These guys were fantastic. We hired them to play for a surprise 50th, we asked for high energy with plenty of songs to dance to and they totally hit the mark. Everyone was either dancing or tapping the entire night. I also know a number of our guests are going to book them for their own events which totally says it all. Thanks for a fabulous night guys xxxx

Stephanie’s 50th birthday party, Redcliffe – April 2023

Amazing band, great music enjoyed by all!

Ann’s birthday party, Karana Downs – Aug 2022

Kickstart really got the party going! Good music, professional and very timely in communicating throughout the process. Made the party a great night! Thank you! 

Nerissa’s 50th birthday’ party, W Hotel, Brisbane CBD – July 2022

A great band who played a great range of hits! Were perfect for our venue. Would thoroughly recommend Kickstart to anyone looking for a professional set up who deliver the goods!

Leigh, Marketing Manager, Bribie Is Bowls Club – NYE 2021


North West & Caboolture Private Hospitals’ Christmas Function @ Grand Ballroom, Eatons Hill Hotel 

Hi Chris,

It was a great night again, thank you!

We have had positive feedback today from staff in all departments on how much fun they had on the dance floor and what a great band you are.

We will endeavour to keep in touch and if I can recommend you to other hospitals in the group I will.

You are a very easy group of people to work with and I would be happy to be a referee if you ever need to have a prospective client call for a reference.

Thanks again and best wishes to you and the band for a great Christmas.



Chris Murphy – Chief Executive Officer
North West & Caboolture Private Hospitals

A huge thank you to Kickstart who recently played at our Social Club  Ball at Moda Portside. The band was highly recommended to us through a long standing employee and we were very happy with the recommendation! The band were extremely professional, cheerful and had the crowd dancing straight after dinner! The band were great to work with, they were very accommodating to our requests and were perfect fitting in with our event. I would highly recommend Kickstart for any corporate event! Thanks!


Social Club Coordinator
PwC Brisbane    

  Cassie Boodle   

  • Practice Assistant PwC

Level 15/123 Eagle Street

  • Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia

(  +61 7 3257 8382  7  +61 7 3031 9206
* cassie.boodle@au.pwc.com


We were referred to Kickstart through a number of sources on the Gold Coast and had the pleasure of seeing them perform at the Fundraising Institute Gala Dinner in February. There is no doubt they are a quality group with a repertoire to meet most tastes. For us it was important to the success of our Masquerade Gala to allow the band to do its thing without us looking over their shoulders. They did not let us down. Often these events get a little weary after the official bits are over. Not on this occasion – we had to ask people to leave in the end and are sure that had we left the band to its devices it would have been a very long night indeed. It was great to work with musicians who not only clearly enjoyed what they do but who also understand the not for profit sector and what we are about. We would happily recommend Kickstart as the band for your next event. You won’t regret the decision.

Mark Hindle
Chief Executive Officer, Gold Coast Hospital Foundation

 “Kickstart recently played at our annual gala dinner and were fantastic. They were extremely professional and played both background music during the dinner and ‘party’ music at the end of the night – where they had everyone on the dance floor. I would love to work with Kickstart again, and will be recommending them to anyone holding events up in QLD who are looking for a great band. Thank you Kickstart!”

Jade Abbott Event Coordinator – States and Territories

‘Hear and Say’ has a first class reputation for staging memorable events that not only achieve their goals in money raised to help its work with deaf children but ensure guests are wined, dined and entertained!  Kickstart was recommended to us for our 2011 Gold Coast Ball and we can now pass on that recommendation with the guarantee that they will be perfect for your event too!  Kickstart were great to work with, their music fitted our program perfectly starting with background music while guests enjoyed their meal and then gearing up into top gear when the official proceedings finished, ensuring that everyone hit the dance floor for the rest of the night.  Great music, great voices, great playlist!  Our guests loved them and so will yours!

 Robyn Symons
Development & Fundraising Manager 

“A huge thanks to Kickstart for providing the great entertainment for our end of year function in the Grand Ballroom at the Eaton’s Hill Hotel. You had everyone up dancing from the start and played a great selection of songs to suit everybody.” A week later, staff are still talking about what a great night we had and can we please book the same venue and Kickstart again for next year!

Chris Murphy – Chief Executive Officer
North West & Caboolture Private Hospitals

 We were fortunate enough to come across the legendary Kickstart band for the first time at the Stockman’s Bar at the Brisbane EKKA last year. We absolutely loved what we heard so decided that they would be the perfect band to play at our wedding in Port Douglas. We locked in our August wedding date, and from there Chris has been absolutely fabulous at liaising with us in the lead up to the night and bouncing off song suggestions and idea’s to make our night extra special. They dealt directly with our reception venue to organise set up which worked out perfectly on the night. 

They started off the evening with some lovely background music during our reception dinner.
We had provided them with three of our own special dancing songs that they learnt especially on our behalf and played so well. This personal touch made it so memorable, as is something you can only get through such a talented live band. As well as this, they played song requests from their repertoire for our family and friends too. All of our guests loved Kickstart, and they ranged in age from 17 to 87, making them a perfect band for such a special occasion. Everyone really enjoyed dancing the night away and wished that the time didn’t fly by so fast! We actually had many comments from our guests saying it was the best wedding they had been too, and I’m sure Kickstart attributed a great deal to that!
We had hired out the entire reception venue on the night, which is in a very busy part of Port Douglas, and it was amazing to see how many people walked past in awe of the great entertainment going in inside They were no doubt wishing they were there to enjoy themselves as much as us!
We can highly recommend Kickstart to anyone who wants a fabulous and amazingly talented covers band to keep their guests dancing the night (or day) away. We can’t wait to attend another one of their gigs in the near future and have the opportunity to use them again for another special occasion.

Warwick and Phoebe Bristol

It was a pleasure working with Kickstart at the National Austswim Conference again this year at the Radisson Resort, Gold Coast, guys. Great selection of music and many thanks for the opportunity to do a few numbers with you and have some fun entertaining the crowd on the dance floor. Your ability to connect with the audience and keep them entertained was first class and made the evening a huge success.

Pio Terei, MC, Austswim National Conference

Hi Paul,
Yes Kickstart were great once again!
We had an amazing night and the dance floor just wasn’t big enough!
Can you please pass on A big thanks to Chris, Phil & the rest of the band as they certainly did put on a great show.
Kind Regards – Jade Hanson (Austswim)

 ‘Thanks guys for a great night and the great music at our wedding last year! You played all our favourite classics and also took the trouble to learn a couple of our “special” songs for the night at very short notice. Once again thanks for a memorable evening and good luck for the future.

Darren and Tara (Redcliffe)

Kickstart are an awesome band. Forget the old juke box – Great LIVE MUSIC is back with Kickstart and all the tunes from the ’70’s to now. They sound great, they look the part and to top it off – they are great people to deal with. I highly recommend them to KICKSTART any event, party or show.

Greg Dodge – ‘Director of Marketing of Ellaways Music Group of Companies’ & ‘Compere for the Kedron Street Festival 

Great job Kickstart! The Aussie rock numbers were perfect. Thanks for being so flexible and fitting in with the tight scheduling for the day.

Brian Mcgrath, Operations Manager, Brisbane Broncos (pre-match entertainment Broncos 20th Anniversary game at Suncorp Stadium)

Had Kickstart play at my 40th birthday and they turned what was going to be a good party into an awesome night. Their music is fantastic and all of my friends who came had a great time. I can’t thank you enough for making it a night to remember. We are all trying to think of another reason to have a party so we can book you again!!!
Thanks Chris hope to catch you again soon.

Toni McGill


Thank you very much, Kickstart, for the great night at our annual Associates Dinner. I personally very much appreciated your professionalism and flexibility on the night which made things very easy for me. The music was great and everyone had a ball! Hopefully we can do it again next year!

Cindy English, Event Coordinator – Qld
Hills Industries



Just a short note to express our thanks for supporting the Think Pink weekend. We believe that being able to promote having your band performing helped us sell a heap more tickets to the dinner than we would have. On the night, everyone enjoyed the music and were put into a good mood for the Auction. Overall, with the dinner and the weekend, we managed to raise around $12000 for Kim Walters Choices Program. Thanks to you and the band for generously donating your time

Dave Campbell
President West Mitchelton Rugby League Football Club


All Bookings –

Chris:  0417 613 299   (07) 3325 2433

Bill:     0403 224 320

E-mail:    theband@kickstart.com.au