David Reyne has plagued Australian television screens for more than three decades, constantly building on an impressive body of work as presenter, morning show host, Logie winning actor, travel writer and musician.
He is currently a presenter and producer on Australia’s, longest running and most successful travel program, Getaway, where for over 20 years he has travelled the world, earning himself a reputation as Australia’s most incisive and amusing travel reporter... the fact he knows he’s flown over 3 million kilometres, visited 60 countries and slept in over 2000 hotel beds, says something of the way his jet-lagged mind works.
From 2006 until the end of 2009, he was co-host of 9am with David & Kim on Network TEN. He handed in his resignation the day they asked him to present a segment explaining how to choose a vase for Mother’s Day flowers!
David was host of the Wind Down on smoothfm in Melbourne and Sydney. It was here he realised that if he had to introduce a Mariah Carey song one more time, he’d probably end up in a padded room.
As a writer, David had his own column in The Herald Sun titled, Reyne’s World and has been a regular contributor to the Traveller section of Fairfax Newspapers.
He has appeared as an actor in movies, theatre and television. He won a Logie for his role in the ABC series, Sweet And Sour.
David was the drummer with the multi-platinum selling Chantoozies, laying the beat in over 750 performances while gaining a unique perspective into the intriguing behaviour of thousands of beer soaked punters, clearly mesmerised by the band’s four female vocalists.
He was also the original drummer with Australian Crawl.
David is a thoughtful, amusing and experienced MC who can adapt to your requirements and environment to host any kind of event in a smooth, relevant and entertaining style. He brings years of experience as a television host and interviewer, the care, research and spontaneity of a seasoned television presenter and writer, and the worldly finesse of an endless traveller to your occasion.
However, if you hope for a ramshackle, loose and chaotic timetable, David’s not your man... he is almost pathologically prepared, efficient and respectful.
David has had to confront the nightmare threat of a tiny Amazonian fish entering the urethra and attaching itself with barbs internally, only to be removed surgically.
He has survived the insertion of what may very well have been the tip of a Ukrainian nuclear fuel rod into his nose... he’s not sure but he does glow at night.
He’s interviewed Prime Ministers, Presidents and pouting Prima Donnas and withstood the chaos of years of live television to tell the many tales. He has managed the day to day maelstrom of a touring band fronted by four glamorous divas effortlessly able to manipulate a many thousand strong audience of boozy tradies into a sweaty mass of ogling, obedient manhood. He’s been in the room when a crazed Russian nightclub impresario pulled a gun on a couple of brawny underworld thugs attempting to steal his sequined go-go girls.
He’s had food poisoning on every continent of the planet.
He’s even walked the Kokoda Track... once in wide shot, once in close up... so he reckons that’s twice.
With such experiences, and countless more under his belt, David has no end of wild, mystifying and utterly absorbing keynote addresses he can tailor to your specific requirements.
The man who wrote the great Reckless is an accomplished lyricist, capable of lovely detail and nuance an on this ( Every Man A King ) his eighth solo album, the words and imagery are as strong as his best work. And that voice just gets better.
The Age Preview Mag, Peter Wilmoth
It’s 21 years since Australian Crawl split up and the former frontman is as quirky, smart and inventive as ever. Reyne is a delightfully eclectic performer. You never get bored by his recordings
Sunday Herald Sun, Bryan Patterson
Reyne makes mature-age rock that is consistently interesting
David Costello Daily Telegraph