Ian Jenkins

I’ve been in the entertainment industry as a semi-pro musician/ singer/ songwriter/ actor for over 40 years and, in that time, have appeared on the same bill as such renowned acts as Russell Watson, Edwin Starr, the Real Thing, Jools Holland and his R'n'B Orchestra to name but a few.
I’ve also been lucky enough to appear in panto (it’s behind me!) on TV (Coronation Street, Emmerdale, a couple of ads and TV series) and in movies (blink and you miss me.com!!).
In recent years I’ve been playing keyboards and singing with 70's chart-toppers Brian and Michael's band, The Matchstalk Men.

When I retired from my full-time job as a hospice fundraiser a few years ago, I decided to concentrate my efforts towards performing specifically for Residential, Care and Nursing Homes, Sheltered Accommodation facilities, Community Centres and Hospice Day Care Centres.

In order to cater for those many different kinds of audience, I am able to sing a wide selection of material; in fact everything from Bing Crosby, through the decades, right up to Michael Bublé. I like to inject my set with humour and I encourage the audience to join in as best they can...and I reckon I must be doing something right because I keep getting asked back!

All my electrical equipment has been PAT tested, I am fully covered by Public Liability Insurance and I also possess an enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) Certificate.
If the service I provide sounds like something you’re looking for, call me or send me a message.
Thanks for reading...bye for now!

Act Details

Name: Ian Jenkins
Type of act: Solo acts
Act contents: Audience participation | Comedy | Music - General /variety /sing along
Equipment required: A plug socket!
Performance length: Up to 2 hours
Fee charged: Negotiable (Negotiable)
Locations: Regional service (Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, West Yorkshire).
Booking notice: One month
Days of week: Seven


None provided to EAC.

Contact Details
Ian Jenkins, Manchester.

Where we’ve played for older people recently

Facility / Service Type Name Town Postcode
Care home Walshaw Hall & The Beeches Bury BL8 3PJ
Care home Dryclough Manor Oldham OL2 6DA
Care home Victoria Care Home Burnley BB10 3AU
Care home with nursing Burrswood Bury BL9 5HB
Care home / Care home with nursing Brookdale View Manchester M40 1PF