RICHARD WILKINS, MC and HOST
On TODAY, Richard presents daily features and interviews from right across the world of showbiz. Recently celebrating 27 years at the forefront of Australian television, he has interviewed the cream of the international entertainment industry, from Madonna and The Rolling Stones to Andrea Bocelli.
In 2012 Wilkins added another string to his bow, joining the team at Sydney and Melbourne’s new FM radio station Smoothfm and has enjoyed spectacular success, hosting the key weekend shift 10am-1pm.
But it's not all work for Richard. He's a tireless supporter of numerous charities including the Starlight Foundation and Spastic Centres. In the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Wilkins was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for “significant service to the community through a range of charities, and the entertainment industry.” He's also a keen environmentalist and a proud father.
To follow Richard on twitter visit @RichardWilkins
VIC LORUSSO, AUCTIONEER
Vic is one of Sydney’s most recognised TV and Radio personalities. He pioneered airborne traffic reporting in Australia for the TEN Network in 2002 and he can be seen every weeknight on Channel TEN’S 5pm news bulletin. Vic also works on Sydney’s KIIS1065, WSFM and ABC 702 reporting on Sydney’s peak hour traffic snarls for both the breakfast and drive radio programs.
Vic gives much of his time to assist in charity functions, fundraisers and auctions for the community. Vic also hosts large community events at local shops, clubs and sporting arena’s. Vic is also regarded by many as one of Sydney’s best realestate auctioneers.
GRANT WILLIAMS - GUEST SPEAKER
JELLYBEAN JAM, BAND
Jellybean Jam have performed over 2000 shows since 1993 and have the reputation as Sydney's premier function band. Not content to just sit back and perform tired old routines - they are constantly updating their set list to incorporate both old faves and current hits. Their medleys are fantastic and with over 300 songs in their repertoire they will keep the dance floor full all night long. Disco to Swing, Motown to Latin, Funk, Rock , Pop, Hip Hop. No era of music genre is spared!
Jellybean Jam are a Northern Beaches favourite and you won't be disappointed once they start playing!!
SOULFOOD A CAPELLA
Soulfood is an a cappella group that offers a diverse menu of motown, soul and retro-pop songs performed in a unique way by a seamless 55 voice ensemble. Artistic Director Melissa Kenny and other talented choir members have created beautiful and complex arrangements of well loved songs. Songs that are sung a cappella (without instruments) in anything from 5 to 10 part harmony.
SANTA AND MRS CLAUS
Santa Bob did his first Santa gig in 1999 at his local church, commencing as a Centre Court Westfield Santa for RegProm in 2004. Santa Bob has been on TV and radio, in newspapers and in photoshoots. He has also been Santa at Bear Cottage and the Cerebral Palsy Association. A big thank you and welcome to Santa and his lovely Mrs Claus ‘Heather.’