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Award Winning West End and International solo artist. As seen on TV, Benjamin Lake has worked globally for 25 years.

Benjamin Lake studied ‘Voice’ at Trinity College of Music in London. His successes led him to being offered a scholarship enabling a second year of study. There under his singing teacher - John Noble, he worked on his craft. It was at Trinity, that he made his opera debut in the world staged premier of Goldschmidt’s ‘Beatrice Cenci’. As the ‘lead tenor’ role of Orsino, he received much critical acclaim in the national press. His success continued with his second Opera, Poulenc’s - ‘Dialogue of the Carmelites’. After leaving college in 1999, he won a place on the ITV prime time show ‘Michael Barrymore’s ‘My Kind of Music’. He performed ‘Vesti La Giubba’ (On With the Motley), from Pagliacci. This was the big break he was looking for. He was spotted by the producer of the international dance show ‘Spirit of the Dance’ and was immediately whisked off to Reno, Nevada to open a new show - ‘One World’. There he became a featured solo artist and it was not long before the phone began to ring. During a 3 year engagement with ‘Spirit and One World’, Benjamin opened huge events in American and European arenas and stadiums. He Opened the ’Rugby World Cup’ at Twickenham with the National Anthem and Jerusalem with a huge firework display backdrop. Then singing ‘Nessun Dorma’ closed the Bravo China 2000 celebrations at The Millennium Dome accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He also managed to record his debut solo album - The Voice. This album sold many thousands of copies all over the world and continues to be a housewives favourite. On returning to England, Benjamin found himself a new agent and began auditioning. It was not long before he was offered the role of the serial adulterer - Dwight, in the new show ‘Jerry Springer - The Opera’ due to be performed at Edinburgh Festival. It was a huge success and soon transferred to the National Theatre. Due to his portrayal of Dwight - the writers gave Ben the ultimate accolade by giving him the additional role of ‘God’ and the wonderful ballad - ‘It Ain’t Easy Being Me’. Although very controversial, Jerry Springer - The Opera won every award going including Olivier’s and Critic’s Choice. Ben won ‘Best West End Newcomer of the Year’ for his work on the show. Later he toured with the show around Britain, To this day he remains as the cast member who performed the most performances of the show! Benjamin was also seen in BBC2’s Award Winning ‘Kombat Opera Presents’ series playing many varied roles in each of the 5 episodes. Ben recently completed a year’s run playing ‘Piangi’ in the West End Production of ‘Phantom of The Opera’. This was a dream come true! He also works regularly for Thomsons Travel,The Singing Telegram, The 12 Tenors, The 3 Waiters and Hypnotwist.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Jazz, Cabaret, Swing, Light music, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, Disco, Motown, Karaoke, Tribute
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Actor, Musical comedy, Singing teaching
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Song list

Nessun Dorma
O sole mio
E Lucevan Le Stelle
Time to say goodbye
You Raise Me Up
La Donna E Mobile
My Way
You’ll never walk alone
Cinema Paradiso
Nella Fantasia
Danny boy
Caruso
Hallelujah
Music of the night
Somewhere
Memory
Phantom of the Opera
Bring him home
All musicals
Popular operatic pieces
Classical pop
Mario Lanza
Elvis
Tom Jones
Michael buble
Frank sinatra
Rat pack
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.”

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes we can supply a full dJ package with lights and sound or we can have some background music played via an iPod. Whatever suits your budget.

How much time do you need to set up?

At least an hour before guests come into the room for equipment and sound checks. 90 mins is preferable so there’s no rush.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. ”

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes and everything is insured and pat tested.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love my performance and energy. Big notes and lots of passion. Also I think my character comes through and I try not to make it to ‘stuffy’

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

O2 Twickenham Rugby Club Royal Festival Hall West End Las Vegas Reno and lots of arenas.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Pavarotti Elvis Tom Jones Shirley bassey

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Millennium dome backed by the royal philharmonic orchestra singing Nessun Dorma and Granada Twickenham Rugby, 75000 audience performing land of hope and glory with a firework finale.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£200
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
Available services
Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£100
DJ set
+£250

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Shane V, 3 months ago

Hi Ben, Im writing to thank you profusely for an AMAZING performance at our wedding, one word sums it up, WOW! You were great and everyone loved it, on behalf of my guests Pagen and I we would like to say a HUGE THANKS!

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Wendy K, 6 months ago

Thank you for the Christmas party you did last year. It was a great success just like the year before that.

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