Surprise Birthday Party

Surprise Birthday Party with The Amazing Waiters

Trabuco Canyon, California

Having started in Southern California, The Amazing Waiters have constructed a surprise birthday party…or two over the last decade but it never gets boring!

This past weekend, our 2 Amazing Waiters, Ryan and John were asked to surprise our host’s mother on her 80th Birthday.  “She loves Frank Sinatra and the music of the Rat Pack Era”…it’s what she grew up on and I know she would love it so much…it’s going to be my gift to her”.

It was a lovely indoor-outdoor setting for 15 guests on a lovely Fall afternoon in the Hills.  Our fabulous duo set up the intimate sound system and prepared the final details for the surprise.

The Amazing Waiters singing to the guest of honor in Orange County, CA

One of our Amazing Waiters, Ryan with the Birthday Girl in Orange County, CA

Surprise Birthday Party Entertainers

Our dashing guys filtered into the staff, charming the unsuspecting guests and when the reveal time was near, the guys eased seamlessly into an unforgettable scripted show (that was tailored for the guest of honor, of course) that featured many of the staple signature songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the famed Rat Pack of the 1960’s.

Trained Operatic Singers make smaller events more intimate.

“Being able to sing acoustically was key for this particular event”, stated Ryan.  We couldn’t have brought a bulky sound system with microphones…it would have ruined the intimate feeling for those 16 guests”.  Ryan was correct and that’s why all of our performers have operatic training to not have to rely on microphones, if necessary.

The guest of honor’s friends and relatives loved the show and we did too.  Happy 80th Birthday Barbara!  We hope to sing at your 90th!


The Amazing Waiters are the only Singing Waiter act that customizes each performance for their clients.  Having originated their business in Southern California, TAWs now are regionally based in Las Vegas, Chicago and New York.  See their website, for amazing surprise show options for your event.

Chicago Singing Waiters Dazzle

Chicago Singing Waiters dazzle at a Chicago Fundraiser

The Amazing Waiters had recent privilege to celebrate Greek Heritage here in Chicago, Illinois recently. Celebrating the Greek City of Tripoli, Greece, the organization gets together one time a year for its annual fundraiser and is always looking for fun and unique entertainment.


Chicago Singing Waiters entertained at a fundraiser for the people of Tripoli, Greece


The President and organizer of this year’s event, Dino, was excited to try to have us this year. “Last year, we tried to make it happen, but our singing waiters were so new in Chicago that we were unable to fulfill the request”, stated James Anest, General director of The Amazing Waiters. “So, we decided to table it until next year…sure enough, I pleased to receive a call from Dino asking if our Chicago Singing Waiters were able to make it happen this year and I said “you bet!” we’re going to make it happen!”  


We were very excited to work on this show for many reasons.  One, it is in our Regional “backyard”, being Singing Waiters in Chicago, but other is much closer to James’ heart….and heritage…a Greek-American himself, he was very excited to put together a fun and entertaining show with a special surprise twist to reflect Greek Heritage as well as the various musical tastes that this dynamic group of people would appreciate. “You guys knocked it out of the park!”, Dino exclaimed. “You hit every age group in the audience and they absolutely loved it. It was great!”

The Amazing Waiters in Chicago, IL

Hard to take photos of the actual show when you’re the surprise entertainment


It especially wonderful watching the younger audience members intrigued interested in what the show was delivering. Singing everything from Broadway, Opera, to Rat Pack-inspired music, made famous by The famed Las Vegas Trio in the 1950’s and 60’s, the diverse show was incredibly successful. To top it all off, James  surprised and entertained the guests by speaking Greek and seamlessly finishing with the Greek classic from Zorba the Greek, “Never On Sunday”, with James and Cassandra, (our latest addition who is also Greek) a Chicago native, singing and clapping along with the guests.  Even our third waiter, Chris who is not Greek had great fun dancing the Greek folk Style. 🙂


With one, two, and three waiters entertainment, our regional branch of The Amazing Waiters, Chicago Singing Waiters offer the most diverse and dynamic customized singing waiters shows in the United States. Find out how you can get the best Chicago Surprise Entertainment available, by calling 312-473-2919




Singing Waiters in Naples, Florida


Performing across the United States we get to see a lot of places, the insides of hotels, conference rooms, etc.  We also get to meet lots and lots of people along the way.  Recently, we had the privileged to construct a special singing waiters surprise show for a wedding reception in the Naples, Florida area.

Naples, Florida Map

the amazing waiters in naples, florida for a surprise wedding reception.

If you’ve never been in this part of the country in the Spring, it’s worth the trip.  There’s a reason why Snow Birds from the “North” reside down there during the cold, blustery Winter months.  It’s lovely.

Snow-Birds to Naples, Florida

snow birds to “migrate” to warm places like Naples, Florida to escape the Midwestern Cold.


Edie is a former Broadway “Baby”, having sung in several theatrical productions in her career and knew what she wanted and how she wanted it.  When she contacted us, she literally auditioned us with numerous questions about our show, our singers, etc.  She was clearly not an “average” client.  As we talked we finally got to singers…singers who might be doing the show…and as chance would have it (or not) we have a couple of well-known Broadway performers on our modest roster in the NY Area…one of which she knew (of) very well.  When his name came up, she immediately wanted to know if he’d be available.  Well, he was and that was that.  Edie, was thrilled.  Not only was she getting a personalized show, she was getting a performer that she knew and had seen on Broadway.  She immediately secured the details (this was 6 months prior) and we were off to the races!

singing with the bride to be, this girl was over the moon...and so was her groom after she sang this fabulous duet to him.

singing with the bride to be, this girl was over the moon…and so was her groom after she sang this fabulous duet to him.


As mentioned earlier, we get to meet a lot of people along the way.  We also get to know our Clients pretty well during the process of writing and creating their special show.  This journey was no different…among many things, we learned that Edie’s fiance was a special forces war veteran (retired) and her mother was a former Opera Star with The Metropolitan Opera and she would be at the wedding reception.  We were thrilled.  We immediately wanted to sing, “Nessun Dorma” from Puccini’s Opera, “Turandot” as a sort of homage to her and her career.  It was PERFECT!


With the water and weather perfectly blending, and the Spring taste in the air, we had a great time singing a fabulous surprise Singing Waiters Show for the newly weds. The guests were thrilled and there was much laughter had by all.  There are a few great photos on our website and we hope to post a little video from the ceremony at a later date.

Should we tell them who we really are?

What? You’re really NOT Waiters? That’s right…singing


Congratulations to the newly weds, Edie and Steven and than you for letting The Amazing Waiters be a part of your special day!



The Amazing Waiters – Surprise Entertainment Specialists for Weddings and Corporate Events across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Western Europe.  To see our main website, go to or call for more information, Toll Free:  855-899-7701



It’s no longer a secret.  The Amazing Waiters are a premiere surprise entertainment act for entertainment at a wedding, conferences, special events, fundraisers and Christmas parties. Featuring 1, 2, and now The Amazing Waiters X3, Three entertainers that can pose as waiters or service staff, infiltrating your event to later reveal that it was all a hoax.  Your guests have been duped.  Your servers were actually entertainers all along, waiting patiently to reveal a carefully crafted singing show that is sure to thrill your guests.


If you’ve been looking for a unique wedding reception entertainment idea, The Amazing Waiters X3 are a perfect dose of the best wedding entertainment available at just the right price.  Three leading Men, dressed as Wedding or Event Staff, surprise both sides of the isle by bringing them together with the universal language of Music and adding laughter as a topper.  The culinary arts have never been so perfectly melded!  See TAW’s wedding entertainment page for more details.


Our original form of Singing Waiter Entertainment is so unique, our competitors try to copy it.  But they can’t do what we do.  We are the only act that exclusively has major Broadway and Operatic performers on the roster.  It’s a small group of performers, with over 40 Broadway Shows and 70 Operatic Roles that are guaranteed to be at your event performing a uniquely-written surprise show that we know no one will have ever seen.


Based in The United States, The Amazing Waiters X3 is the most complete entertainment available, bringing new and exciting entertainers singing songs that are cross-generational and extremely accessible.  And if that wasn’t enough, we pull it all together with a specially-scripted show for your event.  Call us today, 855-899-7701.



February 19, 2014

It has recently come to our attention that a competitor or ours, The Three Waiters has high jacked our trademarked domain name, “The Amazing Waiters” and redirected it to their website to make you think The Amazing Waiters are their act.  Please BEWARE, The Three Waiters are NOT The Amazing Waiters.  Although our act, The Amazing Waiters, started out as a singing waiter act, our group has evolved into a premiere surprise entertainment act, with numerous show options that are completely customized for each and every performance, whether it be a Corporate Event, Conference, Wedding, Live Stage Show, or any other public or private appearance.


NOTE: The Three Waiters are NOT The Amazing Waiters

The Amazing Waiters official website is 

So you know the difference we’ve put the two main pages side by side.

The Amazing Waiters official website is on the left.  Don't be tricked into being diverted through another domain.

Rest assured, The Amazing Waiters will aggressively work on resolving this matter with The Three Waiters to stop this deceptive practice.  We will keep you all posted on future developments.


The Amazing Waiters are committed to bringing you the best surprise entertainment the World has to offer.  Since The Three Waiters seem to be so anxious to get you to their site, we personally invite you to get a quote from them.   Once you do, call us at 855-899-7701 in the US, or 1-619-356-5478.  Not only will you find that our show will be more reasonable in price, but you will get more for your money, with flexibility and service that is unparalleled in the business, even offering a “Best Price Guarantee”  The Amazing Waiters have and will continue to bring major Broadway and Operatic performers to your event that we think will be the best surprise show you’ve ever seen.  That is our promise with no deceptive, disingenuous or deceitful practices.

James Anest, 
Managing Director & Creator
The Amazing Waiters


For more information on The Amazing Waiters and the range of surprise entertainment they offer, visit their website,

The Amazing Waiters: Singing Waiter Entertainment

Customized Corporate Entertainment for around the World.



The Amazing Waiters are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Entree Entertainment, Inc.  All Rights Reserved, 2014