Ask about Shura Taft
Key Points
  • Shura is an Australian television and radio presenter, MC and marriage celebrant who has appeared on television shows across all the major networks, hosting everything from kids, music, sport and reality programs.
  • He’s hosted Eclipse Music TV and Uplate GO! Channel, The Supercoach Show for Fox Footy Channel and the live broadcasts of both the 2012 Brownlow Medal Red Carpet and the 2012 AFL Rising Star award.
  • He currently hosts online content for Tennis Australia, The PGA of Australia, AAMI, Isuzu trucks and more.
  • He is the MC for Tennis Australia and has hosted the Hopman Cup, Australian Open finals, Tie Break Tens, Kids' Tennis Day. He has been Hawthorn Football Club's home game MC at the MCG since 2014 and was the home MC for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash league in 2016/17 and for Cricket Australia during the summer. 
  • He has been a regular on radio, working for NOVA 100 2006-2011 as well as MMM Melbourne. He was the anchor of the Weekend Breakfast show heard nationally with Jo Stanley and Michael Beveridge.
  • He is an ambassador for the charity TLC for Kids since 2007 and Red Dust Role Models since 2010 and has worked closely with Camp Quality, Kids Under Cover, Leukaemia Foundation and Fight MND.
Topics
  • Master of ceremonies
  • Host
  • Marriage celebrant
Testimonials

Hawthorn Football Club engaged the services of Shura Taft for the Club's 2015 Melbourne home games as game day host.  As host, Shura's role was to act as the voice of the Hawks on game day by introducing and running the Club's on-field sponsor activations, live and pre-recorded interviews for the big screen and general introduction of key moments such as player run out, coin toss, junior mascot and guard of honour. Shura was paired up with competition winner eight year old Angus Hopkinson as his junior sidekick and worked really well with Angus to help bring the "Family" theme to Hawthorn's game day experience. Shura was a pleasure to work with always willing to go above and beyond and being able to improvise in front of a live crowd — sometimes up to 80,000 people which is a great skill and one that Shura carried out extremely well. Hawthorn Football Club would engage Shura's services again in the future.
Event Manager
Hawthorn Football Club

Shura Taft was Master of Ceremonies for my charity FROC (Funding Research Of Cancer) Fashion Parade. FROC is an event covering Fashion Hair and Beauty with the prime purpose of fundraising for Cancer research. It was initiated and is run by myself as Founder supported by a committee of six other people. With our time devoted to the back of house organisation and presentation, it is necessary that we can rely on a strong individual with personality and stage presence to ensure the event runs smoothly and to plan. That leaves us free to concentrate on our individual roles and responsibilities for the evening. We relied on Shura for his professionalism, credibility, timing and spontaneity, and above all his interaction with our guests. It is important to us that our stress and expectations are not reflected on the night, and Shura’s professionalism ensured that the audience was treated to a memorable event. He was totally responsible for this aspect of the evening, and rose to the occasion by delivering an excellent experience. Prior to the event, and during the planning process, Shura did not let us down in respect of his availability, punctuality and participation. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to others, or to engage him at future events.
Andrea

Shura Taft was an exceptionally professional and entertaining MC for our 2010 TV Week Logies Media Room. Shura handled media queries with ease and was knowledgeable and engaging when introducing winners and presenters. He was able to deal with last minute occurrences with grace and style and he constantly kept a high spirit. Shura was an excellent addition to the team and was praised by all of our staff and other guests. We would not hesitate to engage Shura again and would recommend him for similar events.
The Lantern Group

Shura certainly knows his way around a microphone and stage. When he is available, he is always our first choice for MCing due to his ability to literally bring an event to life. His energy and enthusiasm knows no bounds but it's his level of professionalism and devotion to any job he undertakes that sets him apart from the rest. Shura has MCed a vast array of brand events for Ignition, from VB events through to X Box and Motorola. He is a huge asset to any event and he can't be recommended higher.
Ignition EM

Shura Taft was an exceptionally professional and entertaining MC for our 2010 TV Week Logies Media Room. Shura handled media queries with ease and was knowledgeable and engaging when introducing winners and presenters. He was able to deal with last minute occurrences with grace and style and he constantly kept a high spirit. Shura was an excellent addition to the team and was praised by all of our staff and other guests. We would not hesitate to engage Shura again and would recommend him for similar events.
Adshel

Shura Taft has been incredibly supportive of our organisation by giving both his time and helping to raise considerable funds for the free services we provide. Shura has, and continues to play a significant role in our fundraising campaigns and as an official Ambassador of our cause, he has: emceed our Gala Dinner fundraising events, conducted many media interviews, represented and advocated for TLC for Kids and assisted with major media campaigns. Due to his professionalism, attention to detail and energy, I confidently recommend Shura for any hosting/emceeing or media opportunities.
TLC for Kids

Shura was the perfect host for our major Australian Open events. He was engaging, humourous and relatable but most importantly, he understood our brand. The room was a mix of corporates, including many international guests who remained highly engaged by Shura as he moved with ease through the hosting requirements for the evening. He was flexible and adapted quickly to the many changes that happen during events, meaning as the event manager, I never had to worry! Shura was a delight to work with and I look forward to working with him again in the near future.
Public Relations Manager
Blackmores

Shura Taft was an excellent MC for our Grand Final Brunch at the Park Hyatt. He was very professional and easy to work with. He followed the script along with adding his own spin on things, which was perfect and showed that he had done his research. He had great football knowledge and was able to keep our panellists on topic (and on time). I look forward to working with Shura again as he made my job a lot easier.
Events Manager
St.Kilda Football Club