Retired Police Officer, Football Referee, After Dinner Speaker, Master of Ceremonies, Charity Auctioneer.
“On behalf of the company I would like to thank you once again for your excellent performance. Not only was your material fresh but your humour, delivery and timing as you told a story was first class. I was more than impressed by the manner in which you included some of the “characters” in attendance in your stories minutes after meeting them over dinner. Your name has been passed to many other who also thought your performance was outstanding.”
“It goes without saying that the night was a tremendous success. You hit the right note throughout and your speech rounded off what was a perfect week for us in the Highlands. I have had nothing but compliments from participants and would like to thank you on their behalf. Looking forward to Speyside in October.”
“On behalf of St Mirren Football Club I would like to thank you for your hilarious and professional performance at our 125th Anniversary Dinner in the Normandy Hotel on Friday. The dinner was a huge success and you ensured that everyone was in the mood to enjoy the rest of the evening.”
“Superb! I sympathised with you as the previous speaker unwittingly stole your theme for the evening. I then watched in amazement as you totally rewrote your speech as he spoke and seconds later stood upa nad delivered it as if you had rehearsed it for a month. Your nerves of steel and infectious manner certainly won over me, not to mention the assembled company. A brilliant deliveryOn behalf of St Mirren Football Club I would like to thank you for your hilarious and professional performance at our 125th Anniversary Dinner in the Normandy Hotel on Friday. The dinner was a huge success and you ensured that everyone was in the mood to enjoy the rest of the evening.”
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Should you be looking for a topical and humorous after dinner speaker, a professional Master of Ceremonies, an experienced auctioneer or someone with an intimate knowledge of Robert Burns who will add knowledge and humour to your celebration of the Bard, look no further.
John McKelvie is one of the major names on the after dinner circuit. Since 1998 he has been a regular on the after dinner circuit at a variety of venues ranging from local establishments to top hotels throughout the UK.
He is a vastly accomplished and experienced speaker, host and auctioneer who has rightly earned the moniker “a man for all seasons” for his towering capacity to captivate and charm every kind of audience.
Ubiquitous John is a retired police officer whose long career with the Strathclyde Police has provided him with a vast array of humorous tales and one liners, whilst his stint as a football referee is a further source of much humour at Sportsman’s dinners.
John bases his after dinner speeches on the eventful, sometimes catastrophic, but always extremely hilarious anecdotes from his police career and sporting connections.
He has a dry Scottish wit, timing and an ability to read an audience which makes him one of the busiest UK after dinner speakers. He has a rare gift for making people laugh which is why he is a great favourite on the after-dinner circuit especially with mixed audiences.
John formerly worked Monday to Friday in the Police and refereed football on a Saturday. He really looked forward to a Sunday as this is the only day that his parentage was not openly questioned.
John can be relied upon to be suitable for any audience, mixed or otherwise. He is never blue and has a style which is comfortably anecdotal, incorporating humorous one liners. John is a master of mischief and character assassination however he is aware that his job is to entertain and not to offend.
As his accolades imply, his true and extremely funny sporting anecdotes allied to stories gathered from 30 years in Strathclyde Police continue to enrich and entertain the after dinner circuit, and hopefully will do so for many years to come.
Having worked as Master of Ceremonies at various corporate vents throughout the UK John is the consummate professional. Insisting on a detailed briefing prior to the event, his attention to detail is second to none ensuring that the evening starts and finishes on schedule. When it comes to auctioning his skills in raising monies for charities were once deemed by Gordon McHugh, CEO of Kilbryde Hospice as “robbery without violence”
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