Star Ball Canberra was established in 2006 and has now raised over an amazing $3.1m for Starlight.
The Star Ball Canberra committee are delighted to have held two fundraising events for Starlight Programs in Canberra this year;
Inaugural Long Lunch presented by Pialligo Estate – Friday 24th May, 2019
14th Star Ball Canberra – Friday 25th October, 2019
Star Ball Event Details
Master of Ceremonies
Greg was part of the Canberra media landscape for nearly 40 years including Breakfast radio shows on 104.7,2CA & 2CC and seventeen years on Television including a decade as the nightly News Anchor on TEN.
He hosted ten thousand live TV & Radio programs and is three time winner at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards.
Add to that, nine years as the Canberra Raiders Ground Announcer and he has a face and voice very familiar for long term Canberra residents.
Jason Roses is a leading breakfast radio personality and presenter with the HIT Radio Network. Also a local real estate agent and two-time Auctioneer of the Year Winner in the ACT.
Live on stage Brad Blaze makes four minute portraits of iconic celebrities in the most unconventional methods. It’s unique, innovative and audiences can’t look away.
Brad is rated #1 WORLDWIDE Speed Painter and Live Painter on Speakerpedia and Winner of Entertainer of the Year at the Australian Event Awards.
His speed paintings live on stage have included World Leaders and Prime Ministers, Rockstars, Sportstars and Celebrities such as Tiger Woods (PGA Golf Masters), Chris Hemsworth (TAG Heuer launch) and Nico Rosberg (Formula 1 Singapore) and his artwork has raised over 3 million dollars for charities.
This multi-talented band works with you to create an ambiance that distinguishes any special event to create a unique and memorable occasion. When performing, the members of the Hitparade integrate fine musicianship with artistic creativity to deliver exceptional performances which has gained them a high reputation for first class entertainment.
Hitparade is a sophisticated 4 piece line-up featuring live guitar instrumentation, 2 male and 2 female lead vocals to give the band the strong, rich four-part harmony sound that feature on most of their songs.
Hitparade plays a mix of musical favourites from every era with an emphasis on high energy dance music. Constantly improving and expanding their repertoire, Hitparade will arrange any musical selection upon request including the latest releases. They are able to obtain a sound unbelievably close to the artist they cover “as quoted by the people”.
Whether you’re looking for corporate entertainment, a premier wedding band or a head turning live performance, Hitparade is the right band to impress the most discerning critics. With extensive experience playing to live crowds, Hitparade is able to connect with the audience by feeling the mood of the crowd and tailoring their repertoire to meet the vibe of the event
Pioneers of the Australian R&B scene, CDB returned in 2017 with their album ‘Tailored for Now’ through Warner Music.
Original members Andrew De Silva, brothers Gary and Brad Pinto and Danny Williams celebrate their 90’s R&B heroes with iconic hits from Boyz II Men, Montell Jordan, SWV, R Kelly and many more.
Produced by Andrew De Silva and Gary Pinto, the R&B superjams are delivered with slick new production and a tight vocally-driven performance one would expect from this band.
“The resurgence of 90’s R&B into mainstream music culture is like a dream come true for us. This new album allows us to share with our audience a very special time in our lives. The artists we pay tribute to and their culture was our inspiration. Having this opportunity to put our own flavor into these songs and bring them into the now is a really special thing” says Gary Pinto.
‘Tailored for Now’ is as much about creating nostalgia as it is about bringing great songs into a new era. “R&B has always had a die hard following in Australian subculture. We’ve really enjoyed touring this record, especially sharing the stage with some of our idols, Teddy Riley and Keith Sweat”.
Individually, band members have had their own successes, etching out their place within the Australian Music industry. Andrew won the 2012 Season Final of Australia’s Got Talent and is a successful recording artist, songwriter and producer. Gary is the Vocal Director of Channel Seven’s X-Factor and has mentored artists such as Samantha Jade, Dami Im, Will Singe and many more. Brad is an accomplished songwriter with successes including co-writing JJJ’s Hottest 100 hit ‘Boys Like You’ with Aussie rapper 360, the same chorus also featured on the latest album by US rapper G-Eazy.
As teenagers, CDB were part of Melbourne’s south eastern urban scene, a movement involving musicians, producers, rappers, graffiti and visual artists, DJs, fashion designers and dancers.
Signed to Sony Music in their late teens, CDB’s debut album ‘Glide with Me’ (1994) went platinum in Australia and Top 5 in France. ‘Let’s Groove’ topped the ARIA chart and was the bestselling Australian single of 1995. CDB toured the world, playing with the likes of Boyz II Men, K-Ci and JoJo, Desiree and Tina Arena. They performed in Seoul to a live audience of 100,000 and broadcast to 17 million worldwide, and counted Julian Lennon, Tommy Emmanuel and Boyz II Men among their fans.
Their second album “Lifted” (1997) had success with singles ‘Good Times’ and ‘Back Then’.
So what can fans expect on the new tour?
A high energy, choreographed, authentic 90’s experience which showcases the band’s incredible harmonies and is backed by some of Australia’s best musicians. “It should have them doing the running man down the aisles!”, laughs Danny Williams.
Event Sponsors …
The committee would like to thank the generous sponsors and supporters that continually contribute to Star Ball Canberra.
A variety of sponsorship options are available for 2019. If you would like to contribute to Star Ball Canberra, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and available opportunities.