Meet the Velvet Rope team

Based on the Gold Coast and hailing from Las Vegas, we deliver world-class specialty acts event entertainment, primarily throughout the Gold Coast and Brisbane. We also regularly coordinate event entertainment for businesses around Australia.


Russel Francis

Managing Director

Direct from the US is Managing Director Russel Francis. Russel has 15 years’ experience as a highly sought after Singer and professional entertainer. He has entertained crowds around the world for DISNEY, Universal Studios Hollywood, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Vegas! The Show, Chippendales, X-Factor USA and The Voice Australia.

Signed to a record label under Cee lo Green he trained with the very coaches that trained Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Justin Bieber and many more. After headlining in multiple Las Vegas shows, Russel began to produce High End entertainment and specialty acts for many well-known corporations. His dream to pursue his own entertainment company became a reality and now his passion and creative vision are limitless.

Alison Francis

Creative Director

Originally from the Gold Coast, Ali has recently returned to Australia after a 5-year stint in America. She graced the stage as a showgirl in Las Vegas, performed with well-known artists (Neyo, Chris Brown, Bruno Mars) and choreographers (Napoleon and Tabitha, Shane Sparks, Laurianne Gibson) during a 3-year residency in Los Angeles.

She has traveled the world performing on cruise lines, in national tours, casino shows, specialty acts and more. Since returning to Australia she is now the co-founder of Velvet Rope Entertainment, where she designs and creates entertainment concepts all around Australia.


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