Executive Producer & Managing Director

Paul Fanning has Produced concerts and theatrical productions for nearly 40 years.

He has had the pleasure of touring internationally acclaimed Broadway and West End music theatre stars including 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess and Michael Ball OBE. He also produced The Music of James Bond across Australia starring Bonnie Anderson and Luke Kennedy. Paul produced the premiere professional production in Australia of Jekyll & Hyde starring Anthony Warlow and Jemma Rix with a star studded cast, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the production received wide acclaim and outstanding reviews.

He has been fortunate to have worked with many of Australia’s leading entertainers on numerous productions including Anthony Warlow AM, Anna O’Byrne, Maestro Tommy Tycho AM MBE, Marina Prior, Alan Jones AO, Mark Vincent, The Four Kinsmen, Daryl Somers, Ricky May, Ross Coleman, Debra Byrne, Tommy Emmanuel to name just a few. He has also worked with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

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Consultant Producer

Matthew Lazarus-Hall is a dynamic entertainment executive with over 25 years of experience in live entertainment. He is currently the EVP of Entertainment and Content, Australia and Asia Pacific for ASM Global. Previously, he was the Senior Vice President for AEG Presents – Asia Pacific, managed all touring shows and sports across South East Asia.

Matthew was the CEO of Chugg Entertainment for 12 years, one of Australia’s preeminent entertainment touring companies. Under Matthew’s leadership, Chugg was the sixth biggest promoter in the world in 2010. A well-respected individual, Matthew has promoted over 500 concerts and Festivals and sold over millions tickets as a promoter. Matthew has developed two of Australia’s biggest festivals from the ground up, now more than 15 years old.

He was a board member of the CMA (Country Music Association), America’s most influential music association, a founding Director for the Australian Music Festivals Association and a counsellor for Live Performance Australia (LPA). He has held numerous other board positions over his career. Before Chugg, Matthew held highly successful leadership roles at Ticketek, Australia’s largest ticketing agency, where he was the Operations Director, overseeing major marquee events such as the Sydney Olympic Games, Rugby World Cup, and many other events and theatrical concerts.

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Producer & Artist Support

Mitch Fanning has over 14 years’ experience in the music business both as a producer and musician.

He has been an assistant producer for Concertworks for many Australian tours including the Australian professional premiere of Jekyll & Hyde in the 25th Anniversary Concerts starring Anthony Warlow and Jemma Rix with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Sydney International Orchestra, The Music of James Bond with Bonnie Anderson and Luke Kennedy with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the Aussie Pops Orchestra, and the Australian tours of Broadway and West-End music theatre stars Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo.

Mitch’s experience covers a wide array of elements in the music business including producing, performing, touring and songwriting. He has been performing Australia-wide for a number of artists and is currently playing drums with Merci, Mercy (Liberation/Mushroom) and Joe Mungovan. Mitch is a proud graduate of the esteemed Berklee College of Music (USA).

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Main Picture Above – A selection of Artists who have appeared for Concertworks
Top Row L to R: Anna O’Byrne, Ramin Karimloo, Audra McDonald, Anthony Warlow, Jemma Rix, Nic Buc
Bottom Row L to R: Michael Ball, Bonnie Anderson, Luke Kennedy, Sierra Boggess, Peter Coleman-Wright, Marina Prior

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