Dan Maines (Gary Barlow)
Dan Maines was born in Stockport, Manchester and first began his musical career at the age of 7 when his father taught him the basics of music and how to play the Trombone. He developed his musical knowledge and decided to become a percussionist. After several years of hard work, he became a member of ‘The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain’ (NYBB) at the age of 14. By the time he had reached the age of 17, Dan was voted ‘Player of The Year’ in the NYBB.
A few years later he was approached by the world famous ‘Black Dyke Band’ and offered the position of principal percussionist. With Black Dyke he went on to perform at some of the world’s most prestigious venues such as ‘The Royal Albert Hall’, ‘The Birmingham Symphony Hall’ and ‘The Bridgewater Hall’ in Manchester. Even though winning contests such as ‘The European Brass Band Championships’, Daniel was never really happy until he had a microphone in his hand!
Dan’s first singing debut was in primary school but after a somewhat dreadful performance of Jason Donovan’s hit ‘Any Dream Will Do’ in the school talent show he soon realised he needed to work on it! After a few years he learnt some more instruments such as the piano and the guitar and began writing songs. At the age of 21 Daniel decided that he wanted to become a professional singer and after a few showcases in front of various agents he found himself on the cabaret circuit doing 3-4 gigs per week.
Early in 2007 Daniel saw an advert looking for singers for a ‘Take That Tribute’ band. He instantly applied and went for an audition. A couple of days passed and the call came offering him the position of Gary Barlow. Dan said “Being a Take That fan and a huge Gary Barlow fan I was absolutely ecstatic about getting the job and couldn’t wait to get started! Then after I met the other 3 lads I was even happier to get the chance to work with such highly talented guys”.
Matt Hall (Mark Owen)
Matt is currently producing and acting is his own short film ‘Ashes’ due to be completed early 2017. He has previously appeared as leading characters in ITV1′s ‘Heartbeat’, ‘The Royal’ and ‘Unforgiven’.
He trained at the Yorkshire School of Performing Arts Stage 84, Leeds College of Music and the National Youth Theatre and has appeared in leading roles in musical theatre including Seymour in ‘Little Shop Of Horrors,’ Danny in ‘Grease’ the Tin Man in ‘The Wizard Of Oz,’ Kashoggi in ‘We Will Rock You’ and Baby John in ‘West Side Story’.
Radio credits include award winning ‘Mummies & Daddies’ and ’28′ (BBC Radio 4). He has also appeared in the upcoming pilot for sci-fi crime drama ‘Humber City’. Stage work includes ‘North South Shorts’ and a recent brand new play called ‘When Both Sides Surrender’. In his spare time, Matt enjoys writing his own TV drama’s and like the real ‘Mark Owen’ loves writing and recording his own songs.
Gabriel Keogh (Howard Donald)
In May 2014, Gabriel (or ‘G’ as he is known to friends) joined the boys at ‘Rule the World’ full time, realising a near-forgotten dream of musical performing: he is, quite literally, deliriously happy at the thought of singing for his supper (!)
G grew up in London where, aside from early breakout performances as a 6-year-old Father Christmas and playing the ‘Van Der Valk’ TV theme on Euphonium, did little in the way of showing off until his A-Levels, when college offered ‘Drama Improvisation’ as extra-curricular study.
After finishing college, he worked on group-devised theatre projects, touring these around the country as well as acting/stage-managing in the London pub theatre scene but it was a joint Anglo-Soviet (yes, he’s older than he looks) cultural exchange which eventually led him to shelve acting and to study Russian at university in Leeds, where he has lived ever since.
In the last several years he has, by degrees, integrated back into the Yorkshire acting scene, culminating with a decisive break away from any and all ‘safety nets’ (i.e. a day job), pursing his passion full-time since Autumn 2011.
He has worked with the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Opera North, as well as London fringe theatre and TV and Radio work. His acting credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), Betrayal (Jerry) and A Woman of No Importance (Gerald). More recently, he played multiple roles (puppeteer, Ginnabrik, MrTumnus and Asst. 2nd director) in 2013’s ‘Narnia Experience’ at the Leftbank Leeds and appeared in Saltaire’s ‘2014 Shakespeare in the Park’ production of Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio).
Also still available as a 4 piece..
Or A 5 piece…
Here’s the Robbie Williams Tributes We Work With:
Tony as Robbie
For the past decade Tony has been wowing audiences worldwide with his amazing portrayal of Britain’s Greatest Entertainer, Robbie Williams! After making his debut in Trevor Chance’s ‘Legends,’ Tony has gone on to perform all across the globe, leaving audiences constantly gagging for more! He turns heads wherever he goes leaving onlookers asking, ‘”Is it or isn’t it?” In 2005 Tony was lucky enough to meet Robbie in person, chatting about women, music and most importantly football, even gaining his idol’s approval with Robbie saying, “I think it’s great, I’m really flattered! It’s bloody hard work being me!” In 2008 Tony beat all his ‘Robbie’ competition, landing a spot on BBC ONE’s, ‘The One And Only,’ performing in front of 7 million viewers for 6 successive weeks, eventually bowing out in the final to Dusty Springfield! The resemblance is so uncanny that Tony has appeared for numerous promotional campaigns and TV shows throughout Europe but the highlight must be playing Robbie in a series of official short films for the album, ‘Rudebox’. Tony’s show covers all of the greatest hits, with a few special surprises, capturing the true spirit of everything Robbie! The look’s, the moves, the voice, the ego!!!!!! This show has it all! Tony is Robbie Williams! He started working with ‘Rule The World’ on their theatre tour back in 2010 and has been a valued and much loved addition to the ‘Take That’ show!
Mike as Robbie
Mike Andrew’s dynamic tribute to the fantastic Robbie Williams always leaves audiences screaming and shouting for more. His show consists of pure Robbie incorporating all of Robbie’s greatest hits performed to a high standard; just like the man himself. Mike has performed in front of crowds as large as 12,000 and as small as 20, so no matter the size of your venue or event his extremely accurate tribute to Robbie is sure to give any size audience a fantastic night to remember. As well as performing his solo show, Mike has been performing as a 5 piece Take That band with ‘Rule The World’ for the past couple of years.
Jason as Robbie
Jason has it all. The moves, the mannerisms, the tattoos, the charm is uncannily just like the great man himself. He has performed numerous gig’s with the ‘Rule The World’ boys and loves getting the opportunity to share the stage for a change… although, in true “Robbie” fashion, he does like to have it to himself sometimes!