Clarke Gayford

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Clarke Gayford
Top Skills
  • Compere/MC
  • Judge
  • Live Performance Host
  • Panellist
  • Speech Writer
Top Interests
  • DJ/Music
  • Film & Television
  • Fishing
  • Food & Wine
  • Music


MC, Keynote Speaker, Adventurer & DJ

A highly sort after and experienced MC, DJ and Keynote speaker, that is, when he’s in the country and not chasing fish around the Pacific for his new international award winning TV series ‘FISH OF THE DAY’ on National Geographic. As the affidavits below suggest he is comfortable hosting everything from huge rowdy groups to small intimate conferences. Clarke works closely with event organisers to realise the tone and delivery required, getting the balance between humour, entertainment and flow right, while delivering key messages. His professional approach means he is a regular repeat client. For example he has MCed the Sustainable Coastlines Auction Ball from 2010 to 2016, and both the Rhythm and Vines Music Festival, and Australian Bar Awards in Sydney, more than 6 times each and counting.

Testimonials (7)

  • MANAWATU CONTACT CENTRE CLUSTER: Clarke was just great. Easy to work with and the audience really enjoyed him. I too enjoyed working with him and believe he was the perfect MC for our event. The night was fantastic and all went to clockwork. Everyone is buzzing after the night. So Clarke is a very talented MC and I would recommend him to anyone running an awards programme.~Mike Manson
  • BYATA – Back Packing Youth adventure Tourism Association 2 day conference: Clarke your presenting was bang on, fun and entertaining, and your energy really resonated with the members and complimented perfectly our Sharper Tools Better Results theme. ~Rebecca Annan – General Manager BYATA
  • EASTLAND RESCUE HELICOPTER FUNDRAISER A massive thank you for your incredible MC’ing last night! You were absolutely fantastic and owned a really large rowdy Gisborne crowd, adding so much value to the whole evening. I’ve had such huge praise about you from everyone I've talked to, and you played a significant role in helping us raise over $136,000! ~Lisa Sheratt – Express PR, Event Manager
  • TOURISM QUEENSLAND EVENT CALENDAR LAUNCH A huge thank you for your great job MCing It’s Live ! in Queensland launch this week. We have had great feedback from everyone, who particularly liked your balance of personal humour and delivery of message, so thank-you Clarke. ~Leanne Coddington – CEO, Tourism and Events QLD
  • NZ SPEARFISHING ANNUAL FUNDRAISER “MC” for the evening was TV personality and 2014 NZ Kingfish Cup Winner, Clarke Gayford, who did a superb job introducing and interviewing NZ team members, speakers, and maintaining the momentum of the evening for an incredible result of over $50,000 raised! ~Bob Rosmergy, Spearfishing NZ.
  • SUSTAINABLE COASTLINE BALL ANNUAL FUNDRAISER 2010-2016 As far as we are concerned there is no one better for the job. As well as being super professional he is also very passionate about the cause. He does his homework before the event and manages to keep the crowd attentive and inspired to open their wallets throughout the evening. We can't wait to have him back again on the 8th October at the Hilton Hotel. ~Jodi Pretscherer, Sustainable Coastlines NZ
  • AUSTRALIAN BARTENDER BAR AWARDS 2010-2016 Christ Clarke, last night was probably our best yet! As always mate thanks for bringing that special energy required to control such an unruly bunch. You always impress. Hopefully we’ll see you again soon. ~ Dave Spanton – Spanton Media Group

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