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Selecting the right venue entertainment for Bars, Clubs & Restaurants is critical. The venue makes money from food & beverage sales, however, entertainment keeps the audience in the room, spending whilst they are entertained. The style and size of the venue will largely determine what is most suitable.

The large “beer barns” putting on 6-10 piece cover bands have mostly disappeared for the urban landscape.  Space and costs have sadly removed a lot of the large band venues, who have had to change with the times. However, those still putting on big bands can reap the rewards, as the “40 somethings”, with good disposable incomes, flock to hear the sounds of their youth.

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Venue Entertainment for Bars, Pubs, Hotels

The scale of the venue, stage area, and number of patrons the venue is licensed for will need to be taken into consideration. Of course, budgets and the demographics of the target audience will all contribute to equation of “most suitable venue entertainment”

Hip inner city bars and clubs may opt for a DJ most of the time (cost driven) and then solo performers midweek nights.  Many opt for duos & trios on peak nights such as Friday & Saturday.  A good live cover band, duo or trio or even jazz band will attract and retain customers.

Need outstanding live Music or Djs for your venue?

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Live Music
Guy Sebastian Guy Sebastian
Guy Sebastian

In the heady days following the release of his 2003 debut single, ‘Angels Brought Me Here’, the highest selling Australian single of all...

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Hot Sauce Hot Sauce
Hot Sauce

Hot Sauce – Brisbane`s premier party band – is the perfect entertainment solution for your next function or party Having entertained thousands, Hot...

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The Essentials The Essentials
The Essentials

The Essentials are a recently formed gathering of some of Melbournes’ finest musicians They perform a wide variety of musical styles from jazz...

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Ruby Rose Ruby Rose
Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose landed her first gig in the public eye in 2007 as a VJ for MTV; a role which not only graced...

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Rush Hour Rush Hour
Rush Hour

With Rush Hour’s effervescence and dynamic sound it’s no wonder they’re one of Adelaide’s favourite bands, performing at Adelaide’s top venues and shows...

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Cubano Highball Cubano Highball
Cubano Highball

Cubano Highball Trio will lavish style upon your special occasion They guarantee to strike the right note whether it’s simmering in the background...

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DJ
DJ Havana Brown DJ Havana Brown
DJ Havana Brown

DJ HAVANA BROWN PERFORMS AT CORPORATE EVENTS ONLY, NOT WEDDINGS OR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS Since firmly establishing herself as a force to be reckoned...

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Timmy Trumpet Timmy Trumpet
Timmy Trumpet

DJ Fresh from mixing the 2010 PACHA CD featuring his own ARIA chart smash hit Sunrise, TIMMY TRUMPET is currently touring Australia before...

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Grant Smillie Grant Smillie
Grant Smillie

Put it simply, there is no hotter DJ/Producer in Australia right now than Grant Smillie His production outfit TV ROCK (with Ivan Gough)...

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Ivan Gough Ivan Gough
Ivan Gough

DJ Whether you’re talking about DJ-ing or producing, Ivan Gough is not only one of Australia’s most accomplished dance music exports, he’s also one...

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Shirley Davis DJ Combo Shirley Davis DJ Combo
Shirley Davis DJ Combo

Shirley Davis DJ Combo is a brave new world sound system If a blend of original beats, electronica, mashed up with today’s hits is...

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DJ Clare DJ Clare
DJ Clare

DJ Clare is one our most hardworking, dedicated, exciting and versatile DJs...

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John Course John Course
John Course

A leading DJ and figure in Australian dance music John first rose to prominence when he won the DMC Mixing Competition in Victoria...

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DJ Jane Daffy DJ Jane Daffy
DJ Jane Daffy

Jane Daffy has earned a reputation as one of the fiercest female DJ talents in Australia...

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Wynter Gordon Wynter Gordon
Wynter Gordon

DJ, HEADLINE, RECORDING ARTIST With an ethereal voice and playful personality, singer/songwriter Wynter Gordon is giving dancefloor divas and music heads alike a new...

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DJ Mimi DJ Mimi
DJ Mimi

With an eclectic taste and open mind in anything party and feel-good, her musical and mixing skills, along with her track selection, professionalism and...

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The Faders The Faders
The Faders

WHO ARE THE FADERS??? With their razor sharp mix of hip hop, old school rnb and mainstream hits, THE FADERS have made a...

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DJ Courtney DJ Courtney
DJ Courtney

DJ Courtney, music to impress...

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Mark John Mark John
Mark John

Renowned headline Dj Based in Melbourne, available nationally Please email Instinct for further details...

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Andy J Andy J
Andy J

Melbourne’s Andy J has had great success over the last 5 years as a producer, remixer, DJ and national radio host Under the...

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DJ Sierrah DJ Sierrah
DJ Sierrah

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DJ Mikhaila DJ Mikhaila
DJ Mikhaila

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The Potbelleez The Potbelleez
The Potbelleez

THE POTBELLEEZ Artist Bio The Potbelleez are Dave Goode and Jonny Sonic, two Producer DJ’s from Dublin, Ireland, who are now living, recording...

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Selecting the right venue entertainment for Bars, Clubs & Restaurants is critical. The venue makes money from food & beverage sales, however, entertainment keeps the audience in the room, spending whilst they are entertained. The style and size of the venue will largely determine what is most suitable.

The large “beer barns” putting on 6-10 piece cover bands have mostly disappeared for the urban landscape.  Space and costs have sadly removed a lot of the large band venues, who have had to change with the times. However, those still putting on big bands can reap the rewards, as the “40 somethings”, with good disposable incomes, flock to hear the sounds of their youth.

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Venue Entertainment for Bars, Pubs, Hotels

The scale of the venue, stage area, and number of patrons the venue is licensed for will need to be taken into consideration. Of course, budgets and the demographics of the target audience will all contribute to equation of “most suitable venue entertainment”

Hip inner city bars and clubs may opt for a DJ most of the time (cost driven) and then solo performers midweek nights.  Many opt for duos & trios on peak nights such as Friday & Saturday.  A good live cover band, duo or trio or even jazz band will attract and retain customers.

Need outstanding live Music or Djs for your venue?

Lets Chat

Live Music
Guy Sebastian Guy Sebastian
Guy Sebastian

In the heady days following the release of his 2003 debut single, ‘Angels Brought Me Here’, the highest selling Australian single of all...

Add to shortlist
Hot Sauce Hot Sauce
Hot Sauce

Hot Sauce – Brisbane`s premier party band – is the perfect entertainment solution for your next function or party Having entertained thousands, Hot...

Add to shortlist
The Essentials The Essentials
The Essentials

The Essentials are a recently formed gathering of some of Melbournes’ finest musicians They perform a wide variety of musical styles from jazz...

Add to shortlist
Ruby Rose Ruby Rose
Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose landed her first gig in the public eye in 2007 as a VJ for MTV; a role which not only graced...

Add to shortlist
Rush Hour Rush Hour
Rush Hour

With Rush Hour’s effervescence and dynamic sound it’s no wonder they’re one of Adelaide’s favourite bands, performing at Adelaide’s top venues and shows...

Add to shortlist
Cubano Highball Cubano Highball
Cubano Highball

Cubano Highball Trio will lavish style upon your special occasion They guarantee to strike the right note whether it’s simmering in the background...

Add to shortlist
DJ
DJ Havana Brown DJ Havana Brown
DJ Havana Brown

DJ HAVANA BROWN PERFORMS AT CORPORATE EVENTS ONLY, NOT WEDDINGS OR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS Since firmly establishing herself as a force to be reckoned...

Add to shortlist
Timmy Trumpet Timmy Trumpet
Timmy Trumpet

DJ Fresh from mixing the 2010 PACHA CD featuring his own ARIA chart smash hit Sunrise, TIMMY TRUMPET is currently touring Australia before...

Add to shortlist
Grant Smillie Grant Smillie
Grant Smillie

Put it simply, there is no hotter DJ/Producer in Australia right now than Grant Smillie His production outfit TV ROCK (with Ivan Gough)...

Add to shortlist
Ivan Gough Ivan Gough
Ivan Gough

DJ Whether you’re talking about DJ-ing or producing, Ivan Gough is not only one of Australia’s most accomplished dance music exports, he’s also one...

Add to shortlist
Shirley Davis DJ Combo Shirley Davis DJ Combo
Shirley Davis DJ Combo

Shirley Davis DJ Combo is a brave new world sound system If a blend of original beats, electronica, mashed up with today’s hits is...

Add to shortlist
DJ Clare DJ Clare
DJ Clare

DJ Clare is one our most hardworking, dedicated, exciting and versatile DJs...

Add to shortlist
John Course John Course
John Course

A leading DJ and figure in Australian dance music John first rose to prominence when he won the DMC Mixing Competition in Victoria...

Add to shortlist
DJ Jane Daffy DJ Jane Daffy
DJ Jane Daffy

Jane Daffy has earned a reputation as one of the fiercest female DJ talents in Australia...

Add to shortlist
Wynter Gordon Wynter Gordon
Wynter Gordon

DJ, HEADLINE, RECORDING ARTIST With an ethereal voice and playful personality, singer/songwriter Wynter Gordon is giving dancefloor divas and music heads alike a new...

Add to shortlist
DJ Mimi DJ Mimi
DJ Mimi

With an eclectic taste and open mind in anything party and feel-good, her musical and mixing skills, along with her track selection, professionalism and...

Add to shortlist
The Faders The Faders
The Faders

WHO ARE THE FADERS??? With their razor sharp mix of hip hop, old school rnb and mainstream hits, THE FADERS have made a...

Add to shortlist
DJ Courtney DJ Courtney
DJ Courtney

DJ Courtney, music to impress...

Add to shortlist
Mark John Mark John
Mark John

Renowned headline Dj Based in Melbourne, available nationally Please email Instinct for further details...

Add to shortlist
Andy J Andy J
Andy J

Melbourne’s Andy J has had great success over the last 5 years as a producer, remixer, DJ and national radio host Under the...

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DJ Sierrah DJ Sierrah
DJ Sierrah

...

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DJ Mikhaila DJ Mikhaila
DJ Mikhaila

...

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The Potbelleez The Potbelleez
The Potbelleez

THE POTBELLEEZ Artist Bio The Potbelleez are Dave Goode and Jonny Sonic, two Producer DJ’s from Dublin, Ireland, who are now living, recording...

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Create Loyalty with Venue Entertainment

Regular performances by individual acts (known as residencies) will help create a loyal following and drive repeat patronage by customers.

Many pubs, bars or hotels move from acoustic music into dj driven dance music as their clientele shifts from after work drinks or afternoon “Sunday Session” style, into more club or night club atmosphere as the sun goes down. Venue entertainment is an ever shifting art. Always work in “Seasons” by rotating acts on different nights and ensure good promotion.

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Venue Entertainment – Sporting Clubs

More and more sporting clubs, rugby, football & cricket clubs are shifting their marketing to include live entertainment. Capitalising on the “members” hanging out in the club, and contributing to “Atmosphere” after a game.  Solo performers and duo’s & trio’s  are most favoured. They offer cost effective entertainment at a volume that does not scared off the oldies!!

The ability to respond to requests and play “sing along” favourites is always a hit after a few cold beers! Sunday jazz session also offer all age appeal.

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Sport Speakers
Steph Prem Steph Prem
Steph Prem

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Scott Dooley Scott Dooley
Scott Dooley

Scott Dooley stand up comedian, writer, actor an broadcaster  Available to host and MC at sporting events and Functions AFL, Cricket, Tennis and Racing...

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Sarah Maree Cameron Sarah Maree Cameron
Sarah Maree Cameron

Sarah Maree Cameron Radio host & hosts all the Richmond AFL club’s match day games on the ground   She...

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Sam Lane Sam Lane
Sam Lane

Sam Lane Melbourne Journalist Host/MC/Interviewer  AFL/Cycling/Sport functions and events Topics Health, Fitness, Well being  Women’s issues and events, Anything French – Sam is fluent...

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Tim Gossage Tim Gossage
Tim Gossage

MC host Tim Gossage has been in the WA Media for almost 30 years with the last 25 spent as part of Network Ten...

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Tim Watson (AFL) Tim Watson (AFL)
Tim Watson (AFL)

Tim Watson is one of AFL football’s most revered heroes, renowned for his superb skills and explosive bursts of pace Tim played 307...

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Jason Akermanis Jason Akermanis
Jason Akermanis

Jason Akermanis was one of the Brisbane Lions’ most experienced players before switching to the Western Bulldogs in 2007 His flamboyant talents and bleach-blond...

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Lauren Burns Lauren Burns
Lauren Burns

TOPICS: MOTIVATION, LIFESTYLE, SPORT Taking up Taekwondo as a young girl out of mild curiosity, Lauren Burns is now Australia’s first Olympic Gold Medallist...

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Jimmy Smith Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith is an experienced and entertaining host or Master of Ceremonies He has a long history of work in the media dating...

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Billy Brownless Billy Brownless
Billy Brownless

Billy Brownless established himself as one of Geelong’s most important players, when he filled the void left by the then retired Gary Ablett,...

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Dermott Brereton Dermott Brereton
Dermott Brereton

Dermott Brereton began playing Australian Rules football at the age of five, with the Under 10’s at Frankston, just out of Melbourne The big...

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Kieran Perkins Kieran Perkins
Kieran Perkins

Kieren Perkins is a hero of the Australian sporting arena From Captain of Swimming at Brisbane Boys’ College in 1990, to dual Olympic...

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Mark Beretta Mark Beretta
Mark Beretta

Mark Beretta is Australia’s most watched sport presenter, author, engineer, 10-times Australian water ski champion, Dancing With The Stars contestant, and marathon bike...

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Sam Kekovich Sam Kekovich
Sam Kekovich

A star player with North Melbourne and Collingwood, his playing career for more than a decade included running battles with coaches such as...

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Ian Kiernan Ian Kiernan
Ian Kiernan

Ian Kiernan is a respected environmentalist, known worldwide as founder and chairman of Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World The former...

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David Parkin David Parkin
David Parkin

David Parkin is one of the best business/motivational speakers in Australia David’s accomplishments as a football player and coach are outstanding; he captained...

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Kerry O Keefe Kerry O Keefe
Kerry O Keefe

Kerry O’Keefe’s wit, wisdom, penchant for sport and larger than life personality have seen the former Test cricketer enjoy a successful media career...

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Simon O’Donnell Simon O’Donnell
Simon O’Donnell

The sporting career of Simon O’Donnell reads like a country boy’s dream come true… After excelling in sport at Assumption College in Kilmore,...

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Tammy Van Wisse Tammy Van Wisse
Tammy Van Wisse

Marathon swimming champion Tammy van Wisse has conquered some of the world’s longest, deepest and coldest waterways, clocking up an astonishing 65,000 kilometres,...

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John Eales John Eales
John Eales

TOPICS: MOTIVATION, SPORT, CELEBRITY Retired as the most capped Wallaby captain, there is no doubt that John Eales will be remembered as one...

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Venue Entertainment – Restaurants

Live entertainment in restaurants is on the up and up again. After years of “iPod only” cost restrictions, more and more restauranteurs are realising that a live guitarist in a Spanish restaurant works. A live jazz band performing on Sunday afternoons can get guests in earlier and keep them there. Moving them from “drinks” to “dinner” and increasing the spend or yield per table or seat.  Instinct provides entertainment packages for Shopping Centres restaurant plaza areas.  This generates atmosphere & keeps shoppers on site longer. It also give husbands a place to hide, while their wives shop (husband “day care”) This has the benefit of allowing longer shopping, with a bored husband saying its time to go home !!

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Venue Entertainment – Regional locations

Holiday destinations, country towns and beachside resorts often benefit form live entertianment. many of these locations have a “peak” period over summer, when hoards of tourists come to town. The local economy booms and venue owners have t drive as much business as possible during this peak period. Live entertainers, cover bands, duos & trio’s and solo performers often help the venue owner “Make Hay” during these periods.

For regional venue owners, costs still play a large factor. If it is a long way t drive, it is best to have there band play over two nights (i.e. Friday and Saturday) to spread the travel costs over 2 nights bars takings!

Venue Entertainment – Sharing the cost

If your bar or venue is “on the way” to somewhere else, why not work together with another venue to “tour”acts, and spread the costs between the two of you.  As long as the venues are not too close, this should not cannibalise the response you will get from the locals.

Further more two (2) gigs are better than one, thus you will find more quality acts wanting to come to your venue, rather than being turned off by a long drive. This is a great way to improve quality and cost effectiveness of your venue entertainment.

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