May's Mobs...What a Month!

Wow. I need a vacation after the madness of May. With 11 performances across London, Manchester and further afield, it was unexpectedly our busiest month so far!

1. 3rd & 4th - Doctor Flash Mob for Health Week

Yep, you heard right! We did a mega 4 performances at Olympia's eHealth Week for the lovely people at UKCloud - and had a fantastic time. Check out the video here - complete with Casualty Theme tune....!!

(No dancers were harmed in the making of this performance ;))


2. 16th - Waiters turning into Zombies

We've wanted to try this idea out for a while now! Our regular dancing waiters go out every ten minutes for a top-up in ghoulish make-up - subtle at first, and then more grotesque as the night goes on! We top the evening off by throwing some fake blood all over us and then making our full zombie entrance before performing our version of Thriller...it certainly got Barcadia's guests talking at The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester!


3. 20th May - Proposing at Alexandra Palace

If ever a girl was to be treated like a princess, it was on the 20th May when Maung took Thu to Alexandra Palace for a walk. She had always asked him to buy a suit, and he never had - until today. So worth a watch, this surprise is so heartwarming!


4. 20th May - Zombie Waiters strike again!

Just after performing a lovely, sweet proposal - we had the totally different joy of working with an amazingly creative Mum on her son's bar mitzvah - 'He loves the Walking Dead!' she told us in our consultation... 'Zombies would be amazing!' so we got out our liquid latex and set to being the scariest bar mitzvah entertainment London's ever seen...and it went down a storm with the kids and adults alike!!! No video just yet but here's a creepy backstage picture...
 


5. 24th May - A La La Land Cruise Performance

As cruise enthusiasts were about to board the Queen Mary in Southampton, the waiters and a few guests started to dance, and performed a musical in 4 minutes! The 400 guests were stunned, our broadway themed performance to the music from La La Land going down a treat - and to top it off, the routine is now a favourite with the whole of the dance team! 


6. 24th May - A Pilot's Retirement

We love flash mobbing for special occasions, and when Cat called us from Florida a week prior to her husband's last flight (he's a pilot for American Airlines) we were delighted to help her plan a fantastic retirement surprise! Staged in the lobby of the Holiday Inn in Kensington, the fantastic mob featured businessmen and flight stewardesses dancing to 'Come Fly With Me'...video coming soon...this one is not to be missed!


7. 25th May - Kings Cross gets mobbed!

No rest for Club Mob - one of our biggest flash mobs yet, we led a cast of 20 dancers and 11 members of the public in a huge flash mob for Space Ape Games! Starting off with an little old lady, the performance was truly epic. Watch out for the video, coming soon....


8. A Sky-High Proposal

With most of our performances drawing huge crowds, an intimate, personal performance is actually quite challenging for us. But Adam wanted something really personal for Beth - and after telling me her favourite songs, I knew just the guy to bring in to help me make it special - Brad Ryan from Rotherham, who I worked with on a wedding earlier this year. With Sky Garden as the location, we created a lovely mashup of her favourites, finishing on Marry You - intimate though it was, Adam's work of hiding secret messages over the years in gift cards truly made this one epic. A must see video for any romantics out there, and a fab way to finish the month of May.

Tune into the blog start of next month to see what we got up to in June - we've got Green Party politics, more La La Land adventures, private parties galore and a huge flash mob including singers and a musician playing alongside our dance team! Can't wait!! 

TO BOOK ONE OF OUR DANCING WAITER SURPRISES, OR FLASH MOBS FOR PROMOTIONS/PROPOSALS, GET IN TOUCH WITH ME ON 02078673769 TODAY. OR, FILL OUT OUR ENQUIRY FORM FOR A QUICK RESPONSE AND QUOTE! 

April's Flash Mobs - Love Was In The Air!

As the director of Club Mob, there's nothing I like more than proudly chatting about our recent surprises! So I'll be posting on a monthly basis about our recent work... if you've seen any of our April mobs, we'd love to hear from you in the comments section! 

1st April - Bhav's Proposal

The month started as it meant to carry on - with a proposal! Turns out April is the month of romance. And none more romantic than Bhav, who wanted to surprise Tina with her favourite song, sung by a talented 'busker'...she was given a rose and told she was the prettiest girl in the crowd before it started, but still had no idea that the whole performance, including a beautiful contemporary duet from Tom and Kalene, was all for her! Bhav, who lives in Rugby, had made a special trip into London just to use one of Club Mob's bespoke surprises in a great setting.

 

2nd April - The DOUBLE proposal!

What an epic treat this was! Leigh and Adam are best friends from Essex - and since their girlfriends are best friends too and they all do everything together, they also decided to propose together! For more backstage info on this one, check out our blog post dedicated to it!

2nd April - A TWIN Bar Mitzvah

Apparently the 2nd April was a day for doubles - no rest for Club Mob! After the double success of our earlier proposal, it was off to Mayfair for a very fancy Bar Mitzvah celebration. Josh and Abi had no idea what their parents had planned - and the funniest thing was, the parents had forgotten they'd booked us until we spilled a drink and started our little 'scene'! It went down a treat with the kids, and ended with some great photo opportunities!!

8th April -  A flash mob...in IKEA! 

I personally LOVE Ikea. And now that we've worked with them on this awesome surprise, I love them even more. Rob and Sara met in 2003 by the tills - so that's where he wanted to propose! No challenge is too big for Club Mob, so we got IKEA on board and made it happen. And did we have meatballs afterwards? Of course we did.

 

8th April - London Bridge Romance...

I TOLD you April was all about the love! From one proposal to another, we went that evening to the Southbank, and with London Bridge as our backdrop, surprised another beautiful lady. We drew a huge crowd for this one, including some girls who sang along to Single Ladies at full blast! When Mike got down on one knee, he'd also arranged a 'Will You Marry Me' banner to be held by family and friends from a nearby balcony. Perfect. Who could say no to that?

April 23rd - Our Dancing Waiters go UltraViolet!!

We had so much fun with this Bar Mitvah's neon theme. UV paint, UV leotards, light-up caps...little Chase was stunned when the waitresses tipped champagne all over each other during his dad's speech...but of course this was all planned, the UV outfits revealed, and our hip-hop routine to Missy Elliott and Bruno Mars got kids and adults bopping along!

29th April - A very BAD Wedding!

To finish April off with a bang, our Manchester team mobbed Tim's wedding - and as we'd taught them a Michael Jackson BAD routine in advance, the groomsmen got up with our team at the end and absolutely smashed it! Well done guys! Check them out!!

 

 

 

Tune into the blog end of this month to see what we got up to in May - I can guarantee you doctor flash mobs, zombie waiters, and La La Land and Dirty Dancing antics! It's going to be our busiest month so far this year! 

To book one of our dancing waiter surprises, or flash mobs for promotions/proposals, get in touch with me on 02078673769 today. Or, fill out our enquiry form for a quick response and quote! 

Check out all the fun we've had along the way last month...

OUR DOUBLE FLASH MOB PROPOSAL!

Yep, you read that right! At the beginning of this month we pulled off our most ambitious project yet - a joint proposal. Two special songs to include, two beautiful ladies to surprise, and two sets of things that could go completely wrong! Scroll down for the story and full video....

Leigh and Adam contacted us back in January - they wanted to do something special to propose, and being best friends, they wanted to do it together! Ella and Kirsty, their girlfriends, were also best friends, so the ruse was simple - take the girls out for lunch, and for a walk along the Southbank afterwards.

They asked 'a stranger' (well, that would be me!) to take their photograph - in return, I asked a small favour - would they mind being in the audience for our dance video? We were about to film.... 'If you guys stay and watch, it'll encourage everyone else to stop! It's only 5 minutes!'...They of course agreed!

Leigh and Ella met on Tinder, and as a result, have a joke together about the song 'Timber'! And Adam and Kirsty's favourite song was the classic 'All of Me' by John Legend. Getting those two to mesh well was a task! But we did it, and it allowed for some variety in our choreography that drew in a huge crowd.

But we saved the best till last...Leigh had convinced Adam that they had to join in, and with much encouragement and a video tutorial from me, the boys launched themselves in between the dancers and danced their socks off...the girl's faces were a picture! Up until this point they'd had no idea it was all for them!

And when they went to get the girls - and the crowd realised what was going on - the cheering was deafening. It was really something very special... of course (spoilers) they said yes! 

Leigh and Adam had been worried that the girls wouldn't want to share their moment - so we even provided two videographers and two separate edits for the girls so that every second of their own proposal was captured. But for you guys, here is the joint edit in it's full glory! Enjoy...and take this as an example, Tinder actually works!

To enquire about booking a special Club Mob surprise, head to our Contact page or give us a call on 02078673769! We provide bespoke performances for proposals, weddings, promotions and more...

How can I be in a flash mob?

Have you ever seen a flash mob and thought about how much fun it looks? Ever since we started Club Mob in 2014, when we tell people what we do, we always get the same response; ‘What an exciting job! That sounds like so much fun!’

They’re absolutely right – being part of, or watching a flash mob live is an exhilarating experience and on many people’s bucket lists. And if it’s on yours, we want to hear from you.

A recent flash mob that drew huge crowds on London's Southbank

A recent flash mob that drew huge crowds on London's Southbank

Our flash mobs are designed to surprise and entertain not only our clients, but also the members of the public who may stumble across our performance. It’s true that the majority of our performances only involve our seasoned professionals, but we also work with a lot of charities and non-profit projects that are often on the lookout for volunteers to be a part of their mobs and make them even bigger and more spectacular. And if you'd like to come and watch, we always need passionate audience members that enhance the fun - having an active and engaged audience is a huge part of what makes a flash mob so special! We get asked all the time to let people know where we’ll be performing next, so now we can let you know when to come and watch the magic happen in person.

A delighted audience at South Kensington

A delighted audience at South Kensington

If you are interested in getting involved, either as performer or as an audience member, please fill out the online form below. No experience is needed in any area of performance*, it’s all about having fun and being a part of something unique! We will contact you as soon as there is an appropriate flash mob available to watch or be a part of in your area. We put on most of our mobs in London and Manchester, but we do travel all over the country. There is no obligation to participate by completing this form either, so if you would just like to ask a few more questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

*If you are a performer interested in working with us professionally, email us on ask@whoisclubmob.co.uk and we'll let you know when we're next auditioning!

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Want to book a flash mob for a PR stunt, wedding, party or proposal? Get in touch on our Contact page or call 02078673769 to speak to one of our flash mob experts.

Kew Gardens Flash Mob

How much does a flash mob cost?

I've been meaning to write this one for a while! A question we’re asked all the time, is how much our flash mobs cost. Most people have absolutely no idea - which is totally understandable, as you’ll probably only ever hire one flash mob surprise in your entire life! So this guide is intended to let you know what to expect when booking a flash mob or surprise performance.
The reaction as one of our proposal clients joins in the flash mob! 

The reaction as one of our proposal clients joins in the flash mob! 

Since our work varies from small, intimate performances to huge, months-in-the-planning productions, it’s a difficult question to answer. We pride ourselves on no two performances ever being the same, and we’ve built a team of the most skilled professional dancers, singers and musicians, who diligently plan and rehearse to ensure that ‘spontaneous’ performance is everything you envision and more.

The planning involved often includes;

Our expert performers have years of training
  • consultations with you to put together the perfect surprise plan
  • rehearsals, and hiring rehearsal space
  • choreography/song arrangement
  • music mixing to make you the perfect soundtrack
  • site visits
  • arranging specialised equipment 
  • preparing props or specialised costumes
  • travel costs

And that’s before we pay our dedicated dance/singing team that bring it all to life! 

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A small surprise for a 50th birthday!

A small surprise for a 50th birthday!

BUT: the great thing about hiring a Club Mob performance, is that you are working with the performers themselves, from start to finish. That cuts out the middle man and makes our group very competitively priced within the industry. And if your event doesn’t need 20+ performers, we won’t try and sell you 20! Our surprise dance act can still make a huge impact with one of our smaller teams, which suit most weddings and birthdays. It’s all about the quality!

To give you an idea, most of our small surprises range from £450-800. For one of our medium flash mobs, you would be looking in the range of £700-1300, and for something even bigger, for promotions or an epic surprise, expect to pay upwards of £2000. Whatever your budget, we would love to create some magic at your event, so give us a call on 02078673769 to discuss options.

A 20 person zombie flash mob for the Co-Op

A 20 person zombie flash mob for the Co-Op

A huge Kew Gardens flash mob in Manchester

A huge Kew Gardens flash mob in Manchester

Money saving tip: Get people involved! We can include simple tutorials for friends/family/staff to join the end of the flash mob to make it even bigger, or, our Flash Mob Consultancy service helps you put on your own flash mob. We can provide choreography, rehearsals, video tutorials, logistical help and advice - all you need to supply are the people! Our prices for Flash Mob Consultancy start at £300, so get in touch today.
We got all the bride's friends involved, to make this our most famous flash mob on Youtube with over 300,000 views!

We got all the bride's friends involved, to make this our most famous flash mob on Youtube with over 300,000 views!

Surprise Entertainment comes in many forms...!

Hi guys! Alex here, director of Club Mob. Back in December we were part of such a beautiful and unusual surprise that I just had to share it with you! A few months ago I got a call from the wonderful Daisy from The Proposers (a proposal and romantic events company). The brief was simple...to help recreate, shot for shot, McFly's video 'Love is Easy' as a surprise for Junella, a huge McFly fan - using 50+ props, and her friends, family and fiance as crew and cast...LIVE. Simple...right? Check out the performance we were recreating below....

Ok, we were being pretty ambitious. The entire cast lived in the USA and Hong Kong so couldn't come to London until the day before the performance, the 50+ props had to be almost entirely handmade, we picked the 28th December when most theatres and studios are closed, and to top it all off, we were using a live band so that the fiance, Patrick, could sing the song live! And we would only get ONE real shot at this. But if The Proposers and Club Mob have one main thing in common, it's that WE LOVE A CHALLENGE. 

Some of the initial props, and the brilliant Hoxton Hall theatre

Some of the initial props, and the brilliant Hoxton Hall theatre

Daisy and her team set to making the props and securing the theatre - my job was to plan out, second for second, the choreography and plan out where and when each of the props would be needed, and by who. 

Daisy & Co particularly had a lot of fun with the bird costumes.

Daisy & Co particularly had a lot of fun with the bird costumes.

The commitment from The Proposers, Patrick, and Junella's friends and family was incredible to see. The main players rehearsed for a solid 4 hours with me the day before the performance, running through 1 minute of umbrella choreography over and over. Practice makes perfect...after that rehearsal they made the swift entrances, exits and spinning around the stage look effortless. Patrick's singing was spot on, and we all felt confident going into the final day.

The amazing home made props by Daisy and The Proposers

The amazing home made props by Daisy and The Proposers

And what organised chaos the performance day was!  Here are some shots during the dress rehearsal, side by side with McFly's original...

And then came the moment! Junella was led into the theatre, under the guise of a 'dining experience'...it kicked off and everyone was absolutely perfect. She gasped and of course cried, recognising the video and the song from the first bar - it was one of the quickest 3 minutes I've ever seen. The star of the night was Patrick with his brilliant rendition of the song - and the sneaky boy hadn't told anyone that it was in fact his birthday!! Watch the amazing performance in full below...

We ALL had a surprise after this, even Daisy and myself, when he showed all of us a video from Harry from McFly, congratulating them both on their recent engagement and wishing them luck remaking the video, which he admitted had taken days and days to originally film. He even invited Junella to give him a call should Patrick fail to pull it off...a joke, I'm sure!

Myself, Patrick, Daisy, Sam and the Proposer's and Hoxton's theatre team after the show

Myself, Patrick, Daisy, Sam and the Proposer's and Hoxton's theatre team after the show

So this just shows you that a little ambition can go a long way. There were times when we all doubted whether it could be done, but with some expert advice and A LOT of planning - and of course, some CONFETTI, no Club Mob job would be complete without it - a bit of surprise entertainment can be anything you want it to be. 

For help planning your next romantic event or proposal, contact The Proposers here!

As for your surprise entertainment, contact us at Club Mob for a free quote, we'd love to hear from you.

#YesMob2017 - Valentine's Flash Mob Proposal Event!

Looking to get engaged next year? We get so many enquiries about proposal flash mobs, that we have joined up with fellow flash mob company Top Secret Agent to bring you a very special event. Valentine's Day 2017 will be an incredible day in London, because we're inviting couples from all around the country that want to get engaged, to join us in a huge joint flash mob proposal - #YesMob2017!

So if you're planning to pop the question, why not be part of something unforgettable - we'll supply the bubbles! 

To register your interest, please fill out the form below - we'll send over more info at the beginning of 2017!

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Club Mob are the experts in the unexpected, and have been providing bespoke surprise proposals all over the country since we launched in 2014. Check out a few of our beautiful bespoke proposals below!

It was fantastic , I’ve never seen my partner as happy as she was last night. Absolute pleasure working with you...it has not only made me and my fiancé happy, but our friends and family as well!
— Rushil, Southbank Proposal
I can’t even put into words how I feel about what you’ve done for us, you and your team will stay in my memories forever - your understanding of what I wanted to achieve is incredible!
— Simon, Beneath Your Beautiful Proposal
Club Mob is indeed 5 stars+! They made my wedding proposal the most beautiful moment of our lives!
— Andrea, South Kensington Proposal

And if a joint proposal isn't your thing and you'd prefer something more like the above, visit our Contact Page and drop us a line, for a free consultation to discuss some ideas!

 

8 Amazing Ways to Start a Flash Mob

Surprises come in many forms, whether it's for a loved one, your employees, or you guests at your wedding!

Ever wondered how to start a flash mob? When you've done as many surprise performances as we have, you start to build up a LIBRARY of creative ways to start them off in your head. I've come up with some of these, my dancers others - but we love it the most when a client gets creative and suggests a unique way to begin one of our flash mobs. Here are just a few recent and most popular ideas here, for you to have a think about for your next event!

1. The Classic Drink Spillage

Our most popular 'ruse!' As most of the time our surprise dancers go undercover as dancing waiters, one of the best ways we've found to start our mobs is via a spectacular drinks spillage. A realistic tumble + a glass of wine + a temperamental waitress = a ruckus that is bound to get the whole room looking in their direction! Don't believe us...watch our bestseller in action here...

2. THE FIRST DANCE CUT IN

At many a wedding, our dancing waiters are tasked by the bride and groom to take the focus off their first dance. In this wicked beginning, we wait until the happy couple have been dancing a minute or two, then one of our waiters asks to 'cut in' to dance with the bride. His fellow waitress, who reveals herself as actually his girlfriend, goes a little jealous-crazy over this...to which they then apologise for their behaviour to the crowd, the music starts, and they begin to dance!

3. The Balloon Birthday Gift

We can tailor our birthday surprises for kids too!

We can tailor our birthday surprises for kids too!

A lovely way we've started birthday flash mobs in the past is for a single dancer to approach the birthday girl or guy in the street and give them a bunch of balloons - they are delighted and perplexed, and when we mention we have something else for them too, the music starts and the other dancers pop out of nowhere! We've even done this once with a load of surprise dancers bringing the birthday guy a different coloured balloon each - visually stunning, and a great memory and gift.

After a 50th birthday flash mob on London's Southbank!

After a 50th birthday flash mob on London's Southbank!

4. The Busker's Song

Romance isn't dead if Club Mob has anything to do with it! We've timed a proposal flash mob to start exactly when the couple walk past in the street, when they hear a busker singing their 'song'. They stop to listen, as do some others - then one by one, members of the crowd join in with the song, harmonising beautifully, and a violinist pops out of nowhere...this idea works best with our new singing team but can also work with a more upbeat number and some dancers!

5. The Menu Item

Devised by an amazingly creative client who wanted to propose in a very unique way, we had the restaurant print special dessert menus that had an extra on them -  'Beneath Your Beautiful.' She noticed the additional 'dessert' straight away - when she ordered it, the music began from a hidden speaker, the waiters got out microphones to sing the duet, and a couple eating next to them started a beautiful contemporary dance routine. Stunning! Watch it here.

6. The Toast

The toast going wrong...

Our big finish!

 

A variation on the drinks spillage, this takes the shock to new heights! We've worked with CEOs so that during their big speech, they go to make a 'toast' and ask the waiting staff for a glass of wine. Two rush on to deliver it, collide and the spectacular spillage and argument ensues, in front of the whole wide-eyed crowd! We've even done this at a wedding where the father of the bride (in on the surprise) announced that he had been saving a bottle of wine for 30 years to open on this day...imagine the guests horror when that glass of wine is chucked all over the place! But the horror is replaced by relief and amazement when we reveal ourselves...a winning contrast!

The shock!

7. The Show Gone Wrong

Our crew member and secret singer start a flash mob...

A brilliant ruse for a corporate or birthday event where there is a DJ and tech team - a 'singer' is welcomed to the stage and begins, but her music keeps going wrong and messing up, much to everyone's embarrassment. A few tech guys go on to help...but then a completely different song starts, and they all kick into a perfectly synchronised routine, joined later by some of the guests at the party! 

8. The Toastmaster

Our singing waiters, toastmaster and guests flash mobbed this beautiful wedding in June

Our singing waiters, toastmaster and guests flash mobbed this beautiful wedding in June

Again, a creative bride's idea! This June we went so far as planting a toastmaster - he organised all the photos, and rushed all the guests here there and everywhere. And when he announced he had a little something special prepared for the bride and groom and got out a microphone, the crowd cringed - but their jaws dropped when he started expertly beatboxing, and then singing guests and waiters came out of nowhere for a surprise performance that knocked the groom's socks off! See it here...

Bride and groom's reaction!

Bride and groom's reaction!

Hope this gives you some ideas of how we can make your wedding, birthday or corporate event really stand out! If you've got an idea in mind you want to discuss, drop us a line on our contact page. There's nothing we like more than getting creative with our surprises!