Looking for creative inspiration? Look no further – we’ve chatted with some of our talented and creative collaborators and asked them a few questions about their careers and how we can get creative at home. Meet our third ‘At Home With’ guest, Melbourne based entertainment geniuses Rutherford Entertainment.
WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT DO YOU DO?
Hi, my name is Nick Rutherford also known as DJ Nick! I am the founder of Rutherford Entertainment. We tailor entertainment experiences for our clients using some of Australia’s finest performers and constantly disrupt the norm, pushing our thinking and striving to reach new heights in the entertainment world.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY?
I have been in the industry for over 20 years and it started for me with passion for business, music and a desire to create unique entertainment experiences for clients and challenge the status quo! I was lucky in my early years of business to be given opportunities by some fantastic mentors, including Bruce Keebaugh and Kate Rowland and from there I have built an incredible team and we now work on some amazing events.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CAREER?
Wow, there are so many I could choose from as I have been incredibly lucky to play at some inspiring events. A few that stand out are bringing in the Millenium down on the Mornington Peninsula, flying to Capri to perform at a wedding on a clifftop overlooking the ocean, performing at private parties in India, embracing different cultures… it’s not every day guests arrive to the party on the back of an elephant! And a birthday party on the rooftop of the William Vale Hotel in New York.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Anyone at the top of their game… whether that’s a sports person, leader, animal or performer! I’m also inspired by the process as to how they got there and what inspires them.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING OUT IN THE INDUSTRY?
Be passionate and really love what you do! Don’t be afraid to challenge norms or think outside the box, work hard and don’t lose sight of who you are.
ORMOND COLLECTIVE LAUNCH
Check out how Rutherford Entertainment made the launch for the Big Group’s newest venue, Ormond Collective, incredibly unique, entertaining and a show-stopping event!