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I wish to introduce you to Jazzstar, a Duo or live Quartet (depending on your budget) featuring Hazel Phillips and her son, Scott.

Hazel Phillips is a living legend in Australian Television & Theatre and an accomplished performer. She now performs Jazz with Scott.

Scott has extensive D.J., emcee, drums and singing experience. Your audience would be especially attracted to their great rapport and professional attitude.

They are versatile and also offer easy listening popular music choices, for example, Bubl, Sinatra etc. They are a complete package and make for a great night out.

In addition, they have a radio show on Jazz Radio 94.1 FM, every Sunday 1.00 p.m. til 3 p.m.

Entertainer/Singer/ Master of Ceremonies/Percussionist/Drummer

After attending Rudolf Steiner schools in both Australia and England Scott has always had an emphasis on Art & Music. At school he studied Piano at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney. Once leaving school, he attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art; Scott has appeared in 5 TV specials & some commercials, as well as extra work in 3 Australian movies. Scott has acted in plays such as ‘The Winslow Boy’ by Terence Rattigan, Twelfth Night Theatre in Brisbane, ‘Stocaloc & Millipilli’, a children’s play which toured Brisbane Schools. He played the “Mad Hatter” in Alice in Wonderland. Additional Speech & Drama Training with Dr Norbett Mayer & Max Rowley School of Radio & T.V., The Queensland Theatre Company’s Shakespeare workshop. Studied & was taught drumming by Derek Fairbrass in Sydney.

In the early eighties he joined Sweet Poison, with Singer, Songwriter & Guitarist Howard Jackson, (all original songs), at first as a duo in Tasmania, then later as a trio. They met & teamed up with Manager, Rob Potts, & 2 years later toured Australia supporting bands such as: Mental as Anything, Richard Clapton, Deborah Conway, Midnight Oil, Hunters & Collectors, Cold Chisel, Radio Birdman, Choirboys, The Church, Ted Mulry Gang, Paul Kelly & the Dots, Dragon, Joe Joe Zep & the Falcons, Old 55, DD Smash, Sunny Boys, XL Capri’s, Jump Back Jack, Arms & Legs, Dynamic Hepnotics, Austen Tayshus, Chain, Split Enz, George Smelevich,The Cockroaches, Nick Cave, Skyhooks, the Ferrets, Meo 245, Ross Wilson, Richard Wild (Wilkinson), John English, Mr X & John Paul Young. Over a period of 15 years they stayed together, often with name changes & different line ups, Suite Poison, Luna Circus, but in the early nineties they decided to go their separate ways.

Scott moved to Brisbane mid nineties & worked closely with: Queensland on Stage for 5 years, as an M.C., Disc Jockey, Singer & Spruiker. He also was a professional Disc Jockey, & performed at most of the 4 & 5 Star venues in Brisbane, for Weddings, Parties, School Proms, Birthdays & Anniversaries.

Scott was a ‘Live in’ Entertainment Manager at Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast & organized & performed in shows 6 times a week, Children’s shows of a day & singing for the night sessions.

In Early 2000, Scott moved to the Gold Coast & quickly landed the lead role in The Castle Theatre Restaurant’s Medieval Show. He worked there for 5 years, acting & singing in various shows. This included Comedy routines, Character acting, Impersonating famous singers, Costume changes & Disc Jockey & M.C. after the show.

Mid 2000 Scott performed & toured throughout Queensland with “Pommy Night Out” for 2 seasons at Bowls & R.S.L. Clubs all over the coast.

Scott worked at Movie World for 2 years as a Character actor & in 2003 after performing together at The Castle Theatre Restaurant, Mel Damo & I formed Original Gold Coast trio, Cloud 9, as drummer/percussionist, & back up vocals,

Together they recorded an album, ‘Soul Fire’. The band played festivals all over Queensland & had great local success.

In 2007 Scott then focused on playing & singing with another original band Future Native. The band played over 30 shows and 4 major music festivals. They returned back to Australia with the first stock of the new album sold out. Future Native toured Canada & performed at Canadian Music Week & SXSW, Austin, Texas. Scott appeared in clips, recorded a couple of originals, & still records with FN.

In 2010 Scott has performed solo, singing with professional backings of big bands. He sings all the favourites. Lately Scott has appeared at Twin Towns, Maclean R.S.L, Sound Lounge in Yamba, Robina Bowls, Tugun Football Club, Southport R.S.L. & many more. A song list is enclosed for your perusal. Scott is the ultimate Singer/Performer & can deliver a show that is second to none.

Hazel Phillips is an Australian Television pioneer. Her first essay into professional show business came when she became a finalist in The Search for Miss TV run by radio station 2UW in August 1956. She became the first girl ever on closed circuit TV as it was being tested in Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

After being booked on a Hotel circuit in Melbourne by iconic agent Jack Neary, after the Miss TV contest, she progressed to doing her comedy act around the clubs & pubs, then toured the country in ‘Oriental Cavalcade’ with her star on the rise she joined the ‘Revue 20’ in the landmark variety show on Channel 7, ‘Revue 61’ starring Digby Wolfe. She stayed with the choir for four years until Channel 7 management put her into their new show, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ hosted by Eric Baum & starring such names as Maggie Tabberer, Dita Cobb, Pat Firman, Patricia Lovell & many others. She was then signed to The Mavis Brampton Show, & forced to leave Beauty & the Beast by the 2IC.

She then starred at the Silver Spade and was picked up by the Broadway producer of The Boys from Syracuse to be the first local performer to be cast in a JC Williamson musical.

On her return from the tour, Channel Ten was just starting; they ran a public consensus to find out who they wanted to see. Hazel came first on the list. She was hired to host a daily chat show, ‘Girl Talk’. A free-wheeling interview show, it was the first of its kind in the country – previous shows being much more formal. In 1967 she became the first woman to be awarded the Gold Logie for Best Female Personality, (National), and Bronze Logie (NSW), she is one of Australia’s most versatile and loved performers.

Throughout her long & fruitful career, she has tackled all areas of the media & still performs on a regular basis. Hazel also wrote an hour long special called ‘Hazels Here’ which was shown nationally. ‘Girl Talk’ ran for three years & ‘Strictly for the Birds’ for one year, which she also produced. In another first, ‘Girl Talk’ was the first show to go to the States to interview major stars including Bing Crosby, Paul Newman, Omar Sharif, Charlton Heston, Jean Simmons, Cornel Wilde, Bob Crane & the Hogan’s Hero’s cast, Fess Parker (Daniel Boon), Kay Ballard (Laugh In), among many others – fifty two interviews in nineteen days.

Hazel was the last person to interview Sharon Tate alive, & was invited to appear on CBS in Los Angeles to talk about the interview. Hazel has appeared on almost every major television series, from ‘Revue 61’ and subsequent shows, the original ‘Beauty & the Beast”, ‘The Bramston Show’ , ‘Number 96’, ‘A Country Practice’, ‘G.P’ and ‘The Wayne Manifesto’ ‘Misery Guts’ and ‘Mortified’, children’s shows. Hazel has appeared on ‘Good Morning Australia’ with Bert Newton & Denise, ‘What’s cooking’ with Kerry Anne Kennerly, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with Stan Zermanic, & guested on ‘Good Morning Australia’. Hazel’s dramatic theatre roles have ranged from comedies to Shakespeare & the Classics. Appearances with The Queensland Theatre Company have included ‘The Circle’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Henry V’ & the ‘Merry Wives of Windsor’ directed by Geoffrey Rush. She sang the opening song in the Tribute show to the founder of QTC, Alan Edwards, which also starred Geoffrey Rush & many others at the Optus Playhouse in December 2003.

MOVIES Hazel has had major roles in ‘The Set’, ‘Belinda’ and ‘Little White Lies’ with Mimi Rodgers.

Hazel’s Musical Theatre experience is extensive, she co-wrote the musical ‘Hot Pants’ with David Mitchell, when he was just starting out. (Now executive producer of ‘This is Your Life’ on the Nine Network). Hazel has had lead roles in ‘The Boys from Syracuse’, ‘I Do I Do’, ‘Mack and Mabel’, ‘Cloud lands’, ‘Dinkum Assorted’, ‘Gypsy’ and ‘Grease’ & the original production of Simon Gallagher’s ‘Merry Widow’ which then toured Australia starring Marina Pryor.

But wait there’s more…

Hazel appeared in the Andrew McKinnon concert version of ‘Kiss me Kate’ with Yvonne Kenny, as part of the Energex Brisbane Festival. Hazel wrote a show for the Bankstown Town Hall Theatre, ‘Fanny Get Your Gun’ (named in a contest). This toured with great success to Melbourne & the Gold Coast. She followed this with another musical show she wrote & directed called ‘All At Sea’ which played to capacity houses at the Resort on the Gold Coast. Hazel toured Queensland with the Q.P.A.T. Brisbane Festival in a production of ‘Snapshots from Home’, a musical memory of Brisbane at war, & has performed an extended season of ‘Nearly in the Box or Never say Die’ for the Brisbane Fringe festival with Alan Edwards. CABARET Hazel appeared at the Bull n Bush in William Street Sydney, & The Philip Theatre performing “Lie back and enjoy it” with Carol Ray.

In the past years she has written & performed a tribute to Marilyn Monroe, called ‘Marilyn and Me’ which has been performed on the Gold Coast and various cabaret venues in NSW, with an appearance at the School of Arts Cafe in Canberra, The Darwin Entertainment Centre, plus seasons in Melbourne and at the Wood Fire Cabaret in Sydney’s Double Bay, which earned her a rave revue in The Sydney Morning Herald. Within the last 12 months Hazel’s returned from a tour of Queensland theatres from Cairns down to Caloundra, for which she received standing ovations, she performed her one woman show on a cruise on the Marco Polo, which toured the great cities of Europe.

More recently Hazel appeared in a convention show for IGA called ‘Divine Divas’ with colleagues Julie Anthony, Rhonda Birchmore & Wendy Mathews. Hazel continues to work, appearing at venues like Twin Towns and Club Banora on the Gold Coast with her very successful act, as well as performing ‘Marilyn & Me’ at RSL clubs as far as Maroochydore, & lending her hand to charities & making public appearances. She has also written her autobiography. Hazel was recently honored by the Australian Government & awarded an Order of Australia for her relentless contribution to television & the entertainment Industry. Hazel Phillips is a name that epitomizes the history of Entertainment in this country & has made a successful living from performance & appearances throughout these 50 years. Now Hazel wants to sing jazz with her son Scott, together they will keep any audience captivated. Most recently Hazel appeared on the Circle with Denise Drysdale. Apart from that she’s done absolutely nothing!

To celebrate the completion of Hazel’s Autobiography: ‘Black River, Bright Star’ giving you something special including some great songs. There’ll be dancing and lots of fond memories with a touch of comedy, a few laughs and heaps of good times!

Solo: Just Scott.

Duo: Scott & Hazel

Duo with Scott & Bill

Quartet: Whole band

If you want the whole show, live music, Master of Ceremonies, Dance Music, Hazel Phillips & her son Scott, for an evening you won’t forget.

The Live band: Hazel Phillips: Vocals. Scott Phillips: Vocals & Drums. Bill Laut: keyboards, Bobbe on bass.

Bill Laut has played keyboards since the 60’s & adds an acoustic piano to Scott’s repertoire.

Bill adds a few jazz standards & couples with a Disc Jockey, Scott, to play audience requests & to get people dancing between Jazzstar’s brackets.

Bobbe is a true professional, he is a seasoned performer.

Scott is an experienced Disc Jockey.

They have played at Tugun Bowl’s club, Robina Bowls and for the Binna Burra Jazz weekend.

Gold Coast, QLD 4220
Added: 27 April 2010 11:54am
Last Edited: 8 May 2013 4:12pm
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