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David V. Entertainer -Bio

Studied clarinet and saxophone with Paul Brodie, Elmer Isler and David Smith
Studied voice at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto

Plays and Musicals:
Riot ’69 ( a review presented by Ryerson Theatre Productions)
Oklahoma, The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, Hansel and Gretel (musical and operas presented by the Margaret John Opera Co.)
Peter and the Wolf (narrated with the Kitchener Symphony Orchestra)
Left Socks (presented by the Grand River Players)
A Dickens of a Christmas and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (presented by Ichthys Theatre Company)
The Grinch That Stole Christmas, Madeline’s Christmas, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Grand River Giant (presented by Theatre Brantford)
Cinderella and Pirates Take Paris (presented by Talk of the Town Productions)

Address to the Haggis (Robert Burns)
The Time Keeper (anon.)
The Cremation of Sam McGee (Robert Service)
When Churchill Stopped In at the Brantford Club (David V. )

Narrations for various promotional videos for the City of Brantford Economic Development Dept., Tourism and Walk of Fame (June Callwood, Linda Schuyler, Gary Farmer, Allen Pizzey, the Summerhayes Brothers, Adelaide Hunter-Hoodless)
Script writing for several of the above Walk of Fame videos

Character Portrayals:
Dr. Charles Duncombe (1837 Rebel; produced by the Ontario Visual Heritage Project)
Ebenezer Allen (1812 Traitor in A Desert Between Us; produced by the Ontario Visual Heritage Project)
Alexander Graham Bell (productions by Bell Canada and the Bell Homestead)
Henri Dunant (founder of the Red Cross; produced by the Brantford Red Cross)

Master of Ceremonies:
Brantford Downtown Jazz Series
Various productions in Brantford’s Harmony Square
Brantford-Brant County Volunteer Galas
Brantford’s Riverfest
Brantford’s Canada Day
Brantford Walk of Fame Presentations
Mohawk Park Summer Concerts

Town Crying:
Official Town Crier for the City Brantford (appointed May 25, 1992)
Official Town Crier for the Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant
Member of The Ontario Guild of Town Criers, The Ancient & Honourable Guild of Town Criers, The Loyal Company of Town Criers and the West Coast Guild of Town Criers
Honourary Member of The Australian Guild of Town Criers, The Victoria Society of Bell Ringers and the American Guild of Town Criers
Civic Events: approximately 20 per year
Chamber of Commerce Events: all head table functions and most Business After Hours functions
Charity Events: approximately 25 per year
Corporate Events: as many as possible (includes building openings, product launches, corporate celebrations, marketing events, conventions, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and other special events)
Competitions: 5 times Ontario Provincial Champion; top ranked North American Crier for six years; twice second in the World

15 years on the road playing various venues from Hearst, Ontario to Nassau, Bahamas; from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Victoria, British Columbia (venues include television, concert venues, night clubs and recording studios)
Tributes to Great Artists of the Past presented to service clubs, adults only communities, seniors groups, conventions and community fairs throughout Ontario and in the Yukon, the Western USA and Canada and Australia
Jazz groups and big band combos (fifty plus years of playing)
Numerous church and community choirs


David V.pays tribute to The Great Performers of the Past

 He studied clarinet and saxophone with some of the best, including Paul Brodie, Elmer Isler and David Smith, and developed strong breath control and an ear for music. Then, he studied voice at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and developed a strong voice. Finally, he put all his talents together on stage and developed a vibrant sense of showmanship. His tributes to the great entertainers of the “Boomer” and “Pre-boomer” eras include the music of such artists as Al Jolson, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Perry Como and others. David has also performed in the 2011 Brantford International Jazz Festival in a Tribute to the Great Composers of the Past.

Today, David, often escorted by his good wife, Betty Jean, is proud to be the Official Town Crier of Brantford, a city whose numerous and varied virtues he has announced World-wide since 1991. He also portrays Alexander Graham Bell, Henri Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross,  He has appeared as the Narrator in “The Grinch That Stole Christmas” and as guest Narrator with the Kitchener Symphony’s production of “Peter and the Wolf”, as well as plays staged by Theatre Brantford, Ichthys Productions and the Paris Players. He has also played Dr. Charles Duncombe and Ebenezer Allen in historical documentaries from The Ontario Heritage Visual Project. Other performances include a central role on Brantford’s award-winning Economic Development CD ROM, the narration of Tourism Brantford’s promotional video, scripting and narration for Brantford’s Walk of Fame documentaries and Master of Ceremonies for the Brantford Downtown Jazz Series, the BRAVA Volunteer Appreciation Gala, Brantford’s Riverfest, Mohawk Park’s summer concerts and many events at Harmony Square. David is also honoured to have been featured on Rogers Cable 20 series “Hometown Heroes”, was recipient of a City of Brantford Certificate of Appreciation in 2010, the inaugural Brantford’s Shining Stars Tourism Ambassador Award and was nominated Brantford’s 1999 Citizen of the Year. In 2012, he was voted Best Professional Entertainer in the Brant News Readers Poll. However, his greatest honours were receiving both the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals in 2002 and 2012.

In the competitive arena of Town Crying, David placed 2nd at both the 2001 Town Crier World Championships and the 2002 North Americans and 3rd at the 2004 World Tournament. He is also 5 time Ontario Provincial Champion.

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Tom Horton's Talent is a top talent  family entertainment agency in Ontario Canada that primarily provides family entertainers including clown airbrush artists, caricature artists, pirate shows, mascots, costumed characters, princess parties, clowns and magicians in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Ancaster, and Brantford Ontario Canada. During March Break check out our wonderful line up of March break performers.  We have seasonal characters as well such as Santa Claus for Christmas, Xmas parties and holiday parties , For Canada Day and parades we have Tom Tom The Juggler. the Easter bunny for Easter, as well as a comedy Dracula for Halloween parties.  Elvis Presley singing telegrams are available. Woodbridge Ontario is one of our favorite places to perform children's birthday parties.  We have a fantastic singing telegram person that writes a custom written song about the person, she can perform the singing telegram dressed as Marilyn Monroe or a French maid or several other characters . Steve is an awesome close up magic performer that does shows in Richmond Hill, Brampton, Woodbridge, Mississauga and many other cities near Toronto.  We have several minstrel entertainers that perform
vaudeville type of performances. The Dragon Magician performs comedy magic and the show includes a mini petting zoo at the end.  Daycares and nurseries love to hire one of our professional children's entertainers during March Break. A real beard Santa Clause is perfect for a breakfast with Santa event. Whether your Breakfast with Santa is for a charity event or just to make the kids happy we have the perfect Santa Claus for you. Please book early as Santa for hire gets booked up fast as we get closer to Christmas and during the month of December We have clown for hire that performs a magic show in Hamilton, Dundas, Burlington and Ancaster Ontario. In addition we have clowns, Pirates and Santa Claus in London Ontario.  Circus act by C.J. the Juggler, he has a one man circus show that is second to none and includes incredible juggling, unicycling and more. Tom Horton's Talent offers magicians for adult corporate events including mingle magic also known as cocktail magic or strolling close up magic that will amaze your audience even adults! Children that like watching Elsa in Frozen, Elmo, Mickey Mouse, Barney, Winnie The Pooh, and other TV characters might also enjoy a visit from one of our clowns or costumed characters. Harry Potter themed shows are available from the lady wizard, Glitter tattoos are very popular at events. Glitter tattoos do not come off in the water. The Harry Potter themed shows include a magic show teaching some magic and even trying our some magic tricks.  Also west of Toronto in the Niagara Falls and St. Catherines, Fort Erie and Welland areas we have Q.T. Pie The Clown a wonderful female clown. Both a male and a female pirate are for hire for birthday parties. French Bilingual clown available for hire. Let one of our professional  party planners or event planners help you make the right decisions to have a great party. We have a fantastic juggler and unicyclist that does circus type acts. Spooky magic shows at Halloween are also a children's favorite. We also have a female magician for hire that specializes in young children up to about 8 years old that performs a comedy magic show in Hamilton, Burlington, Ancaster and Dundas Ontario. We entertain with shows for baptism parties or Christening celebration. We also perform educational shows in libraries and schools and anywhere that a message is desired. Tom Horton's Talent has minstrels, a strolling clown or entertainer that plays a banjo, guitar or other musical instrument perfect for vaudeville type perfomances. We have all star and top talent entertainers. You know that kids can get bored during March Break, so why not have a party and invite Tom Horton's Talent to perform for the children during March Break. We recommend for last minute deals.  We have wonderful caricature artist named Hector Several of our magicians are masters at performing strolling close-up magic.  Our top talent of our clowns perform magic shows, balloon animals and face painting. Have a custom written song written about your sweetheart and sung  by Elvis Presley or Marilyn Monroe over the phone. We offer many options for live entertainment at birthday parties. Children that like watching Elsa from Frozen, Elmo, Mickey Mouse, Barney, Winnie The Pooh, and other TV characters might also enjoy a visit from one of our clowns or costumed characters. Santa Claus for hire. Of course the magicians also perform fabulous magic shows and many use a live animal such as a dove or a bunny rabbit in the show. Most of our caricature artists are also cartoonists and often perform at corporate events.  Our web site now has a link to several caricaturist with examples of their caricature drawings and cartoons. We  have a Russian speaking clown and a Spanish speaking clown for hire although both speak English as well.   Wonderful Pirate, princess, superhero or wizard shows for birthday parties and library shows. We perform for children and families at birthday parties, corporate events, Christmas parties, Holiday shows, festivals and store opens etc. We even offer jugglers, stilt walkers and unicyclistsCanada Day and other holidays are great times to hire a juggler or stilt walker for a parade.

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