SPIRIT OF ANZACS CENTENARY EXPERIENCE – MELB, ADL, TOWNSVILLE 2016

PREMIERS CONCERT – SENIORS WEEK 2016

GEORGY GIRL 2016

AFL PREMIERSHIP SEASON – SIMONDS STADIUM, PATTERSON STADIUM, SUBIACO (Domain) STADIUM, GABBA, BLUNDSTONE ARENA, SCG AND MANUKA OVAL

THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE 2016

JAGUAR XE S DISPLAY 2016

Field Day 2016

ISAGENIX INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION 2016

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL (Tennis) 2016

MITRE 10 AWARDS NIGHT 2016

MELBOURNE FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL 2016

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016

WHITE NIGHT 2016

MAGIC MILLIONS 2015-2016

ED SHEARAN 2015

TAYLOR SWIFT 2015

A LEAGUE FOOTBALL – BRISBANE ROAR HOME GAMES 2015

BRISBANE FESTIVAL 2015

INDIA FESTIVAL 2015

IPL CRICKET 2015

RUFUS 2015

THE PLOT FESTIVAL –SYD 2015

BRISBANE TRUCK SHOW 2015

LJ HOOKER AWARDS CELEBRATION 2015

FLY EMICHANNEL 7’s ‘BRINGING SEXY BACK’ GALA DINNER 2015

RATES AUSTRALIAN PGA GOLF TOURNAMENT 2015

THE VOICE 2015

THE ARIAS 2015

HARBOURLIFE 2015

SCULPTURES BY THE SEA 2015

THE COLOUR RUN 2015

JASON DERULO –SYD 2015

SUPER 7 RUGBY 2015

MELBOURNE FASHION WEEK 2015

STEREOSONIC - ADL/SYD/BRIS 2015

BRISBANE CITY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2015

MELBOURNE TOWN HALL CHRISTMAS PROJECTIONS 2015

HI-FIVE 2015

JIMMY BARNES 2015

CITY SLIDER 2015

CBA EOFY FUNCTION 2015

HOT DUB TIME MACHINE 2015

THE BRICKMAN EXPERIENCE 2015

HILLSONG CONFERENCE 2015

VIVID 2015

MARDI GRAS 2015

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2015

ALADDIN 2015

WICKED 2015

LES MISERBLES 2015

MATILDA – ABC STUDIO REHEARSALS

2015 ICE HOCKEY CLASSIC (USA v CANADA)

PLANET ARK NATIONAL TREE DAY 2015

UFC 193 Melbourne 2015

This That Festival 2015

Harbourlife 2015

Lion King 2015

Singing in the Rain 2015

Hi Five 2015

Cirque Du Soleil Totem 2015 - Auckland - Sydney - Melbourne - Brisbane - Adelaide - Perth - Singapore

Listen Out 2015

Justin Bieber 2015

EB Games Expo 2015

Dally M Awards 2015

Rugby League Semi Finals 2015

The Footy Show Grand Final 2015

Katerina and David Grant's Wedding 2015

Matilda 2015

Shackleton Antarctica Expo 2015

Pacific International Maritime Expo 2015

The Voice 2015

Slimefest 2015

Studio 55, 15th Anniversary Event 2015

Sydney Swans Games 2015

PHILLIP MORRIS PRODUCT LAUNCH 2015

NAB CHINESE NEW YEAR GALA DINNER 2015

Jimmy Barnes 2015

City Slider 2015

CBA EOFY 2015

Hot Dub Time Machine

Vivid Festival 2015

Mardi Gras 2015

Aladdin 2015

Wicked 2015

Ice Hockey Classic 2015

Les Miserable 2015

Sydney Festival 2015

G20 SUMMIT 2014

NPI National Roadshow 2013 - Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adeleiade, Perth

Cavalia 2013 - Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth

Leonard Cohen 2013 Cairns

Listen Out Festival 2013 Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

Harbourlife Festival 2013 Sydney

Future Music Festival 2013 - Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane

Good Life Festival 2013 Sydney

Field Day 2013

V Energy Summerdayze - Perth 2013

Mariah Carey 2013 Sydney

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition - Little Melbourne 2012

Skyfall James Bond Movie Launch Sydney 2012

Cold Play - Opera House Sydney 2012

The Equatana - Melbourne 2012

Motorshow Sydney 2012

AACTA Awards Sydney Opera House 2012

BDO Skate Ramp

Logies 2012 Melbourne

Battleship Worldwide Premier Sydney 2012

Australian Open Tennis Sydney-Brisbane-Melboune 2012

Australia Day - Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority 2012

Grizzly Bear Melbourne 2012

Spicks and Speck-tacular National Tour 2011 Sydney - Wollongong - Adelaide - Perth

Carols By Candlelight in the Domain 2011

School Spectacular 2011

Sounds of Light 2011

Super X Tour 2011

X Factor 2011

Stereosonic 2011

Arias 2011

V8 Supercars Sydney Telstra 500 2011

Sydney Resolution NYE 2011/12 Glebe Island

Field Day NYD 2012

Aust VS NZ Test Cricket 2011 Brisbane - Tasmania

Magic Millions 2011

Hollywood Movies Fed Square Melbourne 2011

Microsoft Xmas Party 2011

Justice Crew 2011 National Tour

AMP Xmas Party 2011

Christmas in Lazytown 2011

Westpac AGM 2011

The Premiers Conference 2011

Sydney Festival 2012

The Boat Show

World Youth Day

Kung Fu Panda 2 Premier

John Eales Medal

Humpty Dumpty Ball

Vivid Festival

Rockwiz

Integrate

SMPTE

SEXPO Sydney, Melb, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth

Hillsong

All Tomorrows Parties

Romance Was Born

Tropfest

Australia Day

The Motor Show

Sydney Festival

Parklife

V Fest

Future Music Festival

Good Vibrations Festival

Redbull

MTV Awards

Logies Awards 2011

Virgin Launch

Nitro Circus Tour 2011

Thor Movie Launch

Australian Open

Hairspray

CDS Tapis Rouge

Films Afloat

Boy From Oz

Riverdance

30 Days of Fashion and Beauty

Shore Thing

APEC

Melbourne Cup

Global Gathering

Tianjin Opera

Super X National Tour

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars Adelaide

The Wiggles

Vodafone Launch

T Life City Store Opening

Humpty Dumpty Ball

INDY on the Gold Coast

Grand Prix

Golden Slipper

Malibu Sunset

LG Roadshow

Huggies Lovable Launch

Nicole Kidman Wedding

Emirates FWC Airport Experience

Rugby Union

Crusty Demons

Premiers Conference

FIFA/Coca Cola World Cup Tour

Fat Boy Slim

BWG Awards

Jamie Oliver Roadshow

Planet Shakers Conference

Comm Insure

Homebake

Danny Green vs Roy Jones Fight

Arias

Logies

Brittney Spears

Melbourne Cup

Akon

Earth Festival

Mardi Gras

Simmer on the Bay

Deadly Awards

Trinny & Susanah

Deacon Corporate Function

Jay Chou

Home Nightclub PA Installation

Helmut Lotti

Da Vinci Exhibition

Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

Soundwave

Vogue

Aussie Cook Off

Grasshopper

David Campbell 09 Oz Tour

Mary Poppins

Pure Launch

Foxtel Lap

Bacardi Express

Defquon 1

Blueprint Festival

Police Legacy Ball

Telstra Roadshow

AFL Grand Final

Hill Top Hoods

Wespac Christmas Party

The Prodigy

South Wharf Display

Pompeii

Louis Vitton

Movember

Chanel

Good Weekend 25th Anniversary

Robbie Williams

Vitta Expo

Carols by Candlelight

Sensation White

2Day FM NYE 08

Short Stack

Days Like This

Chinese New Year / Dragon Boat Races

Sunset Sounds

The Pink Floyd Experience

Laneway Festival Footscray

Magic Millions

Coca Cola Bottle Blast Glenelg

AR Rahman Bollywood

Neways Convention

Australian Open

Summerdayze

Military Tattoo

Australia Day (Penrith)

SCEC Military Expo

Loreal Fashion Week

Future Music

Twilight Q & A Session Luna Park

State of Origin Wagga Wagga

Star Trek Worldwide Launch

A Tribe Called Quest

Winterfest

Fuji-Xerox

SAS

Karnivool

Utopia

Katy Perry / Austereo

Coaster Fest 2010

Franklins

EB Games

Youth Festival Turbine Hall

WWF

Coles Road Show

Motor Show

Knox Street Fair

Safety Expo

World's Funniest Island

Red Bull Flugtag

Clipsal 500

Golf Masters

Powder Finger

Arias

Cointreau Ball

ACLA National conference

Orica

Amway Concerts

Masterchef

Coffee Festival

Bridal Expo

Designex

Sydney on Sale

Mind Body Spirit Festival

Home Show

Good Food and Wine Show

Australian Gaming Expo

The Red Shoes

Export Awards 2010

Westpac AGM

Telstra Next G Launch

Brownlow Medal Awards

Australia Day Awards Canberra

Allan Border Medal 2011 Crown Palladium Melboune

AAMI Stadium Melbourne Opening 2010

Ross Noble Tour

Audi Launch

Mitsubishi Launch

Mercedes Launch

Ford Launch

Inaugural Summer Swim Series

Plus Maternity Australia

The Next Three Days Launch

Ross Noble Tour

Chinese New Year Floats

Shen Yun Ballet

Hubei Chinese Bells

Danks National Trade Show

Mulan Acrobatic Show

Kool and the Gang 2011

Malaysian Kitchen 2011

Sydney Tattoo Show

Crew Information


Upcoming Jobs

To see your Upcoming Jobs and last 4 weeks pay history:

  • Go to the Show Support login area
  • Select Crew as your User Type
  • You will need to know your username (your mobile number).
  • Use your mobile number as your password as well, then log in and change your password yourself.

Contact the office during business hours to find out your username and password if unsure.


To call the Office - 0295562011

To SMS the Office - 0429368718

Incoming SMS how to accept/deny shifts and send in your finish times.
You must send SMS in this format: Start Time (4 digits, no punctuation, 24hr) Space Finish Time.
EG. 0800 1630

Instructions for crew on how to use the Personnel Manager software
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Tony Cawsey Funeral Oration

1972 - 2009

Friends and Family, Clients, Crew Past and Present, Show Supporters.

Tony Cawsey was a good man, a top bloke and an excellent worker who will be fondly remembered by us all. He will be sadly missed.

Early in the morning of Saturday, 26th September, on his way home from work, Tony's life was cruelly snatched away from him, and from us, in the prime of his youth. He was returning from a midnight bump out for SCEC at the convention centre at about 5am and through circumstances which are not too clear, was robbed of his life in Centennial Park.

"He had a heart of gold", "his blood's worth bottling", "he was the salt of the earth". These are all sayings that may not be applicable to everyone in this world, but definitely hold true for Tony Cawsey. He was a beautiful soul.

I was first introduced to Tony by Al Morgan on a gig at the Hordern where Tony was working for his previous employer. As I drove my scissor lift around some truss, there he was, frantically grabbing some heavy looms that were in my way and holding them up for me so I could pass through unhidered, without even having to slow the machine. Even though he was working for another company, his desire to help was the most powerful motivation he had. And that is how I will always remember him.

He was good value on a car trip as well, and no matter what music you played, Tony was into it. Right into it. He had a wide range of musical tastes which attests to his very open mindedness. I recall one recent occasion when a group of us went to Canberra for a Lots of Watts gig and we shared a room at the Carotel and had dinner at a Japanese restaurant together. We toasted some Sakes with Tony, Al Morgan, Jordan Renouf and myself. He was so enthusiastic about it. And if he went to the shop to get things he always enquired if anyone wanted him to get them anything and seemed genuinely distressed if the shop did not have exactly what they wanted. He was that helpful.

I also recall another occasion in the catwalk of the Entertainment Centre, packing up a ridiculous amount of amp racks for Norwest, dripping with sweat, thirsty as. All of a sudden Tony appears with plastic cups full of frozen green cordial, like crushed ice granitas, for us all. It was the best drink I have ever had in my life and it left me thinking...

"What a top bloke!"

On Facebook there is a group called Tony Cawsey should have a Facebook account, it has 44 members. This surely is a testament to what a good bloke he was that even though he did not have a Facebook account, many people wished he did and created one, in a sense, for him.

Tony was also an excellent boxer and a great martial artist. I had actually been getting some boxing coaching from Tony in Redfern park where I learnt that he had a lightning left jab and a proficient boxing style, easily able to adapt from right handed to south paw, with a brilliant defence. I learnt that I would not like to be on the receiving end of Tony Cawsey should he be boxing in earnest, although I seriously do not believe that Tony would be able to bring himself to hurt another person, although he undoubtedly had the ability to do so. How many people can have that said about them? Normally the very opposite is the case, and it is further testament to Tony's talent and good nature that he can be deemed a gentleman in the very truest sense of the word.

It is often said that we should not speak ill of the dead. But I would be very hard pressed to say anything bad about Tony were he still with us today. He was too positive, too upbeat, too helpful. He had that rare quality as the French say of 'Joie de Vivre', or joy of life, which makes his passing all the more tragic. Although it is of some consolation that Tony had experienced many good things in life, had enjoyed many moments of it, had helped those around him and I for one can honestly say that I feel proud to have known Tony and blessed in the all too short time I have spent in his presence. The only thing I can think of now is that I used to say he talked too much, and I joked with him that he was loquacious. But now I wish he had talked more, I wish I had listened more and I wish he were talking right now. Depending upon your opinion of the afterlife, perhaps he is! If Tony could hear me now though I would like him to know that I did value the things he said and I enjoyed every minute of his company.

As a worker you would never find many people that could approach Tony Cawsey let alone equal him. He was exactly the type of person that we at Show Support value so highly. He was reliable, committed, dependable, consciencious, and extremely hard working. I personally rate him as one of the best workers I have ever known. He always showed inititiative, assisting our clients admirably. He would find out what needed to be done, and do it, quickly no matter how difficult the task, without complaint. And when it was done, he would be straight back there finding out what needed to be done next so that he could get stuck straight into that. And he would keep doing that until the job was over. You never had to carry Tony on a gig, but undoubtedly he carried many of those around him on a daily basis, which is something I know he would be proud of and is in my opinion, highly commendable. When I crewed up a job and picked those who I wanted to work with me Tony would be my first choice. And if I ever had to be in the trenches, I would want him there too. Tony also was not afraid of long hours and always worked many late night shifts, straight into the next day's shift, as indeed he was intending to do on the very last night of his life. Tony Cawsey put the needs of others before his own, he was a selfless individual and an awesome team member. The world, our lives and the entire entertainment industry will be so much the worse for his absence.

Let us not dwell too much upon the unfair nature of Tony's demise.

Although to be honest, my human side craves some act of retribution to correct this injustice. An act to punish those people that would hurt Tony, and by doing so prove that they would be prepared to harm people like him, people like us. An act that would make people think twice before even approaching anyone wearing our uniform let alone setting upon them in such a callous, cowardly fashion unfit for so called human beings, worse even than the behaviour of animals, a deed so despicable that their own lives are deemed forfeit as a direct result. But my spriritual side advocates nothing of the sort. This part of me sees life as a prolongued test, where we all must face challenges on a daily basis, ups and downs, trials and tribulations. Whatever our individual opinions of whether or not this universe was designed by an intelligent force, or whether a completely random set of circumstances have combined against all probability to create a world inhabitable by so frail yet powerful a species as us humans is a question that will never be settled by the living. But it's a question that will be settled for us all, as it has been for Tony before us.

One thing that we can be very certain of, as times like this are a resounding reminder, is that life is short. Remember Tony and honour him. He was one of us, a Show Supporter.

Let's learn from this. Let's try and be a little more supportive of each other from now on, a little more forgiving of each others faults. Try and look out for each other at all times, listen to every word said by our valued colleagues and treasure every moment with them. Be very careful on our way to and from work, as well as at work. Take extra precautions when riding pushbikes at night, choose our routes carefully and try not to travel alone.

Let us all stop for a moment and think about what is really important in life. Try and gain as much enjoyment from each experience as we can. Let's all talk to each other more, like Tony did. Let us raise a toast to Tony and be not too saddened by his loss and let's use this occasion to celebrate life for the living as I am sure Tony would want us to do.

Cheers Tony.

Tony Cawsey
Tony Cawsey


Hans Erik Finister

23 September 1968 – 3 July 2013

SHS is very sad to hear the news of the passing of our top Canberra crew member Hans Finister.

Hans was a regular member of our team down there for several years.

He was always happy to accept work at short notice at any time of the day or night. He worked hard and with a great attitude.

Many clients requested him on jobs and gave us good feedback about his efforts.

Hans was a true-blue "Showie" and will be missed by all office staff and Canberra crew.

I worked with Hans personally and was very impressed with him as a worker and a person.

John Sledge and Hans were a great team working on many gigs together.

John has made this Youtube tribute to Hans which I would like to share.

RIP Hans, you will be sorely missed!

Hans Erik Finister - 2nd from the right
Hans 2nd from the right.


ANDREW NIALL
1972 - 2016

On 7th July, 2016, Show Support tragically lost one of its favourite sons, Andy Niall.

After 8 years of staunch service to Show Support, Andy succumbed to a condition that robbed us of a great worker and, moreover, a dear friend.

Duty Managers will fondly remember Andy's willingness to answer the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in order to get himself onsite with amazing speed and regularity, literally coming to the rescue of clients and crew on too many occasions to count.

All Crew Members who have worked with Andy will know him to be an experienced worker, great in the back of a truck, who always took the time to help juniors in a protective, caring manner.

Although the cruel ravages of misfortune had affected Andy in his all too brief time on this planet, everyone who knew the man will know that with true nobility of character, Andy never allowed the weight of his troubles to diminish the gentle nature of his soul. Many visits were conducted by staff and friends during Andy's final months and efforts were taken by SHS management to improve the comfort of his surroundings.

A Tribute Meeting was held for Andy, attended by senior crew and office staff, where we shared stories and speeches about our beloved fellow Crew Member in the honour of his company.

In the presence of National Operations Manager Rebecca Morrison, Supplies Manager Julie Tomlin, Field Manager Benjamin Albrecht, Senior Crew Chief Anthony Horler, Crew Chiefs Alexander Morgan, Scott Johnson, Calum Ross, Adam Harris, and many long term SHS Crew Members including Jade Matthews, David Beck, Karel Kubes, Richard De Gersigny, Tristan Rentz, Matthew Johnston, David Chaplin, Richie Duarte-Rudder and Geoffrey McIntyre, Show Support Managing Director David Neil had the privilege of bestowing upon Andy Niall the highest possible recognition for his many faithful years of service to the greatest Crewing Agency in history - Immortality.

Andy was buried in his Show Support Immortals Hoodie, according to his last wish.

From all SHS Crew Members, past and present - Andrew Niall - we salute you. May you Rest in Peace eternal, among the pantheon of Show Support Immortals.

ANDREW NIALL

"He that filches from me my good name robs me of that
which not enriches him and makes me poor indeed"

Shakespeare - Othello


CONTACTING THE OFFICE AFTER HOURS:

If you need to contact the office after normal business hours either send an SMS to 0429368718 (you cannot call this number or send an SMS to cancel a job you are booked on)

OR

Call 0295562011 and leave a voice message. The phone will not answer after hours but all messages will be listened to and responded to according to their priority.


TOOLS:

All Show Supporters must arrive at work on each shift with at least:

One Shifting Spanner Shifter, as well as a Podger (a 19:24 wrench with a spike purchasable from Stall No 443 at Paddy's Markets, Hay St, China Town, Sydney for $35.00 each. Make sure you also purchase a 'Frog', a belt holder, for $5.00 as well)

The SHOW SUPPORT office also has a large stock of podgers for sale so anyone wishing to purchase podgers should email or call 02 9556 2011

Another thing that is mandatory is Steel Capped Safety Shoes. While you are at Paddy's Markets you can also purchase Dunlop Volley BLACK Steel Caps for under $50.00.



LEAVING A GIG EARLY

Any crew member that leaves a gig before they have been knocked off by the client will be zipped.

The end times quoted to you are approximations only, gigs can go way overtime, as we all know. So when you are booked to work for Show Support, do not plan anything personal after the gig that you cannot get out of. If there is a chance that you may not be able to work past the approximate end time of your shift (and to be fair add an hour) then please advise the office at the time of the booking. Only if you have been booked on another Show Support gig can you leave a gig at the predicted end time (provided that Show Support gig is within an hour of the predicted finish time). If you use another Show Support gig as an excuse to leave the gig you are on, and the other gig is more than an hour from commencement (add more time for greater distances), you will be zipped.

Crew Chiefs should always be the last person to leave a gig and as such they are responsible to ensure others stay with them to finish the gig. Crew Chiefs who leave a gig before their crew will be zipped, will not receive Crew Chief rates, and may not be made Crew Chief again. The same applies if they leave a gig early, before they are knocked, whether they are officially booked as Crew Chief or not.

If a client expects you to go back to their factory at the end of a bump out then you must go. Never presume to tell a client that you must finish at the same place that you started. You may expect the client to get you safely back to the city, or public transport, or the venue, if you end up at their factory after hours. If a client leaves our female (or young) crew stranded after hours then we will definitely pay for them to get a taxi home provided we receive a receipt (a proper tax invoice containing an ABN), if the client fails to do so.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Steel Caps - they are mandatory on all call outs.

Safety Vests - All Crew Members are expected to have their own safety vest for all shifts containing the code V at the end of theSMS confirmation. If you do not have a safety vest contact the office on 0295562011

Hard Hats – All Crew Members are expected to have their own hard hat on all shifts containing the code H at the end of the SMS confirmation. If you do not have a hard hat contact the office on 0295562011.

RECRUITMENT

Due to the exceptional quality of the work that you have all delivered, the demand for Show Support crew is increasing rapidly. We would appreciate it if everyone could assist in recruiting new crew. If you come across someone who you believe would make a great Show Supporter (an incredible work ethic and a minimum 18 months industry experience) and who has expressed interest in stepping up to the mark, please get their number and forward it to your Ops Manager. This is not a requirement, only a request.