I have Hosted an "Open Mic Night" at the Advancetown Hotel, which started on the 8th April 2015, with great prizes to be won, awesome spot in the hinterland , on wednesday nights and also some sundays.
With tweed creative studios donating guitar straps, tuners and strings and voucher for rehearsal space.
I have previously hosted an "Open Mic night at the Surfers Paradise RSL every monday night which started at 7pm in April 2014 and also an open mic night at The Railway Hotel in Beaudesert in July 2014.
The night features artists from all over the coast and offers visitors, members, a welcoming night of entertainment.
The night so far has featured solo artists, duos, bands and has a warm welcoming stage for those fresh and new to performing. Below is a few videos of performers with so many more on offer in coming weeks.
I also organized a talent night at the Harbord Beach hotel on the Northern Beaches in Sydney where it ran for 12 weeks supporting and encouraging local and travelling artists to perform there music as well as comedians doing stand -up.
It proved to be a great success and although I no longer live on the Northern Beaches people still remember and comment how much fun those thursday nights where.
I know that a few of those upcoming artists have now moved on to bigger and brighter things by releasing albums, forming bands, overseas tours as well as many other magical stuff.
In 2007-2008 while I was at the Conservatorium of Arts in Lismore NSW studying a Diploma of Contemporary music our college used these similar nights to promote the artists of the college. These where held at the Winsome Hotel and those nights elevated, and captivated audiences and produced some wonderful talent.
Due to the need for a continuation of un-earthing musicians, comedians, poets, storytellers I organized and ran another talent night on thursdays at the Runaway Bay tavern on the Gold Coast in 2009 where it ran for another 12 weeks offering a bigger stage for artists to perform.
This was also well recieved by friends, patrons, families so much so that I was approached to organize another night at a restaurant in Broadbeach 1two3 Dining lounge. This was a great spot right in the hub of the action and was conducted over the xmas and new year periods of 2010.
If you would like a "Best Live Talent" night at your venue, please contact me and we can organize an arrangement which suits all parties.
Bookings Cost: $300-$400 a show.
Runaway Bay Tavern QLD 2009.