asked Roland Ott, Show World's founder and Principle, to provide us with
a history of his past, which he happily and generously supplied to us
with the following information:
Roland grew up in Hamburg, Germany (Capital City of Northern Germany
and Harbour for World Trade) in the 1950s.
"Mum used to
take us religiously every Saturday to Matinee Shows. Be it Opera, Classical
Music, Stage and Musical Comedy events or Indoor Circuses, for which
I will be forever grateful."
"I was told that as a
very young child, I used to stand next to Bands and Orchestras for hours
and at times shouted out requests. It amazed Band Leaders of my
knowledge of their song repertoire . They were always granted and
acknowledgment made over the microphone."
migrated with his Mother, Father and Brother Carl to Fremantle, Western
Australia. He soon realised that he had a natural talent to make people
happy and laugh with his natural flare for producing entertainment related
"I recall even at
Primary School holiday camps we had to present an entertainment item in front of visiting
parents. Mine was an imaginary Flea Circus. I remember how good it felt
when the audience stood up and applauded. I felt a million dollars"
Listed below a brief summary of some of
Roland's past activities over the years:
Weekly 60/40 twice weekly dance featuring well
known Australian and overseas Bands and Artists
Leagues and R.S.L. Clubs through-out NSW Toured Shows and Booked weekly Showbands
Assisted with the presentation of "Yorkie's Original Krazy Nite"
plus Sound and Show Production, Sound Panel Operator
Federal Hotel Circuit,
Victoria, Hobart and Darwin. Dealt with Entertainment Directors and provided
Australian and International artists and shows.
Casino, Hobart Tasmania Toured and supplied Artists and
Shows. Was offered Entertainment Director's position
Barkly Hotel Venue, Mt. Isa Qld. Booked Hotel Bands and staged Artists.
Carried out Advertising and General public image Campaigns
Broadbeach International Hotel, Gold Coast, Qld. Stage Production and Promotion
Campaigns for International Supper Club Revue which ran for 2 years.
Balga Inn Hotel, Balga, WA. Booked Artists and Bands than became Entertainment
Director. Provided all promotions and staging of Artists.
Top Hat Night Club Northbridge, WA House Booker and Advertising
Swinger Circuit, SA, Vic, NSW, Qld, NT. Toured all venues constantly
to assist with Operations, Management and Promotions.
Romano's Night Club, Perth, WA. Provided International famous Artists
and assisted with staging, promotions plus staging own imported Artists.
La Tenda Night Club, Victoria Park, WA. Provided International famous
artists and assisted in Staging and Productions
Galaxy Night Club North Perth, WA. Provided regular weekly entertainment
Raffles Hotel, Applecross, WA. Staged 1 weekly Show with imported
Mine Acts, taste full female strips and female Impersonation Shows, Compered
, Staging and Promotions
Kewdale Hotel, Kewdale, WA Staged Krazy Nites, panel operation and
show control. Band Bookings
Orient Hotel, Fremantle, WA. Staged 2 weekly Shows with imported Mine
Acts, Compered Shows, Staging and promotions
Federal Hotel, Fremantle, WA. Staged 1 weekly Show with Imported Mine
Acts, taste full female and female Impersonation Shows, Compered , Staging
Scarborough Hotel, Scarborough, WA. Presented high quality Female
Bussell Motor Inn Bunbury, WA Provided regular Bands on weekly basis
plus Artists and International Acts.
South West Ball Room Bunbury, WA. Provided and promoted
Albion Hotel Boulder, WA Provided, Staged and
Promoted Band Shows on weekly basis.
Kambalda Motor Inn, Kambalda, WA Provided, Staged
and Promoted Band Shows on weekly basis.
Rex Hotel, Kings Cross NSW. Launched
Night Club for Promoter Ivan Dayman. Promotions, House Booker
Beethoven's Toowoomba QLD. Launched Night Club in Hotel, Promotions
Durbridge's Smash Hit Thriller "House Guest" with Patrick Macnee
shown at the Regal Theatre, Subiaco WA.
His early major credits
include Young Doctors in Love, James Bond's A View To A Kill, Sea Wolves
with David Niven, Gregory Peck and Roger Moore, Rob Reiner's This Is
Spinal Tap, and the television series, The New Avengers. For two years
Macnee also starred in the Broadway production of Sleuth. He then
performed the role in Canada and other U.S. cities.
and Staged various events, Artists, Shows, Comparing and M.C., spruiking at large Metro. Shopping
Centres who provided weekly budgets Inc.: Melville Shopping Centre, Innaloo
Shopping Centre, Midland Shopping Centre, Boan's Morley, Various Gold Coast
Qld. Shopping Centres.
Owned, operated and worked through a number of agencies through-out
Australia including Perth, Brisbane and Sydney. They included Roland Ott &
Associated, Pine Promotions, NLT Productions, Channel 9 Perth "Tonight
Shows" Artists Agency, Universal Artists, Show Bands Management, Cloudland
Ballroom, June Evans Enterprises, Quill Organisation, Dance Promotions,
Cin-A-Rock, Rock Spectacles