After starting his DJ career at the ‘Night Train’ disco in Broken Hill in 1983 working alongside huge touring bands the likes of Australian Crawl, Men at Work, The Party boys, Midnight Oil and Misex to name but a few, Brent has been entertaining in some form or another most weekends ever since, never taking a break of more than 4 weeks in the capacity of either DJ, MC, Guitar vocalist, or Compering a function somewhere in the country.
A graduate of the prestigious Australian Institute of Radio and TV he has entertained tens of thousands of people and an ever growing list of celebrities including Magda Szubanski, Steve Irwin, John Blackman, Spencer Jolly, Kieren Perkins, Wally Lewis, Paul ‘Campo’ Campion, Lindsay Fox and Sam Kekovich to name but a few. Brent is also an accomplished singer/songwriter. He writes his own songs, has performed on the main stage at the ever popular Gympie Music Muster and Tamworth country music festival and has even picked up a few awards along the way for his efforts.
Below are some winning songs he wrote for a competition in 2013.
Original and cover tracks performed by Brent Officen.
Pink Galahs – Brent Officen
Kissing You Goodbye – Brent Officen