Recommended Entertainer List

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York City Cruise (King's Staith Landing)

York City Cruise (Lendal Bridge Landing)

Combined Cruise & Dungeon Ticket (King's Staith Landing)

Please see below a list of entertainers that we recommend for you to consider as an entertainment option for your private charter.

Please note that City Cruises have suggested these entertainers independently and do not receive commission or other financial remuneration. A charge of £25.00 will be levied if you have any of the following entertainers on your boat to cover our costs, including Performing Rights Society licence fees (excluding White Rose Productions Fun Casino).







White Rose Productions

Fun Casino

City Cruises York


01904 628324

Fun Casino Tables with croupiers

Roulette, Wheel of Fortune, Poker and Black Jack


Pen Portraits


David Moss

01457 855753


Great fun for guests all ages at Weddings, Office parties, Corporate events

Scandalous Affairs

Murder Mystery

Liz Somers

01347 823270

Murder Mystery tailored to every occasion – from parties to team building.

Castle Magical Services


Michael Shepherd

01904 709500

Amazing close-up magical entertainment ‘At the table’ for Corporate Functions & Special Events

George Kontrgris

0113 2525814


07733 260578

Live Bazouki player


Ray Allen

07977 811084

Professional caricatures, perfect souveniers for any occasion.


Tom Crosby

07791 306976

Experienced close up magic to liven up any event.

Butlers in the Buff

01275 395336

Hosts that provide a high level of service for all occasions. They can even wear only a bow tie, collar, cuff and trousers.

Please note they cannot wear revealing aprons.

Cheeky Butlers

Helen Lacey

01455 448685

Hosts provide a high level of service for all occasions.

They can even wear only a bow tie, collar, cuff and trousers.

Please note they cannot wear revealing aprons.

If you decide to book and pay for a band that is not on this list, we suggest you agree with them the standards detailed below, to ensure you know what to expect on the night.

We recommend you liaise with City Cruises York before booking any band for your cruise.

We need to check the following:-

  • The boat you have booked is large/flexible enough to meet your requirements
  • That your band know what facilities are available on your boat (e.g. space and electrical facilities).


The following standards have been formalised, and are expected of all musicians working on City Cruises York vessels.

  • All musicians must be set up and ready to play 15 minutes before the boat is scheduled to sail. The boat will be at the quayside 45 minutes prior to this, to enable the band to set-up.

  • The agent or lead musician contact with whom the booking is made will ensure that all musicians know the correct boarding point and ‘ready to play by’ time.

  • Inclusive prices will be quoted to any customer, with no additional charges levied unless the cruise duration changes, and then only by prior agreement with the customer.

  • A correct VAT invoice will be raised when requested by the customer.

  • Musicians must be dressed appropriately, details of which will be supplied at the time of booking.

  • Musicians being paid to play, will not partake of the customers’ food on board, even at the invitation of the customers (The same applies to all other City Cruises York staff onboard).

  • Band members are welcome to have 1 soft drink each during the cruise, with the compliments of City Cruises York. All other drinks must be paid for.

  • Musicians will not take more than a 10 minute break following every 30 minutes playing, unless specifically requested otherwise, during the cruise. When the band takes a break, background music will be played.

  • Only background music will be played when the boat is moored prior to the commencement of the cruise.

  • When returning to the quayside at the end of a charter, all musicians must stop playing before the boat reaches the landing.

  • As part of our strict licensing conditions from York City Council. We need to consider the York residents. Therefore all music except background will cease at 9PM when the boat is sailing between Lendal & Skeldergate bridges in the City Centre.