I have worked with ‘live’ events since I was at school…… being involved in both organising and performing at school concerts and dances. It has given me a lot of pleasure to work with some of my favourite artists over the years in one capacity or another.
Among the musical stars I have worked with during my career are Elton John, Bob Dylan, INXS, B.B. King, John Denver, Chubby Checker, Desmond Dekker, Kenny G, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Searchers, The Platters, The Drifters, Pat Boone and Rita Coolidge.
I have also presented comedians, including Billy Connolly, Dame Edna, George Roper, Jim Davidson and Jasper Carrott.
I was Managing Director of BMG Pacific Limited when I co-promoted Kenny G’s first ever concerts in Hongkong together with Harley Medcalf of Duet Productions of Australia. He performed to sell-out crowds for five days at Hongkong’s Queen Elizabeth Stadium in 1992. I also worked with Kenny on enhancing his recording career in Asia and suggested that he could improve his sales by including an Asian song on his Breathless album. He agreed to this and ended up recording the traditional Chinese song Jasmine Flower.
After leaving BMG, I again worked with Duet Productions on presenting Kenny G in concert at the much larger Hongkong Coliseum. We broke all records by managing to cram 12.551 people into the venue for two nights running! In order to achieve this audience figure, Kenny and his band performed ‘in the round’.