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Brendan Pearse

Event Organiser
Brendan.Pearse@ComiXpo.com
0439 364 173

Brendan-PearseAn expert at the creative, technical and logistical elements that help an event succeed, Brendan’s talents also include event design, audiovisual production, script writing, logistics, budgeting, negotiation and, of course, client service. Brendan’s extensive résumé covers all facets of event management, having worked with international acts such as the Monkees, Village People, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Jason and the Scorchers, The Platters, and Billy J Kramer.

On the Australian scene Brendan has worked closely with Normie Rowe and the Playboys, Johnny Young, Doug Parkinson, Bobby and Laurie, Ross D. Wylie, Marcie Jones and The Cookies, The Groop, Grantley Dee, Bev Harrell, Buddy England, Colin Cook, Virgil Brothers, Peter Doyle, Denise Drysdale, Thunderbirds, Masters Apprentices, Ronnie Burns, Darryl Cotton, Russell Morris, Glenn Shorrock, The All Stars, Little Pattie, John Farnham, Lisa Edwards, Renee Geyer, Marty Rhone, Pseudo Echo, Dale Ryder (Boom Crash Opera), Dave Sterry (Real Life), Totti Goldsmith, Lynne Randell, and The Delltones.

Brendan has also worked in television, both on camera and behind the scenes, on shows including ‘Ernie and Denise’, ‘Bert Newton Show’, ‘The Midday Show’, ‘Live At Five’, Disney Channel (international), ‘Nightlife’, ‘Sky News’, ‘Steve Vizard Show’, and the ‘Early Bird Show’. He has worked as a television consultant on productions such as Channel 9’s ‘All the Way’, ‘Beatles 30th Anniversary Special’ and ‘Hey Hey It’s Saturday’. As well as regular appearances on 3AK, Brendan was also the voice of Doctor Rock on Gold FM’s ‘Gavin Wood Show’. He was also entertainment co-coordinator for some of Melbourne’s landmark establishments including the Palace Nightclub in St Kilda, the Shout Rock Café, and Alexander’s Nightclub.

Brendan has been personally involved in some of Australia’s most successful exhibitions including ‘Beatle Fest Australia’, ‘Elvis 20th Anniversary Exhibition’, ‘The Sixties’ and ‘A Special Madness: Beatles 30th Anniversary Exhibition’ at the Victorian Performing Arts Museum, ‘A Sixties Experience’, ‘Ned: The Exhibition‘, ‘Legend of Ned Kelly’, ‘John Lennon Statue Exhibition’, ‘Sexpo’, and ‘The Beatles “Let It Be” 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert’. A member of the Performing Arts Museum committee for four and a half years, Brendan is also keenly involved in a number of fundraising ventures for the Variety Club of Victoria, Peter Mac, and Very Special Kids.

Brad Webb

Event Coordinator
Brad.Webb@ComiXpo.com
0418 589 301

Brad-Webb-01Brad is a self-confessed sci-fi nut with a personal collection costing more than a few third-world country’s combined GDP. Trained as a typographer with over thirty years advertising experience, Brad has worked for a number of institutions including the AFL, Australian Red Cross, and Vision Victoria producing a range of marketing related services from magazines and annual reports to point of sale and branded packaging.

By incorporating strategy and brief development, graphic design, copywriting, web and print production, Brad has developed proven methodologies for creating effective media campaigns aimed at maximising audience participation along and the client’s return on investment. Complementing his industry experience, Brad taught at James Cook University’s Bachelor of Communication’s live work studio RossDesign; as a sessional lecturer at RMIT’s School of Advertising; and currently lectures at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Writing and Publishing. Brad holds a Master of Publishing and Editing from Monash University and is currently developing his PhD thesis on The impact of American pop culture on the Australian comic book industry for the University of the Sunshine Coast.

LinkedIn: au.linkedin.com/in/bradleykwebb

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