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Original Artists.

The Original Bands / Artists and Headline Acts listed on the following pages are well suited to corporate events and are some of the best live bands currently playing around. If you would like to make a band booking, please note the names of the acts you are most interested in and either email us via contact us or call us on (03) 9520 9109

Featured Artist:

Iconic Australian Rock.
 

 

SHANNON NOLL

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, the old saying goes, and as we all know there’s nothing about Shannon Noll’s gutsy voice that warrants first aid. Just give him a song to sing and he will take it to where only he can. We’ve heard it ring out from the top of the charts so many times over the past 15 years and now we’re about to hear him in the finest voice of his career on his new album, Unbroken.
 

Seven years since the release of his previous album A Million Sons, Unbroken, his Warner Music debut, is Nollsie declaring he’s still got the passion, the dedication and the voice that has made him one of the most successful male performers in Australian music history.

“It’s been a testing time for me in the past few years, just trying to adapt and survive,” he says, “so it’s just to say I’m still going and that it would take more than that to stop me.”


“If there’s a thread through my songs, it’s my positive spin on life. It’s a wonderful experience and you need to have fun even when you’re facing up to its challenges.” 

This Welcome Diversion is packed with guitar-driven songs, at once both sharp and worn a little around the edges. The album was recorded with U.S. producer Matt Wallace (Faith No More Maroon 5, Bic Runga) at Sound City Studios where Fleetwood Mac, Nirvana, and Tom Petty cut their classic records.

BRIAN CADD AND RUSSELL MORRIS

Brian Cadd
Brian Cadd began his career in 1966 when he joined the legendary Melbourne band The Groop, writing their two biggest hits ‘Woman You’re Breaking Me’ and ‘Such A Lovely Way’.

In 1969 he formed Australia’s first supergroup, AXIOM with Glenn Shorrock, once again penning their hits ‘Arkansas Grass’, ‘Little Ray of Sunshine’ and ‘My Baby’s Gone’.

He turned solo in 1972. His first hit was the timeless ‘Ginger Man’, followed by ‘Let Go’, ‘Alvin Purple’, ‘Show Me The Way’ and ‘Don’t You Know it’s Magic’ as well as ‘Class of ‘74’ and the music for the ultimate surfing movie, ‘Morning of the Earth’.

His songs have been recorded by artists such as Joe Cocker, Ringo Starr, The Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Tyler, Charlie Daniels, John Farnham, The Masters Apprentices and countless more.

Russell Morris
Russell Morris’s career began in Melbourne during the early ‘60s as lead singer of the chart-topping pop group ‘Somebodies Image’.
After a string of hits, they disbanded and Russell began a long and successful solo career. Starting with the mega classic “Real Thing”, his recordings have spanned more than three decades and include hits like ‘Hush’, ‘Part Three into Paper Walls’, ‘The Girl That I Love’, ‘Rachel’, ‘Wings of an Eagle’, ‘Sweet Sweet Love’, ‘Mr America’ and many more.

Russell has lived and worked extensively in the UK and the U.S. as well as keeping a continual touring schedule around Australia.
He has appeared in the arena musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” as well as having a number of his hits included in movies like ‘The Dish’ and ‘The December Boys’.

TAXIRIDE

Since releasing their #1 debut album Taxiride have reached the top of the Australian music industry with a succession of hit singles & albums, awards and sold out live shows. 

Taxiride is one of Australia’s premiere recording and live performance bands. They have toured the world with their unique vocal harmonies in acoustic and electric shows over the last 10 years.  

Taxiride’s debut album Imaginate hit #1 on the album chart, achieved double platinum sales and spawned the top 5 hit singles “Get Set” and “Everywhere You Go”, along the way snaring a Best New Artist ARIA award. To support the global release of their debut album the band made serious inroads in America, Japan and Europe, capped off by two sold out Wembley Stadium shows supporting Tina Turner. 

In July 2002 Taxiride released their second album Garage Mahal. The album delivered the band a consecutive top 5 album chart and a consecutive double platinum seller. Garage Mahal featured the top 5 hit single and number 1 radio song of 2002, “Creepin’ Up Slowly”. As with Imaginate, Garage Mahal was released globally and was supported by the band undertaking a hectic promotion and touring schedule through Europe and Japan. 

Taxiride’s third album is AXIOMATIC and features the hit singles “Oh Yeah”, “You Gotta Help Me” and “What Can I Say”. The album has been released in Japan, India and South East Asia. 

Taxiride’s latest album is ELECTROPHOBIA and features live acoustic versions of all of their hits and includes 2 new tracks. The DVD OF ELECTROPHOBIA is now available.

ISAIAH FIREBRACE

Turning small town dreams into international streams as Isaiah notches up millions of streams globally and turns his focus to more success in 2017.
 

With a population of just over 5000 people, Moama is hardly the kind of place you expect to find a superstar. Well, no one told Isaiah that.
 

In the past two years, the talented teen has transformed from a small town singer with big dreams, to one of Australia’s most successful artists. Along the way he’s won The X Factor, released a debut single that charted all over the world, and notched up millions of international streams. All that at just 17 years of age.
 

It’s a long way from Moama.

Isaiah is certainly no stranger to hard work. He knew what he wanted, and he was determined to make it happen.

“I always felt in my heart that I knew what I wanted to do in life and that was make music,” admits Isaiah.

ABSOLUTELY 80S

The Show

Take a trip back to the 80s. An era of frizzy perms and shoulder pads, tax deductible lunches, CDs and music that shaped a generation.

The Absolutely 80s show was born 11 years ago, featuring much loved Aussie pop icons performing their massive hits from the 80s and creating hours of epic flashbacks.
 

The Absolutely 80s show doesn’t just focus on the hits of our singers, but mixes it up with a wide range of famous songs from the 80s. This approach - along with the outstanding showmanship of our stars - makes for all-round, broader entertainment appeal. In the 80s, each of our acts sold hundreds of thousands of records, Australia wide and internationally, also holding house attendance records in many venues.
 

You’ll still see some of our stars making regular appearances on TV (AFL Grand Final, Footy Show, Spicks & Specks, Rock Wiz, The Morning Show & Sunrise).

SLINKEE MINX

SLINKEE MINX first arrived on the music scene in impressive style in mid-2004, with their explosive remake of the 1989 Belinda Carlisle classic ‘Summer Rain’. Rocketing into the ARIA Singles Chart at #5, ‘Summer Rain’ also held the #1 position on the ARIA Dance Chart for 13 consecutive weeks, achieving Gold status in a very short time. 

International success soon followed with the release of ‘Summer Rain’ in more than 50 countries including the UK, where it reached #3 on the UK Mainstream Dance Chart and #9 on the UK Commercial Club Chart...

Respected throughout the music industry for sticking to his guns during his time on Australian Idol by staying true to his original big-band style, persistence has paid off 'Swing King' Carl Riseley, as he starts 2009 off swinging. 


Hailed as the next Harry Connick Jnr, there is no argument that the future is bright for this young and incredibly talented musician...

LISA EDWARDS

Renowned for her ability to perform live, Lisa Edwards has covered many areas in music including jazz, musicals and contemporary material. Her experience also covers television, recordings, and live work, dancing and playing numerous musical instruments. Lisa has worked with many high profile Australian acts such as Noiseworks, Black Sorrows, Real Life, Ross Wilson, Billy Thorpe, Glen Shorrock, Brian Cadd, Mike Brady and Kate Ceberano and was one of the most impressive vocalists on the Kylie Minogue European tour. However, Lisa is probably best known to Australian audiences as one of John Farnham's accomplished and dynamic backing singers. Lisa has been a constant member of the Farnham band since 1988, touring both nationally and internationally. 

As well as the top Australian acts, Lisa has shared the stage with an array of international stars such as Sting, Al Green, Lenny Kravitz, Natalie Cole, Bryan Adams, Cindy Lauper, Yoko Ono, Tom Jones, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Anthony Warlow, Olivia Newton John and Barbara Streisand. Exuding sensuality, Lisa is the essence of sophistication.

MICHAEL PAYNTER

The musical evolution of Michael Paynter has been a series of obsessive    love affairs. At the age of 7 it was the piano, at age 12 it was the guitar and by the age of 15 he was crashing through a set of drums.

It's a natural progression that, at the age of 22, the Melbourne-born singer, lyricist, and multi-instrumentalist unleashes his debut record, This Welcome Diversion, a travelogue of expectations and disappointments through the eyes of an optimist. 

“If there’s a thread through my songs, it’s my positive spin on life. It’s a wonderful experience and you need to have fun even when you’re facing up to its challenges.” 

This Welcome Diversion is packed with guitar-driven songs, at once both sharp and worn a little around the edges. The album was recorded with U.S. producer Matt Wallace (Faith No More Maroon 5, Bic Runga) at Sound City Studios where Fleetwood Mac, Nirvana, and Tom Petty cut their classic records. 

“The experience of making this record took me to a whole new level. Matt was very encouraging, and working with someone of that calibre in a studio with that kind of history just brought out the best in me.”

DEBRA BYRNE

Debra Byrne's career has included Television, Theatre, Cabaret and Recording. In theatre; in the production of Cats; the role of Grizabella, Jerry's Girls, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Fantine in Les Miserables and Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevarde Recordings include the cast albums of Cats, the world symphonic recording of Les Miserables, Sleeping Child, Caught In The Act and New ways To Dream. Debra's acting roles include Police Rescue, GP, Naked, Law of the Land, Flying Doctors and co-starring with Matt Dillon in Rebel. 

Debra's latest performance in Caught In The Act Again received her a Green Room Award Nomination for Best Cabaret Performance and Best Musical Arrangement.

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