Live Event Host | MC | Auctioneer | After Dinner Speaker | Voiceover Artist | Presenter
Hello, I’m Jack and for 15 years I hosted the Heart FM ( nee Southern FM ) breakfast show. You might know me better as ‘Jack the Lad’.
After deciding that 4am alarm calls were no longer for me I am now focusing on my live event hosting work and when I say live event believe me when I say that no event is too big or too small for me to help you with.
Be it a Corporate Business Networking event, Charity Fundraiser, Christmas or Summer Ball, live Auction or maybe even a Quiz for a team building event there really isn’t any live event I won’t take on.
During my years as a radio presenter, I have hosted events in some of the South's biggest and most prestigious venues and for some equally prestigious clients, Brighton & Hove Albion FC, the Sussex Lawn Tennis Association & 888.com to name a few.
I believe that no two events or two rooms are ever the same. My experience has taught me the valuable lesson that the key to a successful event is understanding what your client wants from their event and understanding the best way to engage the room you are hosting. Some clients want a more comedic feel, some want more engagement with the audience and some, charity events in particular, want a more sensitive and heartfelt feeling at their event.
Whatever you are after from your host, I am more than confident I can deliver you just the kind of feeling you are looking for for your event.
Don’t just take my word for it though. Please do have a read through my testimonials and you can read what previous clients of mine have to say. Be sure also to have a look around the rest of my site as there are many packages I can offer you including DJ and live music packages as well as being able to organise the filming and editing of the event. I really can be the one stop shop for all your needs.
Do feel free to use the contact form to get in touch with any questions or for a quote for your event and I will get back to you just as soon as I can and once again I thank you for stopping by.
Have a great day,
Jack to take care of all hosting duties including interviews, announcements, auction duties, raffles for your evening. Jack is always also on hand during the build-up to the event to offer help and advice on the running of the evening . . .
As per previous package however Jack can also arrange to have your entire event professionally filmed and edited. This service is provided by Jack’s former video content producer at Heart Sussex Chris Bailey. Chris has a wealth of experience and during his time working with Jack was responsible for the filming and editing of all the Heart Sussex breakfast shows video content (see his Mary Poppins video below!)…
Chris prides himself on producing corporate / event videos of the highest level as you will see from his website
As per previous packages however Jack can also provide a DJ to guarantee the party flows and the dance floor is full for the duration of the night. Jack’s DJ is his former Breakfast show producer at Heart Sussex Brian Noon.
Brian has a wealth of experience DJ’ing at corporate events, weddings, Fundraising gala’s and huge outdoor concerts all over the country including acting as the warm-up DJ for both Little Mix and Olly Murs when they played sell-out shows at the Sussex county cricket ground in Hove. Brian has a huge back catalogue of music that he is happy to tailor to the kind of musical feel you are looking for . . .
As per previous packages however Jack can also offer you the option of added live music thanks to his band The Jukebox Live. Jack and his former Heart breakfast presenter Tom Evans launched The Jukebox Live band in 2015 and have since gone on to play at some of the South’s most prestigious venues including the Ashdown Park Hotel and The Hilton Brighton Metropole to name just two.
Priding themselves on being able to keep a dancefloor full all night The Jukebox Live believe that the live energy a band bring can really make a huge difference to the atmosphere at any event. Playing hits from the 50’s right through to today including the likes of The Beatles, Queen, Bryan Adams, ABBA, Lionel Ritchie, Pharrell Williams, Adele and many many more The Jukebox Live guarantee playing only the classics that everyone loves . . .
All of the events packages can be tailored to your needs. For example, if you would just like Jack and his DJ that is fine, Jack plus filming plus band is also fine. Any of the packages you find here can and will be tailored to YOUR needs for YOUR event . . .
I've had the pleasure of working with many prestigious clients. Here are just a few.
His engagement with the audience and personality throughout demonstrates that nobody could host the event like Jack… read more > “Brighton Run2Music”
Have a Heart Charity
His enthusiasm, drive and dedication is an inspiration to everyone who he comes in to contact with… read more > “Have a Heart Charity”
Brighton & Hove Albion
Jack is a total professional. He is great at engaging with a room full of people and always a lot of fun… read more > “Brighton & Hove Albion”
Dressage at Hickstead
He was brilliant and really set the mood during the whole evening. I will definitely invite him again in 2020!… read more > “Dressage at Hickstead”
You Raise Me Up Charity
His humorous and quick-witted approach was a main contributor to the overall success of the evening… This guy is good!!!… read more > “You Raise Me Up Charity”
It was definitely our best ceremony to date and I wouldn’t hesitate in asking Jack back or recommending him for any corporate events… read more > “MET Achievers”
His professional delivery, comic timing and solid banter kept the ceremony moving and the smiles on everyone’s faces… read more > “Sussex LTA”
He made the event run seamlessly, generated over £15k for the auction and made everyone feel welcome… read more > “Hardings Catering”
We must say he is fantastic as an MC and auctioneer and always makes a real difference to the amount raised on the evening… read more > “Fundraising Auctions”
Wickwoods Country Club
He injected exactly the right level of humour and banter which the members loved… read more > “Wickwoods Country Club”
Dark Star Brewing Co
Jack the Lad & The Jukebox Live were fantastic at our annual charity festival “Hopfest”… read more > “Dark Star Brewing Co”
Hove Rugby Club
His interaction with the audience always ensure that our guests leave with huge smiles on their faces… read more > “Hove Rugby Club”
Wickwoods Country Club
A massive thank you to the brilliant Jack the Lad… read more > “Wickwoods Country Club”
National Newspaper and Magazine Awards
The night was a tremendous success and I’m still receiving remarks on how good both the evening and entertainment was weeks later…
read more > “National Newspaper and Magazine Awards”
Macmillan Cancer Support
Absolutely amazing!! Jack the Lad & The Jukebox Live played for us at a Macmillan charity event… read more > “Macmillan Cancer Support”
Worthing Golf Club
I would be very happy to recommend him as a speaker for similar functions, and hope to have you back to the club in the future… read more > “Worthing Golf Club”
From the moment Jack and his band started playing, people were dancing and they remained there all night!… read more > “OSV Limited”
We definitely made the right decision to hire Jack and felt he helped us to reach a higher total for our chosen charity… read more > “Charity Ball”
They played nothing but classics for 2 hours and kept the dance floor full the entire time… read more > “Private Event”