Simon Meates - Characters
Roving Character available for hire, based in Victoria
If you are looking for a multi-skilled, laughable and highly entertaining performer, Simon is your man. His skills include tap, jazz and ballroom dancing, acting, singing, magic, juggling, fire twirling and eating, balloon modelling, stilt walking, scuba diving, and he is even a dog obedience instructor!
He has been featured on television shows such as GMA, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Blue Heelers, Neighbours as well as advertisements for McDonalds, National Bank and Kmart. He performs regularly as Mojo the Clown where he creates fantastic balloon animals. Having trained at the National Theatre and being a member of the Australian Society of Magicians, Simon’s many skills will add fun and excitement to any event!
Simon’s Many Characters include:
Mojo the Clown
For infectious laughter, you need Mojo. He is a clown that can amuse on stilts, as a magician, balloonist, dancer and singer. He entertains kids, youngsters and adults alike. From the minute Mojo arrives, he’s ready to take the guests on an enthralling joy ride. Energetic but not overbearing, winning people over with his non-intrusive wit.
Mr Hans Some
This incredibly handsome waiter has a sexy semi-bald hairstyle and attractive protruding teeth. He is a waiter with attitude! He will sit down on any seat available and join in with your guest’s ‘important’ conversation and gossip - offering only the best of advice of course. He also does amazing pocket magic, sleight of hand, plus fire eating and twirling. Mr Hans Some is a warm and very likable character (with a little touch of grumpiness).
Complete with blow up guitar and dance moves, this highly interactive Elvis will rove around entertaining and serenading your guests. The king is back! , and it’s good to be alive! Full of fun, flare and fashion, (uh huh uh huh), Elvis will take his guests on an exiting trip down memory lane as does everything he can to make his reunion worthwhile. Get ready to be rockin and a rolling with the original, the best, the one and only Elvis! Thankyou, thankyou very much
Blind Date with Cyrano de Bergerach
Let Cyrano entertain you for your next special birthday, hens night, secretary's day or for any special lady. He takes ladies for a drive, then a walk on the beach, whilst resisting beautifully original award winning poetry! He will help your special guest to have an unforgettable evening!
The butler from Rocky Horror, appeals to a raunchier crowd and teenagers too cool for clowns. Breaking into songs from the show, does fire eating, and grown up magic.
A buffoon, lovable and clumsy, unless he’s juggling. Wearing bright colours and sporting a wildly large waistline, Big Pants is an animal lover who insists on bringing his mice and raccoon “Snuggles” along to the event. People are unsure even when patting it if it is real. A classic, yet unconventional, large bellied clown. Big Pants also does balloon animals.
A by-laws officer with his oversized Captain’s hat and baggy shorts, books people for not smiling and shopping trolley infringements. Delights adults and kids alike with sleight of hand magic and E.S.P., also does balloon animals.
Looking like Fred’s brother he really sings and really dances really well. Serenading ladies at the drop of the hat, occasionally finds a Ginger in the crowd. He has been known to hip hop with teenagers
A 10’ 6” stilted gentleman only too obliging to retrieve helium balloons from the ceiling, dust those hard to reach spots and find spaces in busy car parks. Of course he does balloon animals.
A lovable dero that likes to visit necktie parties. Falls asleep on dance floors, offers to swap shoes with people and can do magic and fire eating if needed.
Big Bobby Goodbloke
Ay Ay Ay, what do we have ‘ere then?
This giant (10’ 6) Bobby will rove amongst the action, boldly brandishing his Bobby’s hat, whistle and chain, and his truly lawful sense of humour. This Bobby books people for not smiling, looking bored, and any other non-justifiable crimes he can think of. A Quick witted copper, tailoring his crime busting antics to fit the occasion, he also entertains with sleight of hand magic and E.S.P, delighting adults and kids alike. So then cobber, your Knicked!
Mr Scrubber and the Dish Pan Hands
This incredibly handsome dishwasher has a sexy semi-bald hairstyle and attractive protruding teeth. He is a scrubber with attitude! With his lovely apron and tea towel at hand, he will talk with anyone who comes near, join in with onlookers important conversation and gossip - offering only the best of advice of course He also does amazing pocket magic, sleight of hand, puppets, balloonology and bubbles. He may even be so daring as to put a dish washing tablet inside a balloon dog! Mr Scrubber and his loveable Dish Pan Hands are warm and very likable characters, winning people over with their non-intrusive wit. The Trio will appear in costume as funny balding old men, wearing only the latest in customised dishwashing fashion, making them easily identifiable with with your product.
Note: The Dish Pan Hands don't come equipped with magic or balloons, but work as a strong team with Mr Scrubber to entice people to your expo stall.
Singing, Tap-Dancing Shoe Shiners (solo)
This always-cheery 1950’s style shoe-shiner has added some music to his job. With a ditty about the customers and the passers by, he sings while he works - sometimes he works solo, sometimes he joins in with a troupe of other frolicking shiners, it all depends on just how many feet there are at your party. Our jazzy Shoe-Shiner even jumps up to Tap-Dance when the mood takes him, ‘cause foot work is what its all about.’
Singing, Tap-Dancing Shoe Shiners (trio)
These three always-cheery 1950’s style shoe-shiners have added some music to their job. With a ditty about their customers and the passers by, they sing while they work - sometimes solo, sometimes joining in with each other. One of the Shoe-Shiners even jumps up to Tap-Dance when the mood takes him, while the others spur him on.
A Harry Sidler character from Moulin Rouge will greet your guests as they enter the restaurant in true Harry Sidler style. Complete with costume and a huge voice, Harry can juggle, perform basic magic tricks, impress with fire twirling and involve your guests in his comical antics. Because he Can Can Can!
Son of an Elf
This studious Christmas Elf occasionally brings his head up out of the Christmas books to lets his cheeky sense of fun run amuck! After his last little prank, the Elf is now on community service for short sheeting Santa Claus’ bed. He must pay his penance by spreading Christmas Cheer, a ‘chore’ he is only happy to do. From the minute this Elf arrives, he’s ready to take the guests on an enthralling joy ride with juggling, pocket magic, balloons and a knack of winning people over with his non-intrusive wit and contagious Christmas Cheer.
Elvis ‘The King’ is back, and it’s good to be alive! Full of fun, flare and fashion, (uh huh uh huh), Elvis will take his guests on an exiting trip down memory lane as does everything he can to make his reunion worthwhile. Get ready to be rockin and a rolling with the original, the best, the one and only Elvis! Thankyou, thankyou very much
Dr. Funny Bones
Infectious laughter truly is the best medicine, especially when your doctor, Dr. Funny Bones, is a live interactive & entertaining roving act, offering your audience a range of energetic comedy, acrobatics, magic and juggling, all topped off with a dose of medical humour. Watch out for Doctor’s sans front-tyres, riding a unicycle, offering fun and excitement for the whole audience.
Taking you back to the early 1800’s, the infamous “Bawd” family, Bill, Black, Chip & Chalk will have the audience in stitches with their slapstick comedy. These bumbling Bushrangers will “hold up” any event with their madcap antics.
Zany and energetic, Simon will baffle you with his numbskull versions of magic and juggling. His costume will have you thinking you've stepped back three hundred years into the court of King Richard and Merlin. His heart warming philosophies and award winning poetry will touch your heart and convince you the fool is not so far from the muse.
has also done:
Dr Frank ‘n’ Furter (Rocky Horror)
Big Foot (stilts)
Down and Out Business Man or Stock Broker
plus much much more