And now, ladies and gentlemen, for your entertainment and edification, presenting tonight's FEATURE ACT, handpicked from Allegro's extensive selection... Prepare to be amazed by what will undoubtedly be the highlight of your next event!
"Larger than life and totally embraceable", "Australia's Princess of Style" - from television to the big screen, musical theatre to opera to cabaret, there are few entertainment mediums that Rhonda Burchmore has not embraced with her wide ranging talents. Throughout her career Rhonda has made a distinctive impression on audiences with her dazzling dance steps, superb comic timing, effervescent personality and her stunning voice.
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Musician, artist, director, actor, writer, linguist, activist - the extraordinary versatility of Dr Richard Walley OAM has seen him wear many hats over his long and illustrious career. As a renowned and highly respected exponent of the didgeridoo, Richard Walley has produced a six CD collection of music inspired by the six seasons of the Nyungar calendar, and 'Two Tribes', an eclectic collaboration with a group of artists combining traditional Indigenous music with contemporary styles including rap and hip hop. His didgeridoo performances have been at the Albert Hall in London, in Greece, Slovenia, Japan, Mexico, the USA, and Canada, to name but a few.
Ross Wilson is probably the only person in Australian rock music who can't make a comeback simply because he's never been away. In a career that spans over 40 years Ross remains one of this country's most respected artists. From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock, as a solo artist, or as songwriter of A-grade classics such as Eagle Rock, Cool World and A Touch of Paradise, or producer of the legendary Skyhooks, Jo Jo Zep, The Johnnys, and more recently The Screaming Jets, Ross's involvement with success has continued unabated.
At the beginning of 1991, Russell Gilbert joined the team at "Hey Hey It's Saturday". He created the popular "Celebrity Heads" segment, and Russell's impromptu interruptions from the audience, live crosses and sketch comedy segments became an integral part of the program. In 1996, Russell Gilbert was awarded with a Logie nomination for Best Comedy Performer. This lead to his comedy special, "The Russell Gilbert Show", followed by six half-hour shows.
After 20 years as half of Australia's favourite musical comedy duo, The Scared Weird Little Guys, Rusty Rich (the little one) continues the musical hijinks and slick silliness that established The Scaredies as one of the most sought after corporate acts in the country. Rusty now joins forces with the fabulous Mike McLeish, an accomplished musical theatre performer and improviser who famously played Paul Keating in Keating the musical for three years. Together they continue the tradition of high energy musical skill and heavenly harmonies, blended with quick witted improvisation and song parodies that will entertain and amuse any audience.
Dr Sally Cockburn is a GP who practices part time in suburban Melbourne but she is probably better known as Dr Feelgood, host of the highly successful late-night radio program PILLOWTALK in the 1990s. In both her clinical practice and her media work Sally puts a strong emphasis on mental health issues in particular breaking down stigma and valuing self.
Classical virtuoso Sally Cooper has been performing with major Australian orchestras since she was only 9 years old! Today she has found her performance abilities taking her alongside internationally acclaimed artists, throughout corporate and private functions; and on a range of TV shows either leading an orchestra, or performing as a solo violinist.
Mind-bendingly original, laughter-filled and a spectacular journey into the twilight zone of your imagination. Sam Angelico is a comic entertainer of the highest calibre with universal appeal. Whether your guests are seated at a dinner party or standing at a cocktail function, Sam Angelico expertly mingles, breaking the ice in his own delightfully deceptive manner. During this time he performs a series of truly astonishing interactive illusions.
The Scat Pack is Swing Patrol's premier performance troupe. The Scat Pack perform for corporate crowds and demonstration gigs all around town. The Scat Pack specialises in 1940s style swing dancing (also known as jitterbug), but love performing 1920s Charleston and 1950s Rock'n'Roll too.