2019
ASAHI – AFTER DARK GALA DINNER

Friday 18th October at the Ballina RSL Club

Tickets $95

Enjoy a four-course gourmet dinner, designed and prepared by Ballina RSL Executive Chef Blake Seymour, using the finest of our regions local produce.

This is a perfect opportunity to indulge experience and be surprised with each dish.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne or boutique beer on arrival.

Available for purchase during the evening will be stunning wines and premium international beer provided by Asahi Premium Beverages and De Bortoli Wines, which have been specially selected to complement each course.

This very special evening will feature performances by Rachael Beck, David Cameron and Jed Zarb

DAVID CAMERON

David Cameron is one of Australia’s most experienced Musical Directors and accompanists.  He began his career some forty years ago in Rock ‘n’ Roll and, since that time, he has worked in all aspects of the music industry.

David has toured nationally and internationally, accompanying some of Australia’s finest entertainers, including Hugh Jackman, Marina Prior, David Hobson, Judith Durham, Debra Byrne, Silvie Paladino, Denis Walter and The Seekers.

As Music Director, David has developed shows and also performed with Frank Holden, Denise Drysdale, Rachael Beck and many others.

David has also worked with international performers including Helen Reddy, Jose Feliciano, Max Merritt, and Gerry Marsden.

In contrast to working as an accompanist, David recently recorded an album - Sound of Breathing - on which he played the sitar and composed all tracks.  The music has subsequently been used on in-flight relaxation channels, here and overseas, and in a documentary about Indian culture.

David currently combines his work as an accompanist and Musical Director with leading his own cabaret band.  He has also recently co-produced albums for Marina Prior and Denis Walter.

RACHAEL BECK

We are super excited to announce RACHAEL BECK as our headline act.

Rachael is fresh off her season of Barnum the musical starring Todd McKenny.

Her film, “Me and My Left Brain” has opened to rave reviews and she is keenly working with schools to strengthen performing arts departments and talking about the link between the arts and mental health.

Rachael is widely known as Sam in Hey Dad and starred opposite Hugh Jackman in Beauty and the Beast, The Sound Of Music, Singing In the Rain and Ch 7's It Takes Two.

Rachael is a keen foodie and is excited to be back on her home turf to celebrate the best of what Ballina and the Northern Rivers has to offer.

rachaelbeck.com.au

www.facebook.com/TheRachaelBeck

JED ZARB

Jed is..…“A ONE-MAN BAND”, He is funny and always totally unpredictable. “You will never know what song Jed will play next.”

Jed has developed a unique show that involves acoustic guitar, electric guitar and sax. His multi-instrumentation allows a variety of sounds and styles. This, coupled with his ability to get audiences to sing along is Jed’s recipe for a great night. Whether it’s fully acoustic with a stomp box, or with quality backing tracks for a full band sound, he always leaves audiences wanting more.

Jed’s history in performing includes rock and roll bands, blues bands, country bands, some of Sydney’s premier cover bands and now a long- established solo act. With this experience under his belt, you can expect Jed to deliver professionalism both on and off the stage, and a show to be remembered.

From rich heart-felt ballads to rock, pop and the blues, from John Denver to The Black Keys, Jason Mraz to INXS, Neil Diamond to Kings of Leon, Jed will play your song!

Thank you to our Gala Dinner Sponsors

Signature Sponsor 
Asahi Premium Beverages

Premium Partner
De Bortoli Wines

Gold Sponsor
Parker & Kissane