Headspace are a world class corporate party band who has exhilarated crowds throughout Australia and around the world with their electrifying live shows. Their ability to sound just like the latest Pop and Dance Music tracks whilst having a vintage catalogue of 60’s Motown and 70’s Disco to all types of 80’s nostalgia, has made them one of the most sort after live acts in the country.
They have been commissioned to perform at such high profile events as The Australian Open Ball, McLaren GP Ball, Red Ball, Astoria Honda, McDonald House Ball, Toyota, A.W.U. Telstra, Pfizer, Hewlett Packard, Essendon F.C. B & F, Richmond F.C. B & F, Richo’s Testimonial, Master Builders of Australia Awards and many more. Also more contemporary events such as White Haven Beach Party (Whitsundays) Ku De Ta 8th & 9th Birthday’s Seminyak (Bali) Karratha October Fest (W.A.) Audi Race Weeks 2003-2009 (Hamilton Island) and every year opening Mt Buller’s Official Snow Season at The Kooroora Hotel.
The key to their success is they have all played with some of the biggest names in the Australian music industry and have live and recording experience with many great artists. Below is a small story on each player and their amazing careers to date.
Tony Kopa has already had a decorated career whilst working with some of the biggest names in Australian music. Starting with his two time ARIA nominated band The Truth with hit singles “My Heavy Friend” and “Can’t help it” he has performed as backing vocalist to Jimmy Barnes, Cold Chisel on their `Last Wave of Summer’ reunion tours, INXS as percussionist/vocalist with U.S. soul singer Terence Trent Darby the frontman and later tours with Jon Stevens leading INXS. Tony further became a member of The Jon Stevens band for 6 years touring Australia and around the world, also co-writing with Jon the 2006 rugby league State Of Origin theme song,“This is my time”. Tony has been vocalist on several recent TV shows such as `The Celebrity Singing Bee’, `Australia’s Got Talent’ and the new `Hey Hey it’s Saturday’. Most recently he was asked by legendary `Australian Idol’ vocal Coach Erana Clarke to join 2010’s X Factor as vocal coach and first round judge throughout the country.
Kelly Wolfgramm has become one of the most sought-after vocalists in the professional scene. She has sung with Jet on their 2008 Big Day Out tour, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Tina Arena on her 2009 Australian tours also Ross Wilson on his ‘5 Decades of Cool’ tour and latest album. Kelly was a feature on The Countdown Spectacular tours of 2006 and 2007 and performed with The Knack, Katrina and the Waves, Rick Springfield and a host of local legends including Kate Ceberano, Renee Geyer and Richard Clapton. Over the years she has also backed Jermaine Jackson, Thelma Houston, Rob Thomas, Leo Sayer and Marcia Hines. A feature on Channel 9’s ‘The Singing Bee’, `Australia’s Got Talent’, ‘Rockwiz’ and a member of the new `Hey Hey It’s Saturday’ band. Kelly is an accomplished singer, pianist, and song-writer and has released a debut album with her sisters, `The Wolfgramm Sisters’ who were the opening act for Tom Jones on his 2009 Australian tour.
Dion Hirini is an exciting and talented guitarist/vocalist who has an overwhelming portfolio of experience. His huge repertoire of recordings and performances with Australia's top artists are as follows; Rene Geyer, Vanessa Amorosi, Ross Wilson, Kate Ceberano, Jon Stevens, Tina Arena, Colin Hay, Vika and Linda, Mark Seymour, Bob Valentine, Madelina Hay, Debra Byrne, Merril Bainbridge and many more.
Dion is also a Dance Music producer specializing in Drum n Bass.
Chris Bekker has firmly established himself as one of the finest bass players in the country. With a background in jazz, he has since proven himself to be extremely versatile and can expertly cover a range of styles from rock to r’n’b. Chris has performed and recorded with some of Australia’s biggest artists including Ian Moss, James Reyne, Tina Arena, Richard Clapton, Jon Stevens, Mark Seymour, Ross Wilson, Renee Geyer, Vika and Linda Bull, Jade McCrae and Paul Grabowsky to name but a few. He has also performed with a wide range of international artists as a member of the backing band for the Countdown Spectacular tour 2007. Chris’s extensive experience includes countless television appearances in the house bands for ‘Hey Hey It’s Saturday’, ‘The Singing Bee’, ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ and numerous performances on Good Morning Australia with various artists.
Greg Patten has been playing drums professionally for over twenty years. In the early day's playing with the original inception of Chocolate Starfish and Phil Ceberano's Sexual Chocolate he was also poached by Kate Ceberano in the 1990's. He has played on three ARIA award winning albums recording and touring extensively both in Australia and overseas with regular appearances at the acclaimed Edinburgh Festival, Scotland. The bulk of Greg's original music efforts are with seven time ARIA award winning composer David Bridie working on his original material, soundtracks and their band My Friend the Chocolate Cake.
Colin Snape is an accomplished classical and jazz pianist who writes and performs music in a broad cross section of styles. As a composer he has been nominated for ARIA and APRA awards and an Australia Dance Music Award, and won an Australian Songwriter's Association Award. He is currently writing for various dance/ electronic acts and working on an animated film score.
Throughout his performing career Colin has appeared on stage with the likes of Christine Anu, Ross Wilson, Merril Bainbridge, Julie O'Hara, Daryl Braithwaite, Kate Ceberano to name but a few and continues to be in demand as an accomplished pianist/ keyboardist with a firm grasp of technology at his disposal.
Headspace 8 Piece - Talei Wolfgramm and Eliza Wolfgramm are added to make up Headspace 8 piece, Kelly’s amazingly talented sisters who have been singing together since they were babies. They have written, recorded and produced their own self titled album and also performed backing for some major artists and events throughout the years including The AFL Grand Final, The Countdown Spectacular, tours with JET, Tom Jones and Sharon Jones and feature heavily each year on the Rockwiz Christmas Special. They make up the overwhelming 8 piece version of Headspace and have been another reason for the success of the bands scintillating live shows.
Headspace 10 Piece is a true big band spectacular! with Tony Kopa as frontman, the 3 beautiful Wolfgramm sister’s, the Headspace 4 piece musicians and 2 of the best horn players in the country! Glenny Reither and Tibor Gypias are known as “The St.Kilda Horns” and make up the hugely successful Headspace 10 piece band.
Glenny toured the U.S. extensively for 8 years with the legendary Little River Band after being Kate Ceberano’s original Sax Player for several years. He now plays keyboards with Jon Stevens as well as touring with 80’s pop legends, Icehouse. Tibor just recently toured with The Basement Jaxx and has played with Ross Wilson, Kate Ceberano and Renee Geyer over the years.