Tell us about the event?
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: