A new platform for booking DJs and Artists has launched in Australia. Request Artists is a marketplace where anyone can book the best Australian DJ’s and Artists for their events. Request Artists service any event or special occasion in Australia. For example Weddings, Birthdays, Christmas Parties, Office / Corporate events ANY event that requires quality music by a well-known DJ. Due to Request Artists’ extensive event and festival experience, they can also organise Sound and Audio-Visual if required (see below for more info).
Founders John Course, John Curtin & Piero Giovannini each have extensive experience & contacts in venue bookings and event services via their networks. They have all worked across the Music, Artist, Hospitality & Digital space for over 20 years and have a great passion for hosting quality events. They are very well respected within the Music & Events Business community and have great music, event and marketing experience.
Longtime DJ and founder of Vicious Recordings (established in 1993), John Course, has been a stalwart of the dance music scene, having mixed multiple CD’s for Ministry Of Sound, OneLove and Vicious. John has toured extensively across Australia having played at leading festivals, clubs and private events for over 25 years. Through the Vicious Recordings network of labels, John Course has been directly involved in the careers of Madison Avenue, Dirty South, AVICII, The Potbelleez, Peking Duk, Sgt Slick & Rogue Traders, not to mention countless other DJ’s and producers who continue to release under the Vicious network.
John Curtin is a professional marketing leader with a rich history and proven track record in Digital Marketing, Marketing, Events, and Social Media. John has managed, marketed and launched projects from large Corporate to Start-up Cultures such as Swisse Wellness, launching ‘Uber Eats’ in Australia, Stereosonic (Australia’s largest music festival), Festival X Australia, Red Bull and several other related companies and festivals.
John formed John Curtin Consulting in 2013 and has a diverse range of clients in the Digital, Startup, Hospitality, Film, Music and Technology space.
DJ, producer, event coordinator, owner and director of Audio Visual company, Night Grooves, Piero Giovannini has 25+ years in the club, festival and corporate music scene. Piero is a staple in the music industry and has performed both nationally and internationally in a distinguished career and as a producer, Piero has had several records that have charted in the top 10 Aria Club charts. In the last ten years, Piero has curated music festival events at the iconic Riva St Kilda, hosting performances of both International and local artists to thousands of people. He is also the founder of Night Grooves and has looked after some of the biggest and the best in the music industry from all around the world.
After being approached many times to play private events as a DJ, the idea of a booking agency with the scope to supply the actual DJ’s who play clubs and events weekly seemed logical to John Course. DJ’s with deep musical knowledge, who can play not only mainstream music but also cater to a more specialist music palette, appealed to John… DJ’s for When Music Matters. John Course then approached John Curtin in late 2018 for advice and the concept of working with some of Australia’s best artists for private and corporate events began. John Curtin loved the idea as he had helped countless times to organise friends’ weddings or larger hospitality groups looking for artists for Spring Racing or other special events. He could see the potential and the two had some in-depth discussions about making it more than your traditional agency with not only a music focus but also with a tech-forward mentally, utilising today’s technology in terms of automation, artist search filters, organisation workflow and liaising with Clients and Artists online. The technology was super important to both and they wanted to ensure it was super easy to make a booking:
Their goal is to bring some of the best Artists (not just mobile DJ’s but actual DJ’s who play at some of the best Clubs & Parties around Australia), to play at your Wedding, Engagement, 30th birthday, Product Launch, Sporting event, School formal or Work Christmas party, EOFY celebration etc.
“The search options within the site are really awesome and one of our key differences to other services. You don’t need to use them, but if you want a DJ from a certain club you go to (or used to, go to), or if you want a more specialist music direction, both filters are great tools.” – John Course
Request Artists have put together over 35 of the best DJs, Artists and Vocalists in Australia (this list is continuously growing). They have an automated system via their website: RequestArtists.com.au where you can book your preferred Artist on your chosen event date. It’s exciting that the talent of artists they have put together, cover so many musical styles, genres and are a great mix of classic DJs and new acts. These are artists that can play any room large or small and have a great mix of music with a huge depth of musical knowledge. For example, you can select to have: John Course, Andy Murphy, Khanh, DJ Feline or a plethora of different artists play at your event.
The search functionality is fantastic; you can search based on venue or event, e.g search via a specific style of music or search to find DJ’s who have played at your favourite venues, for example Onelove, OneSixOne or Bond, making a choice for an Artist is so easy and fluid. Adding production hire to a booking is as easy as clicking once, allowing Request to quote sound and lighting literally at the tick of a box. The Artists are also experienced enough to work with clients on specific songs that may be important for an event, speech requirements, corporate event needs and other things which assist in the success of your event.
“We are really excited to connect some of Australia’s biggest and emerging artists to corporate events and special occasions such as weddings, engagements, 30ths, sporting events, large scale venues, product and store launches. We can make the process so easy with a fantastic website, artists and can also organize staging and Sound/AV for your event” – John Curtin
Request Artists service Australia wide, however, they have already had a request for a New Year’s Eve party in Los Angeles. They also have requests from some friends who are getting married in Bali and are enquiring for their wedding in 2020.
Request Artists can not only organise the best DJ / Artist for your special occasion but by partnering with Piero’s company ‘Nightgrooves’ they can also supply Sound, Audio Visual, Staging and any specialty hire requirements. This simplifies the process and they offer great pricing and one invoice for both talent and equipment, which makes everything so much easier. Given their reach within the industry, they also have great relationships with function venues, hospitality venues, photographers, videographers, car services, florists and catering groups. They can also facilitate introductions to the best providers in the business & will offer great pricing and seamless experiences for your event.