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Since stealing the spotlight way back in 2010, taking out Australia’s Got Talent, Justice Crew have never looked back. In the years that followed, John Pearce, Lukas Bellesini, Paul Merciadez, Lenny Pearce, Solo Tohi and Samson Smith transformed into Australia’s most exciting pop group, racking up number one singles, touring the country and writing with some of the hottest names in music.
Who would have known that a brash bunch of B-Boys have sold an excess of 2 million units in Australia, streamed globally over 49 million times and nominated for 8 ARIA music awards.
In 2012 Justice Crew released their #1 ARIA single ‘Boom Boom’ and backed it up with two more ARIA Top 10 hits in ‘Everybody’ and ‘Best Night’. In 2014, they did it all over again with the anthemic ‘Que Sera’, breaking the Australian Chart history being the first Australian act since 1983 to take on nine weeks atop the charts. Not only have the multi-platinum selling artists sold out to 8 headlined tours across the country, they’ve supported international big leagues Chris Brown, Janet Jackson, One Direction, Kesha and Pitbull.
Recently, Justice Crew featured in the global TV Show ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’. Justice Crew performed for Heidi Clum, Melb B, Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell. Returning to Sydney Justice Crew found their desire to make new music, writing a new smash ‘So Long ’. ‘So Long ’ is another brilliant step forward. The track is a dark, sinewy dance record with flavours of urban and electronica and is the sound of summer 2019. Critics are hailing it as a brave evolution on the Justice Crew sound.
“It’s the sound of a party in a parallel universe …it’s pop but not as you know it… we want to make something that was harmonic and discordant in the same moment. Listen and you will understand” says Paulie.
In 2019, Justice Crew like always, have hit the ground running and with the pace they’ve set, we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next!
Ignite your passion for Latin dancing with the amazing Salsa Kingz Band. This multi-award winning Show-Band has blazed across Australian venues, passionately performing their contagious Latin music, with a strong influence in Afro-Cuban rhythms.
The Salsa Kingz band is proud and honoured to represent Latin music in Australia. They have successfully merged popular Latin music with classic Aussie anthems. Their shows include a fun packed and interactive Salsa Dance lesson that has become their flagship style. Whilst keeping true to their Latin heritage, they still remain a potent and pivotal force in the exciting Aussie “Salsa dance scene”.
This highly energised Show Band specialises in creating a “party atmosphere” like no other, guaranteeing to enthuse even the most demanding of audiences up on their feet!
They are recipients of multiple industry awards including:
- 2013 Latin American Entertainment Business Awards
- 2014 Marcia Legacy Award – The Sydney Latin Festival
- 2014 ACE AWARD – for Best Show Band
- 2015 ACE AWARD – for Best Show Band
- 2016 Darling Harbour Viva Fiesta Award – Sydney Festival
Today the band enjoys the success of many years of music. They are passionate about bringing Latin music to the world and continue to represent Latin music “Down Under” with a unique Australian style.
Master of Ceremonies
High profile Darwin-based presenter Alice ‘Ali’ Burton has more than 20 years experience in print, radio, television and event hosting. Ali began her career as a journalist working for the Northern Territory News and in 2005 moved to radio as a breakfast host and newsreader, first at Mix 104.9 and then with 104.1 Territory FM. Ali was then hired to host and produce a local segment on Ten Darwin before moving into Federal politics as a media advisor. Ali can currently be heard on the top rating ‘Wake Up with Greg and Ali’ breakfast show on Mix 104.9.
Ali is also a sought after MC and has worked alongside high profile stars such as Outback Wrangler Matt Wright, Pete Evans of My Kitchen Rules and Masterchef winner Adam Liaw. Ali is passionate about supporting community and charity organisations and is the Northern Territory Ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia. In 2019, Ali joins 7 Darwin as presenter of the popular Top End program ‘The Scoop’.
Karl has resided in Darwin for almost 30 years and for the most part operated as a real estate agent and auctioneer in the residential property space. He often makes his auctioneering skills available to assist organisations like Starlight and this will be his 5th consecutive year as the auctioneer for the Darwin Star Ball.