Meet The Team...

Here at PX Productions - we have an ever expanding team of talented performers and behind the scenes crew - you can meet some of them and find out a little bit about them right here.....

Kelly Borkertas

Kelly Borkertas
Lead Vocals/Band Leader

Instruments/Roles – Operations Director, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Singing and Rapping, Dancing, Songwriter (can play chopsticks on keyboards hee hee)

Likes – Performing, Travelling, going to the Gym, Cooking

Experience – Professional Singer since 2001. Lead Vocalist in various Function Bands, Dep singer for various Function Bands, Amy Winehouse Tribute Act, Lead Vocalist of Project X Duo, The Quantum Project, The Motowners, Ultra 90s and Ultra Noughties. And original artist – ‘Borkertas’. Performed all over the UK, Germany, Spain, Corfu, Japan, Cyprus and Turkey

Favourite Food – Thai Food, Broccolini and Avocado

Fun fact – Kelly started her singing career at a very young age, singing to the cows on the farm

Chris Wade

Chris Wade
MD/Keys/Vocals

Instruments/Roles – Musical Director, Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Programmer, Rapper, Lighting Designer/Technician, Sound Engineer, Songwriter, Producer

Likes – Creating music, video, imagery... watching movies, travelling, listening to podcasts

Experience – BTEC National Diploma in Popular Music, plays keyboards / bass in various touring shows, function bands. MD for The Motowners, Ultra 90s, Ultra Noughties touring UK and abroad

Favourite Food – Teryaki Salmon

Fun fact – Had duck egg sarnies and tea at Katie Prices house

Richard 'the' Lyon

Richard Lyon
Guitar

Instruments/Roles – Guitar & Bass (a little on Drums & Keys)

Likes – Designing and making things, Origami, Art, Performing, Lighting, Music, Movies, Wining and Dining.

Experience – HND in Music Technology, Degree in Audio & Recording Technology, Playing Guitar since 2002, touring with Ultra 90s, Ultra Noughties and The Motowners since 2010. Performed all over the UK

Favourite Food – A two-way tie between Jool's Pregnant Pasta (A Jamie Oliver Recipe) and Budae Jigae (Korean Army Stew)

Fun fact – I once had to go into one of the most haunted rooms in Britain, directly after a live seance (held by Derrick Akora), on my own, to retrieve some microphones

Cory Maxwell

Cory Maxwell
Crew/Hype Man

Instruments/Roles – Vocals, can hold a beat on drums, Hype Man

Likes – Cycling, playing Xbox, watching various genres of movies, listenting and dancing to 90s music ;) and creating cool stuff on photoshop and after effects

Experience – Touring with Ultra 90s including setting up, dancing and pack-down. I'm also a fully qualified level 2 Plumber and level 3 trained in both Fire & Safety and First Aid

Favourite Food – has to be Subway

Fun fact – I can jump really high and jump off things at height and sustain no damage

Michelle Borkertas

Michelle Borkertas
Stage Manager/Catering

Instrument/roles - Singer, can rap a little too. Artist manager, Stage manager and tour mum (catering) (Dep Vocals for Fresh 90s/90s Jam)

Likes - Singing, Kickboxing (currently Green belt), Driving, Walking, Family time, binge watching Netflix

Experience - Always sang in plays at school and had the lead role at a performance at Belvoir castle with the National School. Started singing with ‘The Quantum Project’ in 2006, branching out solo in 2008. Now back working with the PX teams as various roles, singer, manager administrator you name it I do it ;)

Favourite food - Chocolate

Fun fact - I once had the talent of fitting in bass drum cases (check out YouTube) then I had my children lol

Dec Doran

Dec Doran
Drums

Instrument - Drums.

Likes - Touring, Performing, Live Music, Harley Davidson.

Experience - Playing drums from the age of 11 and in bands from 14 years old, ranging from local bands to international touring bands including playing for the Royal Air Force Voluntary Bands. Lucky enough to have played shows all over Europe and Scandinavia. Currently playing for Cypher16. I have been part of the Ultra 90s since June 2019 so by all accounts.. a newbie!

Favourite Food - Jack Daniels

Fun Fact - I served 5 years As a Fire Fighter in the Royal Air Force

Emma Brett

Emma Brett
Chorepgrapher/Dance Captain/Dancer

Instruments/Roles – Choreographer, Dance Captain and Dancer

Likes – Dancing, playing the piano, travelling all over the world and eating international food!

Experience – BA hons in Dance Performance and have since performed internationally in various hotels, casinos, cruise ships, events and theme parks as a dancer, choreographer and magician’s assistant

Favourite Food – Cake!

Fun fact – I’ve been performing for Ultra 90s since 2010 and even danced for them on a cruise ship contract!

Molly Andrews

Molly Andrews
Dance Captain/Dancer

Instruments/Roles - Dancer/Dance Captain

Likes - Dancing, Adventues, Travelling, Documentaries, Yoga, Reading, Nature and SPREADSHEETS!

Experience - I've been Dancing since I was 3 years old! At 18, I went on to complete my RAD Level 4 Diploma in Vocational Dance with Harlequin Stage School. Since then, I've worked for various Theme Parks in the UK with Merlin Entertainments. Performed for Disney, with Disney Cruise Line and at Tokyo Disney Sea, Japan. I'm a Cheerleader for Crystal Palace Football Club and currently teachingdance and drama at Dreamcatchers Stage School in Surrey. I've performed in Pantomimes all over the country, cruised and toured theatres and holiday parks as a magicians assistant! I'm currently studying for my Level 3 Sports Massage Certificate and I'm running an online Health & Wellness Business! I've been performing for Ultra 90s since 2013 and so happy to be part of their brand new show this year!

Favourite Food - Sunday Roast!!!! Or any Indian dish!

Fun fact - I used to be terrified of Mr Blobby (kinda still am..?!) and I grew up with 7 Tarantulas as pets!

Ryan Chambers

Ryan Chambers
Crew

Instruments/Roles - I can play guitar/bass and I can Rap, Crew

Likes - Playing Xbox, spending time with family, mixing music on the decks and partying with family and friends

Experience - Not a great deal of touring experience but looking forward to learning with the Ultra 90s Team. I'm qualified level 2 Carpenter and Joiner and also have experience working as a Plasterer and Electrician

Favourite Food - Has to be a good McDonalds

Fun Fact - I rode racehorses for 6 years and have 3 of my own

Joe Tong

Joe Tong
Sound Engineer

Instruments/Roles - Sound Engineer. I also play piano/keyboards.

Like - All things music and culture, food, coffee, exploring new places...!

Experience - I have been working with a variety of artists and production companies at theatres, concert halls, music clubs, festivals and corporate events since 2013.

Favourite Food - Tough one. Probably pepperoni pizza...

Fun Fact - 2x univeristy dropout!

Rich Sharples

Rich Sharples
Sound Engineer/Guitarist

Instruments/Roles – Guitarist & Sound Engineer

Likes – All things production, watching live gigs, listening to good music, seeing the world

Experience – BTEC in Music Technology, own a production company called RN Audio supplying events all over the country, toured with Ultra 90s since 2017, Guitarist/Sound Engineer for Abba Revival tribute band touring all over the world, also plays in a wedding function band and works freelance as a sound engineer for various other artists.

Favourite Food – Steak and Ale Pie, with Chips…

Fun Fact – My “normal” job is an Airport Firefighter

Candice Waterman

Candice Waterman
Dancer

Instruments/Role - Vocals, mainly Musical Theatre - and an Ultra 90s Dancer!

Likes - Obviously dancing and singing! Spontaneous days out and mini adventures, trying new things and spending time with friends/family.

Experience - I started dancing at a young age and went on to train at LIPA and Shockout Arts, completing BA Homs Degree. I then went onto PGCE M Cert 14+ to become a qualified teacher of Creative Arts. I now run my own Arts centre in Manchester. I joined the Party Like Gatsby European tour and spent over a year with them, appeared in music videos, choreographed for big events and Pantomime’s across Manchester and worked for numerous entertainment companies across the UK.

Favourite Food - Everything but especially Italian and Chinese, and I love a good Sunday roast!

Fun Fact - I am an official workaholic.. during my last year at Uni, I worked as a dance teacher, a Casino events assistant, a shot seller in a nightclub, a performer in a night club and a catering assistant at events across Manchester including Christmas Markets - all at the same time, whilst in full time training completing my degree - and I SURVIVED.

Claudia Thompson

Claudia Thompson
Dancer

Instruments/Role - Dancer, Vocals (musical theatre), bit of ukulele

Likes - Performing! Gymnastics, teaching, running, yoga, crochet, nature walks, finding new hobbies

Experience - I was a gymnast competing at national level until the age of 14 when I gave up to start dancing (parents wouldn’t let me do both!). I went on to complete a 3 year vocational diploma in Musical Theatre at Phil Winston’s Theatreworks College. Just before graduation I was offered a job as a dancer for P&O Cruises and started dancing around the world. Since then I have worked as a showgirl at a circus in Denmark, spent 3 years as Dance Captain onboard MSC Cruises, performed at Indian weddings, been a magician’s assistant, taught dance and acrobatics, worked as a dancer in nightclubs, been a performing christmas elf at a grotto in Milton Keynes and a dancer for Ultra 90s!

Favourite Food - Italian, anything vegetarian, cheese

Fun Fact - In primary school I wrote a poem ‘The ginger cat’ which was published in a book for young poets! - Clearly my greatest achievement to date

Kayleigh Ashdown

Kayleigh Ashdown
Dancer

Instruments/Role - Dancer, Actor, Singer and the girliest looking drummer you’ll ever meet.

Likes - PERFORMING! Meeting new people, spending time with my favourite people, trying new things, exploring the world, going out of my comfort zone and living life half full.

Experience - I danced since I was 3 years old. I went on to train for 3 years at Italia Conti Arts Centre and also gained my teaching qualifications in ISTD and PGCE. I have been lucky to be able to tick off everything on my performing bucket list with my most recent contracts being a dancer at Disneyland Paris and in Dubai. I joined the Ultra 90s family over a year ago and I am so grateful to be able to still dance professionally alongside my full time job working as a musical theatre licensing manager to widen my knowledge on other aspects of the industry I am so passionate about.

Favourite Food - Triple choc sensation dairy milk chocolate is to die for. But can’t go wrong with a good old homemade spag bowl.

Fun Fact - I still have my blue peter badge from singing reach for the stars on blue peter - my highlight was meeting basil brush!

Hannah Gotts

Hannah Gotts
Dancer

Intruments/Roles - Dancer

Likes - Fitness classes, long walks, animals

Experience - I have loved dancing from a young age and trained at Tiffany Theatre College in ballet, tap, jazz, commercial and musical theatre. I have worked as a Christmas parade dancer for Harrods and character performer for Little Princess Parties. I have also performed for various event companies at clubs and venues across the South Coast.

Favourite food - Everything - there's literally no food I wont eat!

Fun fact - I ran a marathon a few years ago. Never again!

Leah Knight

Leah Knight
Dancer

Instruments/Roles - Dancer for PX productions... but all round performer

Likes - Travelling, hot weather, my hot tub, spending time with my husband, family and friends including my french bulldog!

Experience - I started dancing and performing on stage at quite a young age. I have joined many local musical societies and performed for many years with them including dance groups. I am now head choreographer for some of these groups and also teach dance to children and adults with The Beth Cresswell School of Dance. I continued my love for performing arts after school where I took qualifications in musical theatre. Once I left and qualified with a BTEC in musical theatre, I was asked to joined the Ultra 90s team where I have stayed since 2011! I have toured the country with Ultra 90s, The Motowners and Ultra Noughties/Dirty Waves. I hope I stay for many more years!

Favourite Food - Italian pizza and pasta!

Fun fact - I danced with Clare from Steps after performing at Rylans wedding, I also try to have at least 5 holidays abroad a year... failing that, I try to go to 5 destinations abroad... woops!

Katie Tombs

Katie Tombs
Dancer

Instruments/Roles - Dancer

Likes - Dancing, going to the gym, travelling, adventures, teaching and spending time with friends & family

Experience - I started dancing at the age of 3 at my local dance school. At 18, I went to London Studio Centre and completed my BA (Hons) Theatre Dance. Only a month after graduating, I started my irst professional job at Disneyland Paris as a Character and Parade performer. Since returning to England after performing at Disney for 18 months, I joined the Ultra 90s team.

Favourite Food - Sunda Roast

Fun fact - I have skydived and I have weirdly small feet, I'm only a 21/2

Sharon Cannings

Sharon Cannings
Lead Vocals

Instruments/Roles – Singer, Keyboards, can play a little bit of bass and acoustic guitar and loves playing the drums when anyone will let her!

Likes –Steampunk, cats, making shiny sparkly things

Experience –trained actress at Mountview Academy, writer and producer for film production company Ermine Street Project CIC, backing singer/keyboards with Time is Money, Freda in Planet ABBA, lead vocalist with Brass Zeppelin, lead vocalist in Dancefloor Inferno and as a solo performer, Violet Hugh

Favourite Food – Curry!

Fun fact – Once worked in Harrods and sold aftershave to Russ Abbott and Trevor Sinclair. Also a self taught silversmith

Mike 'Twitch' Latham

Mike 'Twitch' Latham
MD/Keys/Vocals

Instruments/Roles – Keys, Male Vocals and Rapping

Likes – Performing, Socialising, Making Music, DJing

Experience – Performing from a very early age in pubs and clubs all over the country as an acoustic guitarist and vocalist before studying Music Technology at DeMontfort University. Mike has been involved in several musical projects, having even been featured in Computer Music Magazine as the duo 'Qoncept and Twitch'

Favourite Food – Chicken Fajitas!

Fun fact – Once crashed an RAF Harrier

Krim Palmer

Krim Palmer
Drums

Instrument - Drums, Piano, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Orchestral Percussion

Likes - Playing music, going to gigs, video editing, recording, spending time with family and friends, Netflix

Experience - BA Hons in Performing Musicianship, BTEC in Music Production, Grade 8 Drum Kit, Snare Drum and Timpani. I have been performing in bands since I was thirteen years old. I play in Bear Makes Ninja, we have toured Europe, the UK and Ireland several times. I have been part of the Ultra 90s crew since December 2017! I own and run Shug Studios in Sleaford. We offer Rehearsal space for bands, recording and drum tuition. I have been lucky enough to perform at the Royal Albert Hall, Nottingham Motorpoint Arena and Arctangent Festival!

Favourite Food - Houmous

Fun Fact - I flew a plane for about a minute

Jade Peters

Jade MayJean
Lead Vocals

Instruments/Roles – my voice, lead singer/songwriter, currently working towards grade two in piano.

Likes – Singing, songwriting, playing piano, going gym, fitness classes, long walks, spending time with the ones I love & cooking.

Experience – I went to Suffolk New Collage for two years & achieved a triple Distinction in Performing arts. I took part in the 2014 series of The Voice UK and managed to bag a place in the knock out rounds. I have gigged in over 300 venues in the past 2 years both locally, nationally & globally.

I have achieved a distinction in musical theatre and in Grade one piano. I have travelled to various locations across the world such as Spain, Italy, Poland & Dubai.

I am currently working alongside a label called 'Gingerdog records' I have lyrically written all 10 tracks towards my first ever original album which we plan to release early next year (2018).

Favourite Food – Italian ( Vegetarian Lasagne)

Fun fact – the first song I learnt to sing and would demand my family to listen to me sing EVERY NIGHT was 'I'm a little teapot'

Kit Marsden

Kit Marsden
MD/Keys/Vocals/Sax

Instruments/Roles - MD, Keyboards, Synths, Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Programming, Production, Lighting Design

Likes - Cooking, Photography, Table Tennis, Watching Football & Formula 1

Experience - Fifteen years in the music industry as a performer, session musician, producer and educator

Favourite Food - Changes all the time! Currently working on perfecting my homemade triple-cooked chips

Fun Fact - I wrote a World Cup single for former Norwich City and England goalkeeper John Ruddy in 2014, he liked it so much he sent me a pair of signed gloves worn in an England Game