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Richard Judge

Agent & Booker

Richards passion for booking quality entertainment is born out of many years of working as a musician in the many pubs, clubs and holiday parks that the South East of England has to offer. His first paying gig was in 1986 and he continues to perform this very day in various acts but is most at home on stage when he is wearing one of the costumes from his extensive  wardrobe and singing the hits of yester-year in tribute act Back To The 80’s.

To make the jump from performer to agent was something that had always interested Richard, but there was only one agency that he had aspirations to work with. So, in 2014 when Lewis and Andy offered Richard the chance to join the Actz sales team, he didn’t need to be asked twice!

Since then, he has relished the challenge of giving his clients the best possible service.

His hands on knowledge of the venues and the acts gives him a unique insight to the entertainment world and is an invaluable asset to any client looking to book an act.

“We have been using Actz for our regular weekend entertainment for the past four years. As a business, we have had a drastic turn-around in this time, and we needed entertainment which reflected our newly refurbished surroundings and rapidly expanding range of clientele. Richard and his team knew exactly what we were looking for, and the calibre of entertainment they have provided us with is exceptional. From solo singers, to fully costumed tribute acts, Richard works hard behind the scenes to deliver a programme of entertainment which is varied, professional and has ultimately helped us make our venue the place to be on a Saturday evening! The personal level of service which Richard provides is just what we needed, meeting on a regular basis to discuss our needs, and how we can remain dynamic and versatile, suiting members and guests of all ages. We cannot thank Richard and the team at Actz enough for all they have done and continue to do for us.” – Dan Speakman, Pelly House Club

Meet the Team

Lewis Simmons

Lewis Simmons

Managing Director and Founder

Lewis started as a male vocalist , gigging in and around Essex and still takes on the occasional booking now, but his passion has always been sales based, with this in mind Lewis started Actz... read more

Andy Cowan

Andy Cowan

UK Sales Director

I am proud to have been a director and shareholder of Actz Entertainment Agency now for nearly 8 years. I am passionate about every aspect  of the entertainment industry... read more

Tom Fowler

Tom Fowler

Sales Manager

I started my career in the entertainments industry back in 1998 at Pontin’s as a Bluecoat and since then have been involved in an array of different entertainment projects... read more

Richard Judge

Richard Judge

Agent/Booker

Richards passion for booking quality entertainment is born out of many years of working as a musician in the many pubs, clubs and holiday parks that the South East of England has to offer. His first paying gig was in.. Read More

Nicole Simmons

Nicole Simmons

Admin Assistant

I have been working as part of the Actz Entertainment team since 2015 Supporting the Agent/Bookers and Creative team and assisting them with all Admin jobs.

My role includes sourcing availabilities, adding bookings to the system and sourcing staff on behalf of the sales team.

Nicola Simmons

Nicola Simmons

Artist Support Liason

I have been working with Actz Entertainment Agency since my son started the business in 2007. Working closely with the sales team, my role isn't only to support them but also to support the acts with book on a regular basis. My principle role within the business is to carry out the "artist ring-round" whereby I check all the artists off for the weeks forthcoming bookings.

Claire O'Dwyer

Claire O'Dwyer

Show Production & Management / Artist Management / Private Sector

I started out as a singer / dancer working in Europe for six years, following training at CPA in Romford, Essex & The BRIT school in Croydon, London. During my time abroad I gained my first position as a show coordinator, I had a great time putting together some large scale productions. I have so far produced five shows for Actz entertainment agency, all of which work regularly on the UK cabaret, casino, (intl) cruise market and holiday park circuits. I manage the bookings & diaries of a select few of our busiest artists and I also control any private sector enquiries and bookings. A busy bee buzzing away!

Alex Moore

Alex Moore

Website, SEO, Marketing & Video

My day to day jobs include running the Agency Website, Marketing and SEO. I work alongside the sales agents too and assist with other administrative tasks too. I'm a Videographer by trade too so also deal with video work within the company too. I submit the artists profiles here on the Actz Entertainment website and deal with most technical requests. Away from my daily tasks I also do graphic design too.

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