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Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

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I provide entertainment for those youngsters of a certain age...music and laughter and that sort of thing!!

I specialise in 50s, 60s and 70s music but can also sing the Great American Songbook by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Matt Monro and MIchael Buble.

2 hires on Bark
2 hour response time

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24 May 2022

Every time Ian comes to our care home it’s always a fantastic afternoon concert, the residents really enjoyed themselves. Ian is a great entertainer who involves all the audience. He makes the concerts fun and meaningful for the residents. Looking forward to booking him again. More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks for that lovely review, Nick...it's very much appreciated!

21 May 2022

Fab day with Ian today as always brilliant entertainment fun filled time x

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Michelle, much sppreciated…see you next month! 😉

21 May 2022

Amazing singing & fabulous entertainment this afternoon.
Looking forward to your next visit!

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Hi Suzanne...many thanks and I'll see you again next month!

21 May 2022

Ian is an absolute joy to have around, the Residents love him. He never fails to deliver a thoroughly entertaining, enjoyable session, he always has us dancing, singing and laughing, what a tonic.

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Amanda, that's very much appreciated...if I'm a tonic then you're the gin! :-)

18 May 2022

Ian was amazing at our home today he had all our residents laughing and singing. Very highly recommended he even taught us a new dance. Amazing.

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Lynda, it’s always a great afternoon with your gang!

15 May 2022

Ian is such a nice guy. He sings at the care home where my dad is and very kindly incudes any song requests we have, it really cheers my dad up. I can’t praise him enough, just wish he could be there every week!😁 More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Hi Steph, and thanks for your lovely words…I wish I could be there every week too!!

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13 May 2022

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Fabulous afternoon, great performance from Ian, everyone really enjoyed it :) So much so , we have booked Ian again for August :)

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Annette, it was lovely to meet you!

12 May 2022

Absolutely fantastic entertainer.
I’ve seen Ian many times now and think he’s marvellous.
Luv im

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thank you so much for your lovely words, they're very much appreciated x

10 May 2022

We always look forward to Ian visiting monthly at Stoneswood! He gets our residents dancing and singing which is always a lovely sight to see. His humour has the staff laughing and his friendly approach is always welcome! Nothing is ever too much trouble and he will tailor and cater his set accordingly! More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thank you, Hady, see you again very soon!

10 May 2022

Ian is a fantastic entertainer with an excellent sense of humour. He always gets the residents and staff involved and always puts on a good show. I would highly recommend him to anyone. More...

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Tracy… see you again soon!

27 April 2022

We have booked Ian on several occasions for our Dementia Wellbeing Cafe and Coffee Rockers. Ian is a true entertainer and makes every visit personal to the clients. He gets people singing and dancing and his vast knowledge of music and facts is amazing.
Everyone looks forward to the group when they know Ian is booked. Nothing is too much trouble and he will adjust his set /requests to meet the clients needs. I would highly recommend
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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Jo, you're very kind...the cheque's in the post!

27 April 2022

Ian Jenkins salt of the earth.If you are feeling down in the dumps he will cheer you up. Great all round entertainer. Singer and joker
Redbank loves him

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Tina, tell Red Bank I love them too!

27 April 2022

A True Gentleman and sings beautifully and nothing is too much for him, a really humerus man. Perfect for any Singing venue and sings to all ages. Highly recommend Ian.

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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thanks, Pat, that's very much appreciated!

27 April 2022

I've booked Ian on a few occasions for a Dementia support group and for a private 80th birthday party and had great time.
He's funny, engaging and his music choices suit the audience.
I'm looking forward to seeing him again soon
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Reply from Ian Jenkins, Entertainer for the Young at Heart

Thank you, Rachael, see you soon!

23 April 2022

had a great night at Milnshaw Gardens Accrington from start to finish, first class entertainment highly recommend and well worth 5*

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1 April 2022

Ian is a fantasic entertainer. he came to our care home yesterday and had everyone singing and interacting with each other. All the residents had an amazing time More...

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31 March 2022

saw Ian at Hulton today , fantastic entertainer, really friendly funny guy ,I would definitely like to see him again and definitely recommend him

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9 March 2022

excellent performance for our residents, thank you so much

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4 March 2022

Can’t say I weren’t entertained. Lovely guy and the the good entertainer! Interacted with his audience well!

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1 March 2022

Made the first day in my new role one to remember! Great voice, great entertainer, could do with a new inflatable guitar though 🤣 Thanks for a brilliant, memorable afternoon Ian. Lovely to meet you today #dementiacafe #butterworthhallcommunitycentre @homeinsteadrochdale ❤️ Highly recommended 👌 More...

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11 February 2022

Excellent singer with a great sense of humour. Brightened all my residents day. I would highly recommend. X

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9 December 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment from Ian, at Larmenier Retirement Village, last night. He certainly got all the residents in the party mood, laughing at his jokes and singing along to his songs. Everyone said how much they enjoyed his performance and were still talking about him this morning. Would thoroughly recommend Ian. More...

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30 September 2021

Amazing with all my residents at Abby Cliffe care home ❤️

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27 September 2021

Well What Can I say. Ian came to entertain our residents at Half Acre today and the residents and staff had a fabulous afternoon. He is absolutely amazing not only can he sing but he is funny and interacts with the residents. Can't wait to see him again near Christmas x More...

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24 September 2021

Provides excellent value for money, Ian is able to read his audience, interact with them and adapts his act to suit. Really good fun and can thoroughly recommend him, Thank you from everyone at Lavender Hill

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21 September 2021

An amazing entertainer that got all the audience up singing and dancing. We will be booking again. Thank you

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6 September 2021

Massive thanks to Ian for another fabulous evening for us at reevy road! We all thoroughly enjoyed his performance, great singer and sense of humour, it was just what we needed! See you again soon x

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3 September 2021

We welcomed Ian Jenkins back to The Laurels today and as always had a ball. All our residents look forward to Ian coming to entertain us as the staff do also. It was lovely to see some of our ladies and gents who don’t usually get involved singing along and waving their hands. Thank you Ian and we really can’t wait for the 26th, can’t think of anyone better to help us celebrate an 100th birthday 🎵🎤🎵 More...

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21 August 2021

Was fabulous entertainment today @Heywood Market Great singer and funny, loved every minute of today and made the market feel alive. Can’t wait to see you again on 20th November ❤️❤️❤️ More...

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21 August 2021

What a guy…. Fabulous singer/entertainer, great sense of humour and I would definitely highly recommend to everyone. Absolutely superb 5 Star rating from me.

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8 July 2021

absolutely fabulous entertainment at mums care home today. Great singer and equally great personality..we all had an absolute great day. thank you so much

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21 June 2021

Thank you Ian for your performances at the Manorhey care centre, residents have really enjoyed you entertaining them and keeping them on their feet. Will definitely be in touch for some more bookings. More...

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21 June 2021

Ian joined us at Brookdale View for some Father’s Day celebrations and we were not disappointed! Ian was highly entertaining and the residents here at Brookdale View thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Thank you so much Ian - we will be seeing you again soon! More...

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Q&As

I love entertaining...as someone once said to me, "You don't have an 'act', you just go up there and be yourself!". It's true...at least I don't have to practice!!

I retired from my 'proper' job due to the pressure of work at the age of 57 and, after years of being a semi-pro entertainer, I turned pro...it's never too late!

I provide a really good value-for-money service and hope that my love of the job is infectious to my audience.

No, I'm a face-to-face kind of guy as I love the banter and interaction between me and the audience.

I have been triple-jabbed (with the probability that I will get my booster jab soon) and I always take an LFT before each booking.

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I have been in the entertainment industry as a semi-pro musician/ singer/ songwriter/ actor for over 45 years and have appeared on the same bill as such renowned acts as Russell Watson, Edwin Starr, the Real Thing, Jools Holland and his R'n'B Orchestra to name but a few, as well as appearing in panto, on TV and in movies. More recently I have been playing keyboards and singing with 70's chart-toppers Brian and Michael's band, The Matchstalk Men.

When I retired from my full-time job as a hospice fundraiser I decided to concentrate my efforts towards performing specifically for Residential, Care and Nursing Homes, Sheltered Accommodation facilities, Dementia Wellbeing Cafés, and Hospice Day Care Centres.

In order to cater for those many different kinds of audiences, I am able to sing a wide selection of material; in fact everything from Bing Crosby, through the decades, right up to Michael Bublé. I like to inject my set with humour and I encourage the audience to join in as best they can.

All my electrical equipment has been PAT tested, I am fully covered by Public Liability Insurance and I also possess a basic DBS Certificate.

Rest assured that I am also triple-jabbed against Covid-19 and undertake a Lateral Flow Test before each booking.

I look forward to hearing from you!