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TONY CONLAN

 
Entertainment Consultant

Tony began his professional career in The Receiver Of Public Monies Office at the Commonwealth Treasury Department, training to become an accountant, then in 1977, landed the position of Assistant Accountant at the Sydney head office of record & film company Polygram International, where he met and worked with many international acts such as Kiss, Bob Geldof, Dire Straits, Elton John, Dame Edna & Suzi Quatro.

In 1982, Tony began Australia’s first street lifestyle magazine before joining The Agency Cordon Bleu, representing acts such as Richard Wilkins, The Divinyls, Ol’55 & Ted Mulry Gang. It was here that Tony learnt the trade of being a Venue Consultant, representing venues such as the Caringbah Inn & Dee Why Hotel, which were, at this time, the No 1 & 2 hotels in NSW.

Between 1987 & 1994, Tony was Managing Director of Tacon Management Services, which evolved into one of Sydney’s hippest Theatrical Agencies & Venue Consultancies, representing legendary venues such as The Manzil Room, The Cotton Club & Metropolis Nightclub in Sydney. He also aided in the music careers & bookings of acts such as Collette, Aya Larkin (of Skunk Hour), Vince Martin (Mr Bad of E-Street), Billie Wilde (national winner Star Search), Raging Waters (Decore Commercial & top 5 single “Duke Of Earl”), Sons Of Beaches, The Swinging Sixties, Baby Loves To Cha Cha & Fun In Acapulco.
It was during this time that Tony worked with some of the biggest national & international acts including INXS, Cathy Dennis, Technotronic, Village People, Kate Ceberano, Redgum, Canned Heat, Men At Work & The Sunnyboys.

Tony came to Queensland in 1995 after accepting a job offer as Agency Manager for International Artists Australia, Queensland’s largest Entertainment Agency, booking tours for most major acts in Australia through NSW, Qld & NT, as well as overseas to New Zealand, China, Thailand, Indonesia & Singapore. He managed a roster of over 2000 acts and became the local entertainment consultant for Twin Towns, Seagulls, Jupiters Casino, Paddington Tavern & Coolangatta Hotel as well as being the venue entertainment booker for the old Fisherman’s Wharf in it’s heyday.

Tony left IAA in July, 2004 to work as a consultant with Aplomb Promotions, to develop two new shows & a Cabaret touring circuit in Queensland, which has been immensely successful Australia wide and throughout NZ & South East Asia with acts such as The Vegas Legends Show, Tonites The Nite, The Neil Diamond Superhits Show & The Mick Jagger Tina Turner Experience.

Tonys vast experience over 35 years as a Compere, Entertainment Agent, Venue Consultant, Band Manager, Promoter & Media Publicist has earnt him the mantle as one of Australia’s most respected & influential Entertainment Theatrical Agents & Venue Consultants.
  


 KERRY JAMES
 
Agency Manager

Kerry began performing in Australia in her early teens and moved base to London throughout the 80’s and 90’s, where she worked consistently throughout Britain and all across Europe.

 Her effusive personality and powerful stage presence has allowed her to move in a great many musical areas with ease and confidence. Kerry has also worked as a featured performer for a number of leading cruise companies such as P&O (Oriana, Canberra), CTC and Louis where she undertook a stint cruising Greece, Cyprus and the Mediterranean, as well as performing Kerry also used her skills to become an accomplished compere, promotions and games show host which has only added to her many talents.

 This versatility has also seen her work as backing vocalist for American and British Artists as well as working alongside some of the biggest names in show business.

As well as her solo show Kerry James and Friends she is also currently working as part of the fabulously successful “Vegas Legends Show” which pays tribute to the stars that made Las Vegas what it is today as well as the internationally acclaimed Mick Jagger & Tina Turner Experience, both of these shows have had major success in both Australia and abroad.

At Aplomb Kerry looks after the accounts side of the business making sure that acts and venues alike receive prompt payment and personal attention, as well as assisting venues with the booking of solo, duo, trios and any private function requirement bookings that they may need.

 
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