Paul Fanning (Managing Director & Executive Producer) has Produced concerts and events over the past 30 years. He produced Broadway and West End Star Sierra Boggess debut Australian Tour June 2017. Paul also toured internationally acclaimed UK music theatre star Michael Ball in his Australian concert tour and before this his sell-out 1 night concert at the Lyric Theatre, Star City Sydney.
Paul has worked with many of Australia’s leading entertainers including Anthony Warlow, Maestro Tommy Tycho AM MBE, Marina Prior, Alan Jones, Mark Vincent, The Four Kinsmen, Daryl Somers, Ricky May, Ross Coleman, Martin Lass, Debra Byrne, Tommy Emmanuel, Jackie Trent & Tony Hatch, to name a few.
Paul produced the Lord Mayor’s Wollongong City 50th Anniversary Celebration with Anthony Warlow & Maestro Tommy Tycho AM MBE, 6 x Wollongong City Mall Carols by Candlelight, WIN Television Carols by Candlelight, 9 x Lord Mayor’s Command Performance Charity Concerts, Bicentennial Australia Day Concert & Events Wollongong, Bicentennial Grand Concert ‘Back to Wollongong’, 17 x Crown St Mall Business Awards, The Magic of Christmas Charity Concert, 5 x An Evening with Marina Prior, Anthony Warlow In Concert and 2 x Wollongong Christmas Charity Spectaculars.
Matthew Lazarus-Hall (Consultant Executive Producer) is a dynamic entertainment executive with over 25 years in live entertainment. Highly regarded and a leader in his field, Matthew is the founder and CEO of Uncommon Cord, an Australian-based company focused on providing consultancy in event strategy across touring, festivals, exhibitions and sport.
Matthew held the role of CEO of Chugg Entertainment for 12 years, Australia’s number one entertainment touring company. Under Matthew’s leadership, Chugg was the fourth biggest promoter in the world in 2010. A well-respected individual, Matthew has promoted over 500 concerts and 100 Festivals and sold as a promoter over 25 million tickets. Matthew has developed two of Australia’s biggest festivals from the ground up, now both more than 10 years old.
Prior to Chugg, Matthew held highly successful leadership roles at Ticketek, Australia’s largest ticketing agency, where he was the Operations Director, overseeing marquee major events such as the Sydney Olympic Games, Rugby World Cup and many theatrical concerts. Matthew has also recently taken up the position of CEO/Chairman of global event company, Superheavy Management, to design and deliver world class events, specialising in global touring logistics, ticketing and marketing strategies.
Ken Laing AM (Consultant Producer) has been a respected Australian Producer and Creative Director of concert and special events for over 40 years. As Australia’s leading Orchestra Manager, he coordinates Australian musicians working with both international touring and Australian artists throughout Australia, professional music theatre productions, Television and Recordings. His outstanding achievements were acknowledged in 1991 when he was awarded a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for his services to music and the community.
As Australia’s leading Orchestra Manager, he has coordinated Musicians and Orchestras for most of Australia’s leading Producers and Promoters, enabling him to have worked with many international and Australian star performers including Hugh Jackman, Barbra Streisand, Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman, Peter Allen, Anthony Warlow, George Benson, Shirley Bassey, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Stars of the Australian Ballet and Opera, Michael Ball, Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, Marina Prior, Ricky May, Randy Crawford, Dione Warwick, Engelbert Humperdink, Peter Allen, Sammy Davis Jnr, Neil Sedaka. Ken was also the Music Producer for the Australian season of A Chorus Line, Musical Coordinator for the Australian seasons of Disney’s Beauty & The Beast and The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with Anthony Warlow and Sarah Brightman.
Ken Produced 7 Royal Command Performances including The Premier of NSW Newcastle Earthquake Disaster Relief Concert in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Edward and a Royal Command Performance in the presence of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, both at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Ken also has produced and directed 8 Australian Entertainment ‘MO’ Awards Presentation Ceremonies and 17 Premier Gala Concerts at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. He has produced 7 Official Carnivale Opening concerts, the G.A.I.S.F. Congress and General Assembly Opening Ceremony Concert at the Sydney Opera House and was Musical Director for the NAFM Conference and the 1993 to 1996 Ethnic Business Awards on SBS Television. He produced and directed in 1988 the Sydney Football Stadium Opening Spectacular, the Gala Concert to Commemorate the Re-enactment Voyage of the First Fleet and produced and directed over 3,000 children for the Outback Children’s Musical Spectacular for the Australian Bicentennial Authority. In September 2000, Ken produced the Gymnastics competition for the Sydney Olympic Games.
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