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.
Born in Benalla Victoria and raised in South Australia, Champs is Australia's leading writer of AFL and cricket songs, with several Aussie Rules hit songs since the 1980s. His musical diversity however, extends beyond the sports fields to include more moving and descriptive pieces capturing the emotion of Australian life in the way John Williamson, Eric Bogle and Ted Egan are renowned for.
Greg Champion is recognised in Australia and abroad for his unique blend of comedy, sports parodies and music, making him the ideal entertainer for your Grand Final, end-of-year or sports function.
A prominent radio personality and corporate/community entertainer, Champs is known as Australia's leading writer of AFL and cricket songs, having written a number of sport hits since the 1980s. These include That’s The Thing About Football, and the widely-loved I Made a 100 In The Backyard At Mum's. Backyard At Mum’s was the leading track on ABC’s Ian "Macca" McNamara’s first Australia All Over album, 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.
Beginning his career in corporate and community events around 1990, Champs has since performed at many local and national sporting events, grand final functions and end-of-year sports nights. These include 3 AFL Grand Finals, 2 Adelaide Grand Finals, 2 One-Day Cricket Finals, The North Melbourne Grand Final breakfast, multiple appearances at The Vingt Cinq Club Grand Final eve luncheon, and countless performances at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
His national & international commitments have taken him as far as New Zealand, Nashville, France and Fiji and his passion for everything Australiana has led to performances in Weipa, King Island, Katherine, Coober Pedy, Keppel Island, Ceduna, Broken Hill, and Upper Kumbuckna.
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. Certainly he is the fabric of football and sporting culture.