Roland Ott
 Show World's Executive Producer & Artistic Director

"One thing I realised quickly 'Music and Entertainment' is an international language"


Briefly, we 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."

He 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 events.

"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:

  • Venue Management / Bookings

Cloudland Ballroom, Brisbane, Qld. Weekly 60/40 twice weekly dance featuring well known Australian and overseas Bands and Artists
Various Leagues and R.S.L. Clubs through-out NSW
Toured Shows and Booked weekly Showbands
Floreat Hotel, WA. 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 and promotions
Scarborough Hotel, Scarborough, WA. Presented high quality Female strip acts
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  Teen Dances
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 and Operations

  • Advertising & Media

Created  Ad Campaigns including Press Display Advertising , Electronic Media (Radio Commercial Productions) TV Ads (Creating Television Commercials) and Print Media (Design Press ads for the Entertainment Ad pages)
Public Image Creation Campaigns and Advertising/Promotion Campaigns

  • Show Business Investments

Patrick Macnee

Francis 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.

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Owned and operated a number of  Arcade,  Amusement, Pinball and Video Machines.
  • Shopping Centre Entertainment

Provided 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.

  • Sporting Clubs

Assisted a number of Football and other Sporting Clubs with Functions, Fund-raising. Carried out function as  Talent House Booker at various Clubs.

  • Talent, Entertainment, Touring, Casting, Artist Booking & Management Agencies

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

As committee member he assisted with Charity Functions and served on the Advertising Committee including on the fundraising project: An evening with the stars "Salute to Sammy Davis Jnr." 14th October, 1982 for Variety and Telethon with live appearance by Sammy Davis Jnr. at the Sheraton Ball Room.

(The Children's Charity)

A past group of happy Committee Members 
after a successful fund-raising lunch 
at the old Park Towers.

Left to right: Geoff Parker, Joe Coci, Colin McEwan, Bob Maher, John Boucat, Jim Dale,
Bob Phillips, John Migliore, Roland Ott.
Kneeling: Peter Currall and Jeff Newman.

copyright Roland Ott 1999 - 2005 world wide reserved
Wednesday, 18. July 2007 RO

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