properly yet!
During the night, there were performances from Kelly O’Brien as Dolly Parton, Little Mix tribute Little Fix, The Killerz, Paul Reason as Robbie Williams, The Prince Xperience, Take That showband Rule The World, Lady Gaga by Donna Marie, Totally Tina Turner and Drifters tribute Soul Kinda Wonderful, all available through Peller Agency and several of our other acts won awards but didn’t get a chance to perform - namely George Michael by Robert Taylor, Bee Gees tribute Stayin’ Alive, UB40 tribute Rats in the Kitchen, Kate Bush by Lorrie Brown, Adele tribute Natalie Black, Cher by Tania Alboni, Abba Revival, Oasish and the fantastic Elvis Presley tribute Mark Summers, who also won the award for Best Video Production.
All of the above won the title of official Number #1 tribute for their chosen artiste, but there were several other award categories. Peller Agency were nominated for Best Marketing and PR and the top award of Tribute Agent of the Year, which we proudly won.
Barry Peller accepted the award from the President of the Agents’ Association, Neil Tomlinson, and it seemed fitting to win this award after 40 years of serving the entertainment business and on the eve of our transformation into the Peller Agency brand.
The night was a huge success for all involved, raising money for two wonderful charities - Rainbow’s Children’s Hospice and Global’s Make Some Noise, and was a fantastic celebration of the tribute industry as a whole.