We are a new and local Children's Birthday Parties team who specialise in completely live musical parties. Not only that but the birthday child chooses the songs they want and we re-write the lyrics and tie their music into a fully interactive party with loads of traditional games , dancing and story telling.
Using our Royal Academy of Music and West End experience we sing and play our instruments completely live. We're not just any entertainer, we are a service that makes us that little bit different from the rest.
Our job is to cater for those parents who are looking to inspire their children through live music and getting them interested early on in instrumental playing and singing. We know it's important to create an environment where kids can see adults engage with music together in a silly, fun and creative way - a million miles away from lessons and exams.
Matthew and Lydia met at The Royal Academy of music where they immediately became fast friends. They have often performed together in cabaret's and musicals in London and abroad and the idea of The Musical Adventurists came to them one late night in their kitchen. As actors it is well known you have to have a few part-time jobs on the go whilst 'resting' and Matthew and Lydia both have a wealth of experience in singing, instrumental playing, improvisation, teaching and entertaining at birthday parties so the Musical Adventurists seemed like the only logical next step. After a year of workshopping various ideas they came up with their bespoke model and have not looked back since.
A hello to you! I studied at Trinity College of Music and went on to do a Post Graduate Diploma at The Royal Academy of Music, where I met and became great friends with Matthew. On graduating I have performed in most of the major theatres throughout the UK, Scotland and Ireland. I also work regularly as a vocalist, fronting my blues, funk and soul band, and recording jingles for television and radio. I have extensive experience in music and drama based children’s entertainment and created the role of Children’s Events Manager at the prestigious Kings Road Private Members Club, Beaufort House.
Hello there! I Studied Music at Durham University and went on to do a Post Graduate Diploma at The Royal Academy of Music. Whilst at University I was President of the Musical Theatre Society, a member of the University Sketch Comedy Group (winners of best comedy at the Edinburgh festival 2009) and creator the Durham Improvised Musical. Matthew is also a singing and piano teacher for 5-17 yrs both privately and at selected schools . As an actor Matthew has worked both in The West end and regional theatres across the UK. He also performs his own ridiculous comedy cabarets featuring lots of original music. Pop by some time!
|One entirely original song written just for the Birthday Child with a surprise live premier at the party.|
|Kids create and perform their own pop song (with a little help from us)|
|Audio Live Recording of the children's performance for each of them to take home and impress their friends and family|
|Two professional Musicians|
|Our original songs plus the ones you want with re written and personalised lyrics|
|Games, stories, dances and destination all tied into your bespoke theme|
|Adventure jam-packed into one electrifying hour|
|Personalised re-written songs|
At every party the birthday child & their friends get a red Musical Adventurists Cape to train in.
Once its time to say goodbye each child will go home with a special Musical Adventurist Whistle!
The Musical Adventurists entertained a crowd of 25 children at my daughter's sixth birthday party. Prior to the event, the Adventurists reached out to see what they could do to make the day special for my child and to tailor the songs to her tastes. At the party, they were equal parts engaging and enriching, and both the children and adults were delighted. As well as being top entertainers, they are also brilliant musicians. When a mum in the crowd had an impromptu song request, they simply pulled up the music on their phones and played it. All along the way, collaborating with Lydia, Matthew and Josh to contribute to my daughter's happiness was a pleasure. I highly and heartily recommend them.
We had a wonderful time! Several mothers commented on how much their girls had enjoyed the party when I dropped them off at school today. I really appreciated your flexibility at managing the timings and pace of the party. It was also great fun to have the party in the garden and give the girls more space to run around. As well as being talented musicians you clearly love children and are extremely patient and understanding.
Thank you both for a superb party! It was truly a musical extravaganza and both children and parents had a great time. Not only are you both super talented but you have a lovely way with the children, which a lot of the parents commented on. It has been a complete joy for us dealing with you both...huge thanks again from all three of us for a magical and memorable day!
We booked the Musical Adventurists for our daughter's joint party. The entertainment had them utterly gripped as they sang, danced and played. All of the parents commented on their ability to maintain the childrens' complete concentration and burn energy so effectivly for the entire show. One even suggested we should take turns to book them every weekend!
Lydia and Matt have it all. Their ability to capture the hearts of the most rumbustious of children and commute their energy into the sort of event parents dream of is extraordinary. And this on top of real talent in the planning & suggestions department. More than enough to keep the demanding organisers among us happy!
I recently booked a wonderful duo ' The Musical Adventurists' Matthew and Lydia for a 7 year old's party and was really impressed by their rapport with the kids, their incredible voices and musical ability. These guys stand out from the rest as they are Royal Academy of Music trained and play several instruments taking the children on a real musical adventure. If your child goes to Stagecoach and aspires to be a performer this will certainly inspire them! Good for any age between 4 and 10.
We had the Musical Adventurists for a sixth birthday party and thought they were great. Matthew and Lydia were full of energy and kept the kids on their toes with their quick witted thinking and wild imagination. There was enough song and dance, and performance, for the girls and plenty of on-cue gags and running around for all the boys - all in all, great fun!
Their natural charm and talent with the guitar were great hits with the kids, and with the age gaps of the children at the party, they managed to engage them all!
FANTASTIC ENTERTAINERS - The Musical Adventurists
If anyone is looking for fresh, imaginative, energetic & lovely entertainers, have a look at 'The Musical Adventurists' (www.musicaladventurists.com). They have just done a brilliant FROZEN party for my 7 year old & they write bespoke songs for the party, according to whatever theme you choose. I cannot recommend them highly enough & they really made it so stress-free, and 20 children hung off their every word/song for 2 hours! Really wonderful.
Thank you so much for making such a big success of Lizzie's 5th birthday party. I was extremely impressed by the originality, musician-ship (if that's a word?) and enthusiasm you both displayed. You created a really, really fun and imaginative musical adventure story for the kids, which was appropriate for girls and boys and highly entertaining for the lingering parents (and memorable for me and my husband). It is always hard to keep the attention of a group of kids at a party and I've seen numerous examples where the kids just aren't 'held' by the entertainers. Your approach was a real breath of fresh air from the more routine or standard party entertainment I have seen at numerous 4 and 5 year old birthday parties. Almost all of the kids were absorbed (you'll always get one or 2 who are the awkward squad!) and wanted to participate. Lizzie and her friends had an absolute blast. You are both, quite obviously, very talented musicians and it was a real privilege for the kids to be exposed to the range of instruments and sheer originality of what you did. It was great for them to meet some young talented musical people to relate to, and to see a range of instruments being played live.
No face paints in sight! Only an electric socket required! Meeting Lydia and Matthew of The Musical Adventurists was 'music to my ears'. We received great compliments from parents who were highly impressed with the pair's professionalism, warmth and creativity. The event gave parents time to relax at the club knowing their little ones were having a great time of their own. We have already invited them back!
Lydia and Matthew have been fantastic to work with. Their enthusiasm and creativity to create the perfect party for our clients is truly unique. They have been reliable from start to finish, and it is always a pleasure to see such a wonderful duo at Beaufort House.
My son and his friends were wonderfully entertained by the magical story and music by Matt and Josh from the Musical Adventurists, at his birthday party. They were so engaging with the children and got them all involved, dancing, jumping playing games and singing. So lovely to see and I would definitely book them again.
Saturday was a fantastic day, you really made the party and brought your energy which the children enjoyed thoroughly. We were so happy you were able to play at the party and we highly recommend the Musical Adventurists!
Hi Lydia and Matthew, just a quick line to thank you once again for a superb party! Yasmin had a ball and was so upset not to have thanked you personally (you will be receiving a phone call/message soon!)
I found out about Matthew and Lydia through the Internet and decided to trust their musical credentials and web testimonials. I wasn't disappointed. They did s great job incorporating songs and themes which my 4 year old daughter wanted to include and their musical abilities are beyond doubt. Beautiful singing and harmonies, which both the parents and the kids enjoyed.
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