Host of ABC KIDS Playschool and The Justine Clarke Show, Justine is back to make her second appearance at Civic Park Carols in 2018. A beloved Australian actress and children's presenter, Justine is funny, entertaining and is sure to be a huge crowd favourite! Justine will perform popular Christmas songs and help the crowd make sure that Santa makes a stop at Civic Park!
Oscar Bridges has been performing in musical theatre since the age of 7, he made his professional debut at the age of 10 in the Sound of Music for the London Palladium Company. In his short career Oscar has appeared in some amazing shows including Les Miserable and Shrek. His passion for singing and dancing rings true in each of his performances and he can't wait to be a part of Civic Park Carols in 2018!
At just 23 years old, Stephanie Cole is a versatile female vocalist. Singing for 14 years, she has been involved in events such as Elder Park Carols, the Tour Down Under and the Royal Adelaide Show. Stephanie has also been involved in musical theatre for the past 8 years, in roles such as 'Rizzo' in Grease, 'Ariel' in the Little Mermaid and 'Danielle' in Bring It On. In 2016 Stephanie produced and performed her own cabaret at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. She aspires to share her voice and love for music with as many as she can.
The Elliott Sisters
From the moment they could speak, the Elliott sisters have been singing together. The girls have a distinct sound, harmonising beautifully and each voice complementing the other. Brianna, Lauren and Alexia draw their inspiration from the harmony groups of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Regular stars of the Adelaide Fringe and semi finalists from Australia's Got Talent, the Elliott Sisters will bring a brand new sound to the Civic Park Carols stage!
Adelaide based singer/songwriter Ash Gale draws upon elements of pop rock and cinematic anthems. Ash's journey started fronting rock band,The Sundance Kids, who during their 7 years together toured relentlessly across Australia. Since then Ash has also pursued his solo music career releasing 4 independent EP's gaining international success! Ash will be another fresh face to the Civic Park Carols stage in 2018!
Lauren Greco, formally known as ‘GRCO’ is a 21 year old singer-songwriter based in Adelaide. GRCO is a seasoned professional artist, taking inspiration from some of the world’s biggest Soul and RnB artists over the past century. Her original tracks “Momma Said”, “Lonely”, “Legacy” and “About You” demonstrate her long-standing affair with 90’s jazz and soul classics. “She is a confirmed career cabaret artist in the making, with plans to take New York by storm, and she probably will.” - Barry Lenny - Broadway World.
Michael graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 1999. He won the Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer in 2016 for his Cole Porter tribute. He has also appeared in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, We Will Rock You! and Shout! His acclaimed one man cabaret shows In Vogue: Songs By Madonna, Sweet Dreams: Songs By Annie Lennox, Adolescent and Cole have delighted critics and audiences across every cabaret festival in Australia and beyond to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong, Christchurch, Auckland and Edinburgh Fringe. Michael won the Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe Award in 2014 and Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award in 2015 and 2016.
Josh Rowe has performed for opera companies around Australia, including Opera Queensland, Victoria Opera and the State Opera of South Australia. His many awards include the 2007 Queensland Arts Council Performing Arts Scholarship and Runner Up in the Dame Joan Sutherland Awards. Josh has performed in operas including Romeo and Juliet, Lucia di Lammermoor, Nabucco, Turandot, The Magic Flute, Otello and Tosca.
Brian Ruiz is a man who sings from the soul! His honey-husked vocals have shared the stage with Aussie greats Jimmy Barnes, Diesel, Paul Kelly, Vika & Linda Bull and Kate Ceberano to name a few and he has toured nationally and internationally with South Australian bands FRUiT, Kaha, Huckleberry Swedes, Redhead, & New White Sneakers. He’s now a regular on the local Adelaide music scene at various hotels and clubs around SA and a return performer to our Civic Park Carols!
The Carols band, led by music director Peter Johns, has been working hard to bring you another fantastic event full of the songs you love. We are blessed to have such an accomplished group of talented musicians and singers to lead this event.
Carols pre-show acts
This year, for the first time, the City of Tea Tree Gully opened up a pre-show contest to anyone living, working or playing in the City to go in the running to perform at Civic Park Carols 2018. Auditions were held at Westfield Tea Tree Plaza, with three talented performers being selected! Introducing Eliza May Fabbro, Isaiah Fabbro and Chantal Harrison & Angelrose Arrighi. These three up and comers will be kicking off our pre-show entertainment, we can't wait for you to see how talented they are!
Emma Knights Productions
Specialising in music-based immersive events, Emma Knights Productions is proudly a South Australian company. Founded in 2013, Emma Knights Productions has achieved many accolades including being a finalist in the 2018 South Australian Tourism Awards, receiving one SA Tourism Silver Award and two Bronze Tourism Awards for Floating Melodies, and have sold out seasons of Pirates of Penzance on boats since 2014! Performing at Something on Saturday and the Out of the Square Programs as well as many library holiday programs and Splash Adelaide, the performance by Emma Knights Productions will be a great addition to our pre-show entertainment line up this year!
Er@ser Description hit the Adelaide scene in the middle of 2016 through the National Campus Band Competition, with their plentiful array of synths and deep and groovy beats. Winning the South Australian final of the comp in August last year, they have gained a following that is growing fast. In a unique style blending jazz, fusion, pop and soul, the end result is an exhilarating live performance that will capture you right from the first beat and have you grooving until the last.
IMPACT Entertainment, presented by TIDC Performing Arts Studio is an up and coming performance company based in Adelaide offering dancers, singers, and more to create specialised performances for any type of event. Most recently IMPACT has performed at the Premiers Challenge Dinner, Netball SA finals, Royal Adelaide Show, Gawler Show, Adelaide Fringe Festival, as well as multiple weddings and awards nights. This will be IMPACT's 3rd year performing at Civic Park Carols and always love being a part of this fantastic night.
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