From stories in the hairdresser’s chair to tales from beyond the grave, Steve Holbrook is regarded as one of the UK’s top clairvoyant mediums.
Although he first became aware of his skills as a child - waking up to find five soldiers marching, or rather their top halves floating, through his room – his previous job as a hairdresser helped hone the skills of communication.
He recalls how clients booked their latest haircut, but often got more than they bargained for when he passed on a message from their loved one, with a six week waiting list for appointments.
“I often wonder if they kept coming back for my ability as a hair stylist, or the possibility that they might receive a message from a relative who had passed away,” he said.
And believers will be able to experience his skills for themselves at Blackpool’s Hilton Hotel next month.
Among Steve’s many clients and someone he now classes as a close friend is Jane MacDonald – star of this summer’s Opera House musical hit CATS and a former Loose Women presenter.
They met at a spiritualist church and he predicted she would go on to star in a TV programme on a cruise entertainment documentary – which is exactly how she got her break.
The TV star went on to dedicate her autobiography to her ‘inspiration and guru’ Steve.
Steve’s work now sees him pass messages of reassurance to people who have lost their loved ones.
His three books, Light in the Darkness, Out of this World and Survival, all offer an insight into the day-to-day life of a working medium, Steve’s beliefs on many areas of Spiritualism and a look back into Steve’s background.
Steve has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charities over the years, £50.000 for his local hospice in Wakefield, £5,000 for MacMillan Support, and most recently the current total for PACT – a charity that helps terminally ill children and their parents across the country – is almost £21,000.
A spokesman said: “Don’t miss this emotional rollercoaster ride of an evening, a night to remember.”
n Steve Holbrook, Blackpool Hilton, North Promenade, Wednesday, June 24. Call (01253) 361713 for tickets costing £16 in advance.