Ask about Ciaran Gribbin
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Key Points
  • Ciaran received a Grammy nomination for co-writing Madonna’s hit Celebration and has toured the world as the lead-singer of Australia’s iconic rock band, INXS.
  • In 2015 Ciaran received an Oscar shortlist nomination for his song Hey Baby Doll which was sung by Al Pacino in the critically acclaimed movie 'Danny Collins'.
  • Has opened shows for Paul McCartney, Crowded House, The Script and Gotye.
  • Has worked extensively as a songwriter for acts such as Groove Armada and Dead Mau5.  He has worked on multiple movie soundtracks including writing all of the original songs for the U2 supported movie ‘Killing Bono’. 
  • He delivers his keynote with his acoustic guitar, he plays vignettes of music relevant to his story throughout his talk.
  • He is the founder of Rock and Roll Team Building, a business developed to provide a creative environment for corporate companies to inspire their people through the universal language of music.
Topics
  • Rock and Roll Team Building
    Music is in all of us. Melody, rhythm, harmony and story-telling combine in a universal language that we understand on a deep emotional level.

    Rock and Roll Team Building workshops bring out the music in each of us so we can connect on a deeper level. Think of it as a musical awakening. Our workshops create a relaxed environment where team members can be creative, express themselves and engage with each other. They’ll learn a new way to work together and discover talents along the way.

    Perfect for conference opening or closing sessions, evening entertainment or incentive program activities. We guarantee our workshops are the most fun anyone can have at a corporate event!

    Rock and Roll Team Building workshop highlights include:
    • The Choir
      An incredibly emotive experience as Ciaran Gribbin teaches the audience to sing in four-part harmony. This unifying moment will surprise and delight team members as they hear themselves sing together with no musical backing.
    • Inspiration
      A motivating experience as the audience hears a snippet of Ciaran Gribbin’s inspiring journey from being a struggling musician in war-torn Northern Ireland to becoming a Grammy nominated songwriter and front-man of Australia’s
      iconic rock band, INXS.
    • Songwriting
      A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with a Grammy-nominated songwriter. Ciaran Gribbin will teach the audience about the organic way a song is crafted, from start to finish. Using only words suggested by the audience, he’ll help the group construct an original song with the theme of the event, or a business objective, as the title.
    • Rockstars
      Ever dream of being a rock star? Rock and Roll Team Building workshop audience 'volunteers' are transformed to appear as famous artists such as Amy Winehouse, Angus Young and Axel Rose. Singing live with Ciaran Gribbin and the band, these volunteers always present some of the most entertaining and hilarious segments of our workshops.

      Bring your next corporate event to life with an unforgettable rock concert. INXS lead singer Ciaran Gribbin has assembled a line-up of rock stars to support his live performances around the globe.

      Whether playing in a group or solo, Ciaran’s ability to fill a dance-floor from the very first song is second to none. His reputation for entertaining corporate groups is growing after performances in Europe, Australia, Asia, New Zealand and the United States.

      Available options for live performances:
      • Solo artist - Ciaran Gribbin
      • Duo - Ciaran Gribbin and fiddler
      • Trio - Ciaran Gribbin, fiddler and keys
      • Six-piece band - the whole box ‘n’ dice!
        In addition to ‘rock’ orientated performance Ciaran Gribbin is a flexible artist with the ability to perform a variety of music styles to suit any event. Contact us for a customised proposal.

  • “It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock n’ roll”
    From the war-torn streets of Northern Island to reaching the pinnacle of pop music as the lead singer of INXS, Australian-based Ciaran Gribbin is now finding favour as a keynote conference speaker with an inspirational story to tell.

    His journey from a young boy growing up in a bitterly divided society in North Ireland, to falling in love with a girl from the wrong side of the conflict, and then following his dream to make it in the cut-throat music world is a captivating story and one that is now capturing the attention of corporate event planners.

    With thousands of local pub gigs under his belt but very little to show for it, Ciaran was about to give it all away when a chance meeting led to him writing a Grammy-nominated song for Madonna. Shortly after, a brush with INXS’s Andrew Farriss turned his career around and a tour fronting INXS followed. The year 2015 ended with an Oscar shortlist nomination for the song Hey Baby Doll which was sung by Al Pacino in the critically-acclaimed movie Danny Collins.

    Ciaran’s is a unique story about how patience, self-belief, persistence and determination made his musical dreams a reality. His keynote is sprinkled with acoustic songs - including some of INXS’s greatest hits - which makes his presentation even more memorable and intimate.
Testimonials

Ciaran is an absolute pro – he captivates the audience immediately.
Williment Event Travel Management

Wow! Loved him! A great way to end the conference seminars. A wonderful message for us all that he portrays with his passion and genuine soul.
Plan Australia

Our team was amazed at the calibre of Ciaran and felt special to have such a professional performance individualised for our event. Ciaran did a great job of enthusing and engaging our team in conjunction with meeting our corporate themes and objectives. I would happily recommend Ciaran for other corporations looking to bring an event to life.
Westfield

Ciaran Gribbin is a true musician who sings and plays from the heart. An engaging storyteller, his personal story was eye opening and his music goose-bump inducing.
WBP Property

Ciaran, Your keynote presentation and performance at the gala dinner were absolutely fabulous. The band were sensational and I can’t recall a time when the dance floor has remained full for the entire duration of the dance sets.  You certainly played to the audience!
MFAA