Ilkeston man starts own compere business

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An Ilkeston man has started a successful compére business despite claims that the skill is a ‘dying art.’

Tom Singleton, 21, who now lives in Coxbench, is trying to bring flavour and youth back into what he believes is a dying industry, by adding fun and confidence to his shows.

Having gained his grade eight distinction in Verse and Prose from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Tom is a competent and skilled master of ceremonies.

With three years experience as a freelance presenter under his belt, Tom has gained knowledge and understanding from producing concerts and outdoor events including numerous Children in Need concerts at Trent College in Long Eaton.

He said: “Ever since I was young, I’ve always enjoyed public speaking and performance, and to be able to get up on stage is something I find exhilarating and a challenge.”