Meet the Velvet Rope team

Our event entertainment agency based on the Gold Coast and hailing from Las Vegas deliver world-class specialty acts and event entertainment, primarily throughout the Gold Coast and Brisbane. We also regularly coordinate event entertainment for businesses in Los Angeles and around Australia.


Russel Francis

Managing Director

Direct from the U.S. is our 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, Holland America, 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 taught Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake. After headlining in multiple shows in  Las Vegas, he realized he had a real passion in creating high-end entertainment.

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.

Ali 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 endless wow factor entertainment around the globe.


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