Performances

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    Southern Tasmania Willing to travel
    Pakana Kanaplila
    Performances| Dance| MC's / Speakers etc.
    Our name is Pakana Kanaplila.  You came here to meet us here on our salt-water island Lutruwita Tasmania, we are country, fire, wind, earth and ceremony, all life within sky country, salt and fresh waters that join/grow us through an all life journey. Pakana Kanaplila Tasmanian Aboriginal Dancers are a traditional and contemporary dance group that are growing dance within lutruwita Tasmania. We hold tuylupa spark of fire elements, language story, song and kanaplila respectfully honours our Elders, and our Identity. Pakana Kanaplila brings you  a culturally unique and original experience for those who witness to understand the responsibilities we hold, that we are country that is ancient and culturally significant, our spirits are born from deep time, we are the creation of the oldest living culture for future generations.   Available for
    • Welcome to Country / Statement of Country
    • Smoking Ceremony
    • Dance Performance
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    Aerialists
    Performances| Circus
    Witness the awe-inspiring grace and strength of our talented aerialist as they soar and spin through the air, enchanting all who behold their mesmerizing performance. With each twist and turn, they will captivate your guests and leave them in awe of their skill and artistry. Get ready to be swept away on a journey of beauty and wonder as our aerialist brings a touch of magic to your event.

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    North West Tasmania, willing to travel
    Ali Rose
    Performances| Childrens| Roving

    Ali is a magnetic kids entertainer who makes sure that any time is a fun time. Whether it’s a dance, a sing-along song or other activities children enjoy, Ali brings joy and laughter to any place she goes. Come step into a world of imagination, play and entertainment! 

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    Southern Tasmania
    Allison Farrow
    Music| Bands| Classical Music / Strings
    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.

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    Applause Murder Mystery
    Interactive| Performances| Willing to travel
    Island Entertainment is working with Applause Entertainment to provide hosted Murder Mystery events in Tasmania: great for Teambuilding, Staff Social Function, Fundraiser, Teenage or Adult Party, Hen’s Night. With a variety of formats, there’re lots of ways to get the most out of your Murder Mystery event.
    • 1 Host up to 40 people. The host’s energy will help get everyone into character, and immersing in the plot. The host will greet them in full character, and the fun begins! You won’t have to do a thing as the host takes charge with every element of the game.
    • 2 Hosts 20-60 people. Your guests will be treated to a “show” of banter and interaction between the characters. The extra host will ensure every guest will receive attention and keep everyone on track and engaged in the story.
    • 3 Hosts up to 80 people.–  If you find yourself with a full-blown guest list, you’ll want to give them the full-blown experience. 3 hosts will ensure that the night runs smoothly and efficiently, with everyone getting involved and interactive. Experience the excellent banter between the hosts for a hilarious evening!
    When you choose a Murder Mystery Team Game all you need to do is: 1. Pick the theme:- Hollywood Scandal – Tracy Gang (1920’s) – Caribbean Cruise – Wild West – Christmas Capers – Haunted Horrors – Murder in the Diner – Fairytale Fiasco – Murder on the Dance Floor – Haunted Horrors. (Click button on the Right “Download Song List” for the description of Themes) 2. Choose a venue 3. Invite your guests! There are different ways to play Murder Mystery games, so make an enquiry and find out what is the best game for your event and guests!

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    Billy James Magic
    Performances| Magic
    Billy James has performed comedy magic throughout Australia and abroad for more than 20 years and has performed in all of Sydney and Melbourne’s 5-star venues, including shows for the American athletes and Chelsea Clinton during the Sydney Olympics. If you would like something different for your wedding day or event that your guests will talk about for years to come, the close-up magic of Billy James will make your special day even more magical. Billy’s interactive sleight-of-hand magic is the perfect icebreaker for guests who may not know each other and creates an immediate atmosphere of fun at your wedding or function. The reactions of your guests also create some fabulous photo opportunities!  Billy’s magic is entertainment that ALL your guests will enjoy, from the oldest to the youngest. “The entertainment you choose for your wedding or party is responsible for 80% of the event’s success and the memories you will have for the rest of your life.” – Martha Stewart.

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    QLD , Willing to Travel
    Bodane Hatten, Magician
    Magic| Performances| Willing to travel
    Bodane Hatten is a professional magician from Australia now based in Poland that specialises in stage comedy magic. An aficionado of classical magic routines Bodane is always looking for new ways to bring life to old tricks with a modern presentation for today’s audiences. The first stage show he co-wrote and performed in was “˜Underground Magic’ in Hobart, Tasmania. Following the success of this show he went on to write and perform in “˜Deception’, “˜Inappropriate Magic’, “˜C’est La Vie’ & “˜A Slieghtly Funny Magic Show’ which have been performed across the world. Some events Bodane has performed at include: Adelaide Fringe Melbourne Magic Festival The Taste of Tasmania Ellendale Busking Festival Dark MoFo Festival of Voices Tasmanian Circus Festival Coffs Harbor Busking Festival Nelson Fringe NZ Melbourne Cabaret Festival Christchurch Comedy Carnival Melbourne Magic Festival His highly interactive audience participation and witty rapport also caught the attention of “˜Australia’s Got Talent’ producers, which led to him to performing on prime-time TV.-  His performance of the notorious “˜Needle Swallowing’ trick was highly praised by all four judges. Bodine’s stage show is very audience interactive with genuine laugh out loud moments and the feeling of watching a show that is being performed just for you. Most of his time is spent on various cruise ship lines with two full evening shows. When he is not on stage however Bodane also performs street style magic shows at festivals and markets as well as private functions and parties.

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    Hobart, Willing to Travel
    Booth Baby
    Services| Hobart & Southern Tasmania| Interactive
    Booth baby – A modern, open-air photo booth for weddings, events & good times. Booth baby is Hobart’s newest open-air photo booth hire – let us help you create an unforgettable experience at your next event and ensure your guests have a photo or ten to remember it by.

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    Launceston,Willing to Travel,
    Bory’s Extreme Bicycle Stunts
    Performances| Childrens| Circus
    Borys Zagrocki is a professional Mountain Bike & Trials rider, coach & performer. Borys has been riding for over 20 years, starting in Europe and developing his skills throughout Asia and Australia. Borys Zagrocki holds 2 Australian National Elite Championships, he coaches and performs regularly around Australia and overseas. Borys Zagrocki offers a unique entertainment experience with the aim of inspiring the audience and getting jaws dropping. From jumping his bike over some brave volunteers, to jumping onto his van’s roof – Borys got you covered for your daily adrenaline dose!

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    Hobart,Willing to Travel,
    Bridget Pross
    Covers| Hobart & Southern Tasmania| Music
    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.

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    Champagne/Drinks Hostess
    MC's / Speakers etc.| Christmas| Interactive
    Elevate your event with a touch of elegance and sophistication. Our stunning champagne hostess frame is the perfect addition to any occasion, whether it’s a wedding, corporate event, or private party. Our friendly and professional hostesses will greet your guests with a warm smile and serve them with a glass of bubbly, creating a memorable and luxurious experience. With our Champagne Hostess, you can add a touch of glamour to your event and ensure that your guests are treated like VIPs. Cheers to a truly unforgettable celebration! Add one or more drink waiters on stilts to work the room ensuring your guests glasses are topped up. The duo can fit in with any theme/colour scheme you desire for your event. Let the Paparazzi capture the moment your guests arrive, and make a statement with a sculpture in Ice or Sand

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    Christmas Characters
    Christmas| Hobart & Southern Tasmania| Launceston & North East Tasmania

    Looking for Christmas characters for your next event? We can give the North Pole a call and arrange for Santa to make a visit, with or without- his- team of cheery and cheeky elves. The Christmas faerie can also make an appearance, singing the most delightful Christmas songs, or our Christmas tree can come to life and roam the streets! Let us cheer up your next Christmas event (even if it’s in July!).

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    North East Tasmania
    Christopher Howard – Balloon Artist
    Circus| Launceston & North East Tasmania| Magic
    Christopher Howard started balloon twisting approximately four years ago with a local dads’ group, who at the time were using it to give back to their community. Since then he has developed a love of creating and making children smile. Over this time his balloons have grown from very basic dogs and swords to exciting multi-balloon creations that have children lining up to both watch and receive them. Christopher is more than happy to travel throughout all of the North East of Tasmania to bring added fun to your event.

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    Hobart
    City of Hobart Highland Pipe Band
    Hobart & Southern Tasmania| Multicultural| Musical

    The City of Hobart Highland Pipe Band is currently the largest pipe band in Tasmania with over thirty playing members. They play at a number of community-based functions throughout the year, including ANZAC Day marches, Christmas parades in Hobart and Oatlands, and regional fairs at Bream Creek and Middleton. In addition to full band performances, the band can also provide solo pipers or mini-bands to add something special to any event. We are available for all occasions, whether weddings, funerals, corporate events, parties, fairs- and play at Salamanca Markets once a month (3rd Saturday of each month), often joined by the Bonnie Highland Dancers. The Band has a broad repertoire of marches, slow airs, strathspeys, jigs, reels and hornpipes. The Band can perform a combination of Scottish favourites and more contemporary pieces, including some Irish and Australian tunes. Drill and or dance can be incorporated into the performance to suit the occasion. The duration of performances can be varied to suit the event:- a typical performance is of 10 to 20 minutes duration.

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    Hobart
    CROON
    Bands| Covers| Duos & Three Piece

    Spend an evening with three of Hobart’s leading men in a tribute to Hi-jinks, High balls and happy hour featuring the tunes and Croons od Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and many more. Hilarity and harmonies combine for a Vegas style show that has delighted audiences and critics alike.

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    Hobart, Willing to Travel
    Dance with Paint
    Childrens| Dance| Hobart & Southern Tasmania

    Dance with Paint is a Painting and Music activity aimed at supporting individual artistic expression through dance/movement, music and paint. 

     

    Sessions include a brief introduction to Abstract Expressionist and Impressionist art, focused on individual modes of expression and personal approaches to visual art making. 

     Through a multi-layered painting process, participants engage with different mediums and painting styles to create their own painting in response to dramatic selections of music.

     Dance with Paint works for all ages, abilities  and needs of different groups, festivals and individuals. 

     Works of art can be solo or group pieces and participants can take their work home. 

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