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Gum Tree Entertainment Company

Entertainment for Weddings, Corporate and Private Functions in Melbourne & Victoria Ph 03 94973227

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Kathryn Clements
Suzette Herft
Wayne Thorpe
Charlie Griffin
John Pal
Wacca The Gumtree Drummer
Wayne "Elvis" Crawford
Eddie Moses
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Bands and Trios
Jazz Bands
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Tribute Bands and Acts
 
Description of Artist: Click on the act's name in yellow, in the left hand menu, for more information including play list or on the link in the text to see and hear the band. Click on photo is see video if available

Kathryn Clements' warm and engaging manner, glorious voice and humorous stories have resulted in overwhelming listener response an example being her acapella version of ‘Danny Boy’ with Tonya Roberts in Federation Square last year. Kathryn performed live to air on Phillip Adams ‘Late Night Live’ for St Patrick’s day, with Phillip’s description of her performance as “exquisite…the voice of an angel.” Kathryn is able to perform acapella or with musical accompaniment by her outstanding 3 piece Band, ‘The Peat Fires.’ Kathryn, with her band The Peat Fires, was a feature act of many recent Port Fairy Folk Festivals.
To see and here Kathryn perform Click Here.

Wayne Thorpe is an indigenous dancer and Gum Leaf player. He also leads an Aboriginal dance group displaying many traditional ceremonies like the Smoking Ceremony. Green leaves from plants used by the group that conducts it are placed on a small fire. The smoke is used to cover the participants’ bodies, ridding them of what is not needed. Reasons for holding the rite are then discussed. The ceremony ends with entertainment, such as dancing and singing. Wayne leads this group and apart from being a talented gum leaf player is available for indigenous dance displays. Ph 03 94973227

Suzette Herft is a contemporary troubadour whose roots are in the American Folk tradition. Known for her beautiful, soulful voice, she has often been described as the “Australian Joan Baez”. Suzette will impress you with her original and award – winning contemporary songs. She has 3 albums to her credit and has sung at various festivals and venues around Australia. Don’t miss this "charismatic singer-songwriter with a heart in tune with her world and a voice to go with it" (The Australian Songwriter).

Singer guitarist Eddie Moses is a Festival recording artist and TV performer who appeared on Bandstand, Six OClock Rock and the Johnny O'Keeffe Show and now presents a showcase of Pop music. Eddie will capture the development of popular music form the 60's to 90's and hear the great tunes of Elvis, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and Buddy Holly: the country music of Johnny Cash, Don Gibson and Rick Nelson: the sounds of the Beatles: classic Latin hits like Corazon Espinado Sway, Volare and lots more.......Eddie performs as either a one may show or with additional musicians.
CHARLIE GRIFFIN Singer/Guitarist/Vocals, acoustic guitar, banjolele, backtracks. Large repertoire of ‘covers’ from ± 1900 – present. Cocktail/dinner music for restaurants. Singalongs (Pubs/Functions)DANCE MUSIC (Weddings, Functions, Clubs) Charlie’s strong, engaging personality, excellent singing voice  has been creating memorable occasions for years. High professional standards, very experienced.Excellent ability to read and guide the mood and tastes in an audience, a key factor to success.
Click Here  to see Charlie performing live.
John Pal is one of the most skilled and entertaining one man bands working in Melbourne. He can play and sing almost anything form the 20's right through to current day. He plays guitar, keys and has a great voice. He uses backing files so although you are only paying for one person you have the effect of a full 5 piece band with all the other instruments programed into his system. You will even act a professional disco if you want the end of the night to finish with a full on disco sound. Ask us for a song list or click here to hear him sing in one of his larger bands.
[Image]Since 2005, as an Elvis Tribute artist Wayne has enjoyed performing the King's songs. Wayne ensures a fun night of entertainment reflecting on many of Elvis's brilliant hit songs. A trained vocalist he has entertained at corporate functions, weddings and private functions. He participated in the Kings Castle Australia qualifier at Parks for the Elvis World Cup held in Wales 2010 and finished in the top 25 Australia qualifiers. His tribute show can run from 45 to 60 minutes plus costume changes if required. Wayne performs solo with backing tracks and a P. A. & sound system can be supplier. He sings Elvis greats sun as memories, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, CC Rider and I'll Remember You. He is happy to prearrange to sing a requested Elvis favorite and make your night a fun night filled with dancing, laughter and reflection of the Kings velvet voice. Spotlight and lighting can be arranged if required.
 

Doug and WACCA are known Australia wide for their unique duo presentation. This large robotic koala, built for the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2006, plays the drums alongside his creator, guitarist, Doug Goodman.

Doug and Wacca will tour Australia wide his collection of up-tempo Country, Rock"n"Roll and children’s songs. A great opportunity for the kids to join in on a range of provided instruments, such as maracas, tambourines and small guitars, and pretend to be a rock star!

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