Redtie represent the best in wedding entertainment across southeast Queensland. Our bands feature some of Queensland’s most talented musicians, with a range of configurations to suit weddings of all sizes. . So whether you want a gentle backdrop for a quiet and sophisticated event, or one that will have your guests dancing into the wee hours, we can do it all.

We can provide expert advice regarding the right band line up for you. Redtie can provide:

  • Duos and Trios, to larger four, six and eight-piece bands
  • We can cater to every style, from soul, pop, rock to jazz

Ensuring we deliver wedding entertainment that will make your special day truly memorable for you and your guests is our main priority. Don’t believe us? See what some of our past couples have to say!

Redtie was created to give you more options when choosing your entertainment. We are based in Brisbane but cater to the greater Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast area. With over 1000 weddings under our belt and counting, lets work together to make your special day perfect

Redtie Delivers

Sound and lighting

Professional setup

All break music

To ensure the party never stops

Wireless microphone

For speeches (by request)

Custom songs

We'll learn a specific song for your first dance

4 x 40 minutes sets

Over a 5 hour call time

Tailored to your wedding

We work one on one with you to tailor your perfect wedding music

The Team Behind the Scenes

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.

James Johnston

Owner / Lead Singer / Country Music Fan

From an early age James knew he was going to spend a life in the music industry, from playing his first show at only 4 years old, James never looked back performing every weekend across the country. At 16 he spend 1 week working in a packing factory and after that week came home to tell his parents he is only ever going to do music from that day on and that has stayed true ever since.
After graduating high school in 2008 James went on Australian Idol placing 3rd out of 25,000 potential contestants. From there he travelled the country in an van playing music for over 2 years. After spending 3 months in 2014 backpacking the world James came back with a vision. To create a company that gave the best young talent in Australia an opportunity to play at some of the most exciting events across Australia, and so Redtie was born! Since then Redtie has grow to becoming one of the most in demand entertainment providers in Australia. Redtie has looked after shows in 11 countries and counting and has performed over 1000 events.
James also has a passion for writing his own original country music and when he can jumps on his motorbike around the hills of Brisbane

Marie Johnston

Accounts / Guitarist / Horse Trainer

After moving to Australia from England as a child Marie soon found a passion for horse riding. After graduating marie went on to spend 6 years performing for the international renowned El Caballo Blanco with Andalusian dancing stallions, where you could find her regularly performing trick riding feats, from hanging underneath horses to leaping on stallions through the air.

After marrying her husband Grant, Marie went on to work in the Farm Machinery industry, where she was the owner operator of Chelmsford Farm Machinery with Grant for 30 years, becoming the leading dealer in the NSW north coast region. After selling the business in 2016 the opportunity came up to join her son James and daughter Shona in the family business Redtie. Marie now handles all accounts for Redtie and loves working in a new industry full of enthusiastic young musicians.
Marie also mainly works remotely and you will regularly find her sending emails from the back of her motorhome in some exotic location around Australia or pulling up for a coffee after a long ride on her Motorbike.

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 permeant 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.

We make the process of booking the band as easy and stress free as possible. It only takes 5 minutes to secure the band for your date.

Discover more about wedding entertainment by contacting the team on 0434 368 284 or enquire via our online enquiry form.