Archive for June, 2015

Phew! Better late than never…

It was such a busy week last week and the weekend ran away with me as well so huge apologies for this very late “hurrah” to all our wonderful performers who delighted so many people those last few days. Last Wednesday, the City of South Perth hosted the vibrant and wonderful 1950’s Roller Waitresses at their Pioneers and Elders Luncheon.
Purple Bra Day and Red Nose were both observed beautifully at a WA Mine site. Ruth Battle and her hula hoops and aerial performer Yvonne Jones both contributed their talents to Purple Bra Day and Red Nose Day was joined by the Little Belle Trio and Matthew Hale, comedy Hypnotist.
Facepainters, balloon twisters, suave and hilarious Mario the (Almost) Magnificent and Clare Stace as MC all aided a charity event for children with special needs.
Komodo Music D and incredible ice carver, Flint Edwards performed for a high school ball and those stunning Bollywood dancers performed for a 40th Birthday.
The indefatigable Beth Sheldon and Libby Hammer were an all singing, double bass and banjo playing, lasso-tricking roving duo of pure Wild West spirit at a western themed birthday party – talk about raising the roof!
Enjoy your week, one and all!

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Snuggle up with Big Sky

June 21st, 2015
Posted in Corporate Function, Mine site, Wedding

There have been plenty of ways to take advantage of the winter chill by revelling in the talents of the Big Sky artists who have performed over this week and weekend. The stunning Laura Bernay duo performed for Webb & Brown-Neaves at the launch of their new display home “Toorak” on Wednesday. One of the Komodo Music DJ’s played at Como Primary School’s major event on Friday and the wonderful Eddie Staszak took shopping delights to a whole new level performing at IKEA over the weekend. Mickey Shaked was a wonderful choice for a wedding on Saturday and the talented Howie Morgan performed at two WA Mine Sites over the weekend. And don’t forget that the lovely Ella E is performing tomorrow night as part of The Song Lounge at The Ellington on Monday night!

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Get down to The Ellington this Monday Night – Ella E performs at The Song Lounge!

June 20th, 2015
Posted in Uncategorized

The talented and lovely Ella E will be performing at The Ellington this coming Monday night, June 22nd for The Song Lounge event. It’s a wonderful line-up that night and also a terrific opportunity to experience live the incredible power and ability of this stunning young singer/songwriter, who is destined for a dazzling career. Visit The Ellington’s website now for event details and booking information – you won’t find a better way to spend a wintry Monday Night! Click on the Ella E link below to go straight to The Ellington Website.

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NEW TO BIG SKY ENTERTAINMENT – ELLA E

June 18th, 2015
Posted in Uncategorized

Big Sky Entertainment is proud to introduce one of West Australia’s brightest young emerging stars …. folk rock/pop singer and songwriter Ella E.

Ella E delights audiences with her rich indie-folk-pop rock melodies, poetic lyrics and a purity of voice that join together to create beatiful music.

A passionate, determined, self aware and humbled teenager, Ella E started writing her own music as a 12 year-old.

The now 15 year old musician is about to launch her first EP – Letters I Never Sent which will be launched on 7 October at The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth.

With many years of professional singing tuition under her belt, Ella is also about to embark on a musical journey overseas to participate in a five-week residential program at Berklee College, Boston, MA in the US. The course will cover various subjects such as music theory, music business, music history and songwriting.

Performance highlights include:

• Song Loung –The Ellington Jazz Club
• The Ellington–with special guest Johnny Diesel and Laura Bernay (2015)
• Fairbridge Festival The Quest winner (12-15 category)
• Mount Hawthorn Street Festival (2015)
• South Perth Festival
• Music to Open Your Mind
• The Indi Bar Scarborough–Open Mic night

With former Australia’s Got Talent contestant Jonny Taylor as her performance mentor, Ella E is well and truly on the road to musical success and like her mentor will claim a reputation as one of the hardest working young artists in the Australian music scene.

We are embarking on a magnificent journey with this raw, soulful talented teenager, whose singer/songwriter style stands out on its own! She is a musician with an exciting future ahead and one to watch with great interest.

For video and more details please see the social media coverage below;

Check out Ella E’s EP Trailer on YouTube here

Ella E is available for live performances from now until 22 June and after 20 August.

UP COMING GIGS
MONDAY 22 JUNE 7PM – Song Lounge at The Ellington
FRIDAY 21 AUGUST @ Indi Bar Scarborough
FRIDAY 28 AUGUST @ Mojos Bar Fremantle

If you ever need a support act she is really keen to get out there and perform wherever she can!

Please contact Natasha Birch on 0422 760 725 email natasha@bigskyentertainment.com.au or Rebecca Davis on 0414 345 381 email rebecca@bigskyentertainment.com.au for further information and bookings.
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FEATURED PERFORMER – SEKAR WULANDARI

June 18th, 2015
Posted in Uncategorized

WANT A WOW FACTOR FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT? LOOK NO FUTHER THAN SEKAR WULANDARI – INDONESIAN DANCER, SNAKE CHARMER AND MUCH, MUCH MORE…

Look before you leap, for snakes among sweet flowers do creep!

From charming her many serpents, wildly dancing on razor sharp broken glass and delicately climbing to the stars on a ladder of swords, the mysterious Wulandari is sure to enchant, come hither to be seduced and amazed…..but carefull not to get too close.

Training and studying in Indonesian dance and performing new generation Balinese/Javanese dance with influences of Isadora Duncan and a love of telling a story through movement. Wulandari will wow you with her daredevil antics.

Wulandari is a very popular performer in WA, showcasing her amazing unique qualities in venues and at events nationally and internationally.

Appearances include:

Performing alongside international acts such as Lucky Hell and Betsy Rose for Sugar Blue Burlesque’s Black Market Cabaret
Channel 9 news
Channel 7 news
Channel 10 (The Project)
The West Australian Paper and various local papers
Lush Kittens and Ellements Magazine
Episode 1 of the Leederville Lounge
Devilles Pad as an opening act for Voltaire
G-FEST,Geraldton
The award nominated Fringe Festival production “Fatal Femmes” by Retro Rocket Events.

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…

June 18th, 2015
Posted in Christmas, Corporate Function, Events

The ubiquity of the Christmas Party doesn’t mean yours can’t go down in history! And whilst some of us might be feeling we’ve only just recovered from New Year there is no better time to start thinking about Christmas functions and events and what might make the evening truly memorable. And this is where Big Sky Entertainment can help, with a dizzying array of spectacular bands and entertainers on our books, no corporate event need suffer from a lack of pizzazz! Here are some ideas to get you thinking about how you can turn your Christmas Party into a night to remember…

The Amplifiers are a stunning 6-piece band, guaranteed to get your crowd up and dancing.

The Amplifiers

The Amplifiers

Another 6-piece band, Hi NRG is made up of immensely talented musicians and vocalists who are able to recreate the classic party tracks of the 60’s through to the present day, taken from the genres of Pop, Rock, Motown, Funk, R&B, Reggae and Latin.

Hi NRG

Hi NRG

C’est La Vie, with it’s double-female power front, vocalists Geetha and Shameem have both performed extensively locally, nationally and internationally. The interaction between these two exotic and vivacious women makes for a highly entertaining performance.

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C’est La Vie

Flash Nat and the Action Men say, “You name the venue and we’ll bring the party!” Covering all styles of music from 80’s soul, disco funk, rock ‘n’ roll and all your favourite hits, comes together a highly energetic and vibrant band.

Flash Nat and The Action Men

Flash Nat and The Action Men

Murphy’s Lore barely needs an introduction. Continually performing for the premium venues, agents & corporate clients throughout WA, their performances feature outstanding vocal and instrumental talent that only experience and enthusiasm can provide. Combined with a repertoire of classic rocking, dancing songs, Murphys’s Lore are worthy of their premium status.

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Murphy’s Lore

For something totally unique, look no further than iSQ. Boasting completely original arrangements and reinterpretations of artists spanning from The Beatles to Gotye, from Metallica to Amy Winehouse, iSQ’s repertoire is ever-expanding, offering up loved modern classics on classical instruments.

iSQ String Quintet

iSQ String Quintet

Love your Jazz? The Jessie Gordon Quartet will fill your cup with all things Swing, Jazz and Vintage!

Jessie Gordon Quartet

Jessie Gordon Quartet

For a big band sound, L.A Gold will deliver. A 7-piece band, L.A Gold boasts a versatile repertoire, which includes favourite hit party songs spanning the past five decades. A spectacular showcase of talent and glamorous style; an unbeatable show band experience for any event.

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L.A Gold

Lastly, if you’re after something a little quirkier with your big band sound, look no further than Retro band. Fully costumed, this band packs one mighty sound and as well as being a feast for the eyes!

Retro Band

Retro Band

BIG NEWS @ SKY. INTRODUCING BIG SKY – EVENTS

June 17th, 2015
Posted in Birthday Party, Corporate, Events

BIG SKY ENTERTAINMENT now offers full event management services! We are your one-stop shop for all event services.

We are thrilled to announce Natasha Birch has joined the team at Big Sky as EVENT MANAGER & INTERNATIONAL BOOKING AGENT.

As an introductory offer Big Sky Entertainment and Events are offering a 10% discount on event management services booked by 31 JULY (can be for an event any time in 2015).

What’s more, all bookings go in a draw to win two complimentary tickets to a Black Swan State Theatre Company production.

At BIG SKY EVENTS … it’s never about just getting the job done! We are committed to creating impactful and memorable events that exceed client expectations.

We pride ourselves on being imaginative, modern, resourceful and most importantly passionate about our business. We have a genuine love and enthusiasm for events and connecting people, and an in-depth understanding of event risk management to ensure optimal results.

People are the heart of Big Sky Events. We thrive on building relationships, which is why we have such remarkable industry networks and contacts, making organising an event an easier process for our clients.

Below are some pictures which are just a tiny example of what can be offered by Big Sky Events. From bump-in to completion of a gorgeously rustic 50th Birthday Party down South and a Lateral Event attended by Lisa Scaffidi.

The bump in for a 50th Birthday

The bump in for a 50th Birthday

Completed! The lovely table settings...

Completed! The lovely table settings…


Lateral Event staff with the Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi.

Lateral Event staff with the Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi.

Check out the 2014 City of Subiaco’s Instaparty video here! (managed by Natasha Birch).Subiaco InstaParty 2014

Call Big Sky Entertainment for more info on 9388 6762, visit www.bigskyentertainment.com.au or check out our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/bigskyentertainment

A busy week and some new delights from Libby Hammer…

June 14th, 2015
Posted in Mine site, Uncategorized

A very late post from us this week but we have been busy not only with our stunning performers plying their trade this week but also with introducing new acts on the website – always exciting! Amongst the wonderful performers we’ve had working this week has been the sidesplittingly funny Chris Franklin who had them rolling in the aisles up at a Pilbara mine site this weekend and the inimitable Murphy’s Lore performed at another mine site in WA. I’d like to draw attention this week to the incredible Libby Hammer – her Hip Mo’ Toast Big Band and the Hammer Nine are now both live on the site as well as a cheeky little duo for hers, The Anatomically Incorrect Gentlemen, with a lovely young performer who looks suspiciously like Jessie Gordon – this lady is indomitable. Check out these pictures to see just the breadth of Libby’s talent!

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Stilts galore!

June 6th, 2015
Posted in Corporate, Mine site, Universities

flame-selected-4-cathresize_(1)The rain hasn’t dampened the spirits of those lucky enough to be at Curtin Uni this week. Bizircus performed with their amazing Shangahi Superbeings stilt-walking and Mario the (Almost) Magnificent delighted crowds with his up close magic. 2’s a Crowd Duo performed Thursday alongside the Flame Stilt-walkers and Big Beautiful Bugs are out in force today!
The inimitable and hilarious Sean Walsh is hosting an Open Mic night tonight out at a WA Mine site and the gorgeous Italian Trio (Nikki Dagostino, Gabriella Scornavacche and Valerio Fiorini) are performing there on Thursday. The electric trio Double Agent will rock the house this weekend!
Even further afield – in Port Hedland this weekend, the Court Gallery will play host to the death-defying Sensational Stilt Walkers – it seems stilts have been quite the rage this week! Have a lovely weekend everybody.

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