Redtie was formed with one clear vision in mind. Capture the energy of some of Australia’s hottest young talent and create dynamic line ups that can be customised to suit any event large or small. With line ups ranging from our 2 piece Jazz Duo through to our 8 piece big band options from Rock to Pop and Dance, the team at Redtie will work with you to insure the entertainment is specifically tailored to your event, from song choices down to costuming we want to make it something truly unique for your big day.

Redtie was formed in 2014 and has since looked after shows across the GLOBE!

  • NYE at Anantara Hotel in Dubai 2016
  • NYE at Outrigger Hotel Phuket Thailand 2018
  • Corporate events in Hawaii, Dubai, Vietnam, New Zealand, Bali, Singapore, Cambodia and more
  • Repeat bookings since our first year in 2014 and still going!
  • Over 1000 corporate shows at some of Australia’s top venues.

Get To Know The Team

Wedding Entertainment

Shona Szoko

Bookings / Admin / Adventure Mum

Growing up in small town Wingham in NSW, Shona became an avid lover of live music from a young age. Raised in a musical family she found herself in the front of an old land cruiser going from venue to venue around Australia.

Shona also held another passion in looking after animals and after graduating high school in 2006 shona went on to study in Armidale and later spend the next 8 years in the Veterinary industry. After marrying her husband Jordan in 2015 and having their first child Corbin, the opportunity came up to join the family business Redtie in 2016. Shona now handles all bookings for Redtie and loves working in such a varied industry to help clients bring their dream events to life.

Corporate Entertainment

Russel Francis

Band Manager / Lead Singer / Stuntman

Now introducing, direct from the U.S. .... me, Russel Francis. I've been having fun with audiences for years as a professional singer and entertainer. In that time I've had the amazing privilege of performing for crowds around the world for Disney, Universal Studios Hollywood, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Holland America, Vegas! The Show, Chippendales, X-Factor USA, and The Voice Australia. I even had the opportunity to headline in multiple shows in Las Vegas and that's where I developed my real passion in creating high-end entertainment. Redtie is a love project for me, everyone of our musicians are leaders in their field and will make you feel like you have your best friends on stage!
I love this industry and bringing cutting edge entertainment to my new found home!
Wedding Entertainment

Alison Francis

Band Manager / Show Creator / Bruno Mars Dancer

Welcome to REDTIE everyone,
I'm Alison but please call me Ali! Originally from the Gold Coast, I recently returned to Australia after a 5-year stint in America where I graced the stage as a showgirl in Las Vegas! Working in the entertainment industry as a dancer was soo cool! I got to perform with well-known artists (Neyo, Chris Brown, Bruno Mars) and choreographers (Napoleon and Tabitha, Shane Sparks, Laurianne Gibson) during a 3-year residency in Los Angeles.

After reaching the top of my career and feeling pretty amazing with my life I caught a pretty serious travel bug which lead me to performing on cruise lines, in national tours, casino shows, international specialty acts and more. Since returning to Australia, I am now the managing director of the REDTIE BAND where I get to bring some big event 'wow factor' to the Australian Music Industry!

Wedding Entertainment

Jake Tomlins

Social Media / Drummer / Punnist

Music has all ways been written into Jakes future. Growing up in a household of musicians Jake was soon brought into the family band at only ten years old. The allure of the drums caught Jakes attention and as soon as he picked up the sticks you could regularly hear him playing through to the early hours of the morning.
Through Jakes high school years he would regularly play venues around South east Queensland and when the opportunity came up to play with a newly formed band Bringinshaw with his brother Alex he jumped at the opportunity. The band went onto to play at some of the biggest festivals across Australia as well as toured throughout the States.

After meeting his now fiancé Jamie, Jake decided to move to Melbourne but after spending a year playing around Melbourne Jake heard about many of his old band mates playing for Redtie back in Queensland and after a call with James, Jake and Jamie were packing their bags to head back to the sunshine state. Jake soon flourished in the band as a drummer and was soon asked to become permanent member of the behind the scenes team. Jake now handles all marketing for Redtie and you will still find him behind the kit every week as part of Redtie Band.

Hear from our customers

The band was absolutely fantastic and a joy to work with, all the boys were awesome, everyone loved them and wants to hire you all. And thank you for all your behind the scenes work, for being so accommodating and indulging us with our ridiculous, late requests! Thanks to you all on behalf of the All Hallows' Cool Blue committee.

All Hallows

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for Friday night, you guys where fantastic. We would certainly use you again.

Gold Coast Titans

Thank you for your fantastic entertainment. We had 3 events over 3 weeks and the way you adapted to the different clients from different countries was wonderful. Having the 3 piece band was perfect for our event and you managed to achieve exactly what we were chasing. Thanks again for your involvement. Can’t wait till next year.


We were really happy with Redtie for the Master Concreters Awards night. They were really organised and had a great smooth sound which suited the night’s proceedings. Please thank them for us for their professionalism and easy going natures that made them easy to work with.

Master Concreters Australia

On behalf of Mackay Festivals we’d like to say a big thank you to the Redtie Band for your performance at our Wine & Food Day and Supper Club events. You were a real pleasure to deal with, and your quick responses and organisation made our planning so much easier. Your performances on the day were fantastic and really got the crowds up and dancing.

Mackay Festival

Beef Australia Limited were delighted to engage Redtie Band to entertain our 1200 VIP guests at the Gala Beef Ball as part of the Beef Australia Expo... We were absolutely thrilled with the outstanding energetic performance of the Redtie Band. The number of guests on the dance floor clearly showed we had picked a winner.

Beef Australia