Shaun Williamson (Barry from Eastenders) - host

Shaun Williamson is an actor best known for his appearances in Eastenders as hapless Barry Evans and in the Ricky Gervais sitcoms ‘Extras’ and ‘Life’s too Short’.

He has also appeared extensively on stage in West End and touring productions.

He has been on the after-dinner speaking circuit for over 20 years and is delighted to be welcoming you to the Ministry Venues for an awards evening with a difference.

DJ Luck & MC Neat

DJ Luck & MC Neat are a British award-winning garage duo, composed of Joel Samuels (a.k.a. DJ Luck) and Michael Rose (a.k.a. MC Neat) mainly performing a combination of house music and UK garage. They had three consecutive top 10 hits in the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2000.

Maxine Hardcastle

Maxine is a former resident DJ at the iconic super club Pacha Ibiza and Heart Ibiza supporting Martin Solveig, Mark Ronson and Masters At Work to name a few. She headlined the Pacha world tour and featured on the line up at Ibiza’s hot spots Mambo, Cafe Del Mar and Ibiza Sonica Radio. Maxine won the Sankey’s Ibiza DJ competition and became the resident DJ alongside global respected underground artists. She achieved a No.1 on the American Billboard chart with her smooth Jazz collaboration with Paul Hardcastle and has released music on Universal, Ministry Venues and Hed Kandi. She boasts an impressive portfolio as an Events Director in Ibiza in Shanghai, The UAE, Bodrum and London.

Paul Hardcastle

Grammy-nominated artist Paul Hardcastle Jr is the U.K’s premier DJ/Sax/Percussion act who has built a reputation as the go-to entertainer for celebrities, Famous Musicians and luxury brands.

At just 18 years old Paul was a residency saxophonist on the famous white isle of Ibiza and performed weekly in Ibiza’s famous nightclubs and since then has a continued career in performing worldwide.Paul has also written, produced & featured on albums for major record labels such as Universal Music, Sony BMG, JVC, Pacha Recordings, Cafe del mar and Tripping N Rhythm.

Proper Buzzin'

Proper Buzzin are a hoot! Lashing out brassy covers of classic 90s dance anthems on saxophone, sousaphone and a tiny drumkit. Whether it’s a sweaty club or a bustling street, these musical troubadours bring cheeky cheery tunes for ravers of all ages!

Shigzie DJ

Shigzie has been on the London house scene for 15 years. You’ll regular hear him banging out his iconic afro house beats around London’s bars, clubs and underground radio airwaves. In the last few years he’s become one of the rising stars of the industry landing top gigs at some of the UKs largest festivals and on the spiritual home of house music, Ibiza.

Nico Ariza - Percussionist

Hailing from the sunny beaches of South Florida, Nico is an international Percussionist who knows how to bring the party to life. Nico has played for events and parties all over the UK and EU including Mallorca, Nice, Cannes, Switzerland, Barcelona, and Madrid to name a few. His style is described as "smooth with a latin touch, while delivering explosively fun energy" , he thrives on performing live. With 20+ years of experience playing, and performing regularly in London and Essex, Nico knows how to bring fun high energy Ibiza-style drumming to any event.