talks to Neil Drover at The Neil
Drover Agency -
Entertainment Agent Neil Drover provides an impressive
list of entertainers, bands, wedding bands, ceilidh bands,
swing, jazz, tribute acts, musicians and more
and stars you can book with Neil include Jimmy Tarbuck, The
Four Poofs & a Piano, Gerry Marsden, Carol
Smillie, Dame Shirley Bassey,
Dionne Warwick and Dame Edna Everage
Can you please tell us a little about your background and
the background to The Neil Drover agency?
I started the agency in 1981 In Glasgow's West End. Before
that I was a guitarist, singer and band leader.
Digger: What are the main services you offer?
We supply entertainment, entertainers and organise events.
Digger: What are the best things about what you do?
It is a social business - great fun and I am my own boss.
Digger: What sort of feedback are you getting from clients?
We have built our business on repeat business and
have hotels and customers that we have dealt with since we
started in the early 80's.
Digger: What sort of an impact has The Internet had on your
Massive! 90% of enquiries even from existing customers come
through by email. All our customers access and choose acts
from our website.
Digger: What is your take on the celebrity culture?
It is sometimes unhealthy for Society and gives children in
particular the wrong impression of what it takes to be a
success. That said, we all get caught up in it and it is
good for business. But I do have reservations and I'm
constantly surprised that anybody that appears on TV seems
to be treated like a celebrity by the public.
Digger: Tribute bands are big business these days. Why do
you think they are so popular?
Tributes capture the very essence of the star they are
copying and is as close as most people will ever get to
their favourite star at a fraction of the cost. Abba,
Michael Jackson, Kylie, The Beatles Michael Buble, Rat Pack
and Marilyn Munroe to name just a few tributes are hugely
popular. Almost every star has a look-alike or tribute. Some
Tributes like the Bootleg Beatles and Bjorn Again fill
theatres and stadiums!
Digger: What are your future plans for The Neil Drover
To expand the business into more a UK-wide agency rather
than be confined to Scotland. This year through our web site
we have sent acts to locations all over Britain as well as
Beirut, Singapore and Africa.
Entertainment Agent Neil Drover represents an
impressive list of entertainers, bands, wedding bands,
ceilidh bands, swing, jazz, tribute acts, musicians
- BANDS FOR HIRE - Wedding Bands, Ceilidh Bands,
Swing and Jazz Bands, Pipers and Pipe Bands, Folk,
Country, Latin & Steel Bands, Tributes Acts
- ENTERTAINERS FOR HIRE - Singers and
Entertainers, Classical Musicians, Piano and Harp,
Discos and DJ's, Family Fun Days, Specialist
- SPEAKERS & CELEBRITIES - After Dinner
Speakers & Comedians, Presenters and TV
Personalities, Celebrity and Star Name Bookings.
We have an extensive list of speakers and
personalities and we will work with you to source
the very best speakers for your event all within
- EVENT PLANNING - Wedding Entertainment and
Services, Corporate Events and Party Planning,
Stage Lighting and Prop Hire
- PROMOTIONS & LAUNCHES - Hire Models for
Promotions, New Product Launches
Neil Drover started The Neil Drover Agency in the
early eighties opening his first office in Byres Road,
in the heart of Glasgow's West End.
In a very short time the agency was established as a
major player in the entertainments business and one of
the leading cabaret booking agencies in Scotland with
Neil managing and exclusively representing an
impressive list of top Scottish comedians and acts for
clubs, theatre, radio and television
Throughout the eighties Neil and his team booked and
promoted shows to theatres, hotels and clubs working
with popular Scottish TV and theatre stars of the time
including Rikki Fulton, Jack Milroy, Johnny Beattie,
Jimmy Logan, Hector Nicol, Peter Morrison, Andy
Cameron, Sydney Devine, Lena Martell and Allan Stewart
as well as international stars such as Barbara
Dickson, Randy Crawford, Gloria Gaynor, Elkie Brooks,
Shirley Bassey, Billy Jo Spears and Tony Christie.
The agency later expanded into the modelling and
promotions business with offices in Glasgow and Slough
and was well placed to supply models and promotions
people to leading international companies promoting
their brands through fashion shows, photo shoots,
product launches and promotions throughout the UK
Today we represent an impressive roster of
entertainers, bands, celebrities, after dinner
speakers and international stars for every type of
event from a small reception to an International Music
The Neil Drover Agency
Event House, 437 Crow Road,
Glasgow, Scotland, G11 7DZ
Tel: 0845 062 3377
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