Veeny’s Variety Show

Veeny’s Variety Show

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RODNEY VINCENT
Rodney’s show and standing in the Australian entertainment scene is no accident. It is the result of a long, hard apprenticeship which he says “started a while ago”. From his first engagement playing guitar in an old time dance band at his local hall, to New Faces where he got his first big break, Rodney has survived the highs and the lows of the industry.

After his appearance on the New Faces, Rodney joined the Channel Nine Singers on the “In Melbourne Tonight” show which featured Graham Kennedy, Ugly Dave Grey, Bert Newton and other house hold names.

On the demise of the Tonight show Rodney teamed with Terry Gill to form Double Tempo, a duo which performed both on television and the cabaret circuit around Australia. After a variety of music hall, theatre and band work, Rodney embarked on his solo career.

He also joined one of Australia’s greatest comedians, Col Elliott, not only as his special guest but played the straight man to many of Col’s characters. The world of comedy added another string to bow, and the refreshing aspect of his routine is that it centres on good clean fun.

As a result of his rising popularity Rodney received requests to be the special guest for other entertainers such as Gloria Loring ( Days of Our Lives fame ), The four Kingsmen, The Delltones, Rolf Harris, The Platters, Freddie and the Dreamers and the list goes on.

A one night special guest performance with legendary rock’n’roller Gene Pitney lead to a personal invitation to be his guest on his last three Australian tours. Not only was Rodney honored to work with such a great international artist but received the rare opportunity to write and record a song with Gene Pitney called “What a Big Surprise”. The song has received as enormous amount of airplay and interest all around Australia.

Rodney Vincent’s reputation for being a genuine all round entertainer has been exemplified in recent years by the fact that he has a terrific following. This loyal following extends from small shows in community halls to any of the national “Big Time” venues, clubs and theatres.

Rodney has served his apprenticeship, he is now an entertainer in his own right.

GEOFF JONES

Geoff Jones began entertaining at a very early age & when fifteen joined the pop band The Centurians as the bass player & lead singer. Working at the famous Surf City & Star Club as support band to Australian legends Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs & Ray Brown & The Whispers, in those halcyon days of Australian Rock & Roll. At eighteen Geoff formed his own show-band The Ebbtides. The band became very successful on the Rex & Millers Hotel circuits throughout Sydney.

After much coaxing by artists & agents Geoff went solo in his early twenty’s, with great success. During the years Geoff has worked with some of the world’s top entertainers both internationally & in Australia. Over the years he diversified his talents, to become one of Australia’s leading comperes being nominated in both the Mo Awards & A.C.E. Awards many many times. Also in his 20’s Geoff also began working in show business as an entertainment agent, promoter & manager being highly regarded in the industry by his peers.

With his great baritone voice & pleasant personality he is still in great demand throughout Australia today, also being nominated in The Mo Awards as best male vocalist in 2007. Geoff’s outstanding production show “Classic Engelbert” the Engelbert Humperdink tribute, has toured all over Australia & New Zealand to rave reviews, being nominated many times for best production show.

When: October 21, 2018

Where: Main Stage

Time: 4:00pm

Admission: $

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