Oakley unveils powerful remake of Bob Marley anthem – One Love

Oakley® has unveiled a powerful remake of Bob Marley’s iconic anthem – One Love – as part of the brand’s 2020 For the Love of Sport Campaign. The official release aims to inspire hope and positivity during a time of uncertainty by celebrating sport and how it can enlighten and uplift. The reworked verses were co-written by Oakley Athletes including Australian BMX Champion, Caroline Buchanan; WNBA Star, Diamond DeShields; Professional Skateboarder, Ryan Sheckler; Paralympic Gold Medalist, Oksana Masters and World Surfing Champion, Italo Ferreira.

This reinterpretation evolves the classic song into a modern-day love story, amplified by an official music video that showcases a dynamic display of passion and determination as viewers follow athletes’ individual journeys and the way sport has impacted their lives and the people around them.

American-born, British-Jamaican singer-songwriter, Celeste, was selected to perform the song because of her ability to convey a message through her soulful-tones and her mantra to create meaningful music that can make a difference. Most recently, Celeste, won the 2020 Brit Rising Star Award and was named the number one breakthrough act on the BBC Music Sound of 2020 List.

Oakley’s For The Love of Sport campaign honours one of the most universal passions – that of sport. During the writing process, Oakley interviewed those with an intimate connection to sport – its global network of athletes. In conversation, they explored the unifying qualities of sport through their personal journeys, including recent stretches of solitude and peaks of frustration. Their reflections revealed a commonality between them – sport’s ability to push-through boundaries and overcome adversity, even during the toughest times.

“Sport has the power to evoke emotion, whether participating or spectating”, said Ben Goss, Oakley Global Marketing Director. “And the world is in a fragile place right now. By sharing what drives us and our athletes, this love of sport, our hope is that it can have a positive impact on uplifting the community during these uncertain times.”

The globally recognised One Love track by Bob Marley was a call for unity in 1965 when it was first released and its message still rings true, 55 years later. The Oakley remake is part of a yearlong celebration of what would be Marley’s 75th birthday in 2020 and it preserves the song’s uplifting chorus and chords that inspired a generation and refreshes the verses to captivate a contemporary audience.

“Sport, specifically soccer, was my Dad’s second love after music, and it brought him a great deal of joy throughout his life” said Ziggy Marley. “The world really needs love right now, and we’re thrilled to work with Oakley on this amazing reinterpretation of One Love, so it can be meaningful to a new generation during a time when it’s needed most.”

Oakley’s One Love will debut exclusively on SiriusXM’s Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio channel during a live broadcast with a special introduction from Skip Marley at 8AM PST on August 11, 2020. The official music video will go live simultaneously on Oakley’s YouTube channel and Instagram TV and the song will be available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music.

For more information on One Love by Celeste for Oakley please visit: Oakley.com/en-au.

Source: Oakley

Michael Cassel Group and Amplify Announce Strategic Investment

Michael Cassel Group, one of the world’s leading theatre producers, has announced it has accepted a strategic investment from Amplify, a global live entertainment and content holding company.

Michael Cassel Group, as an independent company, will sit alongside TEG in Amplify, which was formed by Silver Lake and minority investor Mercury Capital to acquire TEG in November 2019.  TEG is a global, integrated live entertainment, ticketing and technology company and Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing.

Michael Cassel will retain significant ongoing equity ownership and will continue to run Michael Cassel Group as an independent entity. As a result of the investment, Michael Cassel Group will pursue significant expansion within the theatrical live entertainment vertical on a global basis. The deal is subject to regulatory approval.

“Since inception, we’ve built a company with an enviable international reputation and a very strong and creative culture. I’m excited by the commitment and enthusiasm of our new partners TEG and Silver Lake and the synergies that they bring to Amplify. Together with my team, our goal is to build a global, diversified theatrical live entertainment company focused on producing and developing quality, premium content; expanding international touring and exploiting opportunities in emerging markets; and securing a vertically integrated model focused on theatre acquisitions,” said Michael Cassel, CEO/Producer.

“TEG’s live entertainment, ticketing, promotional platform and data expertise is second to none in the region,” he added. “The combination of TEG and Silver Lake in Amplify will help us to further accelerate our growth organically and via acquisitions.”

Geoff Jones, Chief Executive Officer of TEG, said: “We welcome Michael Cassel and his team to the Amplify family. TEG and our partners at Silver Lake formed Amplify to be a global live entertainment and content holding company. Together we have identified that there is a clear and compelling opportunity to build one of the leading global theatrical organisations within Amplify and we believe the Michael Cassel Group, through its global reputation, experience and relationships, is the right company to lead that charge, and we are excited to be able to help unlock its full potential.”

Stephen Evans, Managing Director at Silver Lake, said: “We believe strongly in the long term power and value of high quality content, and together with our partners at TEG and Mercury Capital, we are delighted to partner with Michael Cassel and his team as we set out to build one of the world’s leading theatre organisations, alongside TEG’s ticketing, content and data expertise.”

Source: Michael Cassel Group

Mamma Mia Brunch Almost Sold Out...

The Greek Islands are coming to Sydney on August 8th & 15th, 2020 – and fans are invited to the best sing-along brunch experience to date!

Jam along to all your favourites like ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘SOS’, and ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’ as you dine in an immersive environment and sing along with the waiters for the ultimate ABBA experience.

The Med in Surry hills will be playing host to some of Sydney’s best lip sync battles as ABBA fans give it there all! The event also includes trivia and other themed entertainment. Your best whites, floaty dresses and boat shoes are expected as part of the get up! Choose to come as a dancing queen or a disco diva, but the best costumes will score prizes!

Dancing Queen Brunch Menu

Gimme Gimme Gimme Appetisers

  • S.O.S Pita Bread
  • Thank you for the Taramasalata (fish roe, lemon juice, onion, olive oil, potato)
  • I have a dream… of Hummus (chickpea, garlic, oil tahina, cumin, lemon juice)
  • Here we go again Marinated Olives
  • See you on the dancefloor Salad

Mamma Mia Mezze Platter

  • Take a chance on Split Pea Dip
  • Lay all your love on Haloumi Pie
  • Fernando’s Favourite Falafel – chickpeas, parsley, garlic, oil
  • I Do, I Do, I Do love a Mini Vegetarian Pizza
  • Angeleyes Arancini Balls – garlic, rice, pumpkin, bread crumbs


The Winner Takes it all Main Meal

  • Does your Mother Know Tzatziki Dip
  • Cassandra’s Chicken Skewers
  • And when you get the chance try the Lamb Skewers
  • Rock & Roll Roast Potatoes
  • If you let me try Rice seasoned with light spices & vegetables

Tickets for this ABBA-thon aren’t expected to be around for long so make sure you don’t miss out! Tickets are available now for just $55 for the 2 hour immersive experience and include a glass of wine and a 3 course Greek style banquet. Grab yours now at https://zip-tickets.com/event/show/the-brunch-club-dancing-queen-sydney-1547054

Source: The Bruch Club

Mick Fanning reveals trailer for new National Geographic documentary, Save This Shark

We all remember that day 5 years ago when Mick had his terrifying encounter with a shark in J-Bay, South Africa. He wrestled that shark and survived. Now he’s back with a thrilling new documentary, Save This Shark!

This two part doco follows three time World Champion surfer Mick Fanning on his mission to explore shark conservation. From his hometown of Ballina to the tropics of the Bahamas, Fanning returns to the open waters to conquer his fear of sharks and better understand them. Save This Shark airs on National Geographic on Foxtel, Fetch and Sky from 15 September.

“They’re such magical, majestic and misunderstood creatures, so I’m excited to share my experience on screen, to show just how important they are to the environment and what it takes to protect them” says Fanning.

Watch the brand new trailer to see Mick in his finest ocean activist form as he investigates the issue of sharks versus humans. He’s on a mission to debunk common misconceptions and learn about the latest technology that help us safely co-exist with our shark friends.

Source: Disney

Floating Cinema Is Back With A Twist!!

Floating Cinema is back, but this time with a twist! This unique cinema is coming to Sydney on 14th October for one week only!

The cinema will be made up of 12 to 24 mini boats, holding up to 8 people per boat. Tickets will require you purchase the whole boat to ensure that groups will be seated with friends and family only, and to allow for social distancing on and between boats!

Movies are set to be a mix between golden oldies and new releases but will be announced when tickets go on sale! There will be free popcorn for everyone attending, and other movie snacks and drinks will be available to purchase before you set sail.

You can sign up at https://zip-tickets.com/event/show/floating-boat-cinema-sydney-1547124 to be the first to hear about ticket sales!

Source: Beyond Cinema