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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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    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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    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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    NW Tasmania
    Elvis We Remember Tribute Show
    Music| Musical| North West Tasmania
    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…

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    Hobart,Willing to Travel,
    John X
    Hobart & Southern Tasmania| MC's / Speakers etc.| Musical
    John is currently one of Tasmania’s most prominent and prolific actors and performers. A popular MC and guest speaker, he is a veteran of over 120 shows including Uni Revues, musicals and shows in the Botanical gardens every year. A former ABC Local Radio Nights presenter, John has appeared on film, TV and radio in various forms and guises. On the mainland, John has previously played Stewpot in Opera Australia’s South Pacific, Dick Woollnough/Dee Anthony in The Boy From OZ for The Production Co., Mitch in The Threepenny Opera for Malthouse and STC, Spider/Lord Savage in Jeckyll & Hyde for TML in Korea, Mr. Braithwaite in BILLY ELLIOT The Musical for Universal/Working Title, and Pumbaa in The Lion King for Disney Theatrical Productions in Melbourne and Shanghai. His Television credits include Tricky Business (Nine network), Dance Academy (ABC), City Homicide (7 Network) and John Safran’s Race Relations (ABC). His Film credits include Macbeth for Dark Oak Films, The Sound Of One Hand Clapping for Artist Services and Back From The Dead for Pocket Money Productions and his voice can be heard in the films Legend of the Guardians, AUSTRALIA, Daybreakers, Mao’s Last Dancer, Two Fists One Heart, in mini-series for CLEO, False Witness, Scorched, and on TV shows Wild Boys, Rescue Special Ops and Slide. In 2006 John was nominated for a Mo Award for his role as Pumbaa in The Lion King. John is an Australia Day Ambassador 2014, Ambassador for Variety Club ““ The Children’s Charity, the Theatre Royal APPLAUSE program and has been a proud member of MEAA (Actor’s Equity) since 1994.

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    Jolley Hatters
    Musical| Performances| Roving
    Morris dancing originated in the Cotswold in England  in the 16th century & is a very colourful street folk dance using sticks, hankies & garlands. We have performed at many events including at Cygnet Folk Festival, Evandale Penny Farthing & Harmony Day celebrations in Moonah. We have also danced at the wharf on many occasions including at Wooden Boat Festival. Our next gig will be at the Huon Valley Mid Winter Fest at Willie Smiths on July 15th where we will join other Morris dancers from Victoria in Wassailing the apple trees.

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    Southern Tasmania Willing to travel
    Loop Jam
    Workshops| Childrens| Interactive
    Loop Jam is a fully interactive community music making experience. With the use of a looping device and drum machine, You can make and play your own music with loads of instruments provided or sing to your favourite music. This is popular activity which has been running in skate parks and community events with a wide range of people. Loop Jam works for all ages, abilities and needs of different groups, festivals and individuals.

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    Hobart, Willing to Travel,
    MAKEBELIEVE Children’s Entertainment
    Childrens| Christmas| Dance
    MAKEBELIEVE offer an incredibly diverse range of entertainment options for younger audiences: you may have seen MAKEBELIEVE performing at AGFEST, The Royal Hobart Regatta, Taste of Tasmania, Glenorchy and Clarence Carols, Huon Show, Bream Creek Show, Launceston Show and other major events around Tasmania. MAKEBELIEVE Themed Musical Shows – starring Michelle Pears, Jim Beresford and David Carr – are perfect for events, festivals, schools, shopping centres and more. Full of songs, dancing, games and imaginative play, both children and adults alike are encouraged to join in the fun of MAKEBELIEVE musical shows. Most shows are suited to children aged 1-8, but grown-ups are welcome to join in too. Musical shows available include
    • Fun Bugs Show Join Bumblebee & Friends for lots of fun in the MAKEBELIEVE GARDEN. WARNING; this is a bug friendly event! No insect repellent, fly spray or fly swats allowed.
    • Shelly Bear & Friends Be part of the MAKEBELIEVE TOY-TIME Show with nursery rhymes, original songs, dancing and games.
    • MAKEBELIEVE on the Farm Join Scarecrow & Friends as they take you on a musical journey around the MAKEBELIEVE farm. Help plant a tree, feed the chooks, milk a cow and drive the tractor.
    • MAKEBELIEVE Teddy Toy Time
    • MAKEBELIEVE Pirates
    • Out Bush with MAKEBELIEVE
    • Circus MAKEBELIEVE
    • MAKEBELIEVE Fairy Fun
    • Out Bush With MAKEBELIEVE
    The MAKEBELIEVE team mostly perform their own original songs, and love to write new songs on request for special occasions. MAKEBELIEVE roving characters– add that extra dimension to your event with a great range of characters available for meet and greets and spruiking. One hour MAKEBELIEVE storytelling sessions- are a great entertainment option for schools, playgroups and childcare centres. Other entertainment options include
    • Themed parties – Fairies, the MAKEBELIEVE roving characters and more
    • Crafty fun with Mrs Posie Blossom, Purple Fairy or Mrs. Bee
    • Balloonists – always a popular addition to an event
    • Spruikers – for shopping centres and promotions
    • Meet and Greet – Bee Bugged and other great characters to meet and greet at your event

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    Hobart
    Moonlight Aviators
    Dance| Hobart & Southern Tasmania| Musical
    Inspired by the glamour of Ziegfeld Follies and the entertainment of Vaudeville; combining the glitz of prohibition flappers with the vivacity of victory swing,- Moonlight Aviators– invite you to lose yourself in the frivolities of the jazz era. Be captivated as they exploit a variety of dance styles from the streets of ragtime Paris to the Big Band dance halls of Harlem. Whether combining a variety of styles, matching a theme, or creating pieces for your specific event,- Moonlight Aviators– provide seamless entertainment in short performance brackets with the flexibility of the full ensemble, two partnered couples or our girls’- chorus line. Add a touch of Tivoli with the cheekiness and soaring antics of- Moonlight Aviators!

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    Hobart,Willing to Travel,
    Phantom of the Opera
    Hobart & Southern Tasmania| Musical| Performances
    Need a spectacular visual and engaging sound experience for your event? Andrew Colrain and Nicole Simms can provide this through a 15min Phantom of the Opera performance. From behind the smoke appears the Phantom who then sings Music of the Night. After his initial entry and song, Christine appears to taunt the Phantom. Together they sing All I Ask of You. To finish the experience Christine sings Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again. Run Time: 15min Technical Requirements: cd player, audio enhancement, 2 good quality radio head sets, lighting and smoke / hazer effect (optional)

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    Willing to Travel
    Raven Madde
    Dance| Musical| Performances
    Low-key outrageous, high strung, and always running in heels, Raven Madde is the queen of the crowd, birthed from the musical theatre stage, moulded in the gymnasium, and inspired by her long (and growing list) of estranged lovers. Raven Madde dreams of being the first male passing, operatic, ballerina, gothic noir, superstar. Swarming the pubs and clubs of Hobart to prove her prowess after being left at the altar during her three act wedding extravaganza… mid ballard. Raven Madde has performed all around Tasmania, starting at Les Girls Hobart, performing new acts every weekend. She flew into the burlesque and circus scene, becoming a regular performer with Miss Kitty’s Meow appearing in regular showcases and Burlesque After Dark. She has taken home the coveted crown of Mr. (dubious title) Boylesque Tasmania 2014, and performed on the stages of the Theatre Royal, Playhouse Theatre, Peacock Theatre, and even a few appearances at MONA and Wrest Point Casino. She sings, dances, and performs circus feats in a roving capacity, entertaining with humour and a friendly (if not vicious at times) smile.

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    Hobart, Willing to Travel
    Red Hot Cols
    Comedians| Hobart & Southern Tasmania| Musical
    The Red Hot Cols were formed in October, 1998, to provide character based theme entertainment at a corporate Christmas party for the Novotel, Launceston in Tasmania. Since then they have performed at many corporate events Australia-wide. Specialising in stand-up comedy, musical satire and comic character themes “the Cols” feature the combined talents of Colin Dean and Andrew Colrain. Colin Dean has been performing in musical theatre for over twenty years and as a professional singer for over thirty. Whether as part of a guitar duo, Old Time Music Hall Troupe, leading man in a Broadway style musical or just singing with a pub band, Colin’s variety of experience is vast. Musical impersonations are his specialty and while he is still performing, Tom Jones and Elvis will never die. Andrew Colrain also holds many years of theatrical experiences on his side with university revues, touring revues, musical theatre and extensive work in television advertising and voice-over work. Andrew has also worked as a professional singer for over 15 years and is a regular guest artist in cabaret at Hobart’s Wrest Point. His singing strength completes the Red Hot Cols harmony that is the basis of their unique comedic style. The Red Hot Cols are very versatile and can therefore be relied upon to make you laugh in any way possible. They are expert at writing satirical songs and gags based around the theme of your event, and enjoy working closely with their clients to create comedic material and themes. This gives you a unique experience in which you have input, and makes the gig more enjoyable for them. If you don’t want to create something new, The Red Hot Cols have a stable of existing characters such as The Gangsters, Brutus and Caesar, The Air Hosties From Hell, Basil Fawlty and Manuel, Pirates, Admirable Admirals, Conniving Convicts, Secret Agents (Our names are Bond) and a lovable pair of cockney lads. (A right old knees up!) The Red Hot Cols perform at any venue around Australia. The Red Hot Cols…….We take your funny business seriously !

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    Hobart,Willing to Travel,
    Sea Shanty Circus
    Childrens| Hobart & Southern Tasmania| Musical
    Sea Shanties are work songs performed by sailors as they went about the repetitive daily tasks involved in operating sailing vessels. “Sea Shanty Circus” uses the metaphor of circus skills to emulate the work performed. Even the flags on the boat spell “circus”. They have performed at festivals including Port Fairy Folk Festival, The Taste of Tasmania and Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival (NZ). This is a unique interactive musical circus experience. With over 40 years combined experience in performing, Shannon, Mark and Felicity create their own world on their self-contained stage/boat/tricycle. Experience them roving around the site in a show full of sea shanties, circus, theatre and fun.

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    Hobart
    Southside Steppers
    Bands| Hobart & Southern Tasmania| Jazz & Swing
    The Southside Steppers bring high energy performances and downright awesome vibes wherever they go. They take pride in creating a Funky New Orleans street party atmosphere with roving brass and percussion playing a mix of New Orleans street funk, pop, RnB and soul. They are extremely versatile with a repertoire list catering to all tastes. The band are available to perform in a range of size options from- 4 to 10 piece- and performances can be roving, stationary or a mix of both. The Steppers have headlined many of Hobarts big events including Hot August Jazz 2020, Mona Foma 2021, NYE the 2019 Taste of Tasmania, Hobart Jazz Club, Weddings, Parties, street marches at Frankos and Farm Gate Market. On the stage or marching, the Steppers make everyone wanna clap, dance and sing! Perfect for every kind of event from weddings, garden parties, drinks receptions, boat cruises, race days, regattas and birthday parties to jazz clubs and festivals. Also available is a Christmas band for that special time of year!

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