You could also call this heading "Our philosophy" or "Our vision." We are driven by matching a client's entertainment requirements with the best entertainment available that has a proven track record of meeting similar requirements.
Your initial enquiry will generate a telephone or in-person meeting where we gather a thorough understanding of your requirements (if you are a venue or event organiser) or of your unique abilities (if you are an entertainer).
Gold Coast Entertainment Network is a team of individuals, many of whom have over 50 years experience, in Australia and overseas, in the entertainment industry. We have brought our unique skills together to create a synergy that guarantees every client the best entertainment possible for their venue or event.
Meet the Team
Every client, whether you are a venue, an event organiser, or an entertainer, wants to know who you are dealing with. Here are the principal members of our team.
David BL Johnstone
Founder & CEO
David's first entertainment venture was in 1968 when he established a Youth Association that hired bands for monthly dances for the youth of the district surrounding a small NSW country town. Since then, he has been a member of The Orange Blossom Board of Management that organise one of Sydney's largest annual community festivals. Since 2012, David has run six successful Ultimate Elvis Presley Tribute Artist Contests in conjunction with Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) Inc of the USA, one of those contests culminating in what is now the annual Viva Surfers Paradise tribute show spectacular that occurs every July in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia. David has also organised gigs in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, for several Australian Elvis Tribute Artists and ran the very successful online Elvis 24/7 Radio station for several years.
David's role in Gold Coast Entertainment Network is overall strategic management and "steering the ship". He is our "big picture" person but he will, from time to time, cross into other's portfolios.
Producer and Studio Manager
Another "David", so we call him DJ to minimise confusion.
DJ has performed at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, the Horden Pavilion in Sydney and the Sydney Entertainment Centre. He is an accomplished musician and plays electric guitar, acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar, drums and keyboard. He is a published song writer and owns and operates his own recording studio and has produced songs for many other entertainers.
DJ's role in Gold Coast Entertainment Network is to advise and assist singers and bands with regards to the recording and publishing side of the entertainment business.
Angela is actually a retired Registered Nurse, with extensive operating room experience. Angela has a lifelong history of watching various entertainers in all manner of genres of entertainment and knows a good act when she sees one. She brings the perspective of a typical entertainment event attendee (audience member) to the team and is instrumental in rating the various entertainers that register with us.
Angela's role in Gold Coast Entertainment Network is to provide a balanced appraisal of acts that we may sign on and to be personal assistant to Mr Johnstone.
Company Secretary and Publicity Officer
Not only do we have two Davids on the team, but we also have two Angelas, so, to try and cause the least confusion, we call this Angela, Angie.
Gold Coast Entertainment Network knows that just organising entertainment for your venue or an event is only part of the solution - it also has to be promoted. Angie will work with you to do that. She has contacts with the right people in the Gold Coast print and electronic media and can work with you to ensure that your event is well publicised.
Angie's role in Gold Coast Entertainment Network is to look after everything to do with media and public relations for both ourselves and the entertainers that we represent and to monitor and maintain our social media presence.
Next Steps if you are an entertainer...
If you are an entertainer, please register with us.
Next Steps if you are a venue or an event organiser...
If you are a venue or an event organiser, please let us know what your entertainment needs are.