The Wiggles managing director Paul Field with original and new Wiggles.
The Wiggles managing director Paul Field with original and new Wiggles. University of Southern Queensland

Hear The Wiggles boss talk about business at USQ

PAUL Field, brother to Blue Wiggle Anthony Field, will reveal how he manages the famous children's music group, The Wiggles, at University of Southern Queensland this week.

USQ Fraser Coast executive manager Brett Langabeer said The Wiggles managing director will also talk about how the company expanded from a small business to an international market and give tips on discovering target audiences.

As the lead singer and song writer for The Cockroaches, Paul shot to fame with the group's Australian Top 10 charting single She's The One, and with five album releases obtained gold and platinum album status.

In addition, he has been a part of The Wiggles songwriting and screenwriting team for more than a decade.

In his current role as the producer and director of The Wiggles and Dorothy the Dinosaur, Paul has seen more than 23 million DVD's sold and the television shows broadcast in more than 128 countries.

Paul has also produced and directed John Fogerty, Kylie Minogue, Slim Dusty and Keith Urban.

With his brother Anthony, Paul created a TV series called The Kingdom Of Paramithi.

Following its success, the brothers created another program titled Baby Antonio's Circus, which was broadcast in Australia and sold internationally.

Paul helped produce The Wiggles Exhibition at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum, which has been seen by more than 200,000 people.

He organised a UNICEF concert for East Timor and The Cradle Rock concert for the Sudden Infant Death Association and performed in the Australian Film Industry Award's winning feature film, The Crossing, starring Russell Crowe.

The Field brothers, John and Paul, released their debut album titled 1964 through ABC Country/Universal Music in 2012, which reached number nine on the Australian Country Music charts.

Before his success as a musician, Paul gained a Diploma of Teaching from the Australian Catholic University and a Certificate of Religious Education.

For many years he taught English, history, religious education and drama at high schools.

Later, Paul worked at the Supreme Court of New South Wales for Justice Wood and was part of the investigations team at the Royal Commission into the New South Wales Police Service.

After three years with this team, he wrote the book Sympathy for the Devil, later retitled Confessions of a Crooked Cop under the alias Sean Padraic.

The book tells the story of the key witness at the Royal Commission and is an expose on police corruption in NSW.

However, with Pauline, his wife of 29 years, he said his proudest works to date were their children, Luke, Bernadette, Clare, Joseph and Dominic.

The Focus on Business presentation at USQ Fraser Coast is free but bookings are required as places are limited.

For further information, phone Stephanie Bayley on 4194 3133 or email Stephanie.bayley@usq.edu.au.

Focus on Business

  • Where: USQ Fraser Coast, 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Pialba
  • When: 6pm, Thursday, October 10
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP: eventsfrasercoast@usq.edu.au


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