This one has certainly been a significant mile-stone for us; how did we land up being flown out by Walt Disney to the south of France? And who was the show for?
Earlier this year Disney hired us in London to put on an interactive team building show for their directors and managers from across Europe, Asia and Africa. It was an intimate setting in a very lovely restaurant/ hotel called High Road House in Chiswick. They told us that it could be a challenge engaging across such a diverse set of nationalities – we assured them that that is one of the things we are good at, engaging an audiences, and also audiences from around the global – music is a great common ground, you just need a few skills to facilitate people coming together around the music. Anyway, the results spoke from themselves, as the head of Disney distribution in Europe and team liked our show so much they first told us that they had previously hired one of our major (and more established) competitors, and felt our show was slicker, band tighter and presentation far more polished, they then pitched us to the top Disney boss in the US, which led to Cannes.
The show in Cannes was a big step up from the intimate London show. We went from about 50 guests to about 500, which is fine, we have done lots of show of this size BUT these guests comprised Disney’s top executives along with their top clients from around the world. We were representing Disney and we knew we had to do a great job.
It’s no mean feet to be flown out somewhere with full production provided. Our show is quite demanding, and we were certainly looked after – it would of costs a few pennies, and you know your show is of a very high level and offering a premium experience if a client invests at this level, to put you in front of their top clients, with all the required production and all flown to an overseas destination.
The show was a blinder and we have since done a wedding for one of the Disney execs and maybe one day, we’ll get invited to do another show.