CCEntertainment was established in 2003, with the stated aim of producing concerts of the highest quality that celebrate and re-interpret the words and music of iconic bands and recording artists from the 60s and 70s. To date, they have achieved this with capacity crowds at some prestigious Sydney venues including The State Theatre, The Enmore Theatre, The Lyric Theatre and The Basement plus the Palais (Melb) and QPAC (Bris). They have also established a passionate following and string of sold out concerts at The Laycock St Theatre in Gosford. CCE has produced spectacular outdoor concerts for the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 'Music By Moonlight' at Sydney Olympic Park. So far more than 200,000 people have enjoyed a CCE concert and become part of a large and loyal following of repeat attendees. CCE has been featured numerous times in all forms of mainstream media including TV, Radio, Print and Online. If you like the celebrations of your favourite bands to be authentic yet contemporary, and the performers to be interpreters, not mimics, then you will feel right at home at a CCE show.
Joseph Calderazzo: Creative director of CCEntertainment – Joseph is the archetypal rock and roll soldier. His enthusiasm is contagious and the energy with which he performs is frenetic. Since moving to Sydney in the mid-90s he has been seen playing with too many artists to mention including Jenny Morris, Matt Finish, Jeff Duff, Wayne Cornell Orchestra. Joseph co-founded and ran the Tuesday Nite Club at the Iguana Bar (Kings Cross) between 1997 and 2003, in this time showcasing over 400 original artists. He is the Creative Director for all CCE concerts, co-ordinates the vocalist and musician bookings, the musical direction and staging as well as being involved in the venue bookings, marketing, CCE publications and publicity for all CCE shows.
Performers: Some of Australia's finest singers and musicians have performed on CCE shows and they have unearthed and exposed a wealth of emerging talent to a broader audience. Performers have included Dave Gleeson (Screaming Jets), Jenny Morris, John Paul Young, David Campbell, Christine Anu, Jack Jones (Southern Sons), Wes Carr, Jeff Martin, Sarah McLeod, Erik Weideman (1927), iOTA , Kevin Bennett (The Flood), Jade MacRae, Steve Balbi (Noiseworks), Simon Meli, Mark Palmer (Wheatus), Robyn Loau, Louise Anton, Deborah Krizak, Mitch Anderson, Amy Findlay (Stonefield), Scott Aplin (The Voice), Dario Bortolin (Jimmy Barnes band), Tim Hartwig, Charmaine Ford, Yolanda Thomas, Pete Skelton, Susannah Mirana, Wayne Jury, Patrick McMahon, Spencer Jones, Erana Clark (Aust Idol), Mark Williams (Dragon), Brett Hunt, Karl Broadie, Dave Wilkins, Jackie Bristow, and Steve Clisby (the Voice).
The CCEntertainment concert series includes the successful Pink Floyd 'Great Gig In The Sky', Led Zeppelin 'Whole Lotta Love', Rolling Stones 'Beggars Banquet', The Eagles 'One Of These Nights', The Beatles 'A Day In The Life 1967 - 1970', Stevie Wonder 'Songs In The Key Of Life', Elton John 'Captain Fantastic', The Doors 'Feast Of Friends' the homage to the great singer-songwriters 'Storylines', the individual solo careers of the fab four from 1970 - 1980 'After the Beatles' and 'Tangled Up In Dylan' shows.
Christie Eliezer from themusic.com.au has enthused that “no one can do tribute shows like CCEntertainment can. The performer's sheer love for the music is what makes these concerts so special!”
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