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Booked Boogie Boots for a corporate event and they were fab! Got everyone up dancing, very friendly guys and would have no hesitation booking them again. quote

- Rachael Hopley

JP Morris - If you want to hear Motown music at it's imperioius best this is the guy to see, he is quite brilliant. quote

- Georgina (Hucknall Liberal Club)

Complete Madness were great. We've also seen the real Madness at Doncaster Racecourse and preferred you to them. quote

- Tracey Taylor

Gemma Frost - absolutely beautiful singing and a lovely person aswell. quote

- Lorraine Lloyd

I find Neil Tomlinson delivers nothing less than a prompt and first class service. He always 'steps up to the plate' which I have found invaluable. quote

- Simon Quarmby, Past President of the Agents’ Association of GB

Love Generation - Absolutely loved the sound. Fun, professional, competent and energising. quote

- Adele York

The Adrenaline Brothers are the best band I have ever worked with. quote

- Paul Simmons

The Soul Battalion - Brilliant band. Well worth a visit or three! quote

- Jane Fowkes

The Rhythm Junkies are the best live band I've seen. quote

- John Oakley

The 1980's - if you are looking for an 80's themed party band, look no further, you have found them. quote

- Johnny Tait, Showcase Productions

Funky Moon act in a long while. quote

- Craig Johnson (Bentinck Colliery Miners Welfare Social Club)

Travelling Hillbillies - great act, great sound, lots of fun! quote

- Christine Jolly

Just a quick note to say thank you for Johnie White. He's perfect for this place. Good mix, good patter, not too loud. He gets 5 stars in my book. quote

- Maurice Champeau (Crookes Social Club)

Popaganda were just amazing, the best band I have ever seen! quote

- Colin Newsome (RAF Coningsby)

Popaganda - Top job last night. Never lost anyone, sounded amazing, perfect level and everybody (even the old ones) loved it! Very nice people to deal with and a real credit to you. quote

- Monks Road WMC

Had Crash at our Christmas party. Anyone looking for a mind blowing, foot stomping, dance floor ripping, adrenaline pumping, charismatic party band need look no further. quote

- Janet Dewhurst

Sai were AMAZING! Hope they come back to Coastfields soon! They were fab. quote

- The Welsh Family

The Act Store provided entertainment at our Summer Ball, the service was impeccable, the quality of the band...outstanding quote

- Sgt Paul Rutherford

Brilliant hypnotist Grant Saunders...amazing show. quote

- Makis Leisure Complex

Mr Cool was a great success with all my guests & what a lovely job he did to keep so many on the dancefloor all evening. It was our sort of music presented in a very professional way. quote

- Neil Dodgson, President Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry

Everything was perfect, thank you. quote

- Paul Young (Private Party)

Popaganda were amazing, just my sort of music. Made my night. quote

- Paula Dickinson (Thornwick & Sea Farm Holiday Centre)

The Fourmost are one of the most authentic 60's bands currently on the circuit, from their Vox amps and Ludwig drums down to their Italian made slim fitted suits and Cuban heel boots. quote

- Sue Hornby

Maxed Out - I saw you recently and you were absolutely brilliant. Your vocals, harmonies and instrument playing were amazing. One of the best bands out there by far. quote

- Julie Mitchell

We used Neil on numerous occasions. Apart from providing great entertainment I found him great fun to work with as well as providing an excellent professional service. quote

- John Pearson, Community Worker at Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you that I am still getting praise and comments for booking GP Thompson and his extreme talent, my members absolutely loved him. quote

- April Middleton (Tinshill & Cookridge Club)

Freaky Blinders absolutely rocked the place. They were brilliant! quote

- Mark Porter, Viva Blackpool

Robert Craig is amazing, a true professional and a genuinely lovely man. quote

- Donna Browne

Neil does things the right way! He is honest, extremely professional in all aspects of his business and is a pleasure to work with. quote

- Paul Minney, Director at SMC Entertainment

John Will - one for our definite re-book list. quote

- Selby Bowling Club

Neil Tomlinson often implements clever creative ideas and offers advice from his extensive knowledge of all areas of the entertainment business. quote

- Jamie Mallender (Musician)

If you have never seen Lance Gold I strongly suggest you see him. A truly fantastic performer / artist, we absolutely love him! quote

- Nadia White (O Grady's Showbar)

G Men Soul Band - Thank you so much for a fantastic evening! All that everyone is talking about is how good you were. quote

- Leonide Interiors

Suzie & The Suits - one of the best bands I've seen in years. This lady is brilliant, what an amazing voice. This is what clubs need - something different. Absolutely loved every minute. quote

- Maltby Catholic Club

I needed guidance & help & the Act Store provided both in abundance. Nothing was too much trouble! quote

- Mark Mather (private party)

Soul Magic 5 - Wow what a band...they blew my mind. quote

- Oulton Hall Hotel

Neil always had a really creative approach to what he produces. I can recommend him very highly. quote

- Trevor Hamilton, Founder unique Entertainment / Consultant

PJ Carter was amazing, we will be booking him again. Professional, polite and most of all a great singer. quote

- Number 15, Doncaster

Neil is very highly regarded within the Entertainment industry. His diligence, professionalism and integrity make him the trusted 'go-to' provider of quality live bands and musicians. quote

- Carol Gunney PA at Gordon Kellett Entertainments

Proud To Be Part Of...

Welcome to The Act Store Ltd (in assoc with Wasis Management),  your online One Stop Entertainment Shop. Whatever your needs our experienced team are here to help. But PLEASE, we implore you DON’T BUY BLIND! There is no shopping basket on our site - we want you to call us, so that we can get you PRECISELY the right act & at EXACTLY the right price. Your event is everything to us, so we want to work with you to make sure that every element of your function is perfect.


With over 45 years experience in the entertainment industry we can help to create your perfect event. We have 4 watchwords, Value, Assortment, Service & Honesty. We are more than just an entertainment agency, we work with our artistes to ensure that your event is special to you – whether a small family gathering or a major product launch for a Multinational Company.

Neil Tomlinson

'The Act Store represents the interests of all of it's performers and is committed to ensure that the equal opportunities of all of it's acts from all backgrounds are promoted and recognised through diversity, equality and fairness.  We welcome the full inclusion of all performers through the process of casting and auditions through to performance either in live or recorded media.'

For all age ranges, the NTS competition heats will be held at Crookes Club Sheffield on October 24/31 & November 7/14/21/28. The same format will exist at all heats and contain the same rules and judging requirements.

Whilst the competition is open to everyone, the aim is to discover NEW, UNTRIED & UNTESTED artists that have yet to grace a stage but would like to do so professionally.

The winners of all heats will be awarded a place in the Grand Final at Crookes Club, Sheffield on Sunday December 19th, 2021.

Part One Registration and auditions

·        Due to the likely high demand to appear & spaces being limited all contestants wishing to take part on any of the NTS heats will be required to email a performance clip to Not all artists will make it through this initial phase but IF your submission is successful we will TRY to give you a slot on your preferred date but this cannot be guaranteed.

·        We are unable to feature hypnotists, any form of nudity, acts that involve the throwing or juggling of fire/knives/swords or the use of hazardous materials/devices. Contestants may perform any form of “talent” but within the guidelines of public decency.  If you are unsure, please approach a member of the Act Store Ltd for further clarification.

·        All contestants must bring along to the heat all props, music, backing tracks and elements involved in their performance. PA is provided by the Act Store in conjunction with P8 Audio hire.

·        Contestants are not permitted to “singalong” with the original track. Backing tracks or karaoke tracks must be used.  Where no tracks are available then the contestant will be allowed to perform with no backing music which will result in no direct alterations or gains to the judges marking. 

·        Contestant’s performances will be allocated on the day of performance dependant on the number of acts appearing & logistics on the day. Any performances exceeding their allotted time-slot will be stopped during their performance and judges marking will reflect.

·        3 independent judges shall be approached prior to the competition and if they are chosen as judges their immediate family or friends may not take part in the competition.  If 3 independent judges cannot be found, then the Act Store Ltd management will provide independent judges from their sources.

·        All contestants performing in the competition must be available when called to the stage by the entertainment team.


The judges will be advised to mark the contestants out of 10 points considering the following criteria: Presentation, Originality & Star Quality.

(The same judge’s categories will be used when marking in all competitions) The judge’s marks will be written down and physically recorded.

·        An independent adjudicator will be a member of the Act Store Ltd to ensure all scores are correct.


·        Judge’s Decision is Final.  Any competitors must accept the verdict of the judges and their individual marking and no appeal against that verdict may be made.

·        NTS is a group of competitions which is open to all diversities & all abilities. 

·        The competition is sponsored by The Act Store Ltd in kid conjunction with Crookes Club.

·        The Act Store Ltd has 3 golden tickets in total to put through a contestant if they have impressed them.

 ·        Prizes

·        1st Prize is: The title of “Northern Talent Search Champions 2022” with trophy, a contract with the Act Store Ltd, a photo session, a video recording, a free of charge slot at Showcase Productions (worth £240 held January 2022) to audition before all the UK major bookers, and a chance to support a headline act at the prestigious Club Tropicana, Chapel St Leonards.

·        Runners up: A contract with the Act Store Ltd, a certificate, a photo session, a free of charge slot at Showcase Productions (worth £240 held January 2022) to audition before all the UK major bookers.

·        I have read and understood the rules & regulations and wish to abide by these and enter as a contestant.

·        By applying to enter the competition & submitting my initial email performance I accept the rules of the competition.

·        By agreeing to these terms, I am contractually agreeing that photography/video can be used for all marketing purposes.
To make an application to take part email closing date for applications is Sept 30, 2021.
Application Part 1

Please answer the below questions & email them back to We’ll be in touch soon…

Your Name____________

Your age______________

Home address_________________________________________________________

Email address_________________________________________________________

Telephone Number(s)________________________________________________________

Name of act (if different to above)____________________________________

Description of act (eg: band, pop duo, dancer etc)________________________

Link to clip of act _________________________________________________________

Preferred appearance date___________________________________



All data received will remain private & confidential in accordance with GDPR legislation.

Please note that each member of the public attending will have to pay a £2 cover charge at the door including all friends & family of contestants.

Full copy of the rules of the competition can also be found on the act store home page