Simply the Best Talent Entertainment Booking Agency

Simply the Best Talent is a Vancouver based talent booking agency that supplies live entertainment in BC, Canada and all over the world.  We have been in the entertainment event industry for over 30 years.   The umbrella company SAM Productions Ltd is a registered Corporate BC Company that was incorporated in 1980.  That adds up to 34 years in the entertainment industry.

Daddy Cools Entertainment Booking Agency books well-known top singers and entertainers, live cover bands, jazz bands, tribute shows, novelty acts and DJs. As one of Vancouver’s reliable booking agencies, Simply the Best Talent Entertainment caters to a lot of different clients that demand a unique blend of live entertainment depending on their function, size of stage, sound and light production, outdoor or indoor event. It also helps in making any client’s dream event the “event of the year”. This talent booking agency also coordinates various theme parties for important corporate clients according to their function and venue.

We are able to help you plan a spectacular event by choosing the right venue and entertainment that will make your corporate party a big success. We have a great line-up of Impersonators, Tribute Acts, 50’s & 60’s, 70’s & 80’s to 90’s Cover Bands, Country, Top 40, Classic Rock, Big band/Orchestras, Dancers, Drag Queens, Female Impersonators, National Headliners, DJ’s, Hypnotists, Comedians, and Magicians to choose from. Our entertainment page shows only a small sample of the acts we can arrange for you.

Please forward your thoughts by email and we will make it happen for you. Let us help you find the right venue for your needs. Come back and check out our VENUE’S page for a sample listing of many venues in Vancouver.


Simply The Best Talent is operated under SAM Productions Ltd which is a registered Corporate BC Company that was incorporated in 1980.  That adds up to 34 years in the entertainment industry.

Simply the Best Talent evolved from Daddy Cools Entertainment in 2014.

Steve Marshall the President of Simply the Best Talent has been involved in every part of the entertainment industry for 40 years.

Experience as a Musician

Steve started performing in clubs and touring as a drummer in the early 70’s.  Of course he was too young to be in the bars at that time but that is where he started.   To date Steve still performs as the drummer in the Luisa Marshall Cover Band and the Luisa Marshall as Tina Turner Show.  So Steve knows what its like to be a musician traveling on the road.

Experience as a venue talent buyer

In 1988 Steve opened a bar in Masset BC on Haida Gwaii called Daddy Cools Pub.  It is called Mile Zero Pub today and is still owned and operated remotely by Steve Marshall.   Back then there were bands 6 days a week in Daddy Cools.   Steve went from the travelling player to the Venue talent booker.   At that point he knew what it was like to be touring in a band so he knew how bands should be handled as they came through.  Steve was now the venue talent buyer for 15 years.

Experience as a Booking Agent

Steve moved to Vancouver in the 90’s and started Daddy Cools Entertainment which was his first talent booking agency. Steve has been booking bands for weddings, Casino’s, Corporate Events, Fairs ever since.

Experience as a Producer

Steve produced TINA A ROCK N ROLL JOURNEY in the early 2000’s and has been producing many show of the Tribute Luisa Marshall as Tina Turner.   The show went into 30 theatres around Canada and down to Florida.   There was a standing ovation at every show.   Marshall dealt with all the travel, technical needs of every show plus he hired a drummer and became the sound and lighting tech on the tours.

Experience as a Sound and Lighting Technician

Steve had his first sound system in the early 70’s.   The Roland Space Echo Unit. is an Analog echo unit.  It had tape running around inside.  “It was the coolest thing on the planet at that time says” Marshall.  That is when Steve got involved with sound systems for bands.  He always owned his own system.    Steve even built his own 220 switching system from scratch.   This is very beneficial to both the event planner and the act.   We don’t want any last minute issues that happen because nobody looked after the details.

You can see Steve Marshall has been involved with all aspects of the entertainment industry for many years.   This experience is available to help you with your event.