It's a huge thumbs up from TAKE THAT's Artistic Director - Kim Gavin

"Amazing, amazing!" were just some of the words from Take That's very own Artistic Director - Kim Gavin to describe the performance of The Greatest Take That Tribute Band at one of their recent live shows!

It has long been known in the entertainment industry who tops the field in the world of tribute bands, but it is nice when acknowledgement of a groups ability comes from the very top! 
Kim Gavin has been the creative vision behind some of the most innovative & inspirational performances in the world of music and live events over the last 20 years.  So it's an accolade beyond belief for the man behind the Progress Tour, The Circus Tour, and the 2012 Olympics & Paralympics Closing Ceremony to describe The Greatest Take That Tribute amongst other things as "Amazing, amazing"! 
 
And this wasn't a flippant comment, or a one word misconstrued twitter tweet, or a band member who couldn't remember which tribute act he'd seen!  This was one of the UK's most prestigious Creative Directors & Choreographers & Take That's very own Artistic Director, present in the audience from start to finish.  Watching The Greatest Take That Tribute show and taking it upon himself to walk on stage at the end of their performance to request a microphone, before delivering an impromptu and humbling array of compliments as he addressed the audience for the sole purpose of telling them and the The Greatest exactly what he thought to them! 
 
"What a fantastic show!  I work with the boys (the real Take That) and I'm telling you this because it's blatantly obvious to me how hard these guys have worked and studied them..........amazing, amazing!"  When asked can we quote you on that Kim, the answer was an assertive "yes you can'"!
 
And he didn't stop there Kim also spoke to the members of The Greatest afterwards and had the following to say to The Greatest's Mark "I can't believe how much you sounded like him"!  And to The Greatest's Gary "Gary would be astounded by the way you mimic him, you've done some serious studying haven't you"!  And to The Greatest's Robbie "That was a very accurate immitation, well done!"
 
Matt Holbrook from The Greatest who plays Robbie Williams said "It really was quite  incredible"!. "We knew Kim was in the audience before we went on, but for him to get on stage and say what he did was a complete surprise to all of us, what a compliment"!
 
The show which took place on a summers night in June 2013, was an exclusive open air private party held near Hampton Court, Surrey for a small select number of guests.  All of whom enthusiastically participated in the 90's fancy dress theme, and with the emulated Take That dance routines which were so good Kim made a tongue in cheek joke how he should be asking for commission for seeing all of his choreography completely reproduced! 
 
Well that's why they're called The Greatest Take That Tribute! 
Thanks again Kim! 
 

Royal Caribbean welcome The Greatest Take That Tribute Band!

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They described, advertisted and introduced them on the ship as The Worlds No.1, Take That Tribute Band and 'The Greatest' didn't disappoint as they proved they really do Rule The World on Royal Caribbeans 'Grandeur of the Seas'!
 
The 74,000 ton luxury cruise liner, which recently had a $48 million refurbishment, took in Marseille, Corsica, Naples, Sicily, Malta and Palma de Mallorca in a 7 day tour of some of the Mediterraneans most exclusive locations during August 2012.
 
The Greatest Take That Tribute Show were flown over to pick up the ship in Naples to perform for just one night before departing 5 days later in Palma de Majorca and what a night it was!  Two shows, lighting galore, a live 6 piece band and an ecstatic audience culminated in a night to be remembered.
 
The live band set list included, Back For Good, Rule The World, The Greatest Day, and many other hits as The Greatest treated the Palladium Theatre audience to a
real Take That experience!
 

Will 'The Greatest' Take That Tribute Band be Back For Good with Royal Caribbean.............well we'll just have to wait and see, but on the strength of the response on the night, on board the ship the day after and from the quotes we've received since, I wouldn't be surprised!
 
Guest Quotes:
 
"Saw The Greatest on board Royal Caribbean cruise last week and they were fantastic, best act of the week they brought the house down. Would love to see them again very authentic!"
Trish

 

"My Wife, Daughter and myself went along to see "The Greatest" take that tribute band recently while aboard Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the seas and they were fantastic, so good in fact that we went along to the second performance as well! We have been on many cruise ships over the years and have seen many tribute bands on various ships and can honestly say that these guys are the best we've ever seen, so good in fact that we are driving down to Stoke on Trent this weekend to see them perform again".
Shaun

To see photo's of The Greatest Take That Tribute's trip on Royal Caribbeans 'Grandeur Of The Seas' in August 2012 visit the gallery here.

NB:  'The Greatest' Take That Tribute are NOT to be mistaken with a completely different tribute show to Take That which has performed on Royal Caribbeans Independence of the Seas with very mixed reviews.

NEWS - The Greatest "Brilliant" in Bahrain!

 
 
A sensational night was had by all in the searing heat in Bahrain as The Greatest Take That Tribute flew 4000 miles, courtesy of sponsors British Airways to perform at The British Club in Manama!
 
The show, which took place at the beginning of May 2012 was a special outdoor 'Take That' tribute night concert for members and guests held in the venues grounds.  The Greatest were chosen above all other Take That tribute acts to perform due to their uncanny & unrivalled soundalike ability and because of the inclusion of Matthew Holbrook (aka Millennium) as Robbie Williams within The Greatest's 2 hour show.  Matthew had previously performed in Bahrain in November 2009, which culminated in him jumping from the stage into the pool at the end of his show!  Funnily enough everyone remembered him!
 
"What a trip!  What a night!  What a show!"  Were the comments from the boys, but what they forgot to mention was the 'No need to Relight Your Fire' heat at 44°C heat (108F), which made for a very interesting sound check during the afternoon and a sweltering show at night!
 
Things are also hotting up for The Greatest internationally as corporate demand for the show is growing worldwide.  With Germany, Scotland, Wales and now Bahrain, plus with Italy, Spain, and Malta to come in August this year, The Greatest have confirmed themselves as the first truly 'International' corporate Take That Tribute Band!
 
The Greatest even caught the attention of
the Bahrain press with an article in the Gulf Daily News newspaper and due to the success of the show a rebooking is already in the pipeline.
 
Thanks once again to the official sponsors British Airways, and especially to The British Club for everything, we hope to see you all again very soon.
 
To see pictures of the whole trip in Bahrain see the Photo Gallery page

NEWS - Headlining at The Baking Industry Awards 2010

The Greatest Take That Tribute were honoured to provide the evenings headline entertainment for The Baking Industry Awards 2010.

The prestigious, sell out, event was held at The Park Lane Hilton, London, and the ceremony was hosted by non other than TV presenter and producer Esther Rantzen CBE.

There were over 800 key industry executives in attendance for what proved to be a sensational night.

Group Events Manager, Emma Hooper from organisers William Reed Business Media, summed up The Greatest Take That Tribute, “…they were simply amazing!  When we listened to their audio clips on the internet we questioned whether or not it was the real Take That, and hearing them live proved how great they were.  They were such nice people to work with and I’m sure we will be booking them again."

To see further photographs of the event visit the BIA 2010 website at www.bakeryawards.co.uk

NEWS - Supporting 'Scouting For Girls' at Camelot Corporate Event!

 Yes, the real ones!  The Greatest Take That Tribute were delighted to support Scouting For Girls at this recent major corporate event.

The grounds of Micklefield Hall near Rickmanworth, Hertfordshire was the venue that saw The Greatest support hit recording artistes Scouting For Girls during the evenings entertainment, as part of an all day event for lottery organisers Camelot! 

The  attending 1,500 guests were treated to some spectacular production & entertainment which culminated in the live on stage performances of The Greatest, and ultimately SFG.

Although a long day for The Greatest - with an 8.30am sound check! - it was worth it, especially for the boys to meet Roy, Greg & Pete from SFG.  
 
This show contributes to an ever growing list of celebrity & large event performances for The Greatest Take That Tribute, who are fast becoming known on the corporate circuit as THE Take That Tribute to book!
 
To see further images of this event click here. 
 
To book The Greatest Take That Tribute for your event please click here.

NEWS - ITV Loose Women's 10th Anniversary Party!

 
What a night, and what a show! 
 
The Greatest Take That Tribute were delighted to be requested to perform at the Loose Women 10th Anniversary Party, which was held at London's Cafe De Paris.
 
The whole evening was organised and hosted by Woman Magazine, which saw an exclusive guest list of 500 celebrities arrive to an eagerly awaiting paparrazi at the nightclubs entrance.  The Greatest performed a twenty minute show to the packed audience which included inviting all of the Loose Women Presenters onto the stage to sing 'Back For Good' together. 
 
Not only this but the whole evening was covered by This Morning TV's celebrity reporter Peter Andre (what a nice guy he was too) and his camera crew, which also featured The Greatest Take That Tribute performing.  The exclusive was aired on national television the following morning.  As was a mention of the guys performance by the Loose Women themselves on their own show (to see click here).
 
One week later Woman Magazine released their latest edition with a full feature on the whole evening and the boys.  The magazines website goodtoknow.co.uk also mentions their performance during their timed rundown of the evenings events...  '10.43 - A Take That cover band take to the stage and wow us all with the classic Stay Close To Me! It's just magic... Next on the playlist is Shine, followed by Said It All, it's just like the real thing. They played at Andrea McLean's wedding...'

Some of the Celebrity List included:  Bobby Davro ("...the best tribute band I've seen!"), Caprice, Barry Humphries, Lemar, Mel B, Peter Andre,Les Denis, Anthea Turner, Cheryl Baker, Craig Revel Horwood, Gloria Hunniford, John McCririck, Jeremy Kyle, Johnny Ball, Sir Jimmy Saville, Dame Kelly Holmes, Lionel Blair, Lorraine Chase, Michelle Gayle, Linda Robson, Maureen Lipman, Nicholas Parsons, Piers Morgan, Sinitta, Tony Robinson, Christine and Neil Hamilton, Antony Costa, The Nolans, Donald MacIntyre, Liz McClarnon, Dancers from Strictly Come Dancing, and various Actors & Actresses from:  Eastenders, The Bill, Coronation St, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Holby City, Hotel Babylon, and Only Fools And Horses. 
 
To see a full list of the Celebrity List and photo's from the night please click here or go to the Photo Gallery page
To hear the boys own view on the night check out their blog - ITV's Loose Women 10th Anniversary Party.
 
To see a video of the whole evening please click here

NEWS - NHS Get The Greatest Treatment!


 
There have been some fantastic bookings recently, which have included amongst others: a 6,000 strong crowd at the Splash FM outdoor Festival; ITV Presenter Andrea McLean's Wedding; 2000 screaming Girls Guides at their 100th Anniversary, and a tantalising NHS Conference in Take That's very own Manchester (photo above).
 
The latter of which was held at the Manchester Central Convention Centre and featured the tallest stage set gantry the group have performed on yet!  The packed audience -who were ready to party with The Greatest from the word go - totalled 1500 and their response was phenominal '...Thankyou for making our NHS work do a brilliant night last night!!!!! You guys are excellent.' 
 
 
The event company who organised the whole conference and evening were equally impressed when they contacted our agents after the weekend, 'Hi, Just a quick note to say thank you for organising the Greatest Take That on Saturday - they were FANTASTIC!!  We've had loads of great feedback and would definitely use them again.  Not only that, the boys were a delight to work with which made my life so much easier on the night, so please do pass on my thanks to them all!
 
To see more pictures of the NHS conference please visit the Gallery page or click here, and to hear a little more of the event from the boys themselves take a look at their blog - Vertigo for the NHS!

NEWS - Fans live footage shows The Greatest - stealing the show!

There were tribute bands to Kings Of Leon, Oasis, Stone Roses and Girls Aloud, at The Sounds Festival 2009 at Galashiels but you've guessed it, it was none other than The Greatest Take That Tribute who in the words of the fans and even the promoter, 'stole the show!' 

Here are some of the comments left by fans:

'...Awesome'

'...best of the whole Festival'     

'...absolutely blown away by the whole show'      

'...you were brilliant'     

'...that Mark Owen soundalike spooked me out'      

'...best band there by far'

'...Went to see Take That at their Sunderland gig and thought nothing would compare to that but I was really impressed by you' 

And what exactly did the promoter say?

'Awesome, you stole the show!'  -  Steve Cass, Event Promoter

Two of the fans at the outdoor event that took place on Saturday 27th June at the Gala Fairydew FC ground have even posted two video's on You Tube of The Greatest on the night performing 'Rule The World' and 'Shine'.  Although the quality isn't too brilliant we thought you may enjoy them (please see above and below).

NB: If you've taken a video or photographs of The Greatest performing live at any of their shows please let us know.  You never know we may even post them on this site!

NEWS - The Greatest perform on BBC Radio

Tuesday 19th May was Take That Day at the BBC and it was non other than The Greatest that were requested into the studio’s of both BBC Radio West Midlands and BBC Radio Nottingham to talk through the launch of their tour and what distinguishes them from all the other Take That Tribute bands out there.

BBC Radio WM was the first to interview the boys which was broadcast live in two parts between 10am and 12 midday.  This included live and off the cuff acapella renditions of ‘Why Can’t I Wake Up With You’, and ‘Everything Changes’. 

During the interval the boys took a chance to sample some Latte’s in the BBC’s coffee shop where Lee (aka Gary) met the cardboard cut out of the show’s presenter Joanne Malin and Matt (aka Howard) couldn't get off the phone - as usual! 

It was then a trip back up the M42 to BBC Radio Nottingham and the John Holmes show.  This also included an acapella version of ‘Why Can’t I Wake Up With You’ and a strange but true realisation for the shows presenter that one of The Greatest is distantly related to him!  To find out which one you'll have to listen to the clip!

To hear both interviews click here

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