Based in Airlie Beach, Total Entertainment is the go to booking agent for live entertainment in the Whitsundays. Locally owned and operated Total Entertainment has an ever evolving group of artists that specialise in performances for weddings and corporate events and playing gigs for the local community. TE book for some of the Whitsundays top night spots, venues and events and provide the region with some of Queensland and Australia’s best live acts.
As the faces of our musicians are recognised around town from their performances at venues such Boaty's, Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill & Hemingway's, we thought it was time to introduce some of our artists in a more personalised setting and peel back some layers to show the people behind the music.
Round 2 - lets meet Dylan Hammond. Family man, friend, musician and Total Entertainment’s owner/director. Born in East Gippsland, Victoria, Dylan’s first introduction to music was at about 4 yrs old on the family piano. He has been performing professionally since the tender age of 14 and is showing no signs of slowing down. With multiple national tours under his belt, thousands of shows played, loads of performances internationally, a full length original solo album ‘Treading Air’ and another one on the way; music is way of life for this man and it can be seen in his performances. His style is 'solo acoustic live looping'. He incorporates his multi-instrumentalism into his performances using a loop pedal which enables him to record beats, bass lines, vocal harmonies and percussion to create a one-man band
Dylan made the move up to Airlie after some encouragement from a friend and fellow musician Michael Caruana in summer of 2011. Seven years later Dylan his wife Jasmine and their two little girls Willow and Layla are still calling this gorgeous place home. Dylan established Total Entertainment at the start of 2014 and the business concentrates on entertainment bookings, music bookings, AV (staging, sound, lighting) and also hire equipment. Total Entertainment has recently sponsored the Whitsundays Gig Guide and we hope to unite music lovers of the Whitsundays. A hard working and talented musician, here's what Dylan has to say. Enjoy!