We are fast approaching the end of 2011 and what better time to start planning your year- end function! We have some fabulous entertainment and MC options for you to choose from.
La and Vera
Lawrence Hilton plays the straight comedy counterpart to Deon Bisschoff’s fabulous portrayal of ‘Vera!’ – a most extraordinary female persona – who utterly charms audiences as Mistress of Ceremonies. Their show combines stand-up, sketch comedy and song as well as Deon’s incredible costumed specialty comedy impressions that range from Opera to Bollywood styled disco divas. Lawrence and Deon’s double-act as event hosts and comedy entertainers has been described as “nothing short of brilliant!” Both have had successful solo entertainment and television careers.
Conrad Koch is one of South Africa’s most in demand comedy talents. He combines hilarious comedy with world class puppetry, and has done so for over fifteen years to local and international acclaim. He has worked all over the world, been featured on local and international television and is a frequent guest at some of South Africa’s biggest comedy events: The Smirnoff Comedy Festival, the Vodacom Comedy Festival, King Size Comedy, The 94,7 Heavyweight Comedy Jam, Blacks Only, SA London Comedy Festival, and more.
Mark Banks is well known for his satirical, fun-pokery at the expense of the rich and famous, and for his memorable stand-up comedy routines in front of many thousands of the country’s top decision makers around the country. He describes himself as an abject gambler and commentator and is currently completing a volume of works on Chinchilla Respiratory Tract Infections in time for this year’s Christmas stocking.
Complacency is easy when you’ve established yourself as a major force on the music scene; when your name is synonymous with hefty sales, loads of devoted fans, lots of airplay and a bunch of pretty high-profile live gigs. But in the case of South Africa’s Prime Circle, holding steady in the niche they occupy as the country’s most successful rock band was never on the cards – and the band’s desire to make new moves is easily heard on their third, and undoubtedly best, offering, ‘All Or Nothing’.
CAPRICORN is by far “The most versatile band in South Africa today”. They have the largest and most varied repertoire anyone could wish for. From the 40’s to the latest hits, from Latino to the latest songs released by European, British, American Artists and much much more. Capricorn cater for all ages, nationalities and themes. Multilingual front man, Jean-Francois Martinelli, is a subtle “party maker”, who ensures that a good time is had by all.
Sean Hayz Band originates from Johannesburg, South Africa. This uplifting Acoustic Folk Jazz band, consists of two highly vibrant, talented artists Sean Hayz (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar) and Geoffrey Smith (Drums, Percussion) and is taking the music industry by storm. Their concentrated energy and focused rapport has the audience on their feet and begging for more whenever the duo take the stage.
Elegant, gracious and charming, Ursula has been with Top Billing for 14 fabulous years. She started out as a gung-ho at Ventura, taking on anything from abseiling to skydiving, and paragliding to surfing. Energetic, quirky originality and sometimes crazy, are the ingredients of her presenter style that caught the attention of the Top Billing producers.
Dr Michael Mol
Ten years ago Michael Mol carried his charisma from the casualty room over to the small screen and has co-anchored Top Billing, South Africa’s longest running prime time magazine program ever since. Michael Mol has spoken to the stars, travelled the world and shared his experiences in a personal and endearing way with a captive audience, as evidenced by numerous critically acclaimed media awards. A former Mr. South Africa, Michael Mol is also a Red Cross Children’s Champion and a patron of SA Cares for Life and The Living Hope Community Centre.
Shaun Tomson born on August 21, 1955 in Durban, South Africa is a professional surfer and former world champion, environmentalist, actor, and businessman. On a performance level, Tomson completely changed the way the tube of the wave was ridden, using a completely unique style of pumping and weaving through and around collapsing sections of the barrel. Even today, his electrifying performances at Off The Wall and Backdoor Pipeline stand the test of time. A very underrated aspect of Tomson’s inventiveness was his in the tube punch throughs where he escaped unscathed from hideous closeout sections over a shallow reef. Tragically, the Tomsons’ son Mathew died on April 24th, 2006 in Durban, South Africa from an accidental death caused by playing the “choking game.” With the support of family, friends, and the global surfing community, the Tomsons continue to push on with life, business, and environmental interests. Tomson recently co-produced a full length feature film about the benchmark mid-70’s surfing era called, “Bustin’ Down the Door” which premiered in early 2008.
Barrie is a creative and strategic thinker with bundles of enthusiasm and an amazing ability to help teams and individuals think differently. He is a founding partner of TomorrowToday, where he consults with individuals and companies, assisting them to discover and develop their Bright Young Things. Barrie speaks to well over 100 companies and organisations every year.
Please call our office to make bookings and to enquire about other options.