Founder and General Manager of The Beat, in Brisbane, Australia from about 1981 until 1987. Working for (hands off) Gerry Bellino and Victor Conte, (both of whom were terrific to work with), took over the old Cockatoo Club, and created an extremely theatrical nightclub space that over the years grew to be the infamous super mega-club that helped topple the Queensland government. It involved re-branding, engaging international DJ’s, rehearsing nightclub performers, staffing, hosting, budgeting, operations, design and marketing. Club decor and themes would change on whim, from dungeons & dragons, to a cruise ship, to a speak-easy, to a junk yard, to baseball stadium, to moulin rouge, to hell. Over the years, famous faces such as David Bowie, Peter Allen, River Phoenix, Harris Milstead (Divine), Culture Club, Wham! (George Michael), Corey Haim, and members of Depeche Mode, Men at Work, INXS, Duran Duran and more came to the club, alongside Australian politicians, TV personalities and film actors, the ‘Sisters of the Order of Perpetual Indulgence’, even the New Zealand All-Blacks Rugby team, with resident infamous personalities including Chanelle and Trixie Lamont. The (mega) club is still active in operations today.