Event Producer and Musician
Suburb: Kirwan/Magnetic Island
I’m renowned for: Producing some of the biggest events in Townsville over the past 23 years and fronting my band the GodFathers of Funk.
Only a local would know… I played Denis Dupree in the musical Rock of Ages.
My most memorable holiday was: Taking the kids to the UK, Europe and Egypt in 2007.
Right now I wish I was… At Horseshoe Bay playing guitar and sipping a cold beer.
My favourite day is: Gig day. Whether a big event to manage or a band gig with the boys.
The biggest influence in my life… Music. It calms me, it’s the soundtrack of my life over five decades.
The funniest thing that ever happened to me was… Driving Kieth Urban from a gig to his hotel and he asked me to crank up the car radio while he and his minder belted out Ric James’ Superfreak. I sat there thinking how surreal it was to have one of the biggest stars in the world singing in the back seat of my car.
Someone famous I met was: I’ve been fortunate to meet and play with many famous people. Paul Kelly gave my son Cristi and I his blessing to play To Her Door in our little band. He said “That’s what I wrote them for – for people to play and sing”. Russell Crowe once asked me who my tailor was (??) and I once had dinner with Kylie Minogue… well she sat next to me in a King’s Cross takeaway but I prefer to call it dinner.
My motto is: It will be ok. I’m not a great worrier about life’s hurdles.
SONG To Her Door by Paul Kelly
SHOP Bunnings. If they had accommodation I’d stay there.
DRINK Cold beer