We have a great lineup of performers joining us to celebrate!
Johnny’s illustrious career started in Perth, as a teen star at the local stomp dances. His recording career began with the National Number 1 Hits Step Back and Caralyn. There were tickertape parades and screaming kids who would regularly drag him into the audience before he could finish his five song set. Johnny then moved to Melbourne to take over the role of compere of The Go Show. Then along came Young Talent Time! For two decades Johnny Young reigned as host and mentor of stars like Tina Arena, Danni Minogue, Jane Scali, Jamie Redfern, Debra Byrne, Denis Walter and many more.
Johnny has also excelled as a master songwriter. From John’s pen came songs for stars like Herman’s Hermits, The Seekers, Russell Morris, Normie Rowe, Ronnie Burns, Debra Byrne and many others. These include The Real Thing, Smiley, and The Girl That I Love.
After Young Talent Time Johnny Young forged an amazing reputation as one of Australia’s strongest live acts, and continues to tour and perform corporate events around the country.
Johnny Young – a successful career spanning 40 years of Australian show business. An integral contributor to Australia’s rock and roll history.
Australia’s biggest pop star of the sixties, Normie Rowe defied the logic of the times. His period of peak popularity came when the Beatles were dominating the charts around the world, and yet, here was this Melbourne teenager creating pop riots and becoming the first Melbourne recording artist to achieve a national Australian No.1.
By the time he released his first single, Normie already had several years of experience behind him, in the traditional dance circuit where featured singers stepped up to perform in front of the house bands. Famously, Normie had to choose between his long hair and his job with the PMG (now Telstra). He chose his hair and singing.
Normie had a string of No 1 hits throughout the 60's (such as Shakin All Over) before being called up to serve in the Vietnam War. After returning to Australia, he continued working, branching out into musical theatre with the lead role in Les Miserables of Jean Valjean and many others. In 2005 he was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame. In that year he was also recognised by the Australian War Memorial as a National Hero - in fact, Normie has become a leading advocate and spokesman for the Vietnam Veterans
Normie is well sought after on major luxury cruise ships plying the waters of the South Pacific, Asia, Europe and the United States.
Award winning singer/songwriter, producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist and comedian, Angus Gill is a baby faced ‘old soul.’ From humble beginnings as a 10 year old entertaining crowds at a popular heritage theme park in his hometown of Wauchope, to opening for the legendary Kris Kristofferson and becoming one of the youngest Australians to perform on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville Tennessee, this small town NSW born entertainer is quickly gaining a strong reputation for his formidable song craft, distinctive vocals and rock solid work ethic.
The ARIA and Golden Guitar nominated songwriter and producer has collaborated with some of Music Row’s biggest hitmakers who have taken Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Dolly Parton and Tim McGraw to numerous Billboard number one positions. This has led to the creation of Gill’s second self produced studio album ‘Welcome To My Heart’, released via ABC/UMA in September 2019, which topped the ARIA Charts and was a finalist for ‘Traditional Country Album of the Year’ at the 2020 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards.
Sydney Congress Hall Band
Sydney Congress Hall Band has been an integral part of the Salvation Army's worship and outreach in Australia since Sydney Congress Hall Corps began in 1882.
The members of the band come from a variety of personal and professional backgrounds but have two things in common - a love for music and a desire to use their gifts and abilities in supporting and helping others.
Members are drawn from the community and the Corp's congregation. A desire to play good music and support each other is a common thread for members of the band.
Throughout their history, the Band has toured extensively in Australia and New Zealand and has performed in Hong Kong, Canada, the United States of America and the United Kingdom.
At the age of 11, Beven first appeared on our screens in Channel 10’s Young Talent Time in which he starred for over 6 years. The kid in the lemon slacks, a skinny tie, and who can forget that mullet! Beneath it all was a kid who could sing...and since has become one of the country’s most notable corporate performers.
With a voice that can soar through numbers like This Is The Moment, ballads such as Unchained Melody, swing classics like Mack The Knife and dance numbers like Superstition...Beven is in high demand. He’s treaded the boards, written and recorded his own music, entertained millions on morning television, produced CDs, and continues to share the stage with Aussie greats Kate Ceberano, Sylvie Paladino, Georgie Quill, and Dannii Minogue.
In a rather ad-hoc moment, Rove Live’s Peter Hellier, together with Melbourne’s comedic trio Tripod, penned a song about Beven’s life which soared to No. 1 on the Triple JJJ Top 50 - Beven The Musical.
Always in the spotlight, Beven is a natural born entertainer with a powerful and versatile voice available to host, perform and even produce corporate performances and productions, weddings, major events, galas, fundraisers, festivals and special events.
Brent Street Performing Arts
Adrian Espulso, Christopher Geoghegan, Miguel Castro, Katelin Koprivec, Rosie Meader and Ashleigh Campbell will be taking to the virtual stage with an amazing Christmas performance.
All singers are represented and supplied by Focus Talent Management. Please note this in promotional material.
Narelle Belle is Australia’s singing sensation and an amazing vocalist. Known for the Australian Karen Carpenter Show, Narelle’s performance is simply haunting leaving her audience wanting more.
Paris Irwin is a 20 year old singer songwriter who has been composing songs as well as playing piano and cello since the age of eight. Paris' ambition is to channel the same strength and passion that fills her live performances into her studio recordings.
Brisbane indie-pop up and comer, and winner of a mentoring session with Gold Coast Producer Paces, you will notice her dreamy ethereal vocals and composition on triple j Unearthed track Mute Me.
Ernest Ashley Dingo AM is an Indigenous Australian actor, television presenter, comedian, teacher and promoter originating from the Yamatji people of the Murchison region of Western Australia. He is a designated Australian National Living Treasure.
Marjory is a Registered Nurse who works at RFBI Basin View Masonic Village, however is also an experienced performer and very talented singer who knows firsthand how hard this year has been for aged care residents and the positive impact this Sing-A-Long will have.
Singer-songwriter Phil Walley-Stack is a Noongar man raised in Country Western Australia. Phil has been performing since he was a child, and is an accomplished performing artist, musician, dancer and author. Phil has traditional connections to Whadjuk, Yued, Ballardong and Wardarndi language groups.
Phil has performed in the USA, Middle East, Germany, France, China, Indonesia and Malaysia. His ultimate goal is to take his style of music and dance to the world stage through Broadway style productions that showcase Nyoongar and Aboriginal culture.
Phil is also a presenter and cultural advisor for the popular NITV series Aussie Bush Tales and a broadcaster. He has also co-authored a book "Rocky and Louie" published by Penguin Australia and created “Jinda”, the first Aboriginal designed luxury sleepwear.
An ambassador for arts in Western Australia, Phil was a finalist in the 2017 West Australian of the Year Awards (WAOTYA) for services to the Aboriginal community, and a finalist in the 2018 WAOTYA in the Arts and Culture Category.
Coro Innominata is a Sydney-based chamber choir promoting excellent performance of great music. The choir was formed in the early 1990s by singers from a number of larger choirs wishing to explore the acapella repertoire, particularly in the area of sacred choral music.
The choir stages a number of concerts each year in some of Sydney’s finest venues and have participated in festivals around Sydney including the Glebe Music Festival. Their programs have ranged from larger scale works such as the Faure Requiem to Renaissance motets and music by contemporary composers from many traditions.
Jordyn Richards, Callie Dibble, Ashley Johnson and Gaia Ludwig are four beautiful girls from Starfish Vocal Studio. Although it has been a tough year for the girls, 3 of them completed their HSC this year. Accomplished performers, they will be bringing to you their wonderful talents as you sing along to their Christmas carols.
Viva La Musica
Brisbane’s Viva La Musica Community Choir is a group of 40 singers who have been performing together for 13 years. Lead by Choir Director, Rhonda Davidson-Irwin, this choir group performs all over Brisbane. The choir is a friendly group of adults who to share the gift of music.
Their most memorable performances include Carols by Candlelight and the lighting of the QSM Christmas Tree.