Tag Archives: Entertainment

Jodie – a star

3 Aug

Seize the moment……….

28 Jun

No, I dont really know what I was thinking when I suggested we try this .

The husband to be was keen and I think we accomplished what that icon of fashion, the wonder bra cant.

No ugly straps with this support system, no underwires, and you will always know where your partner is………

 

Back Alley Beauty………..

24 Jun

Jodie, a talented Cabaret performer was singing in a fashionable and very bohemian cocktail bar/ restaurant this weekend and she invited me to meet her in the back alley……….for some photos, (what went through your mind, people), between sets.

A vastly talented singer/entertainer, Jodie is one of the hard-working people in the entertainment business locally.

Not only does she perform endlessly, but she supports and promote countless other bands and performers.

 

Belly Dancing…………..

21 May

Belly dancing seems to be commonplace nowadays.

Perhaps its a new fitness craze, or perhaps the need to fine something creative in a life dominated by reality TV and facebook.

The classically beautiful Tehlia is stunning in her role as a belly dancer

Odette…Classically beautiful.

14 Apr

I had the pleasure of being asked to photograph a newly formed quartet. These fashionable young women had only just created the group and yet they were already producing incredible music.

They were understandably excited, here they were within days of forming, recording in a professional studio and having a photoshoot.

They took it all in the stride and continued to perform their songs beautifully.

 

Old Rockers never die…they just bring back memories……..

7 Apr

Last weekend I shot an event at the fantastic Broadwater Gardens, well we were back the again this weekend for the free Easter concert. Not there to work just kick back and enjoy. We had a family day of swimming and eating and swimming and eating..yep, there is a pattern, …….. hey its Easter.

Anyway back to the reason for this post, about thirty years ago, or a bit more perhaps there was a band called…Sherbet, fronted by Daryl Braithwaite, they wowed the teens and had great  success for a while. As bands do they split and Braithwaite started a solo career, and that’s when the depth of this mans talent really emerged. Rock, ballads and feel good songs that appealed across different age groups.

Then as is normal for those soloists that have maybe five or six big hits, he faded away only to be heard occasionally on drive time radio. That is until last night !

The ten thousand or so lucky free concert goers were treated to a display of entertainment rarely seen, even when paying a days wages or more.

He warmed the crowd up with some reminiscing, and then hit us hard with the rock…needless to say the crowd was on its feet and dancing.

A standing ovation had Braithwaite and band return to the stage for a rendition of “Horses”, with the masses joining for a thunderous chorus.

Thanks Daryl and Gold Coast City Council, it was a great way to celebrate our wedding anniversary !

Earth Hour 2012

6 Apr

Last weekend I teamed up with the fantastic talent from Multiplay Entertainment and Foto-Media to shoot images at the Gold Coasts Earth Hour celebration held at the beautiful Broadwater Gardens.

Multiplay provided many of the acts and coordinated the event in conjunction with the Gold Coast City Council.

It was truly a family event with face painting, and acts aimed at the kids.

For the adults there was a variety of talent from fire dancing to Electra Vine and Liam Burrows, a finalist on “Australia’s’ Got Talent”. A nice young man with a talent beyond his years who has requested photos from the night for some promo work.

Earth Hour promotes energy conservation however the acts certainly put massive amount of energy keeping the large crowd entertained.

This is the first of these events held on the Gold Coast and with the reactions of all I spoke to next year will be bigger and much looked forward to.

Colour, glamour and fun……..

1 Apr

Last night I shot an event (more on that soon) with the great folks from Multiplay Entertainment, and once again all the performers were fun, glamorous and talented.

These three young ladies who were magnificently accompanied by the drumming caverellos demonstrating duo worked overtime to entertain the crowd between the headline acts,

and if that wasn’t enough then put on a mini strolling mardigras amongst the wowed audience.

Thanks to the whole troupe for the great entertainment.

Back with Friends…….

24 Mar

I received a welcome phone call the other day from good friend Jodie. the artistic director of Multiplay Entertainment. Unlike so many agencies, Jodie and Multiplay don’t stick to booking safe, boring acts, they make sure they provide Entertainment with a capital E. From cabaret to burlesque, and just about everything in between, the thing I really enjoyed is that the talent are all so friendly. Simply they love their jobs and enjoy entertaining.

Anyway back to the phone call, we will after a bit of a break be teaming up again for some great new projects, life just gets better and better……….

Public Art….

9 Jan

Last weekend the family took a trip into Brisbane and ended up at a park near the river with fish and chips for lunch. Right nearby is the Brisbane Power Station Art Space….WOW!!.

Not really being into modern dance and modernist interpretive art, this centre was not on my list on places to see…it is now.

A well-preserved facade coupled with fantastic use of interior space dripping with visual treats at every turn.

I can only image what this place would be like when the lights are in operation and the sound system is vibrating the foundations.