MEET THE TEAM
Rockshow Entertainment was founded by self-appointed CEO, Chief Entertainment Officer, Paul ‘Chippa’ Chippendale in 1992. For more than 30 years, Chippa and his team have been engaging audiences, captivating crowds and pleasing punters in venues all over Sydney and beyond.
PAUL 'CHIPPA' CHIPPENDALE
FOUNDER & CEO
(CHIEF ENTERTAINMENT OFFICER)
You’ve heard his iconic booming voice as the Grand Announcer at the NRL, and you’ve seen him at countless pubs and clubs around Sydney hosting game shows, karaoke and trivia nights. He has provided his MC services to many high-profile sporting events and stars, political functions, VIP events and corporate gigs; and as a licenced auctioneer, Chippa has hosted several charity events and fundraisers, raising thousands of dollars for those in need.
NRL accredited, Chippa has brought the fun and excitement to countless footy matches and has had the pleasure of working with various clubs including Parramatta Eels, Wests Tigers, Cronulla Sharks, St. George Illawarra Dragons, Newcastle Knights, South Sydney Rabbitohs, and the Canterbury Bulldogs.
Chippa uses his love of sport, music and a good time to create a fun and lively atmosphere to any event, and brings his unique brand of energy to engage audiences, crowds, teams and punters wherever he goes!
Opening of several Sydney 2000 Olympic venues
Opening of Bank West Stadium (2019) on live TV
Parramatta Eels Annual Darwin Tour
Downer Rugby League World Cup 9's
Interviewed Jennifer Hawkins, The Wiggles, Rachel Finch and countless NRL and A-League stars
Charity auctions: Adam Gardener Fund, The Children's Hospital
Hosted retirement events for Brett Hodgson (NRL) and John Bowe (Racing)
Holds the record for the most money raised for a charity event at Curzon Hall - $180K for an orphanage in Asia
Rachael has been working behind the scenes with Rockshow since its inception in 1992 – even before she married the company's Chief Entertainment Officer! Rachael manages the team's calendar of events and is your first point of contact for discussing your entertainment needs. She oversees all the finer planning details so that your event runs seamlessly, and she is Chippa's right hand, ensuring his creative energy and excitement is exactly where it needs to be at any given time.
Rachael has been part of the hospitality industry for more than two decades. She has worked as the Executive Assistant to the CEO of a major Sydney Leagues Club, with a large part of her role focused on corporate governance, compliance and risk management.
Rachael has an Advanced Certificate in Licensee Training and is well-versed in venue restrictions and risks, factoring in these elements in when planning and booking your event.