Pepperpot is an agency that has been booking bands since 1995. From one night venues all over the UK to corporate clients across Europe, not to mention the countless cruise liners around the world.
Chris Lees heads the company and has toured the world several times with his own band. After seven world cruises working aboard Cunard’s iconic QE2, Chris formed this agency and immediately started booking bands on the aforementioned world famous liner!
Since then the agency has been supplying bands, duo’s and pianists to many of the world’s major cruise lines; including Carnival UK, Celebrity and Holland America Cruises.
Pepperpot also books artists and bands into some of the world’s premier hotels such as Inter-Continental Berlin. And we are proud to say that we have been supplying artists to Center Parcs holiday villages every year for the past twenty years!
Pepperpot is also proud to have introduced successful artists to the music industry such as Alexa Goddard and Greg Cusick.
Our latest ventures include expanding into new business markets in Asia, working with clients in South Korea and China.
The world is our oyster, and we’re sprinkling it with some hot pepper from our melting pot of high-end talent here at Pepperpot.
Whilst judging a talent contest in 2004 Chris discovered a raw talent in the form of a fifteen-year-old girl with a huge voice. That was Alexa Goddard
Chris immediately signed her to Pepperpot and also became her first manager. He put her through vocal coaching and booked her in for recording sessions in some of the top recording studios in Europe.
At the start of 2007 Pepperpot launched a MySpace page for Alexa to promote her musical talents. Within three weeks it had gained the attention of American prog-rock behemoths The Trans Siberian Orchestra. They invited her over to New York, all expenses paid, for an audition. They were so impressed that within a week they had offered her a contract. That winter she embarked on a 55 date, 47 city tour of the United States and Canada. This was followed by a further two consecutive annual winter tours and an appearance as lead vocalist on a track called “Child Of The Night” on the bands’ 2009 album “Nightcastle”
In 2008 she sang “Speechless” the backing track for a TV advert which was shown across Northern Europe
That same year she also performed to an audience of 120,000 football fans in front of the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin during the Euro 2008 cup finals.
Sadly, at the end of 2009, Alexa left Pepperpot. In March 2010, Alexa created her own YouTube channel with the username “AlexaMusicTV”. She uploaded to this channel various videos of her own covers of R&B hits. The biggest-selling of these was her version of “Turn My Swag On”, which charted at Number 20 on the UK Singles Chart and Number One on the UK Indie Chart. Her channel rapidly became one of the most subscribed music channels in British YouTube history. This garnered the interest of Jay-Z’s record label ‘Roc Nation’ who promptly signed her up to a five-year, five-album record deal.
And it all started from being talent spotted by Chris Lees at a club in Sussex, England.
Fresh LIVE entertainment will always be in demand
We have found a resurgence in the need for live music with our clients, booking less DJ’s and going back to the roots of having live music to lift people’s emotions with their talents and energy!
Live music, can’t be beaten! So book one of our bands. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
If you run a professional band and are looking for prestigious gigs; Contact us so that we can see if you are suitable for our clients!