Enchanted Garden

Enchanted Garden

Tell us about the event?

Brisbane’s Hottest Venue – Cloudland Nightclub in Fortitude Valley put on an epic party for NYE 2014! The theme for this decadent night was “Enchanted Garden”

What was the brief for Entertainment?

The entertainment for the night needed to be all roving, mix & mingle style, create visual wow-factor and engage with guests. It was essential to give guests a full sensory experience and have the theme permeate all aspects of the night. The entertainment needed to stand out among thousands of colourful guests and work in all kids of events spaces – from the large open ground floor restaurant, around themed booths, and in smaller hidden spaces around the venue.

The concepts the client booked from Phoenix included:

HUMAN STATUE – a “fallen angel” illuminated garden statue with giant feathered angel wings. He came to life as the night progressed and served champagne to guests

STILT WALKERS – Madam Peacock and the Velvet Birdcage stilt walkers roved throughout the venue, both lit up with strands of ivy leaf lights

ROVING CHARACTERS – including champagne chandelier, Red Rose Romance characters, Forest Nymphs and Garden Fairies all serving food & beverage throughout the night

GARDEN of EDEN Snake-themed CONTORTIONIST – working in many of the smaller areas around the venue with amazing visual performance

FAIRY FACE PAINTER in her garden grotto for some child-like escapism for the guests!

 

A little snippet of video taken on the night by “Last Night Productions” VIDEO

And Check out these fabulous photos from the night:

1920s Speakeasy

1920s Speakeasy

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This was a large corporate cocktail function held at Gold Coast Convention Centre in December 2012.

The creative event company had themed the room as a 1920s Prohibition Era “Speakeasy” and guests mingled throughout various event spaces including some banquet setting, a lounge area and also cocktail-style drybars

 

What was the brief for Entertainment?

The entertainment was to be mostly roving with a couple of feature elements – highly engaging and very authentic to the Prohibition Era styling.

 

The concepts the client booked from Phoenix included:

*A Salvation Army Band to warn guests away from the evils of the Speakeasy on arrival – a comedy roving act for the first part of the evening

*Wild Party Girls in exquisite 1920s themed costumes that would stand out from guests dressed in costume – these performers would also perform a feature Charleston routine on stage and also get guests engaged on the dancefloor with some Charleston moves to try as well

*1920s Prohibition Cops who “dragged” the company CEO to stage but were happily placated with a nice hefty bribe and continued roving around gambling tables as “bad cops”!

*Character MC to play the part of the Mob Boss and facilitate formalities of the night in a fun, engaging way.

 

Check out these fabulous photos from the night:

 

 

Abbey Medieval Banquet

Abbey Medieval Banquet

Tell us about the event?

Each year Abbey Museum of Caboolture hold an award-winning festival celebrating all things Medieval!

As part of the celebrations a “Banquet” is held where guests can indulge in an authentic medieval experience, dining together in a large feast hall! Having grown in popularity over the years with tickets selling out quickly, 2013 saw the introduction of 2 Banquets to festival program, and Phoenix Entertainment were invited to be one of the feature acts for both Banquet events!

 

What was the brief for Entertainment?

Phoenix Entertainment were engaged to provide a feature fire show that would fit in with an authentic Medieval-style Banquet. Performers would be heralded by the Steward of the evening, and were to perform facing the “High Table” of dignitaries (ie event sponsors). Music and costumes were to suit the style and tone of the evening.
As Phoenix did not have an existing show or routines that fit this brief, they created, choreographed and rehearsed a special show to fit the brief for these events. Co-incidentally the first of the banquets fell on the night of Winter Solstice, which of course served as great creative inspiration for the performance!

 

Check out the video of show highlights here: http://vimeo.com/69054997
and  these fabulous photos of the show taken by photographer Josh Coleman:

French Indulgence

French Indulgence

Tell us about the event?

Fresh Events + People produce a spectacular Gala for the fire industry each year to raise money for charity and have a wonderful night!

This year the theme for the Gala was France – and it was held in the newly renovated Brisbane City Hall. Hundreds of guests were treated to an exquisite night of French Culture and food.

 

What was the brief for Entertainment?

The ambitious brief for the night had a huge program of entertainment planned. Collaborating with singers from Vavachi Entertainment, Phoenix were to recreate feature stage shows for both the Les Miserables musical, and also recreate scenes from the Moulin Rouge movie on stage. Other features were to include “Classic France” with an Edith Piaf tribute with French Ballerina, as well as roving entertainment throughout the night.
It was important to Fresh Events + People Event manager that the entertainment happened all around the spectacular venue – on all parts of the stage, balconies, through the room and even from the stunning architectural feature of the City Hall Dome!

 

The concepts the client booked from Phoenix included:

* Roving hostesses and meet & greet characters for guest arrival

* “Classic France” Parisian dancers to accompany opening stage number

* Classical Ballerina

* Les Miserables dancers & French flag twirlers – performing “Master of the House” & “Do You Hear the People Sing”

* SPARKLING DIAMONDS – complete with aerial trapeze performer and stunning feather fan dancers (with Vavachi Entertainment live singer)

* Backing dancers for several Moulin Rouge songs

* Roxanne feature dance routine – performing with unique “foxtrot dummies”

* CanCan dancers

* Lady Marmalade dancers performing to live band and with audience interaction

* Vintage Candy Cigar girls in Parisian theme

 

Check out these fabulous photos from the night:

 

European Culture

European Culture

Tell us about the event?

This was a high end awards dinner held at Sofitel Hotel in Brisbane in March 2013.

The concept of the night had guests journey from country to country sampling food and entertainment as they travelled through.

 

What was the brief for Entertainment?

Captivating, wow-factor feature acts to amaze guests, as well as a character MC and roving acts to support the concept of the night

 

The concepts the client booked from Phoenix included:

*John Reid Character MC to draw the whole concept together and really engage the audience in the idea of the journey from country to country

*Roving “Ticket Collectors” to greet guests on arrival, introduce the concept, and warm everyone up for the night

*TURKEY FEATURE – bellydancers including some fire dancers all in Turkish flavour

*ITALY FEATURE – Vavachi Opera duo (“Pavarotti & the Diva” show) plus 2 exquisite Venetian Carnival characters made up especially for the event

*GERMANY FEATURE – The Lederhosen Boys performed a fun dance routine and had members of the audience up doing the chicken dance!

*FRENCH FEATURE – CanCan dancers for a spectacular Parisian finale!

 

Check out these fabulous photos from the night:

Steampunk Fire Act

Steampunk Fire Act

Phoenix is renowned for being able to create bespoke acts for all kinds of themes! A really interesting request arose recently when we were booked to perform a fire routine for international artist “Starboy” and his band at the inaugural Australian Steampunk Festival.

Bodypainted by European champion bodyartist Yolanda Bartram, this great photo by James Niland shows off a different kind of Phoenix fire show to our usual sparkling smiles!