DJ Mark Alsop MA15+ (AUS)

Image credit: Cec Busby

Image credit: Cec Busby

Mark Alsop MA15+ to play Party for the first time in 2016!

Mark Alsop MA15+ has been a strong and sustained force in Australia’s dance party culture since 1984.

From underground warehouse parties and nightclubs to interstate and International events, he has helped shape Australia’s dance party culture, and remains in the forefront of this dynamic environment.  From its humble beginnings to the richness of today's party and clubbing culture, his style and adaptability have enabled him to continue to impress diverse crowds over the past 31 years.

His Early achievements include Best DJ awards from The Sydney Star Observer (1989 and 1990) and CAPS Best DJ Award (1990).  More recently, he has been recognised at “The 80’s are Back” exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, is listed as a “pioneering DJ” on the RAT parties entry on Wikipedia, and is named as “one of the world’s best remixers and deejays” on the German website hotdiscomix.com. 

Mark is very proud to have been nominated for a 2010 Honour Award under the category of Media/Arts/Entertainment and to have been re-nominated and won the following year.  Winning the 2011 Honour Award  acknowledges outstanding service to, or achievement within, the NSW gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community.

Behind the scenes, Mark ensures set continuity by reworking, restructuring and re-editing much of this music in the studio, making his sound quite original, stimulating and particularly inspirational!

Mardi Gras is thrilled to welcome Mark to the Party in 2016.

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David Watson

221 Sydney Park Road, Erskineville NSW 2043, Australia

Chief Strategist David Watson is a 20+ year sales and marketing veteran that has worked across different industries with a diverse range of businesses. Prior to launching Strategy Point, David was employed by photo print retailer Momento for over 7 years and in that time was instrumental in growing Momento from startup into a successful brand and service with millions of dollars of annual revenue. This experience provides his clients with unique insights and an unparalleled perspective of photographic consumers, sales and marketing, and maximising business opportunities. David has a Diploma in Strategic Marketing and is currently undertaking an Advanced Diploma of Marketing course. He is an associate member of the Australian Marketing Institute, a member of the National Board for the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, and is a member of the advisory board for the Head On Photo Festival. In his spare time David walks his pooch Rosie around Sydney Park, hones his photography, cheers for the Sydney Swans, indulges in reality TV and dreams of overseas holidays. He also supports two organizations that are close to his heart - Twenty10 who provide support for homeless gay and lesbian youth, and Assistance Dogs Australia who provide freedom and independence to people with physical disabilities.