Testimonials for Merlesque Mermaids
Merlesque Aquarium Performance
Blue Planet Aquarium
Phil Jones, Sales & Marketing Exec.
“We booked Demi and Mairead from Merlesque to headline our Mermaid Weekend over the bank holiday weekend in August. What a successful weekend we had - both of the mermaids were fantastic, free diving in our massive shark filled tank. The children watching from our shark tunnels stood in awe! Then all the children had the chance to meet and be photographed with the mermaids in our reception area.
I heartily recommend Merlesque for their incredible professionalism and dexterity under water. Their performance at Blue Planet Aquarium will long be remembered by the thousands who saw them.”
Deep Sea World Aquarium:
“We hired the Merlesque mermaids to take part in our Mermaid event. The event had one mermaid diving in our Underwater Safari aquarium exhibit with our seven sand tiger sharks, and the other mermaid was meeting the public in our tropical rock pool. Both mermaids were friendly and professional throughout the event. They proved very popular with our visitors and the children particularly enjoyed meeting them in the rock pool. One of our rock pool fishes also took a real liking to them – charming the fish too, always a bonus in an aquarium!”
Mermaid Cabaret, Events and Parties
Neon Moon Cabaret
Guy Smith, Stage Manager
"The Sirens at Merlesque were an excellent addition to the Neon Moon Winter Masquerade Cabaret. They were professional, well prepared and easy to work with.
On the night they created a great buzz at the event - our guests were literally lining up to have their photos taken with them!"
Shore Leave Supper Club
Cath Whatling, Organiser
"The Mermaids were the centre of the show - you were the real draw for the evening!"
A Mermaid swimming at The Dartry Health Club
Ian Nunoo, Director
"Can't sing the praises of this company enough!
We had a very specific and unusual campaign brief from a client and all requests were accommodated by Merlesque. The collaboration was on point and we felt confident in Demi’s abilities to execute. Merlesque were an absolute pleasure to work with and would definitely consider working with them again, or recommending to others."
London City Nights review
(Merlesque performance at Cabaret Roulette)
"It's difficult to pin down exactly what's so erotically magnetic about a pair of murderous ukelele-wielding half woman half fish girls... they launched into a twisted cover of Part of My World mixed up with references to cut-throat capitalism and Karl Marx. Be still my beating heart!"
White Mischief & The Summer House Weekend
Tobias Slater, Co-Founder
"I’ve hired the Merlesque Mermaids several times to perform at my events, and every time they are a huge hit with the crowds. They're a magical addition to any event, and we've had them performing in a swimming pool, in hot tubs and on stage. Their sharp, smart, witty songs about mermaid life are absolutely spot-on, and incredibly catchy as well - I’ve run into partygoers at our weekend events still humming “Like a Sturgeon” the morning after. Our guests just go wild for mermaids!
I really recommend them to anyone looking for a quirky addition to their event - whether for a cabaret night, meet and greet performance, or both."
Guests at the Summer House Weekend:
"Loved the fact that we had beautiful mermaids at The Summer House!"
"My personal highlights: the mermaids."
Children's Events and Parties
Scottish Fisheries Museum
Jen Gordon, Assistant Curator
“Having the Merlesque mermaids with us on our Open Day as part of Anstruther’s Harbour Festival was a treat! They looked magical, patiently engaged with dozens of enchanted youths, sang shanties that made the mums and dads laugh and captured both the imagination of the crowd and the attention of the local press in their sparkly nets – all adding to the ‘buzz’ of our event!”
Les Enfants, London
Helen Connolley, Events Director
"Super amazing. The client loved everything, she was super happy! Thank you, very professional service."
March of the Mermaids, Brighton
Hannah Chiltern, Organiser
"Merlesque were the perfect addition to March of the Mermaids, bringing true mermaid beauty and grace to our after-party, admired by all. They also did a wonderful job of awarding all of our prizewinners at our costume pageant. A mermaid party or event wouldn't be the same without them!"
Mums and Dads:
Denise Naylor, Mum to two happy little mermaids:
"Thank you so much Merlesque, you made my 10 year old and 5 year old very happy. Both my girls wanted to meet a real mermaid, and they have both achieved that now thanks to Merlesque. The whole event was a total surprise and both girls were lost for words when our mermaid swam over! Such a fabulous evening and I am so happy as the journey for our Mermaid was quite long. Best birthday I have ever planned."
Karen Eng, Mum:
"Thank you so much for hosting my daughter's Mermaid Party! She and her friends were thrilled to splash around with real mermaids in the pool, playing games and dressing up for their very own mermaid photoshoot! My daughter also loved reading stories and playing with the treasure chest. You were a huge hit - and an unforgettable experience for all the little girls!"
Jennie Huyton, happy mermaid mama:
"Fantastic party, and still part of our every day conversation, and a hot topic at school too! I concur that my daughter will become a mermaid...."
Bonnie Hughes, Mermaid Mama:
"Thank you so much for making my daughter's dream come true!"
Modelling and Photography
Craig Robins, Photographer:
"I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for the shoot yesterday! I really enjoyed it... It was a really great learning experience and definitely something I would be interested in if you do it again!"