Jeff Hayes Seriously Twisted

Description: Jeff Hayes Seriously Twisted


Tasmania’s Foremost, Magicomedian and Australian Balloon Twister of the Year, professional comedian and magician, Jeff Hayes has established himself as one of the Island’s premier Cabaret and Festival performers.

Jeff’s shows combine theatre, magic, comedy and balloon-sculpting to the delight of audiences of all ages. He has been a regular act at The Grand Chancellor Hotels in Launceston and Hobart, the Country Club and Wrest Point Casinos, Cradle Mountain Lodge and has performed at leading hotels and restaurants across Tasmania. Jeff has also delighted audiences at every major festival held on the island.

His demand in the business community has been established through customised performances at conventions, conferences and trade shows for a wide variety of corporate clients – Telstra, British Airways, Uncle Toby’s, Avon, Chemart and Coca-Cola to name a few.

Beyond Tasmania, Jeff Hayes has performed at the Burswood Casino (Perth), The Hyatt Regency (Coolum), The Anchorage, Witches Restaurant and the World Congress Centre (Melbourne), Fisherman’s Wharf and the Courtyard Marriot (Sydney).

Jeff has also enjoyed success beyond Australia with three tours of the U.S.A., performing in St. Louis, Stamford (Connecticut), New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago and New Orleans and was a guest performer at the 1992 Society of Magicians Convention in Indianapolis.

He has been recognised by his peers as an invited performer at the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Australian Society of Magicians’ Conventions, was awarded the prestigious title of Australian Balloon Entertainer of the Year at the Balloon Artists and Suppliers Association Convention in 2003 and again in 2005, and is recognised both locally and internationally as one of Australia’s leading balloon artists through his work and the numerous books that he has published on the art. Jeff has been invited to teach at the 2007 BASA Balloon Arts Convention – “The Art of the Balloon”, on the Gold Coast.

Jeff has appeared with some of Australia’s leading Variety and Comedy Performers – Tony Pantano, Simon Gallaher, Normie Rowe, Little Patti, Denise Scott, James O’Loughlin and the late, great Maurie Fields. Jeff was also the featured support act for the Doug Anthony Alistars on each of their Tasmanian Tours and also supported the legendary Gerry and the Pacemakers.