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Comedians, MC's and Speakers

The Comedians, MC's and Speakers listed on the following pages are well suited to corporate events and are some of the best entertainers around. If you would like to make a 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 MC/Speaker:

Geoff Cox

TV's Coxy's Big Break

 

GEOFF COX

Coxy’s life in the entertainment industry has been long and varied. As a raconteur he is second to none. His talks cover TV, radio, music, advertising, travel and life in general. He is a genial speaker who can be “one of the boys” but is equally comfortable with the ladies and mixed audiences.

TV PRESENTER and HOST
Postcards on Channel 9 for 5 years.
Coxy’s Big Break on Channel 7 for 11 years.
Both very high rating Lifestyle, Travel Shows.

 

MUSIC
Coxy started drum lessons at 15, eventually being taught by American Show Drummer Alan Mansfield in Latin, Jazz and Rock and Roll. He turned professional playing 6 nights a week in Rock and Roll Bands as well as becoming one of the top session drummers in Australia- playing on 20+ gold albums.

TIM CAMPBELL

"Tim Campbell's natural charisma connects instantly with his audience and creates a fun, entertaining atmosphere for a wide range of event styles. Tim's talent and contagious personality is always a pleasure to work with." - Melanie Berry, Entertainment Coordinator Crown Melbourne Ltd.

With over 15 years experience entertaining and enlightening the corporate event world, Tim Campbell is one of those unique multi talented Emcees who can easily adapt to varying style of events. Known as "one of the nicest guys in entertainment", Tim naturally makes an audience feel at ease, whilst administering the needs and objectives of his client. Tim Campbell is a natural all round entertainer. He sings, acts and hosts with an easy knock-about warmth and infectious style. Tim is most well known on Australian TV in the role of 'Dan Baker' on Seven's Home & Away. As a singer, Tim has performed in various productions around Australia, Asia and the Middle East, including his memorable appearances at Carols In The Domain, Perth Telethon and The Good Friday Appeal for Channel Seven and Carols By Candlelight for Channel Nine.

TOTTIE GOLDSMITH

To describe Tottie Goldsmith as "multi-talented" is a gross understatement.

Tottie was born into a showbiz family:- her father Brian, the doyen of the Melbourne night-club industry and her aunt, Olivia Newton-John, providing early inspiration along with dance teachers Antonio Rodrigez and Ronnie Arnold.

As a founding member of the band "The Chantoozies", Tottie toured Australia many times, appearing on every imaginable entertainment program and sold over 200,000 records. Upon leaving the band, Tottie embarked on a solo career…more singing and studying acting with the prestigious Beverly Hills Playhouse and Janet Alhanti's workshops in Los Angeles. On return to Australia Tottie landed the female lead in Beyond Production's Fire which was followed by a guest appearance in Bryan Brown's Twisted Tales playing opposite Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush.

Adding but yet another string to her bow, Tottie, in 1996, signed on as host of Channel 10's controversial series Sex/Life which became one of Australia's most talked about shows. During this time Tottie also hosted Channel 10's coverage of the 1997 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and 40 Year of Television. As if 1997 wasn't busy enough Tottie yet again displayed an ability to successfully conquer new challenges headlining Melbourne's top rating breakfast program on TTFM. After wading through various possibilities in 1998, Tottie accepted the role of Miss Lynch in Grease - the Arena Spectacular, becoming part of the phenomenon in Australian box office history.

FRANKIE J HOLDEN

Frankie J Holden was born in 1952, the same year as the FJ Holden was first manufactured and during the course of his diverse career he has become as much an icon as his automotive namesake.

As Frankie J Holden he began his show business career with the legendary rock group OL '55; one of the most successful Australian recording acts of all time, and has gone on to be recognised as one of our most versatile and popular performers.

Frankie J. Holden is also a very experienced and successful television presenter. From 1993 to 1996 he was part of the team roaming the globe for the channel seven show "The Great Outdoors". For three years, from 1996, he hosted his own live variety programme"In Melbourne Tonight" for the Nine Network.

MATT HETHERINGTON

A professional singer for over 20 years, Matt Hetherington has performed as a feature vocalist throughout Australia and around the world as both a soloist and with his band. An award-winning musical theatre actor, Matt was recently awarded two Best Actor in a Musical awards at the 2013 Broadway World Awards for his work in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in Sydney and Flowerchildren: the Mamas and Papas Story in Melbourne. He is the recipient of a Green Room Award for Best Featured Actor in the MTC's 2011 production of Next to Normal and in 2009 he was named Best Actor in a Musical at the Green Room Awards for his performance in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. In 2004 he took home the prestigious Helpmann Award as Best Actor in the musical production of The Full Monty. He has starred in numerous other productions including Shane Warne - The Musical, Sweet Charity, Hair and Happy Days: The Arena Spectacular. On TV he has guest starred in City Homicide, Stingers and Marshall Law.

As a vocalist Matt is regarded as one of the best live acts in Australia. He has a powerhouse rock voice and is an electrifying showman. A much sought after live performer, he has made many appearances as a guest vocalist on programs such as GMA, IMT and Hey Hey It's Saturday.

A hard working and talented artist who has spent many years crafting his skills as a vocalist and performer, Matt is a much respected and proud member of the Australian music scene.

JOHN BLACKMAN

John has been a visible part of Australian radio and television for over 34 years, achieving national recognition through his pivotal role as the voice behind Australia's longest running variety show Hey Hey It's Saturday.

John has endeared himself to audiences of all ages with his droll, spontaneous humour and his laconic sardonic outlook on life.
Recognised for his versatility as the "master of the one-liner", John is in constant demand as compere/host for a wide range of formal, social and corporate occasions. He is equally in demand as a facilitator for conferences and seminars as well as endorsement of advertisers' products, both on radio and television.

It is John Blackman's humour, familiarity and excellent rapport with listeners and viewers alike that have made him one of the most visible personalities in Australian show business, with widely acknowledged acclaim from his peers and associates.

He has also immersed himself in numerous other media-related ventures including several international animation projects with his wife Cecile.

DICKIE KNEE the best known a head on a stick in Australia, was created by John over 20 years ago and developed a cult following on the Nine Network Australia's extremely successful and longest running weekly variety show - HEY HEY IT'S SATURDAY.

MARTY FIELDS

Marty Fields is a rapid-fire power station of material and one of the genuine big guns on the Australian comedy circuit.

You'd know Marty from his five years on “Hey Hey it's Saturday", "Blankety Blanks", or "The Battle of the Sexes.

He’s written three best selling comedy books, and has a comedy radio show that is networked to over a hundred stations nationally.
He was recently nominated for a “Mo” award as the best stand-up comedian in the country.

He's considered one of our great comedy exports, and has just returned from his third tour of the United States where he performed in Phoenix, Las Vegas, L.A, Dallas, and headlined for a week at the New York Comedy Club in Manhattan.

MELISSA HETHERINGTON

MELISSA is a regular presenter on ‘Coxy’s Big Break’ and ‘Sunrise’ for the Seven Network. Melissa has reported live from a Qantas flight over the East Coast of Australia several times for the Channel 7 Royal Children's Hospital 'Good Friday Appeal'. In addition Melissa was a regular presenter of ‘Melbourne Weekender’ and ‘Go for your Life’ for the Seven Network and was also a regular member of the ‘Grumpy Old Men’ team on Foxtel’s Fox Footy Channel. Her first national television break was hosting Channel Seven’s 2009 New Years Eve Fireworks special ‘Live’ from Federation Square.

Events: 
*The 'Red Carpet' arrivals at Olivia Newton-Johns’ 'RockInc' Event at Rod Laver Arena 
*The launch of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 
*The Summer launch of “Covergirl's Easy Breezy” campaign alongside former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins
*Miss Universe Australia Paegant 
*Flemington’s “Girls Day Out”
*The National Cosmopolitan Model Search
*Earth Hour 2008
*The Victorian Government Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards
*The Melbourne International Motor Show Launch
*Loreal “Spring Fashion Week” Launch

Corporate Clients & Charities:
Coca Cola, Toyota Australia, Victoria Racing Club, Melbourne Central, Shopping Complex, QV Shopping Complex, Harbour Town Docklands, Shopping Complex, GPO Melbourne, City of Melbourne, JNH Australia,
MYER, David Jones, Westfield Shoppingtown, City of Stonnington, Fosters & The Royal Children’s Hospital, Variety, Brainwave, The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, Anglicare, The Ardoch Youth Foundation, The Cancer Council, Lord’s Mayors Charitable Foundation and The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre

MIKE BRADY

Mike Brady has a lot to offer as a motivational speaker or as an MC . 
"The feedback I received was very positive and undoubtedly the valuable message (Mike) conveyed had an impact on all"
H. Mann Chief Executive Giants Basketball Team. 

Composer, singer, entrepreneur and raconteur, Mike is also widely recognized as the minstrel of Australian Sport. Less widely known is that Mike has won and lost three individual fortunes and is now well on the way to winning his fourth. 

When Mike gives a talk, he takes the audience on a journey through his early days as a young immigrant child to his exciting teen years as a member of one of Australia's leading 60's bands, MPD Ltd. He talks of his rise in economic circumstances as a music writer, and then to the reasons he felt the need to leave it behind for a career in business and as an entrepreneur. 

He uses music as a tool, as he talks with humour and wit about the lessons he learned and starting again. Mike has a fascinating story to tell of writing Aussie football's anthem "Up There Cazaly" in 30 minutes - then watching it become Australia's all time best selling single and accumulating his first million. He built on this success by establishing himself as the advertising industry's most in-demand jingle writer - his football albums sold gold. 
Then he 'diversified'…….in the wild eighties he speculated in property and his fortune collapsed. But he's fought back. He has returned to his roots and like one of the most requested songs he performs, he is 'Back On His Feet Again'. 

It's a story of lessons learned to intrigue anyone who has ever dreamed of striking it rich, punctuated with songs. Funny, stirring and emotional - Mike is an inspirational speaker & an MC with a difference.

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