‘The day I see a better Diamond, will be the day the man himself appears on stage.’
International singer of popular music and folk songs, and creator and star of award winning tribute act to Neil Diamond, Peter Byrne is one of Australia’s most talented and versatile entertainers. Peter’s career is studded with awards from the entertainment industry, acknowledging his outstanding ability to create and perform shows that take his audience on a memorable journey of songs and music, Peter’s professional productions, along with a warm, sparkling personality and a delightful touch of Irish wisdom, charm and humor, has resulted in a ‘cult-like’ band of dedicated fans who provide the nucleus of a audience at all of his public appearances.
When Peter first performed his production of the tribute show, ‘Hot August Night’ in 1997, as a 25th anniversary to one of the greatest live albums of all time, with a 40- piece orchestra backing him, he received a standing ovation from the 4,000 plus audience at the Sydney Convention Centre. The ‘Hot August Night’ tribute show has been performed every August since that first night, in the UK, on cruise ships all over the world, and Australian venues such as State Theatre, Sydney, Burswood Casino, Perth, Adelaide Festival and Taronga Zoo Twilight series. Peter has won seven ACE Awards and four ‘MO’ awards for best Production Show’, once Neil found out ….
Peter began his career singing in pubs in his birthplace of Dublin, and the early signs of his youthful talent resulted in his first big break into show business as the support act for his best friends of 35 years the Furey’s. This performance sent Peter’s creative juices into overdrive, and after months of research and planning, ‘Forever Diamond’, and Peter’s first tribute to Neil Diamond hit the boards sending Peter’s career into overdrive. Peter began appearing on national television programs like ‘Good Morning Australia’ with Bert Newton and ‘The Midday Show’ with Kerri-Anne Kennelly.
Peter is the consummate performer, at home in an intimate setting, playing guitar and singing from his wide repertoire of songs, or performing with a 40-piece symphony orchestra for a huge audience. He has now developed two additional shows, ‘His music, his life’ – an extension of ‘Hot August Night’, and CELTIC BEAT -‘Legends of Ireland’ – a tribute to the music of Peter’s homeland, saluting Irish folk, pop and rock singers, such as the Furey’s, Foster and Allen, the Corr’s and U2, Van Morrisson and many more
One thing is for sure ‘PETER BYRNE IS NO ROUGH DIAMOND’.
CELTIC BEAT – LEGENDS OF IRELAND
Experience an inspirational journey covering the last 60 years of Irish music and humor with the award winning captivating artistry of Multi talented performers Peter Byrne, Paul Martell, Eileen McCann and Pat McKiernan.
Together these Irish born multi talented performers will feature the music of The Corrs, Foster & Allen, The Fureys
Van Morrison, The Pogues, Thin Lizzy, U2 and many more Narrated by multi award winning comedian Paul Martell whose Irish charm and sense of humor will fill you with life stories on these iconic performers.
CELTIC BEAT Legends of Ireland is unlike any other Irish show you have ever seen. The show will have you singing clapping laughing in your seats from start to finish. Each artist will perform hits from Ireland greatest singer songwriters with angelic Irish tones that are sure to melt your heart away. Showcasing traditional Irish instruments such as fiddle, bodhrain, mandolin guitar and whistle. This is a show you do not wat to miss…
Paul Martell (Belfast ) – NARRATOR
Paul Martell came to Australia in the late seventies and took the Sydney comedy scene by storm eventually winning 14 Mo Awards and 9 ACE Awards for Comedian of the Year. The most recent being March 2014. Paul has toured with Andy Williams, Shirley Bassey, Wayne Newton, Englebert, Shirley MacLaine and Julio Iglesias. Martell is very excited to be the Narrator of Celtic Beat working with best friend and partner Peter Byrne.
Peter Byrne ( Dublin )
Peter has received seven ACE Awards and Nine Australian Entertainment ‘MO Awards’ for his multi talent as a vocal instrumentalist in his various production shows. Having toured over the years with his best friends The Furey’s, Peter’s ability to put the right voice to every Irish song he sings will leave you wanting more along with his beautiful guitar and bodhrain playing. Peter is the co creator and producer of Celtic Beat
Eileen McCann ( Co.Laois )
Eileen McCann is the epitome of a real ‘Irish Colleen’ in looks and personality, with a lifetime history of entertainment. Her career has seen her working extensively in Ireland and Australia, with the cream of Irish performers. Her strong vocal abilities and fiddle playing were captured when ‘Claddagh’ recorded the CD ‘Celtic Reflections’ and the group went on to tour in the show ‘Gael Force Dance’.
Pat McKernan ( Co. Cavan)
He came to Australia for 6 months in 1989 then forgot to go home. He has spent much of the past twenty years singing Irish songs at various venues.
Pat has established himself in the forefront of the Melbourne’s entertainment scene. Playing mandolin, bodhrain, whistle and guitar Pat’s talent completes
the group to make Celtic Beat a genuine Irish show.
CELTIC BEAT – LEGENDS OF IRELAND
Will take you on a mystical breathtaking journey back to the homeland of Ireland where
Irish eyes are smiling…
The Rat Packs Back
Starring Australia’s and the U.K.’s brightest talents together, three dashing performers sing and dance up a storm with some of the world’s most loved songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr.
Come Fly With Me; You Make Me Feel So Young; Volare; New York, New York; The Lady Is A Tramp; One For My Baby; That’s Amore; It Had to be You; What Kind Of Fool Am I; When Somebody Loves You; I’m Gonna Live Until I Die; That’s Life; My Way…
Whether accompanied by masterfully recorded backing tracks, a live swing band (or even a showgirl or two), The Rat Pack’s Back recreates the sound of the Big Band era in a dazzling show. Dressed to the nines, the Rats venture into the audience with witty one liners and soaring vocals, even getting a lucky few up to dance.
Boys in the Band
FROM THE GREATEST BANDS
OF ALL TIME!
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons,
The Beatles, Bee Gees, The Platters,
The Jackson 5, The Beach Boys, The Drifters,
Simon and Garfunkel, Backstreet Boys.
Boys in the Band celebrates the world’s greatest hits form the most iconic bands of the 20th century! The show features some of the most talented, versatile, handsome and hip young guys in the entertainment industry today.
International choreographer Cameron Mitchell and writer/director David Malek have hit the mark with this nonstop roller coaster ride of first class entertainment. The look and feel of the show is slick and sophisticated, with the boys stylishly dressed by award winning men’s designer
Arthur Galan. This all singing, all dancing show literally has the audience jumping out of their seats.
Boys in the Band has been created with meticulous attention to detail by two of the industry’s most respected and experienced entertainers/producers David Malek and
Dale Burridge. Boys in the Band has become one of the most successful headline acts with numerous sold out concerts, festival dates, and special appearances at prestigious corporate events around the globe. Boys in the Band is the Hottest Ticket in Town!
The show features such classic tunes as
Walk Like a Man, Sherry, Can’t Buy Me Love, Let it Be, Hey Jude, Imagine, Blame it on the Boogie, ABC, Unchained Melody, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Surfin’ USA, Good Vibrations, Night Fever and Staying Alive and also includes medleys of the biggest mega hits the world has known. The show can be performed to fully orchestrated backing tracks or an 8 to 12 piece live band. We have bands in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
Imagine the most recognised female soul, pop and disco songs from the 20th century brought to life and you have… The Diamonds!
Featuring 3 stunning and talented young women, the show spans from the original sisters of swing and soul, to the legends of motown and divas of disco and pop – Aretha Franklin, Patty Labelle, Dusty Springfield, The Supremes, Gloria Gaynor, Madonna and Lady Gaga just to name a few.
This stylishly choreographed and dynamic show celebrates hit after hit of iconic female anthems and will have any audience enthralled.
“The Diamonds are a First Class act and exceeded all my expectations”
Meg Boers | Event Producer |
OFF-SITE Connections Event Solutions
“SMA’s newest act The Diamonds is absolutely breathtaking!”
Paula Duncan | Paula Duncan Promotions
“Amazing world class talent, I was blown away by ‘The Diamonds’. A sure fire hit for any event!”
James Granter | General Manager | Luna Park
With clever world-class musical arrangements, String Diva proudly place their unique stamp on both the gracefully choreographed music they play and the way special event and concert audiences are entertained around the globe.
Featuring unique interpretations of some of the world’s most loved tunes, String Diva’s extensive repertoire includes both iconic popular hit songs and beguiling classical music with a funky, contemporary edge.
Enthralling audiences with their inimitable style, String Diva has performed for many international premier events- supporting charity fund-raisers through to such distinguished occasions as The Malaysian Grand Prix, The Johnnie Walker Classic, and in concert series in Dubai and with West End and Broadway star, Michael Crawford.
Tongues firmly planted in their cheeks, James, James and James smoothly and hilariously get amongst the audience whilst belting out an array of magnificent tunes, as memorable as they are unique. Diamonds are Forever, Thunderball, Goldfinger, Live and Let Die, the list goes on!
We’ve shaken in lashings of charm, stirred in some slick moves and more oneliners than Bond could poke his stick at! On top of it all, audiences discover just who the REAL Bond is… OOH James!
“You simply never fail to impress these tough crowds…”
Olivia Smith – Peak Events
“Style, elegance and excitement…”
Christine Budd – Mercedes-Benz
Edvina San – General Manager, Commercial Partnerships – Melbourne Convention Bureau
Opera by Disguise
Based on the clever premise of a Guest Speaker and his Beautiful Wife discreetly hoaxing at an event as special guests, the plot thickens as another “plant” – an Average Joe – settles in with an unassuming audience…
Addressing the guests, our Speaker remarkably breaks into song before his Wife is encouraged to take to the stage, joining him to perform a magnificent aria.
In a comedic twist, an Average Joe bursts from his place in the crowd to enter the fray. Tenor, Soprano and Baritone now come together building to a spectacular classical finale!
For hundreds of local and international clients – again and again Opera by Disguise is invited back to give audiences a taste of classical and contemporary music… with a twist!
Swoon – The Mad Men of Swing
Influenced by the hit television series ‘Mad Men’ and the sexy sophistication of the 1950’s, Swoon surprises with its contemporary vibe.
Iconic hits include – Minnie the Moocher, Pharrell Williams Happy, AC/DC’s You Shook Me All Night Long, Michael Bubles’ Can’t Buy Me Love, Moon Dance and Fever. Swoon stars three of Australia’s most accomplished and charismatic leading men in a fast paced, slick and audience interactive show.
Celebrating many of the world’s most recognised hit songs from past and present, these ‘Mad Men’ will have any audience swooning in their seats.
Miss Bird Sings
‘Miss Bird Sings’.
Featuring the vocal stylings of Toni Bird, one of Australia’s leading and most in demand live and session vocalists,
‘Miss Bird Sings’ combines elegant charm and high octane glamour in a versatile show that can range from sophisticated jazz hits to showstopping opening numbers. Fever ~ Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend ~ At Last ~ Big Spender ~ Summertime ~ Over The Rainbow. And unique jazz/swing interpretations of chart topping songs such as:If I Ain’t Got You ~ Young and Beautiful ~ Crazy in Love ~ Bad Romance ~ The Way You Make Me Feel.
Toni Bird has captivated audiences all over the world at high profile events and festivals, performed at iconic venues such as The Opera House, Sydney Entertainment Centre and ANZ Stadium, and shared the bill with artists such as Jessica Mauboy, Diesel and Vanessa Amorossi.
The glamorous show can be performed with a live band or fully orchestrated backing tracks and tailored specifically for any event to achieve a sizzling opener, 30 minute feature show or ambient jazz sets.
‘Miss Bird Sings’ is an imaginative and exquisite experience to make your event an affair to remember.
“Toni Bird is one of our most in demand performers, her exceptional vocal ability, versatility and stage presence set her apart from the others”
Gary Morris | Australian Network Entertainment
“What a fantastic performance for the Australian Wallabies VIP’s! The vibe was one of the best I have ever seen and our guests loved it.”
Scott Kennedy | Channel Nine – Nine Live Events