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Read my interview with The Argus - 18th June 2017

Richard Ratcliffe is an entertainer, singer and compere who is currently inviting guests to see his one-man cabaret show Pure Gold.. More

Please see below some testimonials from people I have performed for..

"Thank you so much Richard for a fantastic Entertainment for my uncle Henry's 95th birthday party... you were superb... I am sure we will be having you back again"

BH, Henry's 95th Birthday Party, Sutton, Surrey, October 2019

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"All the members of our U3A thoroughly enjoyed the presentation by Richard. He got us singing and laughing. He was so popular that we have booked him again straight away!"

MS, U3A Newhaven + Peacehaven, May 2019.

"Thank you very much for your most enjoyable entertainment... the feedback was very positive and it was felt to be one of the best Ladies' Lunches that we have held and you played a large part in this..."

PG, Hove Probus Ladies' Luncheon, November 2018

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Photo - Richard Ratcliffe

"It was a great evening Richard... and first time everyone danced... I will recommend you to other W.I. groups"

DS, Peacehaven W.I., June 2018

"Thanks Richard very much for helping to make this year's Betty Murrell Day a success. It will be hard to find a better speaker/performer for next year!"

PW, Haywards Heath U3A, East Sussex National Golf Club, May 2018.

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Photo - Richard Ratcliffe

"Our members congratulated me on the success of the meeting because I booked you... so thanks again for a brilliant performance."

S.T., Emsworth W. I. Xmas Party 2017

"...talking to our members they said they really enjoyed your act... and they would bring more of their friends next time you're here in April 2018... I'll check the calendar and get back to you."

S.C., Supporters Club Lewes Xmas Party 2017

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"Welcome back Richard to the Club for the 7th time... Great as always... See you next year..." TR, Polegate Royal British Legion: November 2017.

(Photograph with Carol Cleveland courtesy of Tony Mould: http://www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk/category_id__1912.aspx)

"thank you Richard... I received a number of comments from our members: "best speaker we have had", "very good singer", "very talented man and a great speaker" and "when can we have him back again"

RM, West Worthing Probus, July 2016

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Photo - Richard

"Such an entertaining and enjoyable illustrated talk, Richard... You have a unique style which everyone enjoyed immensely."

JG, Lewes Probus. June 2016

"Thank you Richard for making our wedding reception so memorable... everyone joined in singing and dancing... made our special day complete."

Ken & Kate: Anne of Cleeves House, Lewes: April, 2016

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"Richard, thank you for your performance which was brilliant and just what was required"

A.S: Mill Ride Golf Club, Ascot: November, 2015.

"Thank you Richard for your performance on Wednesday... You went down a storm!"

SR, Crowborough U3A: September, 2015

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"It will be lovely to welcome you back here to entertain"

CW, Hospitality, Leeds Castle, Kent: March, 2015

"Everyone loved it and really enjoyed having a good laugh... we look forward to the next time."

S.E. of Hove Conservative Ladies' Luncheon Club: September 2014

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Photo - Richard

"We thoroughly enjoyed your performance... our members loved your singing and anecdotes and we will definitely be asking you back in the future"

L.E. of East Preston W. I., August 2014

"Your voice is superb, your delivery perfect and you were such fun... Members and visitors have commented: "The best speaker for a long time..." and "thank you for inviting us to the show..""

Ann Sammons, Alderbury W.I. : April 2014

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Photo - Richard

"Your talk was a great success... everyone enjoyed it... and they're still talking about it... very professional... thank you."

Priscilla Rhodes
Walton on the Hill W.I. - March 2014

"Richard is one of the most re-bookable artists on our books. His performances are second to none and enjoyed by all attending. I personally recommend him... A pleasant, delightful, entertaining, singing artist of the highest grade. Highly recommended for any occasion."

Ron Clewer, Good Companions Association: December 2013

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Photo - Richard

"Richard entertained us for the 2nd year running at our Chanukah party in Worthing... sang all our favourites and, as ever, had the ladies eating out of his hand. It is always a delight to have Richard at our functions."

Ian and Barbara Gordon
Worthing & District Jewish Community - Saturday 30th November 2013

"Thank You for the entertaining talk that you gave our group... everyone enjoyed it very much indeed... it took quite a few members down 'Memory Lane'... there was certainly quite a buzz as they all discussed it afterwards"

JC, Castle Group Womens' Institute, Chiddingly: October 2013

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Photo - Richard

"I got into work this morning and was greeted with such positive comments regarding your performance last night. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff commented that it was the liveliest they had seen the lounge for a while. I have had requests to book you more often. Thank you so much."

TC, Blind Veterans, Ovingdean: September 2013

"Richard finished the evening with everybody dancing... and several friends and relations I have never seen on a dance floor before? He certainly sends people home happy."

A.F. 50th Wedding Anniversary, Surrey: April 2013

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Photo - Richard

"We thoroughly enjoyed this delightful, smooth, charismatic singing star... very much appreciated audience participation... we loved it!"

B.C. Seaford Hard of Hearing Club: January 2013

"Back again by popular demand... a performer par excellence... had everyone singing along..."

A.S., Sussex Express, December 2012

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Photo - Richard

"I was congratulated for booking you! We certainly look forward to another talk from you next year."

R.A., Saltdean U3A, November 2012

"...for my 80th. Birthday... everybody enjoyed his singing... he got us all dancing... a real trouper... I recommend that you book him for any function."

P.T., Sutton Bowling Club, October 2012.

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Photo - Richard

"You managed to create a lovely warm ambience which made it a truly special occasion for us all to remember. Thanks again."

DW, Rendezvous Casino, Brighton: April 2012

"We sang along and danced... it brought back memories of the Hollywood Legends... looking forward to Richard's return"

Star Courier, Hampshire: March 2012

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"...we all enjoyed the whole evening... and the girls are still giggling!!!!"

W.S. of Westbourne Good Companions, Hampshire: January, 2012.

"The Christmas gathering went with a swing, thanks to charismatic entertainer Richard Ratcliffe, whose instant rapport with the audience had everyone singing along."

writes A.S. of Westgate W.I. for the Sussex Express, December 2011

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"Richard, I must thank you so very much for the energy you put into singing on Sunday evening, everyone enjoyed it... what more can I say but a VERY BIG THANK YOU once again."

Dianne Misler, Hickstead Hotel, West Sussex, July 2011

"Lovely to see you again Richard... our members all felt your show made our event very special..."

Mrs. James, Royal British Legion, West Sussex: June, 2011

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Photo - Richard

"Very proud to have represented you for over 26 years... here's to the next 26!"

Lesley Hall of Hall-Pinner Management 07985 320061 October, 2010

"Thanks Richard for entertaining at our party to commemorate the 65TH., Anniversary of VJ Day. All our members were so happy with what you did and want to know please when are you coming back??????"

Marion Jeffrey, Royal British Legion, Steyning: August, 2010

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Photo - Richard and band

"Dear Richard, thanks to you and the Regis Dance Orchestra our VALENTINE EVENING at the Lime Cafe was a great success! Hope to see you soon."

Charley, General Manager, Lime Cafe, Worthing, West Sussex: February, 2010.

"Richard appeared for us in our production 'Summertime Special 2009' at The Pier Theatre, Bournemouth from early June until the end of October. Every evening his smooth singing voice and suave sophistication was a joy. We were disappointed when he was too busy to join us for the following season."

Michael Wooldridge, Co-Producer, That's Entertainment: www.thatsentertainmentproductions.co.uk October 2009

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"Heather Mills celebrated her 40th birthday this month. This is our second gig for her at their East Sussex mansion. It was a great joy to be working once again with the Bognor Regis Big Band! An extra special treat too for the crowd was when I sang 'Fly Me to the Moon' while Heather played on the saxophone and she was very good too! Happy Birthday Heather!"

January, 2008: East Sussex.

"Thanks... it all sounded great! Exactly what I wanted!"

Heather Mills at Birthday Party especially arranged for daughter Beatrice, at their East Sussex home, October, 2007.

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Photo - Richard

Richard... As you know, this is the fourth year of the band performing for the MG Owners Club at Eastbourne at their 'South Downs Run'. It was really great that you were able to join us again... the audience really loved you and we've had feedback that they really appreciated your great range of songs... The club has booked us again for September 2008 and we hope that you have got room in your busy diary... All good wishes...

Phil Solomon, Bandleader at MGOC Rally, Eastbourne: September, 2007

"Richard, once again thank you for your hard work, help and support with 'The Sixties Night.' You have made a real impact with the regulars at the Austin Sports and Social Club and your role that evening made a massive contribution to the phenomenal success that it was."

Jane Brookes, Local Honorary Organiser, Cancer Research: Austin Club, Birmingham: August, 2007.

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