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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) 95209109

Featured Artist:

Iconic Australian Rock.
 

 

VANESSA AMOROSI

In April 2000, Vanessa’s debut album, THE POWER, was released, and entered the Australian charts with Gold sales at the no.1 position and achieved Platinum status just three weeks later, confirming her position as one of the most incredibly successful artists in Australian history. More than sevently thousand copies of the album were sold in just one month.

THE PRESETS

The Presets are a pair of avant-garde Aussies who, while forging a musical path that wouldn't be unfamiliar to acts like Daft Punk, Nine Inch Nails, and the Faint, don't mind dragging disco along for the ride. Julian Hamilton (production, keyboards, vocals) and Kimberley Moyes (production, drums, programming) met in the early '90s as students at Sydney's Conservatorium of Music. Both were there to study classical music, but as they delved into the great composers, neither could forget an extracurricular love of '80s pop: the Smiths, Pet Shop Boys, Björk, New Order. So instead of abandoning their passion for music's lighter side, they bonded over it, composing music at school by day and dancing to acid house by night. Eventually, they joined the band Prop together, cranking out several albums of experimental instrumental music that won them critical plaudits across Australia. The Presets were born as an offshoot of Prop -- when Hamilton and Moyes wanted to remix a track with harder electronic edges, they did so under the Presets moniker.

JON STEVENS

For over 20 years, Jon Stevens’ remarkable career as a singer, songwriter and performer has seen him achieve so much. This includes ARIA chart-topping success as the front man of legendary Australian bands Noiseworks and INXS, and now, with another band on the rise, The Dead Daisies.

Jons’ musical journey started off with success in his birthplace New Zealand, where he released his number one debut album, with two of the singles also hitting the top spot.

After expanding internationally to record his second album in Los Angeles, Stevens performed alongside Elton John. It was here that Jon met his future manager – who soon after would relocate him to Australia.

Once on Australian shores Stevens wasted no time forming the rock band Noiseworks. Over the next five years the band produced three Top 10 singles and four Australian Top 10 albums.

MARINA PRIOR

In 1991, Marina Prior released her debut album, Leading Lady, accompanied by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Leading Lady reached platinum status within a month of its release. In 1992 she released her second album Aspects Of Andrew Lloyd Webber that reached gold status and was nominated for an ARIA award. Owing to the success of these previous recordings, Marina released her third album, Somewhere - The Songs of Sondheim and Bernstein.

PSEUDO ECHO

Album sales in excess of one million worldwide, a Top 10 single on the Billboard US pop charts, a No. 1 single on the Billboard US dance charts, a Top 10 single in the UK, a No. 1 single in Australia for 12 consecutive weeks, 7 Top 10 singles in Australia, a No. 1 single in Canada, Sweden and Finland, 4 albums reaching gold and platinum status and a swag of industry awards……… PSEUDO ECHO’S sensational chart topping achievements in the Eighties, kept them on an exciting rollercoaster ride through one of the most prominent music decades of our time. 

MARK SEYMOUR

Mark formed Hunters and Collectors in 1980, with a bunch of Uni friends. It was a rollicking eight-piece funk ensemble with industrial percussion, ' bizarre' atonal synthesizer, thundering bass guitar and a brass section that was so demonically loud that it became known as the ' Horns of Contempt '.

CDB

Australia’s premier funk/R&B vocal group CDB are quick to define what the word “funk” means to them. “Good times, raw grooves and getting immersed in the music,” says Gary Pinto. Adds Danny Williams, “It’s a movement. You can’t listen to funk sitting down. It can be down and dirty but still bring amazing grooves and melodies.”

MARCIA HINES

Australia's "First Lady Of Song" became known as a brilliant song interpreter. At the start of her career, she preferred to be a singer and not a songwriter. "I'm a great believer - know your limitations before someone tells you what they are," Marcia explains.

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