Duane Rockwell – Conference MC has been actively involved in the entertainment industry since 1989. In that year he made his professional debut performing in the National Song Festival.
Although the song he performed didn’t take the honours, it opened the door into an industry he had wanted to be a part of all of his life.
Duane immediately started making a name for himself performing on the Pub and Club Circuit. At this point Duane got the opportunity to host the SABC Music Programme “Fast Forward’ His easy and relaxed manner led him to be in popular demand to Compere Corporate Functions, Fashion Shows, Beauty Pageants and Promotions.
While continuing to perform at functions and on the Club Circuit, Duane became actively involved in the recording industry, both as an artist and producer. He released two singles in a short space of time that received extensive airplay on National Radio Stations.
Duane continues to record and write and a project is in the pipeline as we speak.
Duane Rockwell made his professional debut when he performed at the National Song Festival in 1989.
Duane Rockwell has been a valued entertainer ever since on the pub and club circuit, in the corporate entertainment arena, hosting at fashion shows, corporate events, beauty pageants and promotions, and also in the recording industry; both as artist and producer.
His musical repertoire includes songs from the ‘60’s right up to the current chart topping numbers. Duane has fine-tuned the art of “reading the audience” and his music will always match the function’s mood.
Hosting big events comes naturally to Duane Rockwell. Continuity, creating audience response and unbelievable charm are delivered perfectly every time. As Duane would say, “a seamless” function!
His easy-going and highly professional approach to any event makes Duane an absolute delight to deal with – always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the function is an unforgettable and totally memorable affair.
Coupled with all his charisma and stage presence is a sound and studied knowledge of the intricacies of sound and lighting, he knows all the tricks in the book and his perfect track record proves this.
Duane has been produced and/or performed in some fabulous stage productions which include :
In the Mood – swing based cabaret at the Carousel and Caesar’s in ‘98/99
Elvis Tribute at Caesar’s ‘99
Abba Tribute at Caesar’s and the Carousel ‘98/99
The Tribute Show (highlighting music of the ages) – specially written for the corporate market and performed during 2000/1
A Night at the Oscar’s – specially written for the corporate market, where the audience experiences just what it must be like to be part of this glamorous affair, started in ’99 and still going strong
The Celebration (audience interactive cabaret) – specially written for the corporate market and performed during 2000/1
Air Waves at the Carousel – ‘93/94
Rock & Roll Radio Show at the Carousel in ‘99
Revival – Beatles tribute – road show in ‘92/93
Radio and television appearances include :
M-Net Pay Channel host for HOT HITS (2 years)
Voice Overs for SABC 1, 2 and 3
Radio adverts for the Mad Expo, Incredible Connection, Computer Faire
Host for SABC’s FAST FORWARD music programme
Duane has worked for a large number of corporate companies as singer, cabaret artiste, compere, and musician. Some of these are :
South African Breweries
SA Accounting Association
A VIBRANT PERSONALITY WHO IS GUARANTEED TO CREATE A FANTASTIC VIBE AT ANY FUNCTION!
As a singer, Cabaret Artist, Compere, Keyboard Player and Guitarist, Duane continues to perform on the function and Live Music Circuit. He has done work for companies such as SAB, Avroy Schlain, ICL, Mercedes Benz, The Incredible Connection, Unidata. SA Accounting Association, Hollandia, Mobil, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Price Waterhouse, ABSA and Sanlam, just to name a few.
His repertoire includes songs from the sixties, seventies, eighties and the current charts and, along with his vibrant personality, he is sure to create a fantastic vibe at your next party or function. Duane looks forward to entertaining you at yours.