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Blanco Horner Hospitality has businesses which include the Bo-
tanic Gardens Restaurant, Alere Restaurant and Function Centre,
and Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo Function and Event Centre, as well as
2. Best entertainment agency
Teaming a veteran DJ with a talented collective of Sydney’s finest
musicians and vocalists, The Groove Academy has been one of
Australia’s most in-demand acts since forming in 2007. Whether
performing as a DJ/MC duo or an exhilarating eight-piece band,
they’re a regular feature at some of the country’s most exclusive
gala dinners, awards nights, media events and private parties. Their
credibility extends from the corporate world into club land, where
they held down an 11-month residency at Ivy, Sydney’s premier
nightclub. It now extends beyond Australia to Bali, with book-
ings at Karma Kandara’s Nammous Beach Club and Seminyak’s
famous Ku De Ta underlining their international appeal.
Jeep Management is fronted by PJ Clarke who works in conjunc-
tion with Australia’s biggest events teams producing some of the
most outstanding entertainment at leading events.
Jeep Management also provides a first class talent consultancy
division, placing talent into various bookings for fashion, stage, cor-
porate, film and television. PJ has a career spanning 25 years in the
entertainment industry as a consultant, performer, choreographer,
model and agent, and has long been established as one of the most
sought after entertainment industry personalities in Australia.
SAXTON SPEAKERS BUREAU
Saxton celebrated 50 years in the entertainment and speaking
industries last year. Saxton has been privileged to represent some
of the finest presenters in Australia including Hon E. Gough
Whitlam, Rt Hon David Lange, James Strong, Ita Buttrose, Richard
Morecroft, Ciaran Gribbin, Gill Hicks, Graeme Joy, Mike Munro
and Rachel Botsman. They have much to celebrate: wonderful
presenters, a loyal clientele and a first rate Saxton team and they
look forward to providing inspiring event solutions for many years
more to come.
SMA’s internationally renowned shows have entertained thou-
sands across the globe at international concerts, major sporting
events, corporate and charity galas, public festivals and high profile
private functions. Their award-winning entertainment includes,
Rat Pack Reloaded, The Diamonds, Boys In The Band, String Diva,
Opera by Disguise, Miss Bird Sings, The Players Band, OOH
James! and their latest offering, Swoon – The Mad Men of Swing.
With the ability to provide world-class feature shows, bespoke
entertainment creations and Australia’s leading live band, SMA are
truly ‘experts in the business of show’.
Don’t settle for entertainment that’s just ‘OK’. Leading compa-
nies and associations call on SongDivision to deliver top-level
corporate entertainment that helps them achieve business
objectives, while showing their guests a fabulous time. SongDivi-
sion is the world’s premier experiential music agency. Since 2003,
clients such as Virgin, Microsoft, Pfizer, Coca-Cola and KPMG
have called on them in over 30 countries to engage, educate and
entertain their audiences. Interactive entertainment programs
include Lip Sync Battles, Live-Band Karaoke and a Rock and Roll
Game Show, along with music based team building experiences
and conference openers.
3. Best performers/speakers/DJs
Ciaran Gribbin is a Grammy nominated songwriter and performer
who, in addition to working with word class artists such as Madon-
na, U2, Paul McCartney, Snow Patrol and Al Pacino, has toured the
world as lead-singer of Australia’s iconic rock band – INXS. Ciaran’s
Grammy nomination was received for co-writing Madonna’s hit
Miss Bird Sings
Who ya gonna call when you want to work with the nation’s
best? Easy – the businesses on the list below. Spice readers voted
and this is who they rate as the leaders of the pack.
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