If you’re searching for live entertainment that truly sets your event apart from the rest, you need look no further. ‘Ultimatum’ is a performance experience the likes of which you have never even seen before - offering up a spellbinding solo live show that you and your guests are certain to never forget.
Ultimatum is a stunning new musical project from world renowned session performer Ben Scott. Ben boasts a formidable resumé, having featured on multiple platinum selling records and performing across the globe alongside some of the biggest names in music. Now, he brings his virtuosic talents to bear on a totally unique, world-class live music experience.
Utilising leading-edge musical tech, as well as his own peerless musicality, Ben weaves together pitch perfect re-imaginings of some of your favourite modern chart hits - completely solo. He’ll assemble each song right before your very eyes, piecing together each tune with energy, power and an unmistakable, charismatic swagger. This breathless live show combined with Ben’s consummate professionalism and touring-level stage production means Ultimatum is a great entertainment option for events of any scale.
Ultimatum’s standard entertainment package includes:
A world-class solo live performance unlike any other
Brilliant repertoire featuring the biggest anthems from the 90's, 00's and now
Industry leading professional L’Acoustics sound reinforcement and programmed lighting
Can also be presented fully electronically (all-electric drums!) - still the same fabulous experience and a great option where there are sound limiter considerations
Pre-mixed DJ service before and after live sets
Special request performed
PAT certified equipment and Public Liability Insurance
Dedicated booking manager on hand throughout the booking and planning process
Ultimatum is based in London and is available for weddings, parties and corporate events across the UK, Europe and beyond.
To learn more about Ben Scott's professional background, click here.
Because of the highly specialist nature of the show, Ben Scott can provide one special request free of charge. The rest of ULTIMATUM will consist of an exquisite selection of the best of the best and currently features such songs as...
American Boy - Estelle, Kanye West Attention - Charlie Puth Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Close - Nick Jonas Do You Mind - Kyle, Crazy Cousinz Feel It Still - Portugal The Man Havana - Camila Cabello Hey Ya - Outcast Loose Yourself To Dance - Daft Punk Millionaire - Kelis, Andre 3000 Music Sounds Better - Stardust New Rules - Dua Lipa No Tears Left To Cry - Ariana Grande One Dance - Drake One Kiss - Dua Lipa One More Time - Daft Punk Praise You - Fatboy Slim Pyt - Michael Jackson Red Alert - Basement Jaxx Say Something - Justin Timberlake Shake It Off - Taylor Swift Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran Solo - Clean Bandit Feat Demi Lovato There’s Nothing Holding Me Back - Shawn Mendes Waiting All Night - Rudimental
“I want to just say a big thank you to Ultimatum for making our product launch night so special. Everyone commented on how brilliant Ben was and stunned by his breath-taking one-man show – Ed Sheeran eat your heart out!”Rhiannon - Corporate Event, London
“Ultimatum was the absolute perfect party artist. A unique presentation and an incredible and amazingly fun live show with all of my favourite chart favourites! What a talent!! Thank-you Ultimatum and Tailored!!”Jon & Gilli - Birthday Party, Manor Barn, Chichester
“Words are not enough to express how wonderful Ultimatum was at our wedding reception last Saturday! Incredible multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, so friendly & professional and from the first dance (please thank Ben again for learning it!) to the last encore he had everyone up on the dance floor!”Gemma - Wedding, High Billinghurst Farm, Godalming
Absolutely! The show is specifically designed to give your guests the ‘wow’ factor, with easily as much live-music impact as a band. I have been performing at international weddings and events for over ten years, so understand exactly what your guests want to hear to get them moving! My repertoire features the biggest classic and current chart hits, so there's certainly something for everyone.
Do you take requests? I will happily perform one special request for you.
How long do you take to set-up? I need at least 120 minutes from start to finish. This includes loading all equipment into the space, setting up and sound check. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, myself and my sound engineer often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in.
What time do you play? At a time to suit your event, with the standard set option being 45 minutes.
How long do you play for? Currently the standard set is 45 minutes, but we also have 20 minute, 60 minute and 90 minute options to suit any need. In the evening I can also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking. There are no gaps whilst I switch from the live set to the DJ set - the transition is seamless, so no one leaves the dance floor!
Do you have your own PA and lighting? Yes – all included in the price. The PA provided with Ultimatum is a state-of-the-art 'L Acoustics’ PA system, and the lighting system is synchronised with the music! L Acoustics are as good as it gets for PA systems, ensuring your guests are hearing the highest possible quality of live music achievable (it’ll keep the audiophiles happy!). You won't have to hire any additional equipment in.
What is the difference between the ‘pre-mixed DJ service’ that comes with the standard package and the 'band member to DJ live' which is an optional extra? The pre-mixed DJ service is where the I will put on a bespoke playlist (you can request up to 30 songs in advance for this) through the PA before and after my live sets. I do this at most events and it works great - the volume of the music would be the same as if you had a DJ. If you upgrade to the live DJ service, you can still send over preferences in advance, but you will also have me selecting and mixing tracks live on the night, as well as taking requests. All DJ-ing will take place within the Ultimatum set-up, so it’ll look fantastic!
If you upgrade to the live DJ service, you can still send over preferences in advance, but you will also have a band member selecting and mixing tracks live on the night, as well as taking requests. The DJ will be happy to make important announcements but they will not talk constantly over or between tracks (that's just not our style!). We also think it's important to say that the DJ won't have a separate DJ booth - they will set up in an appropriate space (ideally to the side of the stage) and the PA/lighting will be the same as what is being used by the band.
What is the website guide price based on? The published guide price is based on performing at a venue within 30 miles of my base in London. I charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hour drive home, I charge a bit extra so I can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please get in touch with your event date and venue details.
Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that? Yes, I regularly work at venues with noise limiters and have a carefully designed show catered towards exactly this need. This makes use of fully electric drums (just as cool as real drums!), and no acoustic sound whatsoever comes from the stage area - all sound for the comes comes out of the PA system and is fully controllable. I'm happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure I have all the required information to plan accordingly.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment? Yes.
Will you perform our first dance? Yes, as long as we have 1 month notice, I will learn the first dance of your choice, free of charge.
How much space do you require? I have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2.5m x 5m.
How much power do you require? 2 x 13-amp sockets are fine for my system.
Do I need to provide food/drinks? The standard rider is for a hot meal and soft drinks or a £15 rider buyout.
Can we see you play live before booking? Head over to Ben Scott’s website to keep an eye on where his upcoming performances may be on theultimatumexperience.co.uk. To further see live footage of Ben Scott performing professionally, check out his personal website www.benscottlondon.com .
“Cannot recommend this band enough!! Seen them twice... they stole the show both times. Absolutely nailed it on the night!! Can't speak highly enough of Tailored Ents. Thoroughly professional!”Gary - Birthday Party, Essex