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Craig with a naturally uncanny resemblance to the ‘Voice of Brit Rock’ his renditions of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Honky Tonk Woman”, two of Jagger's all-time biggest is to be seen to be believed. When Craig Taylor takes the stage, He’s got the strut, he’s got the look, he’s got the lips!!
Now combine that with Chris Clackson as "Elwood" and Shane Peters as (Jake) we have the Blues Brothers. http://bluesbrothersrebooted.com.au
The Show comes in a variety of formats
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- A show for budget purposes (room may be too small or cost consideration or only 50 min set required this can be catered for as well prices start at $2250+gst Sydney metro region. Backing track on video clip.
- Ideal for Charity Events - Corporate - presentation awards Nights- Corporates- general entertainment
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HiI’m Len Pascoe.
My life has been and continues to beanamazingjourney , from the paddocks of Bridgetown WA to the greatest sporting arenas of the world. alongtheway life experienceshave been and aremy teacher. As a young ladI would watch my Dad MC weddings and host events, so in his footsteps I carry the same enthusiasm to events.
As a Right Arm Fast Bowler
1977-83 Representing Australia at Test Level
1977-80 Representing WSC Packer
Immortalised in the “Come On Aussie Song” Pascoe’s making divots, and having bowled the first ball under lights to commence the concept of Day Night Cricket.
Comfortable as a Keynote speaker, MC, Awards Presenter , Motivationalor just good company.
A list of organisations you have worked for (including dates and references)
Below is a list of credits
· COMMUNITY ARTS OFFICERBANKSTOWN COUNCIL 4years
· 30 YEARS EXPERIANCE IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY CONSULTANY COMMERCIAL FURNITURE
· COMMENTARY RADIO ABC – 2KY – CHANNEL 7, FOX, 2sm Hi Tide
· MC PRODUCT LAUNCH OF YAKULT
· MC ANSETT CHILDRENS HOSPITAL CHARITY EVENTS
· MC LEND LEASE INTERIORS SPORTS DAY
· PROMOTIONS FOR TOHEEYS – CARLTON
· SPORTS TALK TO SCHOOLS - AMBASSADORE NSW EDUCATION DEPT.
Ambassador Plan B T20 Cricket NSW Country 2001
· EASTERN AIRLINES PROMOTIONS
· FISHING EXPO’S AND WRITING ARICLES UNDER “ HOOKS N Cuts’
· CORPORATE PRESENTATIONS – ISUZU / GMH, MOTOR TRADERS BUNNINGS, STCRACING, KOMATSU – RAINE & HORNE
· CO HOSTED THE 2ky BIG SPORTS BREAKFAST,
· MC -AMP FINANCIAL PLANNERS QLD CHAPTER & NSW CHAPTER
· MC – INCREMENTAL MARKETING EVENTS.
· CHARITY ORGANIZATION EVENTS, PLANNING AND RUNNING.
· SCG – corporate boxes and high end function rooms
Locations you are prepared to travel to e.g. within Australia and overseas or only within
Len has travelled all over Australia, recently completing a tour of outback QLD, in the past Singapore. Vanuatu
Pascoe hit the headlines in the 70s for his ferocity as a fast bowler and, even at 17, the sight of him speeding into to bowl intimidated many a batsman.
“I remember as a teenager bowling first change for NSW Colts against Queensland I took four wickets in four balls the 3rd being a no ball, I broke a bloke’s hand another his forearm, sconed a bloke - they were a bit of mess,” Pascoe recalled.
“Thommo was just as bad – or worse – at school,” Pascoe said of his Punchbowl High schoolmate and Australian cricketer Jeff Thomson. “He was breaking bones all over the place. The teachers thought he was dangerous.”
Pascoe took 64 wickets in the 14 Test matches he played for Australia, debuting alongside 'Thommo' in the Jubilee Test of 1977.
At 187 centimetres tall, all solid, Pascoe is known for talking straight and bowling quick – jaw-breaking when on target.
“I was product of my time,” he said. “Here I was; a non-Anglo kid from a working class background and sledging was rife. I don’t think many people knew how to take me.”
Nowadays Pascoe prefers to manage headliners through his consultancy named Len Pascoe Sports Entertainment.
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Len Pascoe former test Cricket fast bowler, made famous with the Come On Aussie Song "Pascoe's making Divots in the Green" and Greg Hayes comedian having toured with Slim Dusty for over 10 yrs. Combine to present a fun time of comedy sports stories song impressions. Greg has performed with many sports people, the shows are clean.
TRIVIA TEST MATCH
John Dyson & Len Pascoe two former Test Cricketers combine to present TRIVIA TEST MATCH, not just cricket but popular topics, current affairs, sport, entertainment, music test your teams knowledge!
We do everything !
Provide relevant sheets
PA Screen Projection
Run the night
Stage set backdrops
Raising money events
Heads & tails, closest to the target coin toss, putting, raffles
Should memorabilia be required, that can be arranged.
Exciting show now available for bookings
Since 2001, Shane Peters has been gaining great momentum and rave reviews in the entertainment industry. This talented 32 year old singer/songwriter and entertainer is relentlessly performing in the Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong areas, in varied formats of entertainment including cabaret spots production shows, solos and duos. Shane displays a versatility in music that wows his audiences who’s ages range from 18-80.
On the performing front, Shane has performed in all the major Sydney clubs, entertained 18, 000 people at the Sydney Football Stadium, supported Queen Diva Marcia Hines and 60’s group The Foundations; most famous for their 1968 hit "Build Me Up Buttercup". Shane has also performed in popular production shows such as,
Shout a Beautiful Noise, a tribute show to Johnny O’Keefe and Neil Diamond, Stars in Your Eyes and The Hit-Makers Show.
On the recording front, Shane has appeared on the Compilation C.D.,
The Fat Cat Sings Again (1999). With his alternative band Ignita, Shane has composed music for an extreme also recorded his debut single and remake of the John Lennon classic "Beautiful Boy" (2004) to favourable reviews and radio airplay.
Shane submitted an instrumental track, "Was" to the feature film
Enemies Closer (2006) which gained a theatrical release and starred Ryan Maloney (Neighbours) and supermodel Holley Brisley.
From 2007/2008 Shane maintained ongoing work within the entertainment industry in various production shows, cabaret spots as well as solos and duos ,more recently he joined the very popular Heroes from Heaven show and the exciting new ‘Wanted Dead or Alive Show’ portraying such performers as Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly and Gene Pitney just to name a few. In 2009 Shane scored the part of Jake in the award winning "The Australian Blues Brothers Show and as of 2011 Shane will be be performing in his new Production show "The Icon Show" Also Shane has recorded a CD ‘The Cover Songs Collection Vol. 1(2008), and is currently working on his debut EP ‘Sound Animation" which will be released in Aug 2011 as well as instrumental EP In Yellow Uplift"(2011)
Shane Peters is a performer that delivers a highly entertaining experience that will satisfy people of all ages and musical tastes.
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Enquiries: Len Pascoe Sports Entertainment0414 412 091
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The McGrath Experience
I was reading Glenn McGraths book at the airport, and as took in his path to success, I noted the following
- Experience –we call on to make informed decisions
- Recognize opportunity
- See Potential where others are blind to it
- Believe in the product
- Channel it in the correct path
- Fast track real talent time line of life
- Re-assess – evaluate & fine tune
- Be clear & specific as to what is required
- Get the attention of others
- Differentiate from others, be noticed
- Eyes & ears are the best coach
- Say & hear it once - evaluate what is relevant and apply
GUIDE TO BEING A FIRST CLASS CRICKETER
- Cricket is a game in which the opposition must not be under estimated, but rather highly respected
- You as a player must be prepared to contribute when required and this is achieved by practicing long, hard and often.
- Too often players reach what they consider is good enough and don’t strive to go beyond, you must push yourself to do better.
- Be an example to your team mates.
- When the going gets tough and all seems lost strive for that SECOND EFFORT, you will be surprised at the results
- Remember you are part of a team don’t be the one that lets them down
The Great RugbyLeague Coach Jack Gibson, taught me about second effort, I followed his advice, and it took me from an average fast bowler to one that opened the bowling at Lords for Australia.
To Jack Thanks
Analysis of a poor team!
Be aware of the traps so many teams fall into, where lack of commitment and purpose destroys all the good efforts, below are listed typical symptoms of a poor team.
- LACK BALANCE, ESSENTIAL SKILLS, TASKS NOT ACCOMPLISEHED EFFICIENTLY
- GRUMBLING AND RETALIATION BETWEEN TEAM MEMBERS
- UNHEALTHY COMPETITION BETWEEN TEAM MEMBERS AND OTHER TEAMS
- EXPRESSION OF TEAM MEMBERS WHEN ASKED TO ACCEPT A CHALLENGE OR CHANGE
- LACK OF COMMITMENT
- POOR RELATIONS WITH CAPTAINS AND OFFICIALS
- LACK OF COMMITMENT TO HELP OTHER TEAM MEMBERS IMPROVE THEIR SKILLS
- POOR UNDERSTANDING OF THE ROLES PLAYED BY OTHER TEAM MEMBERS
- RESENTMENT TOWARDS INPUT OR ASSITANCE FROM PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE TEAM
- LOW SUPPORT BY TEAM MEMBERS FOR EACH OTHER
- LACK OF GOALS
- POOR FEEDBACK
- LACK OF TEAM SPIRIT OR IDENTITY
- THE ACCEPTENCE OF MEIOCRE PERFORMANCE AS GOOD ENOUGH
Ask yourself, do you want it badly enough!
If so then put that little extra into your training and matches and avoid the above.
This starts with you, are you prepared to change your attitude.
CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE CHANGES YOUR LIFE
- DISCUSS TEAM SELECTIONS
- TREAT PRACTICE AS AN EXTENTION OF YOUR EGO
- ARRIVE UNPREPARED
- COMPRIMISE WITH YOURSELF – DON’T GIVE IN
- COMPLAIN (IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM SEE THE COACH)
- STAND AROUND DOING NOTHING, TALKING WAISTING TIME
- BEING STUPID – ACCIDIENTS HAPPEN THAT WAY
ü BE PUNCTUAL
ü REGISTER WITH PRACTISE CONVENER
ü START WITH A LAP OF THE OVAL AND LIGHT STRETCH
ü INTIATE SMALL GROUP DRILLS WHEN WAITING
ü BAT SENSIBLE IN THE NETS
ü PRTACVTICE THE WAY YOU INTEND TO PLAY
You are expected on the ground 1 hr before play, in correct attire, 1 lap of oval and light stretch.
The joker in the dressing room is usually the guy who fears failure. So he hides behind his mouth and antics.
There is one captain at all times.
The player that assumed the role of motivator or strategist is only expressing his own short comings. They usually speak in “WE MUST” “WE SHOULD” never do they speak “I must”
The game is played in sessions, be aware of the rhythm of play. THINK
Sledging, is a reflection on all the team members and the club, and only serves to wreck the yours and team goals
Try to spend time with the opposition after the match.
Remember you represent the club & its sponsors as well as your family.
Watch the game as much as you can.
If you lack experience , you must create it in your mind, this is called SYNTHETIC EXPERIENCE
Visualize your rhythm bowling, or batting etc
Always be prepared, program yourself, don’t sit in a closet, in the dark, just hoping that things go your way.
This type of player is called a “HOPE” player and one without commitment.
If you as a bowler are getting slogged, stop get your bearings and adjust.
Replay instantly the ball in your mind was it a good ball or bad – analyze and adjust.
If you have made a mistake – there is a reason. Figure it out and fix it.
Batting is the same principal.
Try to get the opponent off his rhythm, and then you will be in control. The mark of a good player is the fact he can adjust in the heat of combat.
Some players are great when there is no pressure, but fall badly when it matters. These guys are FRONT RUNNERS . You cannot rely on them. They promise a lot and give little.
Visualize yourself being successful, it will give you confidence and relaxes you. A player must admit at times that he was wrong. Admit it and change, being stubborn is an ego thing.
PRESSURE IS REALY A FEAR OF FAILURE Once again visualize what you need to change the greatest mistake is the fear of making a mistake.
Mentally tough athletes dictate the game circumstances.
VISUALIZATION is the most over used term , and the most under used skill.
Visualization is a self directed imaging, designed to show the body what you want it to happen. 20% of the fibers in the eyes retina lead directly to the motor cortex of the brain
We all have off days and will have them again. Consider the down times as putting you mind into a charger like we recharge a battery. It is important not to allow yourself to have self pity – why me!
Remember the front runners the guys who does it when it’s easy and drops the ball when it tough
Never give in – Defeat is a lesson to be learnt and only a measure of your ability application at the time.
Mental Toughness is
ü BEINGING COMMAND [CHANGE IF YOU ARE NOT]
ü ABLE TO ADJUST [ DON’T BE STUBBORN]
ü REPLAY [GET THE FEEL OF GREATNESS]
Intense DESIRE is the key.
When you visualize a task remember to do it in detail and vividly.
Shadow batting – bowling – catching helps program reactions.
In fielding a good player does not get surprised. He expects every delivery to come to him, so be prepared.
The batsmen is trying to surprise you surprise him.
Muscle memory is programming of the sub-conscious.
It’s a reflex action
If you spend too much time thing then it becomes conscious and usually too late
Set Goals, consciously and make them happen sub-consciously
‘If you think long enough, no doubt negative thoughts may flood in.
Those who cannot adjust in the heat of combat are doomed to fail.
A successful player looks and acts mentally tough. So what wrong with acting that way.
Intimidation in the game is a weapon, however after much thought it is a poor weapon when you consider your opponent is already scared of failure. So far better to be mentally tough and use the conditions and exploit every angle, after all it’s about who cracks first?
How much you devote to cricket is important. However to be at your best a balance has to be made in your life, friends, family work and recreation.
If you have given 100% and lost, don’t get mad or frustrated accept that on the day you were not up to it however if you only put 90% then you should feel disappointed “Greg Norman
Remember the game is meant to be fun.
Some years back I was asked by a player “ What do I have to do to stay in the side ?”
I reflected for a while and replied, your eyes and your ears are you best coach, compare yourself to the better players and fins what is lacking in your game , it’s how quickly you adjust, recognize the areas of strengths and weaknesses and rectify, the rest is fate.
The opposition is relentless looking for ways to put you down. Practice then takes a new meaning
The meaning of power and importance you have in a team is measured by how much they depend on you.
Power can be used to get people to react by 4 ways
ü Coercion [ threats] this does not work in the long run
ü Reward 9 sooner or later they want more for less]
ü Persuasion [ will you do me a favor, this leaves you owing]
ü Knowledge [ the more you know the more dependent people are and your power increases]
- We must not underestimate our opponents – but it’s a great fault if we overestimate their ability
- If you think you are not giving of your best, its probably because you are confused. You did not know exactly what was required and expected, simplify
- Never look to be well like, before being well respected
- Learn how to work hard, sacrifice and fight for every inch all the time. Cricket plays a small part in physical involvement but the lessons are for ever
- Winners are the ones the game means more to.
- Internal problems if not dealt correctly will eventually lead to destroying the goal
- You should have a plan that will fit every situation, play session by session.Tomorrow’s problems are governed by the way we handle to-day’s
- When someone says you did your best , there is no higher praise.
- A man’s character is measured by the choice he makes under pressure
- Fear of failure is every one’s enemy, courage is your security
- Don’t be selfish
- Act professionally at all times
- When you start looking for shorts cuts , then find something else to do
- If you want something bad enough you will work all season for it
- How you act in adversity will be the measuring stick on how important your in the side.
- Pressure is on the character not the interlect
- The player who like the fancy stuff is doomed to make simple mistakes
- Winning is personal – to be a winner you must be satisfied with your own performance. Its only limited value if the team wins but you have had a shocker.
Ian Healy had this stuck to the inside of his kit bag to remind him every time he went to get something. Helped him focus.
For it’s all in the state of mind
If think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you think you can’t win and you know you can’t It’s a cinch you won’t
For its out in the world you’ll find
Success begins in a fellows will
For its’ all in the state of mind
For many a race has been lost
Nor even a step begun
And many a coward has fallen
Before his work’s begun
Think big and your deeds will grow
Think small and you’ll fall behind
Think that you can and you will
For it’s all in the state of mind
The race doesn’t always go
To the bigger faster man
But the race sometimes goes
TO THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CAN
Fast Bowling Preparation
Preparation starts well before the day of the match!
You must be aware of your opposition and make sure that you are ready mentally and physically, with all equipment ready and in order.
- Ask about your opposition where you can
- Eat correctly the night before the match, breakfast, lunch – drinks
- Know what field placements you want
- Have a bowling plan
- If you want to try something let the captain know
- Put your good fielders in wicket taking positions
- Good rest before the match
- Make sure your boots are well maintained… essential
- Keep the new ball up “ Feed the slips”……hit the seam
- Count the runs off the over, minimize…. It’s a matter of who cracks first
- It’s a game of mistakes… be aware of that
- Be prepared to bowl at all times
- You want the wicket
- Be at the ground 1 hr before play…stretch…and warm up bowling
- When bowling in warm up concentrate on seam upright
- Bowl at off stump
- Assess the batsmen is he front player or back foot
- Look for behavioral traits that indicate he is uncomfortable
- Visualize how you are going to get him out
- Bowl with the mind not muscle
- The bouncer is a short examination of the batsmens footwork use it wisely
- Don’t sledge, stay in the zone, preserve your energy
- Learn to bowl for your bowler at the other end
- Count your deliveries when bowling or in the field it helps to concentrate
The fast bowler is an important member of the side. They are in a way school boy bullies.
They create fear , team spirit, and change the game. They are the first to bowl and set the pattern for the game.
As a young player emerging onto the first class arena, it soon became evident that myknowledge of the game had to improve, thus resulting in obtaining my respective coaching certificates, however always mindful that a little knowledge can be dangerous, and so embarked on passing my experiences to those who wished to listen. I engaged Greg Chappell to assist in the development of the Mosman Cricket Club, below is the extract from his address which I am sure you will all find fascinating and enjoyable.
There are 3 levels of concentration
* Waiting to bat
* Walking out
* Taking strike
Waiting to Bat
This is when you are in the dressing room or just watching the game, you do not have full on concentration but are aware of the happenings in the middle, some players will talk a lot, as did Greg, others like Mark Waugh go through a sleepy state. It is wise not to go into total concentration.
This next state is one of arousal, a sense of tension you are now on stand by.
Watch the bowlers face as he comes in to bowl then focus on the ball, look for the stitches on the ball, this is called fine focusing.
Do not have nothing in your head negative thoughts flood in talk to your self look for every opportunity to come forward. Do not have your weight on the heels , a key point here is, and, can signal the switch for full concentration is, tilt the top had towards the bowler, this set the wrist and allows a full straight back lift and face of the bat maintaining the figure 9.
It is difficult to concentrate full on all day get in the habit to switch on and off between ball relax think about other positive things, Doug Walters counted the crowd.
Target how many runs you want to score in the season 800 and concentrate to get them 1 at a time. Count every run this will help your concentration.
What are you trying to achieve ?
How will you get there ?
Count one at a time !
How will you get it ?
Concentrate on each ball !
Don’t try to get the end goal first !
Mental preparation started long before the day of the match visualize the event see yourself achieving the goal, replay how you intend to play, see yourself playing the stroke. Reinforce those values you want to improve on.
Most players will only improve physically 10-15% but mentally in excess of 50% , and it starts at the practice sessions.
Use practice sessions wisely you can over practice, better to have 2 15min quality sessions, re-enforce the game plan, talk to yourself , do not get out, play strokes according to the type of ball , try to work the v”s simulate match conditions. You should be upset if you get out in the nets.
There are times when you are batting and this little voice say’s go over the top and you wrestle with this until you snap and do it, talk to yourself “all right you got that out of your system, what did you prove, get you head down and work at it “
Cricket careers are like a siv, a box with layers of mesh each layer with smaller holes , you going through that siv it is like being tested at each level, pretty soon all those that reach the top have something in common. Pressure also can play a restrictive role you can start off with the dream and lose sight of the goal, a strand of cotton is easily broken wind it around a number of times and becomes very tight, so are our careers, each little bit of pressure is a another strand, ultimately choking the talent. Mental toughness is earned, not given.
At practice look to take about 6 good slips catches any more is over doing it the chances are that bad habits will enter your mind
Catching is about concentration same as in batting switch on , switch off.
Watch the feet of the batsmen it is the tell tale movements which will indicate the direction the ball will be struch.
Make sure to be moving early , be moving before e the ball is hit.
First slip watch the ball, 2-3 watch the hips of the batsmen.
If you do not enjoy fielding get another job.
Avoid useless chatter eg “lets have him” clapping of hands etc.
This is about common sense, which of you bowlers would you least like to face , place fielders where they are best suited, every one should do 10-15 of full on fielding practice at each session.
Work out how many runs you want to keep the opposition to in that session eg if 85 is normal for the ground let your team know you want 65 or less this puts enormous pressure on the other side to score. all fieldsmen are now aware of the common goal. The bowlers know that they have to operate to less than 3 per over, soon the batsmen have to take risks.
Do the basics right, achieve the simple things efficiently.
Give the ground a total eg 250 , enthusiasm is infectious, challenge each other in the field.
Many of the attributes mentioned above apply to bowling, at practice get the technique right, mental prepare yourself in game simulation. Talk to your fieldsmen they may have picked something up or can give you valuable information, after each ball the little voice will tell you what to bowl next believe in it. Talk to yourself visualize how to get him out , be prepared before the match , get the line and length and game plan clear in your mind, Sir Richard Hadley would say I would remember the 3-L’s Line Length Lillee this put him into frame of mind. Look to relax the face muscles, remember its a matter of who cracks first. Your mind will wonder if you do not talk to yourself.
Accept that some days you get out of bed and it is tough going and it will be hard , you just have to work at it.
The brain will recall the last thing you put into it , tell yourself what you want, “I see the ball just short going over off stump” do it with out thinking. Picture what you want
I hope that in some small way that we have been able to help mold a better attitude and in doing so your enjoyment of the game improves. Less than 450 players have represented at Test Level, you never know who’s next.