Adam Page| |
Geelong born and raised, Adam Page has been entertaining crowds all over Australia for over 25 years in various musical outfits in both the cover band scene and original music scene. A bona fide Tasmanian since 2010, Adam established rock and roll duo “Ball & Chain” who within 3 years became one of Tasmania’s premier musical acts. Adam has been performing solo since 2014 and covers all the hits from 1956 through to now and that includes the cream of classic Aussie rock! Adam Page is regarded as Tasmania’s premier Elvis Presley Tribute artist and in 2018 ventured off to the world-renowned Parkes Elvis Festival in N.S.W where he performed two shows and made a guest appearance ‘unplugged’ on the main stage at Cooke Park. He is back there in 2019 and is performing six shows, including two with the Presley All-Star band on the Cooke Park main stage. Adam also operates ‘Elvis Weddings Tasmania’, who have now conducted dozens of Vegas style Elvis weddings in both Tasmania and Victoria. Adam performs over 120 gigs every year and ensures everyone gets involved in his shows and has a ball. He is a regular festival favourite and performs each year at many local festivals including Fingal Valley Festival, Tasmanian Mountain Cattlemen’s Association Annual Muster, A Day at the Creek, Tas Racing Club race meetings and more. – Adam also performs every weekend in pubs, clubs, corporate functions, weddings, casinos and loads of parties and private functions.
Allison Farrow| |A classically-trained vocalist, actor and presenter with special interests in music theatre, jazz and children’s entertainment. Allison performs beautifully solo, as a duo with Andrew Short and with trio “Swoon”. An exceptional performer whose credits include prominent Tasmanian Festival of Voices, Community Christmas Carols and numerous lead roles in major theatre musical productions. Allison can adapt to a number of styles (including pop, folk, country, classical and music theatre). If you want to add a touch of class to your event Island Entertainment will work with you and Allison to find the perfect show stopper. Allison Farrow Equally at home in front of an orchestra or in a country music hall, Allison is a versatile performer with almost 30 years of performing experience across a number of genres. She has performed throughout Australia, Europe and Asia and has been involved in festivals worldwide, including Edinburgh Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Ten Days on the Island, Festival of Voices, MONAFOMA and TasPride. A classically trained soprano, Allison has played roles including Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, Lily in The Secret Garden, Papagena in The Magic Flute, Cosette in Les Miserables, Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Claudia in Nine, Judy/Ginger in Ruthless! The Musical, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Sylvia in the world premiere of For the Term of His Natural Life. Her one-woman cabarets I’m a Stranger Here Myself: the Songs of Kurt Weill, In the Still of the Night: an evening with Cole Porter, and Dumb Blonde: the genius of Dolly Parton have played to popular and critical acclaim. In 2013 she presented Spring Fever: Allison Farrow with Kelly Ottaway and band with the Theatre Royal, Hobart. For Bel Canto Young Opera, Allison has performed the role of Serpina in Pergolesi’s The Perfect Wife and the title role in Peter Maxwell Davies’ Cinderella. She has also worked with IHOS opera, in productions including Rapture and The Divine Kiss, and recorded a solo work for soprano, Incantation Echo, which was broadcast on Classic FM. Allison performed in Dylan Sheridan’s chamber opera, starchild, as part of MONA FOMA in 2013. Allison provided the voice for ‘Betty Bug’ in Blue Rocket’s animated television series Buzz Bumble and featured numerous times with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, narrating/singing for Little Red Riding Hood in 2014, Maximus Musicus Visits the Orchestra in 2015 (and again in May 2019) and The Tale of Gibson in 2016. Her children’s shows have been a regular fixture in the Festival of Voices and include Sing a Rainbow (2016), Rhymes My Nanna Taught Me (2017), More Rhymes My Nanna Taught Me (2018) and Jazz Hands (2019). Allison performs regularly with her jazz quintet Allison Farrow & Friends for corporate and festival events, and is a member of the glamorous female harmony trio Swoon. Allison Farrow and Andrew Short Allison and Andrew have been performing together for more than 25 years, sharing the stage as the Cosette and Marius in Les Miserables (2000), Christine and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (2013), and Eliza and Freddy in My Fair Lady (2019). Known as the gorgeous couple behind the Festival of Voices perennial sell-out event, Afternoon at the Ritz, the duo have also featured for the Clarence Jazz Festival with their show Lullaby of Broadway, and featured in Judy Tierney’s Burning Desire Festival in 2020. Allison and Andrew are both local artists with extensive lists of individual credits.
BREATHE – the sound of Pink Floyd| |Eleven performers pour their passions into a two-set show of guitar based power ballads, soaring solos and rhythmic finesse against a backdrop of compelling visuals and stunning lighting. Songs include ‘Breathe’, ‘Money’, ‘Us & Them’, ‘Comfortably Numb’ and ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ from the albums ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘The Wall’, ‘Pulse’ and ‘In The Flesh’. Analysing and reproducing their classic hits as well as some of the lesser known numbers has quickened a great respect for the songwriting skills and arrangements which have made this band so memorable to so many. Alan Archer is front and centre as lead singer with 3 sensational guitarists belting out the well known riffs around him; Brendan King, Andrew Cooper and Wayne Rand. Kim Cambridge on bass and Steven Pugh drums complete the rhythm section. Sound effects and piano parts are performed by Richard Fedosojevs and Steve Macfarlane with backing singers Sherry Rand and Tanya Cooper plus Teresa Beck-Swindale on sax, vocals and percussion. A stunning light show with projected images complements the staging.
Bridget Pross| |
Writing original music and publicly performing since the age of 15, Bridget has supported a number of high profile local and international acts, including Joe Cocker, Lior, Josh Pyke, John Butler Trio, Renee Geyer, Tex Perkins, Brian Cadd, Russell Morris, Indigo Girls, Ian Moss, Leo Kottke and many more. She has also performed at Falls Festival, Byron Bay’s Bluesfest, Tasmania’s Southern Roots Festival and has also performed one of her original songs on the hit TV series “˜Neighbours’. She is continuing writing original music along with performing live around the Hobart pub circuit.
Elvis We Remember Tribute Show| |
Lady’s and gentlemen Kerry Tatnell presents Elvis We Remember Tribute Show: singing hits from Elvis’s concerts Vegas and movies. We offer one and two hour shows available for functions, parties, weddings and hotels. Kerry has been an Elvis fan since he was about 9 years old and started performing when he was in grade 6. He has been performing The Elvis show professionally for about 4 years now for hotels functions RSL clubs and weddings. For the last 7 months The Elvis Show has had a residency at the Launceston Country Club Casino once a month. The show itself is a 2 man show ““ The performer and a sound technician. The costumes are Elvis replicas which are sourced from America, as is the jewelry. The 2 hour show entails 30 to 40 songs ranging from 1950 to 1977, covering Elvis’s career such as Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, Burning Love, In the Ghetto, Always on my mind, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Sweet Caroline. Let’s remember Elvis for the great entertainer that he is…
Ho-Ho-Hobart Christmas Choir| |The Ho-Ho-Hobart Christmas Choir is a group of fun, festive singers who love (seriously LOVE) to sing Christmas carols, and they’d be delighted to add their singing and blinging to your pre-Christmas event.
Jukebox OZ| |EXPERIENCE THE WORLD CLASS TRIBUTE TO CLASSIC AUSTRALIAN MUSIC! Jukebox OZ is a fun tribute to Australian music, with costumes, samples of iconic Australiana between songs and features well known rock, easy listening and even country music songs as part of the show. Come and sing along to the music that’s shaped the nation in a show full of colour, costumes and classic Aussie tunes. To put this show together, Australia’s most successful musicians and artists were approached. When they said no, we asked some other guys. Fortunately they said yes, because it turns out, they’re pretty good as well! JUKEBOX OZ will have you singing, dancing and marveling at the music that forged modern Australia.
Rod Toovey – The Essence of Elvis| |Rod has called his show “˜The Essence of Elvis’ as he does not want to be known as an Elvis Impersonator, rather as a singer/guitarist who pays tribute to Elvis Presley– – one of the greatest performers of all time. Rod is a seasoned musician with an exceptional voice, who has taken his act to many parts of Australia.- He has been performing Elvis songs since he was a mere 15 years old.- Rod performed regularly on the Gold Coast in the 90’s before moving to Moruya in 2000, where he collaborated with other local musicians before again going solo. He now calls Tasmania home. Rod has been appearing annually at the PARKES ELVIS FESTIVAL since 2007. And will be back again 2019 appearing at The Parkes Railway Hotel and The Parkes Railway Bowls Club Rod travelled to the- USA in May 2016 where he was the- special guest for the ‘Elvis & The Southern Sounds’ 2016 tour to Memphis, Nashville, Vegas and more. It was a tremendous success and Rod’s- special performance at the Crown Plaza in- Memphis sure was a night to remember. – Tour members as well as other guests from all over the world enjoyed a wonderful,- fun filled night of music and dancing. – And just to make the night even more special, it was held right across the road from where Elvis lived as a young lad- with his parents. The current “˜Essence of Elvis’ show includes all of the Elvis’s favourites from throughout his career, as well as songs from his movies, beautiful gospel numbers and a few that aren’t as well-known as Elvis songs that may surprise you.
Super Troupers|In 1977 ABBA toured Australian Arena’s and performed what was to be some of the most iconic live performances of their career. The Super Troupers bring that live stadium experience to life, performing an authentic rock concert of ABBA’s greatest hits. Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Money Money Money, S.O.S., Knowing me-Knowing you, Waterloo, Honey Honey, I do I do I do, Does your mother know and many more”¦ Super Troupers are 5 of NW Tasmania’s premier entertainers in one package, the band play 2 hour sets, fully themed in costume and with impeccable attention to the detail of the original recordings.
The Blues Brothers Revival Band| |The Blues Brothers Revival Band first formed in 1984 in Townsville, Queensland. Original bookings were local, however by the 90’s tour destinations had included every state in Australia followed assorted destinations overseas. Appearances on television shows as Countdown, 60 Minutes, Rock Arena, Simon Townsend Wonder World, Midday Show and Hey Hey it’s Saturday kept the energy flowing, with tours constant for 15 years. In 2004, the original Jake (Styne Ashton) and a great new Elwood (Darren Sangwell) joined forces with renewed passion to deliver a show that consists of 2 sets totalling over 2 hours of non-stop crowd orientated fun that features songs from the Blues Brothers movie, complete with dance routines and lines from the movie. Blues Brothers can party anywhere, from sweat drenched pub gigs to a family oriented Carols by Candlelight or a high flying Co-operate event, appealing to all ages from ages 8 to 80. The 10 piece Band over the years has enticed an amazing ensemble of musicians, including players from the bands behind some of Australia’s biggest names, like Jimmy Barnes, Marcia Hines, Brian Cadd, Glen Shorrock, Cold Chisel, Moving Pictures, Mental as Anything, Ice House, Damien Leith and Leo Sayer. Today’s line up consists of some of Australia and Tasmania’s finest musicians, bringing the same quality and standard to which fans are accustomed. It’s nearly 35 years since Blues Brothers Revival first bought out the iconic Pork Pie hats and Ray Ban sunnies for Jake and Elwood to rock out while running’ from the law, so if you have forgotten what it’s like to have fun, grab your hat n sunnies and take a trip back to Chicago to shake your tailfeathers… with the show band of Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues. And if you’re after something a little smaller… The Jake n Elwood Blues Hour The Jake n Elwood Blues hour stars the original Jake (Stephen Ashton) and a new Elwood (Darren Sangwell) from the Blues Brothers Revival Band, who have a well established reputation for entertaining crowds with their full 10-piece show band. This no fuss compact version consists of an hour of the best tunes from the band and is specifically designed for any event or function that may be restricted by time, space or budget.- The show is 1 hour of non-stop crowd orientated fun that features songs from the Blues Brothers movie, complete with dance routines, and backed by fully orchestrated backing tracks. It’s now nearly 35 years since Blues Brothers Revival first bought out the iconic Pork Pie hats and Ray Ban sunnies for Jake and Elwood to rock out while running’ from the law… So if you need a quick hassle free show to fill in an hour at your function and have forgotten what it’s like to have fun, grab your hat n sunnies and take a trip back to Chicago to shake your tailfeathers… with Joliet Jake n Elwood Blues. Jake n Elwood Song List– (Opens in new tab)
The Breed (Fab, Far-out & Groovy)| |Do you remember the 60’s? Or did you miss out because you were too young? Do you still LOVE THAT SOUND? If so, then the Breed is the band for you. The Breed play a unique blend of 60s pop/rock, merseybeat, mod, and power-pop, and feature the talents of Wayne Crisp (Guitar/Vocals), Dan Graver (Bass/Vocals) and Kenny White (Drums). With a wealth of musical experience both locally and individually overseas, their energetic sound has seen them playing at various venues across the state. For a live band that plays the music you love and the songs you know, all at an affordable price, it has to be the Breed. So, for a night to remember, make a note to hire the Breed for your next function or corporate event.
The HeartBeats| |Flashback to the 60’s with The HeartBeats Pauly “˜Pops’ Wells (Bass), Steven Pugh(Drums) & Bradley Von Rock(Guitar) bring you FLASHBACK TO THE 60’S with The HeartBeats. A 60’s Tribute Show that takes you through the early 60’s sounds of classic Rock and Roll, British Invasion & 60’s Pop into the groovy sounds of the late 60’s “Hippy Rock” era.