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1
Introducing Trevor Cooke
  • Location Morecambe, Lancashire
  • Age 49
  • Married with a 10 year old son
  • Current Employment Entertainer
  • Current Employer Self Employed
  • Past Employment Direct Salesperson
  • Retail Manager
  • DJ
  • Sales Manager
  • Website www.trevorcooke.com
  • Contact Details
  • Home 5 Hestham Avenue, Morecambe,
    Lancashire LA4 4PZ
  • Tel. 01524 423296
  • Mob. 07725 246653
  • E Mail tkcooke_at_msn.com

2
My Life
  • WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Petrol Pump Attendant for 12 months 1976-8
  • Direct Sales Person progressing to Sales
    Manager(Home Insulation) for 2 years from 1978-80
  • Retail Branch Manager for British Shoe
    Corporation from December 1980 to April 1985. I
    managed units at Eccles, Kirkby(Liverpool),Moss
    Side(Manchester)and Hyde
  • Self Employed DJ/Kids Entertainer/Karaoke
    Show/Radio Presenter since 1985
  • Retail Store Manager followed by Store Manager
    for Home Bargains at Morecambe then at new store
    opening in Preston from October 2001 to April
    2004
  • Sole Trader in overseas property sales company
    since January 2005 The One Stop Overseas
    Property Shop. COM
  • Recently worked as Entertainments Coordinator at
    Ocean Edge Holiday Park, Morecambe preceded by
    Regent Leisure Park, Morecambe for South Lakeland
    Parks from February 2005 to July 2007.
  • EDUCATION
  • Went to Infant Schools in Keighley, West
    Yorkshire then secondary School in Worsley,
    Manchester.
  • Gained two GCEOlevel passes plus seven CSE
    grade1 passes.
  • Went on to further education at Eccles College,
    Manchester and gained a GCEA level and 3 more
    GCEOlevels.
  • My ambitions of becoming a pilot in the RAF were
    dashed soon after leaving college when I failed
    my entrance medical from my lazy eye.
  • In 1991 I sat 2 Open College B Unit courses at
    Lancaster Morecambe College
  • In 1996 I sat an Information Technology course at
    Blackpool and The Fylde College

3
Entertainment Experience
  • In November 1980, I answered and
    advertisement in the Swinton Journal, a weekly
    paper around Manchester, for a trainee DJ. After
    a brief interview I began as a mobile DJ for a
    small company playing music at weddings and
    birthday parties etc. Initially this was for a
    bit of pocket money alongside my retail
    management job for five years. Following a
    relationship breakdown I used the experience to
    pursue a full time career in DJ work and looked
    for a new challenge!
  • I headed for the lively Spanish resort of
    Lloret de Mar on Costa Brava to ask around the
    British owned fun pubs and worked in several over
    the season of 1985 until October when I returned
    to the UK and visited Morecambe to see my
    grandma.
  • It was by chance that I chatted with a
    fellow DJ in Morecambe and was offered some work
    locally and decided to stay in the resort for a
    while. I was soon offered work in several bars
    and nightclubs and my brief visit to Morecambe
    has now lasted 21 years !
  • My boundaries expanded to include
    Blackpool and The Lakes and I even managed to
    entertain overseas on several occasions in Spain,
    Tenerife and Switzerland.

4
Entertainment Highlights1986 Family
Entertainments Coordinator at Morecambe Leisure
Park for Lancaster City Council1986-8 Resident
DJ at Blue Rhapsody Nightclub in Morecambe,
Harvey's Nightclub in Morecambe and Charlestons
Bar in Morecambe1988 Family Entertainments
Organiser/DJ at La Colina, Torremolinos, Spain
then Hotel Oro Negro, Playa de las Americas,
Tenerife for a Spanish Entertainment
Company1989 2000 Promotional Entertainer/DJ
for Thwaites Brewery, Blackburn with over 500
performances nationwide1989 90 Resident DJ
at Kings Arms seafront pub in Morecambe1990
Seasonal Family Entertainer DJ at Stanwix Park
Holiday Centre, Silloth on Solway, Cumbria
5
1992 -7 1999 Daytime Family Entertainer/DJ at
Blackpool Tower. I was co host at the Tower World
Opening Command Performance in the presence of
Diana Princess of Wales in 1992 and I entertained
children in the presence of HM The Queen and Duke
of Edinburgh during the Towers centenary
celebrations in 1994.1993 1994 Resident DJ
at The Blackout Nightclub, Zurich,
Switzerland1994 1995 Summer season Guest
Performer at Cala Gran Holiday Park, Fleetwood
and Marton Mere , Blackpool for British
Holidays1994 2006 Resident DJ Entertainer at
Morecambe Superbowl including gala openings at
new units in Barrow in Furness and Accrington
6
1999 Daytime Family Entertainer again at
Blackpool Tower1999 Evening DJ/Compere at The
Star, Blackpool Pleasure Beach2000 Summer
season Family Entertainer at Berwick Holiday
centre and Haggerston Castle at Berwick Upon
Tweed for British Holidays2000 Guest DJ on a
range of Dream Concerts in theatres from
Inverness to Plymouth for Surefire Entertainments
Ltd
7
1994 2000 Resident DJ at Low Wood Hotel,
Windermere for English Lakes Hotels1996 7
Resident Summer Nightly Entertainer at Professor
Peabody's Play place, Winter Gardens, Blackpool
1998 Summer Season Daytime Entertainer at
Theatre on Central Pier, Blackpool1998 Night
time Resident DJ at The Flagship, Coral Island,
Blackpool
8
2004 Return as Family Entertainer/DJ at Central
Pier Blackpool2004 Weekly Guest Entertainer at
Cockerham Sands Holiday Park, Cockerham, nr
Lancaster2005 Entertainments Coordinator at
Regent Holiday Village, Morecambe for South
Lakeland Caravans Ltd2006-7 Entertainments
Coordinator at Ocean Edge Holiday Park, Heysham
for South Lakeland Parks Ltd2008 Resident Host
and Compere at Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool
for Britannia Hotels and Explosive Productions
Ltd2009 Resident Family Entertainer at Stanwix
Holiday Centre, Silloth on Solway, Cumbria
9
.on the RadioDuring December 1997 and July
1998 I presented my own daytime show on RSL
Station 106.2 Splash FM for the months duration
from inside Blackpool Tower.During the month of
January 1999 I presented the breakfast show on
Kendal RSL station 107FM which following a
petition to the Radio Authority went on to become
Lakeland Radio.During January 2000 I presented
some overnight shows on our local ILR station
96.9 The Bay to North Lancashire and South
Cumbria.I currently present the afternoon show
on 102.8 Chorley FM
10
On Television
  • In 2001 I appeared on LWTs Barrymore My Kind of
    People filmed at the Whitgift Centre, Croyden,
    Surrey.
  • In 2004 I had minor TV exposure in the first X
    Factor from a couple of successful early rounds
    of the Leeds heats for Talkback Thames.
  • In 2008 I made it through to the first televised
    round of Talkback Thames Britains Got Talent
    filmed at The Opera House, Blackpool in front of
    a full house and Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and
    Piers Morgan.
  • I 2009 I appear frequently in several background
    scenes of Coronation Street filmed at Granada TV,
    Manchester.

11
.in the newsOver the last twenty years since
becoming a full time entertainer much has been
written about my antics and progression in our
local publications The Morecambe Visitor and its
sister paper The Morecambe Guardian.The
Blackpool Evening Gazette also covered a lot of
my work whilst based at Blackpool Tower.In 2003
I was given a two page centre feature in the
Daily Mirror as the paper celebrated its
centenary and featured ordinary people in their
employment asking them how their job had changed
over the years. I was interviewed at length about
the experiences of being a children's entertainer
and how I combined the role with a busy career of
being a retail store manager. It also gave a
potted history about my life and experiences.
You can read the
article by clicking on www. mirror.co.uk/news/t
opstories/tm_methodfull26object
12
My Equity Membership Details
  • Full Member No.00135985
  • I am an active member of the Blackpool and North
    Lancashire Variety Branch. Over the years I have
    played a major role in fundraising and charity
    liaison organising and fronting several events.

13
Currently.
  • I am studying a foundation degree I Digital Radio
    Production at AccRoss College, Lancashire and
    Manchester School of Sound Recording
  • I continue as an Independent Childrens
    Entertainer/DJ here in the North West
    entertaining children in South Cumbria and North
    Lancashire at 120 birthday parties every year.
  • I am appearing in a Summer Season as a holiday
    Family Entertainer based at Stanwix Park Holiday
    Centre, Silloth on Solway, Cumbria until November
    2009.
  • I do occasional TV extra work appearing on
    Coronation Street.
  • I also run a small marketing company specialising
    in overseas property sales The One Stop Overseas
    Property Shop.com working with over 30 builders,
    developers and overseas agents in 12 different
    countries.

14
Finally..
  • HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
  • In my spare time I enjoy watching sport,
    gardening, travel and eating out. On my travels I
    also enjoy practising my foreign languages
    Spanish,French and German.
  • AMBITIONS
  • I would love to further my limited success
    in TV and Radio.
  • I have recently become a property investor
    and would like to own a 1m portfolio as soon as
    possible.
  • I would also like to combine all the skills
    I have gained over the years to set up a dream
    business of a family fun and entertainment bar
    complex somewhere in the sun and close to the
    beach!

15
Contact Details.
  • Trevor Cooke, 5 Hestham Avenue, Morecambe,
  • Lancashire LA4 4PZ
  • Telephone 01524 423296
  • Mobile 07725 246653
  • E mail tkcooke_at_msn.com
  • Website
  • www.trevorcooke.com
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