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Dave Benson Phillips: 

Celebrity DJ

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TEL: +44(0)1903-248-258

MOB: +44(0)7840-504-474


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The Number to Call! 


No show job too big,

No show job too small!!

 

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About DAVE BENSON PHILLIPS

 

It is a sure fact that most children in the UK have enjoyed being entertained by 

Dave Benson Phillips who, since 1981, has become one of the most popular children's entertainers and presenters on and off television.

 

Dave Benson Phillips, presenter, entertainer, broadcaster, musician, performer and prolific writer and doer of TO-DO lists, started his career in 1981 at the famous Polka Children's Theatre in Wimbledon where as a Theatre Usher, he was bitten by the performing bug and duly set out to learn the art of entertaining children. He appeared in various magic and music shows and even helped out with the making of props and costumes.

 

He wanted to learn all there was to know about showbusiness, and set himself the task of doing so. 

 

Dave furthered his “education” by becoming a Bluecoat at Pontins Holiday Camp, the training ground for many of Britain's popular entertainers. It was there, after a brief period as a song and dance man, that Dave realised he was much happier performing to children. He went on to work for Haven Holidays as a Children's Uncle where he got his big break into television. He was spotted by the BBC and given the chance to appear in PLAYBUS, which later became PLAYDAYS, a programme that ran successfully for 6 years.

 

This led to Dave being given his own show by the BBC, the phenomenally popular BAFTA nominated GET YOUR OWN BACK, of which there have been 14 series. He was given another major series in 1996, this time for ITV, called DISNEY'S WAKE UP IN THE WILD ROOM, which was aired every Saturday morning for nearly two years, confirming the undoubted popularity of this talented presenter.

 

Dave is very well known for starring in the best selling FUN SONG FACTORY video series, which was televised for ITV.  He has also presented numerous other television programmes including the CITV series PETSWAP, co-presented by Fearne Cotton, NICK JNR for NICKELODEON and WORDS AND PICTURES and GO FOR IT for BBC Education.  Dave is hugely well known for his work on the Disney Channel, presenting the children’s cookery programme BITESIZE and as “Big Dave” on the Cable Guide Award winning, PLAYHOUSE DISNEY with co-presenter “Little Alex” Lovell.

 

Dave donned a furry suit to play Bouma the food-loving Yeti in the big-budget CBBC cookery show PLANET COOK alongside his good friend TV Chef, Kevin Woodford. The series enjoyed another airing on Channel 4, as part of their early morning children’s schedule.

 

Dave also has a very sought-after voice appearing on many radio programmes including PLAYTIME for the BBC and on the animation series DREAM STREET for ITV as the characters “Jack Hammer” and “Ice Cool”. He also stars as ‘Big Blue’ in the Sony Playstation game SMARTIES MELTDOWN. More recently, Dave's voice is heard by young viewers, as Doctor Woof in the popular cbeebies animation BOJ, alonside aussie soapstar and theatrical stalwart, Jason Donovan. Adult viewers will know Dave's vocal tones from it's use as the malevolnent Build-A-Bear Machine in the cult E4 comedy prank show BAD ROBOTS.

 

Dave continued to perform to live audiences throughout his career, including touring with 

GET YOUR OWN BACK – LIVE! and THE DAVE BENSON PHILLIPS SHOW, plus one of 

his proudest moments, singing at the London Palladium as part of the CHILDREN'S ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE. 


In 1999, he made his first appearance in a musical, playing “Eddie Hair” in THE DEMON HEADMASTER, which toured throughout England. This year Dave and his furry friend 

Big Bear toured the HAVEN HOLIDAY Villages on the south, west and east coasts in a successful nine-week summer tour.

 

Pantomimes have also featured heavily during Dave's career, and his appearances won him rave reviews and full houses.

 

Throughout his hectic schedule Dave has always found time for children with special needs, amongst whom his Makaton sign language video is extremely popular. He also donates many hours to charity work both here and abroad.

 

Dave was inducted into Britain’s only CHILDREN’S WALK OF FAME, as voted for by the nation’s children. His plaque can be seen at Drusilla’s Park, Alfriston,East Sussex along with other inductees, SOOTY, PETER RABBIT and THE CHEEKY GIRLS.

 

2007 was a very special year for Dave, as he got to celebrate 25 years inthe business of entertaining children! Dave performed some very special shows nationwide as a way of saying ‘thank you’to the public for letting him do his favourite job for so long.

 

In 2008 Dave released two musical CDs, ‘Dave’s Are We There Yet!’ Album and ‘Dave’s Nap Attack Album!’. He worked on a new show for young children based on his Get Up and Go! stage show and DVD. He’s also had the incredible honour of being one of the support acts for the group, McFly at their Brighton concert!

 

2009 was the start of some quiet years for Dave, because somebody announced on the internet that had died in car crash while on a UK theatre tour – which many people believed. Dave was actually touring the UK at the time.

 

Through no fault of his own, Dave had become the unwitting subject of an internet hate campaign, and fell victim to internet trolls. Such was their work of spreading untrue rumours about Dave, that his TV appearances were halted, his live show tours cancelled and his business and charity works suffered as a result. 


Dave found himself out of work.

 

As time passed, and once people realised it, and other Dave-related rumours too rude to display here were also hoaxes, people came forward and offered him the chance to write, create, host, entertain and perform on some amazing projects – and in one particular case, appearing as the rumbustious Mr. Toad in a UK tour of WIND IN THE WILLOWS…  It was a dream part for Dave!

 

During Dave's 'enforced rest' of 2010, Dave and his wife, Emma became proud parents. Their Son, Benjamin, to quote his mum and dad, is ‘the best production we’ve ever worked on’.

 

2011 found Dave attending business and film–making courses, spending time writing scripts for pre-school TV shows and creating new theatre shows for children with his entertainment company, which he runs with his wife, Emma.

 

He also toured the country with live shows and music concerts for children and adults, albeit smallscale, and fearing more unwanted attention from forces unknown, extremely low-profile.

 

The pair also indulged their love of classical music and worked with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, to write and produce classical music concerts for children. They already have six very successful concerts under their belt, including an original score by composer, Ian Stephens and Dave, to the classic rhyme, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!’ It premiered to a capacity crowd at their last Teddy Bears Picnic concert and won rave reviews.

 

Dave is hoping that one day, the ‘Bear Hunt’ will be used as an introduction to the world of classical music for the world’s young children, just like Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’.

 

2012 found Dave dusting off his to-do lists and working on plans for family and adult TV, the launching of his trailer transportation business, www.bigredmover.com, and the launching of his W.I.T. (whatever It Takes) Initiative, a plan to raise money and awareness for making good quality shows and live experiences for people of all ages. Proposed year of launch for these and other business projects, 2014.

 

2013… Dave launched his MAD MARCH OFFER, performing his shows for extremely mad prices during the month of March.  On one of the Mad March dates, Dave hosted and performed stand up at a packed out comedy night in Brighton for the sum of twenty pounds! He also received rave reviews for his stand up form the local press and online community!!

 

Dave has since decided to make the MAD MARCH OFFER an annual, but secret occurrence, known only to those 'in the know'. Should YOU wish to take advantage of his unusual offer, the details can be found online – but you will have to know where to look.

 

Dave also appeared on Kevin Bridges: What’s The Story? for the BBC. Twice on Celebrity Juice on ITV2, with the legendary Keith Lemon. Big Brother’s BIT ON THE SIDE for Channel 5, and a cameo performance as a mischievious genie in an episode of The Sooty Show.

 

He’s also appeared in several movies!

 

For the first time since 2009, Dave and his furry friend, Big Bear took their GET UP & GO Show out on the road for a one venue performance at The Assembly Rooms, Tamworth in 2013… it was very well-received.

 

Dave plans to tour again.

 

The end of 2013 was particularly memorable for Dave, as he was asked to appear in a cameo performance in the Cbeebies television production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, alongside his heroes and preschool TV legends, Iain Lauchlin, Baroness Floella Benjamin and Derek Griffiths.

 

2014 saw Dave making a return to television, as he voices the character

‘Doctor Woof’ (a Dog) in BOJ! a pre-school animation series for cbeebies.

 

Dave has also been hosting LET'S ROCK! a series of 80’s music festivals around the UK, working with the cream of 80’s music… The Real Thing, Bananarama, China Crisis, Jaki Graham, Doctor & The Medics,  Howard Jones, Go West, Heaven 17, Nick Heywood, Nik Kershaw, Alexander O’Neal, Altered Images, Toyah, Sonia, Big Country, Kim Wilde, Brother Beyond, ABC, Jakki Graham, Level 42, Billy Ocean, Rick Astley… to name but a few.   

 

He re-launched his W.I.T. (whatever It Takes) Initiative, a plan to raise money and awareness for making good quality shows and live experiences for people of all ages has already some successes on television, on stage and online…watch this space!

 

Putting the past tragidies firmly behind him, Dave is currently working on new shows for the future, and is slowly but surely going through his to-do lists!


To view other things Dave does, visit his WEBBYTELLY Channel on Youtube.

 

Keep up with Dave’s stuff by visiting www.davebensonphillips.com 

Or Dave’s business services site http://davebensonphillips.bksites.net

Dave’s Official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/DaveBensonPhillips and follow @DaveBensonPhill on Twitter.

 


BY THE WAY...

In a complete contrast to all the works he’s known for, Dave also DJ’s at clubs, events and universities around the UK. His eclectic mix of party tunes, pop hits, TV themes and rare tracks from the 50’s through to the present, have won him fans across the country. 

They lovingly refer to him as ‘Rave Benson Phillips’, or ‘the Godfather of Cheese’!  

 

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