Vanessa Wagner (Emcee)
Vanessa Wagner is one of Australia’s most colourful and entertaining identities. She started as a dedicated housewife and part time hostess.Vanessa was crowned Sydney Mardi Gras Miss Fair Day 1993. For seven years she coordinated and hosted the spectacularly successful Drag Race Meet at Bondi Beach for the Sydney Fringe Festival.
She Co-hosted the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade telecasts on Channel Ten for 5 years. She also had a regular appearance as talk back host, on national youth radio station Triple J. Vanessa’s intelligent, opinionated and funny repartee is a sure crowd pleaser. She was the most colourful and loved entrant in Celebrity Big Brother, With a myriad of corporate speaking & charity works across Australia and “Pin up Girl” for Ozemail Vanessa has proved her flexibility and has cemented her position as a lovable Australian icon.
JoJo Smith is an inspirational performer who takes her audiences on a lyrical, musically diverse journey of blues, soul, funk, R&B, latin and jazz.
Her own songs are a tour de force and along with a unique interpretation of a small, select group of covers, JoJo’s status as one of Australia’s finest singer/songwriters is confirmed.
If you haven’t heard Jo Jo Smith sing yet, you’ve been missing out on one of life’s true joys and shouldn’t waste another minute!
To her fans she is one of Australia’s greatest treasures, a wonderful artist who has them yearning for each next album or live performance, offering a fresh uniqueness in sound and composition yet bringing to mind some of the world’s most respected singers and songwriters,the likes of Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, Norah Jones. Not suggesting she sounds like them, Jo Jo sounds like Jo Jo, but like them, she certainly delivers on many levels, vocally, lyrically and instrumentally.
“MY Band” is the rock and roll vision of Singer/Songwriter & Front-man Michael Yule!
Understanding that it takes more than a catchy hook to captivate an audience, MY Band combine powerful melodies and rocking riffs with an unbelievable stage show, wowing audiences with their huge sound, crowd participation, and wild stage antics.
Completing the “MY Band” Trio is the backbone of the band, Stuart Jaymes on Drums, and Russell Murchie on Bass.
In a sentence: ‘Memorable songs, and an unforgettable performance!’
Check out soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/michaelyule
And Facebook pages: http://facebook.com/michaelyuleartist
Abandoned Elevator all started back in mid 2013 when Aaron Hocking (Guitarist of Hurt But Hopeful & Naruscae) witnessed Past Present’s (Cameron and Bailey Slade’s punk band) performance at Battle Of The Bands, they then started to jam late 2013.
In 2014 Abandoned Elevator acquired a keyboard and backing vocalist in Bailey Ciavarella, a good friend of Aaron’s and Cameron’s. Being two Bailey’s in the band made it confusing therefore they used nicknames; Bailey “Trucks” Ciavarella and Bailey “Junior” Slade
In April 2014, Michael Serra (Guitarist of Mother Dearest and Guitarist/Vocalist of Six Ate) was given an offer to join the band as a lead vocalist, mainly due to the struggles of vocals and lyrics being put to songs, and Aaron & Trucks found it difficult to sing while playing their instruments. He gladly accepted the offer.
Drawing influences from bands such as The Arctic Monkeys, The Bennies, JET and The Black Keys, Abandoned Elevator typically make songs with Indie Rock and Rock ‘N’ Roll sounds.
CHECK OUT THEIR TRIPLE J UNEARTHED PAGE!
CHECK OUT THEIR SOUNDCLOUD PROFILE!
Melbourne Rainbow Band
The Melbourne Rainbow Band is a Gay and Lesbian community concert band. We began in 1995, and currently have around 40 members drawn from the GLBTI and straight communities. We are a non-profit community group.
Our members’ musical skill levels vary from beginner to professional and our members are gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, old, young, male, female, whomever, whatever – as long as they are accepting, tolerant, and love music! The MRB does not hold auditions for members and is open to all players with basic music reading and playing abilities.
Our repertoire is as diverse as our members. We play music from movies, musicals and TV, pop, rock, jazz, classical and everything in between.
We have regular performances each year, including the Joy94.9’s Picnic in the Park, and Carols by Queerlight with the MGLC. Generally we also perform two ticketed showcase concerts each year, along with various community and private performances.
Though we are primarily a sit-down concert band, each Summer we take to the streets as a marching band. We have marched in Melbourne’s Pride March every year since we began, and in recent years have also marched in the Australia Day Parade, Moomba Parade, Daylesford ChillOut Parade and the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade.
Check them out at http://www.mrb.org.au/
Elements of pop, rock and roots with hints of reggae and punk combine to create the sound of The Murks. Named after their hometown “nuMURKah,” the band rehearse at Squish’s house, and started out by hosting regular Numurkah Singers’ Open Mic Sessions.
Kim Carter (vocals), Squish Davis (drums), Joel Toohey (bass), Tim Watson (guitar), Beno Wright (guitar/vocals)
It so happened that in May 2011, Kim, Squish and Jamie were performing in a production of Godspell. Incidentally, Tim was operating the sound gear for that production.
As it turned out, Tim and Kim had been in a covers band that had disbanded earlier in the year. They wanted to keep playing music together but needed a bass player and a drummer. Coincidently, Tim’s friend Jamie was a talented musician and songwriter who played bass. Parallel to this, Kim knew Squish could play many instruments including drums. In fact, they had played together in an all-girl band called “The Conniptions” some years before. In an unrelated incident Jamie once slept on Squish’s couch sometime in 2008 after playing a game of miniature golf in her lounge room.
In other words, Kim, Tim, Squish and Jamie all kind of knew each other and decided to form a band.
In 2013, Jamie moved to Melbourne and the remaining Murks recruited the multi-talented Grant Hicks as their new bass player. Grant left the band after a few months to focus on fatherhood while Kim, Tim and Squish continued rehearsing and working as a 3-piece.
The addition of two new members to the band at the beginning of 2014, has meant more energy, a bigger sound and gorgeous harmonies.
Daniel Reeves and Band
Daniel Reeves is a talented singer songwriter with a passion for melody and a taste for life. Many of his songs translate into tales of hope and glory, characterised in a positive spirit and passion for the human journey. They take you on a lyrical ride through the
struggles of everyday events to a more uplifting and gratifying place of understanding and realisation. His pro-active approach to music and life translates through his words and melodies and is mirrored in his live and energetic performances.
Growing up in a small country town with plenty of time to dream, Daniel soon realised his passion for creation and self-expression through music. Often inspired by people’s stories, music became a way to connect and express what was happening in his surrounds.
Throughout his musical years Daniel has played the likes of The HiFi Bar, toured New Zealand in 2009, shared bills with Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls) and Stonefield, along with performing in many regional Victoria locations. Including interviews and radio play on Triple R, Cairns FM, ONE FM, live performances on ABC radio as well as having his film clips played on RAGE.
Lola’s Pole School
Lola’s is bringing the fun & sexy sport of pole dancing to Shepparton!
Classes ranging from beginners to advanced will be running weekly, with great deals for those who pre-purchase an eight week course at theirchosen level.
Lola’s encourages girls to come along who would be excited at the proposal of a new found way of keeping fit, in losing weight, building corestability and strength, increasing self-esteem and just to have a good time.
The dance studio is dedicated to helping women build self-confidence and self-esteem as they discover the beauty, grace, mental and physical health benefits of pole dancing.
The dance studio will be available for woman in particular, mothers groups, hen’s parties, fitness groups, social groups or just for those woman who want to try something new.
Aquamoves – Sh’Bam
A dance-inspired workout with simple choreography. It’s a moderate intensity, full-body cardio exercise, burning up to 600 calories while toning and shaping, improving coordination and self-expression. A perfect way to shape up and let out your inner star – even if dance isn’t your natural thing.