GO Awards National 2020/21 Live Event Entertainment
Jon Courtenay was cast into the spotlight when Ant and Dec awarded him the Golden Buzzer in his first audition on Britain’s Got Talent 2020. He then went on to win the whole competition and received phenomenal praise from all four judges. Jon also made the record books by being the first ever golden buzzer act to win the show!
Jon has performed at The Royal Variety Show, the Britain’s got Talent Christmas Show, live on Good Morning Britain, This Morning and on BBC Breakfast. He also wrote and performed the opening song for This Morning’s Pantomime and he has appeared on Heart FM, BBC Radio 2 on Michael Ball’s show and on BBC Radio Manchester to name just a few! Jon’s genuine nature, huge talent and love for his family has won him a myriad of fans.
Jon originally hails from Ipswich but now lives in Mossley, Greater Manchester with his wife Emmah and two sons Nathan and Alfie. He started his stage career as a comedy magician but gradually the magic made way for the piano. Long before triumphing in the 2020 final, Jon was a powerhouse live performer with decades of experience touring the world. He is also one of the rare British performers, asked time and time again to perform to American audiences. His originality and remarkable stage presence have led to hugely successful shows in the corporate market as well as on all the major luxury cruise lines.
Although Jon’s show is continually evolving, his sense of humour remains the same and he has now created a truly original experience for every audience. With music from jazz and classical to rock & roll, along with original songs and parodies plus hilarious tales of his family, relationships and his life traveling the world, Jon’s side-splitting show will leave you with a happy heart and a huge smile on your face.
“It’s funny, it’s touching, it’s unique to you…We may be looking at the winner of this year’s show. You have set the bar, that was unbelievable.” David Walliams
“It was magical and done so simply. it made me feel warm inside. You nailed it my friend. You ticked every single box.” Alesha Dixon
“It was just a wonderful audition. You are someone who has worked hard for years and needs a break and I’m sure you will get a huge reaction from this, I promise you.” Simon Cowell, Britain’s Got Talent
“Jon you’ve made me fall to bits, I just saw a man who made all his dreams come true…I think this is one of the best Golden Buzzer’s we’ve ever had on the show.” Amanda Holden
“We need another Golden Buzzer! To press it right now. There’s an incredible connection you have, it’s funny and touching. I couldn’t fault it.” Ashley Banjo
“A remarkable Talent and a fantastic Showman.” Head of Events, Claridges Hotel
“Thank you Jon, you totally made the event for us. You were hilarious, warm, genuine and left everyone feeling inspired and so happy! The bespoke song was the highlight of the night and left us all in stitches. We will definitely be recommending you to everyone we know.” Julia Parsons, Capital
“Jon is the best of the best.” Vice President Crystal Cruises
“Entertainer of the year!” Warner Hotels
“Just wanted to say thanks again for everything. Please also give our kindest thanks to Jon for such a memorable evening. The positive feedback from everyone is the best advertising Jon could get! Even guests from New Zealand managed to tune in.” Dawn WH
“In 25 years of this conference, Jon is absolutely one of the best entertainers we’ve had. The performance that opened our first ever virtual awards ceremony was clever, funny and inspiring. To be able to perform on zoom to an International audience and captivate them in the way that Jon did, is commendable. Jon has a unique and special talent that will be the stand-out moment for any event – whether physical or virtual. And a moment that our industry will certainly remember for years to come.” Kirsty Diclaudio, Voyageur.
“I think the highlight was Jon Courtenay’s song! It was so funny and really ended the event on a high, so please pass on my thanks, he really helped to make it something to remember!” Kaylea Blindell, Corporate Escape Room Client
“It was brilliant, we all loved it! He is such a lovely person and wonderful entertainer, such a real people person. Please do pass on our thanks again!” Karin Friedrich, Beiersdorf