Greg Champion - Singer/Songwriter
Feature Act available for hire, based in Victoria
Songwriter, singer, comedian and prominent radio personality, Greg Champion captures what it is to be Australian through his unique combination of comedy, sports parodies and country/folk music.
Growing up in Adelaide, Champs moved to Melbourne, Victoria in 1979, by 1980 he had met with success and his career took off as front man with ground-breaking Melbourne rock band The Fabulaires, and The Young Homebuyers, performing with Australian legends Wayne Burt (Black Sorrows, JoJo Zep), JJ Hackett (Stars, Mondo Rock) and later in the 80s with Wayne Duncan and Ross Hannaford, both of Daddy Cool.
In 1983 Champs drifted into radio with the now legendary Coodabeen Champions, which has since become an institution on commercial and ABC radio over an amazing twenty-nine years.
Meanwhile Champs continues to pursue his career in the Aussie Country Music and Folk scenes as a leading Australiana songwriter and musician – having collected many key industry Awards and Nominations since 1994. Forging his own distinctive path through the Australian musical landscape, it’s been said of Champs that he has contributed to the fabric of Australian culture.
Parallel to his parody and comedy work and growing reputation as a radio personality and entertainer, Champs rose to national prominence in 1986 with the release of the single I Made a 100 In The Backyard At Mum's. This widely-played tune was subsequently included as the leading track on an Australia All Over album, with ABC's Ian "Macca" McNamara, which sold over 150,000 copies. In 1995, Channel 7 took up his anthem 'That's The Thing About Football' as a theme for their AFL broadcasts over several years.