MC, Hosting, and Themed Events

Master of Ceremonies – MC and Host Services in the Cairns, Port Douglas and Far North Queensland area

Apart from playing and singing in wedding and party bands, Tony George specialises in team building and games activities designed to bond and motivate your employees, as well as performing as a Master of Ceremonies – MC and Host for conferences, functions, incentive events, awards nights as well as weddings in Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas and throughout Australia.

With professionalism and the skills of a 20 year career, your conference, function or event will be in great hands with Tony as MC. Tony is highly sought after in his Host / Master of Ceremonies role due to his good humoured, likeable and precise delivery to conference guests. He recognises that building a comfortable rapport with groups is important in keeping them engaged and participating, and the event flowing and enjoyable. Tony is also a recent Queensland finalist for Master of Ceremonies from the Australian Bridal Industry Academy, or A.B.I.A in July 2015. A recent client in May 2018 has stated “”We chose Tony George for our MC for an event in Palm Cove. He is absolutely brilliant! On the night he was hilarious, quick witted, organised and made you feel at ease. Everybody loved him! I would 110% recommend him”.

With Tony George in charge of your event or conference formalities, you can always rely on it being well organised and on time, and that transitions between speakers and activities are seamless. His voice is smooth and interesting throughout delivery, always giving an interesting edge to his performance. His comedic delivery is also an important ingredient in keeping audiences attentive and interested.

Here is what a recent client had to say regarding Tony being M.C of their awards night:

” Thank you for your outstanding contribution as the entertainer, Host and MC for our Employment and Training Awards on Friday night.You brought exactly the right energy, vibe and professionalism to the event that we wanted.  Great choice of opening song too, thank you. We know some things didn’t go to plan and that put you under a lot of pressure up there in the spotlight, but with the skill of a true professional MC, you pulled it all together, improvised where you needed to and kept the whole show running smoothly.We couldn’t be more grateful and we recommend you to anyone.

Thank you,
Lynsie and the team at Skill360 Australia.”

Far North Queensland’s answer to Neil Diamond and other themed shows and tributes

Tony is well known in Cairns, Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Mission Beach, Hamilton Island, Queensland and through-out Australia for his popular and crowd-pleasing show, “Nearly Diamond Hot August Night” tribute show. Tony’s vocal bears an un-canny resemblance to Neil Diamond, and Tony’s band replicates the magic that was Neil Diamond during the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Over many years, thousands of people have enjoyed his musical tributes throughout the country, playing corporate events and gala dinners in not only all of Australia’s capital cities, but on international cruise ships and also to V.I.P’s and famous celebrities.

Here at Tony George Entertainment, we also cater for the many and varied theme’s to cater for those different events/conference dinners, matching the music to suit the specific theme that your function has.

Further examples of musical performances with a specific theme we have provided include:

–   Tropical / Island  Nights

–   Aussie Bush Band and Dance  Nights

–   1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s Theme Nights

–   Toga Parties

–   Pirate  Nights

–   1930’s “Great Gatsby” Theme Nights

–   Bollywood  Nights

–   Arabian  Nights

–   M * A * S * H  Nights

If it’s the right blend of music to any theme that you want, then Tony and his band will be the best decision that you could make! Tony always adds the special mix of great music with fantastic audience participation, vital ingredients to a wonderful night of fun and laughter.

Email Us to discuss your requirements and a quote.

And don’t forget to browse our other pages that outlines a wider range of what we can offer you, including live music and bands for your conference dinner, event, weddings, function, party or celebration, plus conference entertainment management.



Tony and Team were great! Tony hosted a musical trivia night at a corporate event in Cairns. He is great at communications pre event to ensure the evening will be a highlight. He dressed up to match the theme of our event and really engaged and interacted with our audience. Highly recommend

Tony was the MC and played in his 4 piece band at our wedding and he was absolutely amazing throughout.
From the get go his communication was brilliant (we’d had to postpone the wedding a couple of times due to covid and he was always so accommodating with changing to new dates, etc) and he was always so helpful with any questions we had.
As far as being an MC, we had so many people come up to us at the wedding and compliment him on how well he ran it all. He was great and definitely knew how to pump up a crowd!
His enthusiasm for the job is unreal and he clearly loves what he does.
The band were also great- just a shame we had to stop partying at 11pm!

Hi Tony,
We just wanted to give you a big thank you for playing at our wedding.
You helped make the reception run so smoothly and did a great job getting the party going. Everyone has said how much they enjoyed the band and dance floor.
I hope you guys enjoyed yourselves as much as we did.

We hired Tony and his band for our wedding and he was absolutely unreal! If you are chasing a band who will get your party going, honestly look no further! Everyone will be on the dance floor and comment on how great the band was the following day. Tony is such a brilliant communicator and just thinks out side of the box for your wedding. Tony coordinated greatly with our MC and made sure the day/night ran smoothly. One of our favourite vendors for our day!

You and your band were fantastic and much loved by the attendees.
Definitely a fair few sore heads the next morning!
Thank you for your clear communication and professionalism in the lead up to and during the event. We are thrilled to have you and support your business, you came highly recommended and did not disappoint!

Amazing entertainment for our corporate event, very easy to communicate with and extremely professional on the night.

After 2 years of postponements and patience from Tony we eventually held our Conference last week. Tony was a professional and a pleasure to work with from the beginning and the energy his band brought to our Gala Dinner and Awards night was a highlight. The dance floor was full all night - Tony really knows how to engage an audience. The singing, laughing & dancing continued most of the night and all our delegates walked away talking about an amazing night.
Massive thank you Tony, you and the band played a huge part in making the night so memorable for us all. Hope we have the opportunity to work together again.

Tony and his band did such a fantastic job on the day playing live solo acoustic at our ceremony and live band entertainment at our reception. Tony also provided seamless MC services throughout the reception (we received many compliments from wedding guests as well). He has an excellent ability for reading the room and made sure the night went off without a hitch. Tony was by far was one of our favourite wedding vendors to communicate with. From the first phone conversation we knew we were in good hands. Highly recommend to anyone looking for music services for an upcoming wedding, event or special occasion.

We are so glad we booked Tony and the band for a special birthday celebration. I am grateful for his clear communication in the process and again on the night as his cool, calm and collected manner eased me enough to enjoy the party with our guests. The music quiz was a lot of fun and finishing the night with the best set of songs, like the band had been in our car listening to our playlist. Talented musicians, great sound, very professional, I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone and would book them again in a heartbeat.

Tony and his band performed at our Conference dinner in Cairns last week. Right from the beginning Tony was a pleasure to deal with - a true professional, with nothing we requested being too much trouble. On the night, Tony and the band were amazing! Their choice of songs was spot on, and they had everyone on the dance floor within a few songs. They created such a great atmosphere for our event - I would highly recommend!

Tony George and his drummer were awesome at our wedding and we recommend them 100%. It was a fantastic night and everyone we spoke to afterwards told us how great the entertainment was. Professional, efficient and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble for Tony and we are so happy we picked him to play at our wedding.

Tony George and this 3 piece band ROCKED our wedding!! Tony was so engaging and entertaining and made everyone's night when he pulled my 85 year old grandad up on stage for a Johnny Cash number. Tony was so easy and professional to deal with and read the crowd perfectly. If you want your guests up dancing you need to book Tony!!!

Thanks to Tony my 50th was a fabulous success. A friendly and responsive performer who worked with the audience and performed a great variety and range of songs. Do yourself a favour hire Tony. He’ll get you up dancing!!!

As a professional Events Manager, I engage Tony George Entertainment for many different events and I can always rely him to never let me down. My go to entertainers as they can perform for an intimate dinner or get the dance floor jumping at a Gala for 500pax. I most recently engaged Tony for our Skal Christmas function and boy did we sing, dance and have a whale of a time!

I booked Tony & the band for our Christmas party held in Cairns, being from Brisbane I picked him based solely on reviews...and we were not disappointed! The four piece played great music - making it very hard for us not to get up and dance by the end of the night! (stupid Covid rule). We would definitely book them again - no matter where we held a party.

Tony and band did an awesome job at our Xmas party catering to the diverse crowd in attendance. They created a great atmosphere throughout the event and were a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend them!

Tony George makes event organisers look good! We have hired Tony to perform at a number of corporate events across the last couple of years as he is easily one of the best entertainers in north Queensland. Each time he literally makes the event a better event. He is professional, thoughtful, innovative, helpful and an excellent musician. His set choices suit all audiences, his MC'ing skills are terrific and his performances always get the dancefloor pumping! Thank you Tony, you're a pleasure to work with!

Tony was super easy to work with, fast communication, and very accommodating to our ideas. We employed him both to MC and solo acoustic performance for our wedding reception. As an MC he made all the guests feel comfortable and his charisma and energy had us and the guests partying all night. His song catalogue was vast, catering for all guests requests from Elvis Presley to Tenacious D. Four days before our wedding COVID restrictions changed forcing a change of venue music set up. Tony took this in his stride and even helped set up lighting in our new venue, creating a perfect atmosphere.

WOW WOW WOW!!! What can I say - the BEST BAND WE HAVE EVER HIRED!!! We hold our annual company gala dinner at a different location within Australia each year for the past 10+ years and Tony George and his amazing team are by far the best band we have ever had! So much so, our staff are still taking about the music and the absolutely epic stage presence of the whole team. Tony's communication right up until the day and even after was on point, always very friendly, very prompt with his replies and worked with our venue to ensure everything was perfect. Thank you so so sooooooo much for such a fab night, it really wouldn't have been as successful as it was without you! THANK YOU!!
Sarah Bennett - Fresenius Kabi Australia & New Zealand

"Cannot thank Tony enough. He went above and beyond. He helped me learn a song to sing for my wife as a personalised surprise. He gave up his time to practice with me prior to the wedding. He also helped my wife with a surprise dance."

Tony George came highly recommended to us by the restaurant we had our wedding at, Nunu in Palm Cove, Cairns. (After that, the recommendations kept coming via word of mouth!) So we booked Tony and his band and couldn't have been happier. Tony was open to all of our crazy ideas for our wedding and showed heaps of enthusiasm and encouragement - he was up for ANYTHING! We had a sing-a-long during dinner, a special song dedication to my sister and her husband, and lots of cool music throughout the night. Our wedding guests raved about Tony and the band for days following our wedding. Couldn't recommend him more highly!! Thanks Tony for an awesome night and for accommodating our every request!

What an amazing performer! Tony and his band were absolutely amazing, everything from the choice and variety of songs, set-up, sound quality and professionalism. These guys rocked the crowd and made the night unforgettable! If you are looking for live music that is second to none, you've found your band!

Tony was perfect! He provided exactly what we needed in the way of music and MCing, and created an incredible atmosphere with plenty of crowd participation. Tony was even able to cater to our special requests. We would recommend him for other weddings in a heart beat!!

"Tony, you are honestly the most entertaining performer we have ever come across. You were lovely as soon as we met and so helpful with every single aspect of our wedding. Not only does he have the most amazing set of pipes on him, this man can seriously keep a crowd up and moving all night! I think everyone's highlight was to see you throw down Eminem and the tin whistle was a surprisingly nice addition, haha. You honestly made our night a memorable one and we cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us!

"We had Tony George Entertainment's 4 piece band for our wedding at the Sugar Wharf, Port Douglas. I think we booked Tony before we even booked our venue! He came highly recommended by our wedding planner and other local Queenslander wedding vendors. Tony and his band were super flexible with our unconventional wedding even learning some Hebrew songs for our Jewish Hora! He had everyone up and dancing during the night. He can read the room and give you an exceptional experience on your special day."

"Tony and his band were absolutely amazing! They had our guests up dancing all night long and all our guests raved on about how great the band was. Tony was incredibly easy and professional to deal with. I would highly recommend, he made our night so amazing and was so attentive to the sound, lighting and flow of the formalities throughout the night."

"Hi Tony, Thank you so very much for a sensational job last Thursday. the guests loved every minute of it and the feedback from the delegates has been fantastic. Thanks also for the group photo at the end...what a party!!"

"Tony was an absolute legend - fun, friendly, professional. He and the band had our group up dancing and singing by the end of the evening! Super flexible with timings, set lists, requests, nothing seemed to be a problem. Would highly recommend. Thanks Tony"

"I am not sure where to start.....Tony, thank you. You were amazing. Completely read the crowd and had the dance floor full all night for our conference Gala Dinner. I cannot recommend Tony and his band enough."

We engaged the amazing Tony George and his band once again for a corporate event on Hamilton Island. It was an absolute pleasure working with Tony as he was the consummate professional from start to end. The stress of wondering or guessing how the evening or crowd will respond is completely removed. No matter the demographic, everyone instantly gravitates to the dance floor before the 2nd song kicks in. Crowd participation and a seemingly endless music repertoire equates to an evening that is guaranteed to be a success!
The only complaint on the night…… it ended all too soon!
Sincere thanks again Tony!

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