I have been working in the entertainment industry since I was 13, starting out playing keyboards at local over 60's clubs, followed by working men's clubs.
In 1990 I became a Butlin's Redcoat in an adult only hotel in Blackpool, then in 1991 at a Butlin's hotel in Scarborough.
1992 bought a change in colour, when I joined Pontin's as a bluecoat at an adult centre just outside Great Yarmouth. This is where I met Mrs. Wombat.
I rejoined Butlin's in Scarborough again with the soon to be Mrs. Wombat in 1993 to be told that married couples weren't allowed to work on the same department.
This made another change when in 1994 as a newly married couple we ventured to Ryde on the Isle Of Wight to become Teamstars for Warner Holidays. As this was a family centre and Warner were moving to adult only it changed to Haven and we were now known as Havenmates.
We stayed on the Isle Of Wight until the beginning of 1996 where we decided to settle down.
Easier said than done.
I ended up singing and doing comedy in clubs, but it was a dying trade.
Two friends of mine, (Skittleman and Fred In The Shed), had started doing children's entertainment down south and were doing well. After doing my own sons very first party when he was four, friends told me to do it as a business.
I thought I would give it a go.
As they say, the rest is history.