Lovegrove Entertainment is proud to announce that its corporate entertainment act, Harmony and Darryl Lovegrove, were named Entertainer of the Year at the Australian Event Awards, in a glittering ceremony at ANZ Stadium, Sydney.
The Australian Event Awards is the pinnacle awards program for the events industry in Australia and the only opportunity for Australian events and event organisers to be acknowledged on a level playing field, across the entire national events industry.
Sandy Hollway and John Allen, co-chairs of the industry judging panel said of the win, “Congratulations on developing a ‘product’ that clearly meets the needs of a diverse (and difficult to please) audience. We were all in tears”.
Darryl and Harmony are a Father-Daughter duo, a rarity in the events industry. Harmony is only 12 years old and therefore the youngest performer to be nominated for or to win an Australian Event Award.
Best known for his award-winning portrayal of Jesus in Harry M Miller’s Jesus Christ Superstar, Darryl is the co-creator of international corporate entertainment phenomenon “The Three Waiters” and has also created hit corporate acts such as “The Leading Men” (also finalists in this year’s awards) and “Jersey to Motown”.
Harmony Lovegrove has been performing with her father Darryl at corporate and charity events since she was 9 years old and is regarded as one of the finest voices of her generation. The youngest solo vocalist to perform at the Schools Spectacular in 2011, she wowed judges on Young Talent Time where judge Tina Arena compared her to a young Barbra Streisand.
Regarded as an authority on creativity in event entertainment, Darryl said, “The introduction of this award a year ago by Ian Steigrad, Australian Event Awards Producer, firmly acknowledged the integral role that live entertainment plays in the events industry and has raised the profile of corporate entertainers in this country.” He added that like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Australia’s own Jimmy Barnes – he considers it an honour to perform with his daughter.