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Straitjacket formed in 1984 after the demise of Top Midlands showband Ragamuffin, and have since then been working all over the country in Cabaret, Theatres and Clubs. Their line up for 2012 is as follows:-

Mike Eastman. Founder Member.

Vocalist, Musician, Comedy Impressionist, Actor, has worked in Cabaret, Pantomime, Summer Seasons, also part of the very successful 'Midlands Variety Showtime' Show currently available.

Jimmy Riddle. Replaced Paul d' Monaco September 2011.

Vocalist, Musician, Comedy Impressionist, Actor, based in Coventry , has worked in Summer Seasons, Cruise ships, and performed in Corporate Cabaret Shows in large Hotel chains, also part of the 'Midlands Variety Showtime' Show.

In the late 8O's they diversified into Musical Theatre, appearing in many Shows, including 'The Rock and Laughter Show', 'The Roaring 20's Show', and many more, then in the 1990's starred in their first Pantomime "Cinderella".
Since that first appearance they have continued every year, performing in" Aladdin", " Mother Goose", " Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", and "Dick Whittington".

The music in their own show comprises of something for everyone, starting with 1950's Rock and Roll, through to 21st Century chart songs, and not forgetting some classic ballads along the way.

Both are members of Equity, so you can rest assured they have the correct Public Liability Insurance and PAT Certificates in place to perform (So whether you want to sit and listen, or get up and join in the party spirit, you wont be disappointed, and you wont be 'blasted out'like some of the other groups !

We look forward to meeting you at a Straitjacket Extravaganza !

Worth passing a few other gigs for !


Elcock Entertainments
41 Strathmore Crescent, Wombourne
South Staffordshire WV5 9AR

Tel: 01902 672972
Fax: 01902 585686