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Animation fits the bill for Paul

The word entertainment conjures up so very much. It is made up of components, with different elements within the umbrella of our entertainment industry.

Great animation is, in our opinion, here at Keddy’s Entertainment, the “jewel in the crown”. It provides and delivers fun, enjoyment, escapism and lots of laughter, serving to create happy holiday memories. The customer experience is paramount, in our view,

and is what brings holiday makers returning to this wonderful island, every year.

Keddy’s Entertainment is pleased and proud to introduce and interview Paul Parker, one of our hotel animation staff, from the Keddy’s Entertainment animation team.

Paul is truly dedicated and passionate about his role, and describes how he gets huge job satisfaction from seeing people being happy, and simply enjoying themselves. He explains how he began his entertainment career.

“Entertainment is something I have grown up with my entire life. From my father singing around England, when I was a child, to doing variety shows as a toddler. Entertainment always has been a big part of my life.

“I can remember when I first realised I enjoyed singing. My father had a karaoke machine in our family home, and I remember sneaking down in the morning, and using it to practise singing.

“I remember the duo act he had, DonnaMike. I would tag along, and listen and dance like crazy.”

Paul and his family moved to Mallorca when he was 10. His parents opened Molly Ryan’s Irish Bar, in Alcudia, and this is where his singing really kicked in, doing karaoke. However, the entertainment fuse was really lit by the hotel just across the road from Paul. He would sneak across and watch the evening shows.

“Eventually, they caught on that I wasn’t a guest, but just a young boy coming across the road to enjoy their entertainment, but they saw how much I loved and enjoyed it.

“Finally, they invited me to join in with their shows! So, from the age of 12, I was on stage maybe twice a week, doing the Lion King, Grease and other variety shows, playing different parts each time. And that was it! I was well and truly hooked!”

Paul and his family moved away from Mallorca when he was 15.  “My father was doing his own gigs around Ireland. I started off as his sound technician, and this led me to performing with him, doing one song together, and then another. I always looked up to my father.

Eventually, we started our own duo, Dapper Duo, and toured for about 11 years. It brought me a whole raft of different experiences. I have performed on television, and at major city events and concerts, singing with Wagner and Kitty Brucknell from the X Factor, as well as performing as the opening for the Brazilian Rapper, Aggro Santos.”

But it was beginning to take its toll on Paul, and he was becoming  less enthusiastic, feeling as though he’d lost some of his drive.

He explains: “My true passion was calling me. I remembered the feeling I had when watching animation shows in Mallorca, and joining in with them. I knew that was what I wanted to do.”

Paul began his professional animation career in Palmanova, Mallorca. “I thoroughly enjoyed the experiences. They reinforced the fact that animacion was where my heart was!

“Keddy’s Entertainment is the best company I could ever wish to work for. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be able to do what I love.”

He did add that he isn’t just saying this, so his boss could read it and maybe give him a pay rise! “It’s a company that has the same passion about animation and entertaining people that I felt as a youngster.

“Animation is not just playing games and hosting shows. It’s the passion I have to want to make people smile, helping them to enjoy their holiday and create new memories. It’s so much more than just a job for me. This is an opportunity of getting to know people, and hearing their stories.

“It’s something that I feel I can do, hopefully giving people a chance to escape from any worries, and take away stress from their everyday lives, even if it’s just for a week.

“That is when I feel like I have done my job. I want to give people the feeling I had when I was on holiday; enjoyment, making new friends and coming together, no matter where you’re from, or who you are.

“This job has made me the person I am today. I want to thank, not only Keddy’s Entertainment, but also my wonderful partner, Emily, who has supported  and encouraged me every step of the way. She is my rock. Animation is my life now.  This is just the beginning.”

Paul’s passion, drive, determination and customer-care commitment really shone throughout this interview. We, at Keddy’s Entertainment, believe that all our employees work with us as a team, and not for us. We always welcome any like-minded individuals to apply to join us. Opportunities are always opening.

Until next time, be sure to take care and simply enjoy yourselves! To find out how you can join us, and become part of our ever-growing hotel team, find us on Facebook @keddysentertainmentpage, or visit our website keddysentertainment.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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