Meet our Staff
Hi...I am the Managing Director of FAME Trivia and the writer of all our quizzes. I started out as a trivia host back in March of 1993 at the Bridgeview Hotel in Willoughby....and after almost a quarter of a Century....I'm still there every Wednesday night. During this time I am very happy to announce that people meeting at my Trivia Nights have resulted in 11 marriages. (Call me Cupid if you will).
My brother Jonathan and I took over FAME Trivia in March 1998 and have grown the business from 12 shows a week in Sydney to around 120 shows a week around Australia and a dozen weekly shows in Seattle, Washington .....which of course we are very proud of.
So come on down to the Bridgeview and join me for a fun night of trivia where any team can win the top prize. Cheers
Meet our Hosts
|Alyssa WilkinsBenjamin RussellBob Wheatley |
Laying distinction to being (probably) the world's only archaeologist/trivia host, Craig also works at the museums at the University of Sydney, where he is gained a PhD in Classical Archaeology in 2003. He is the co-director of the University of Sydney's archaeological excavations of an ancient theatre in Paphos in Cyprus but has also dug on sites in Australia, Greece and Turkey, and has lectured and published on various ancient history subjects. He loves working as a trivia host so much he has been known to organise quiz nights in dighouses across the Mediterranean, especially when he is missing his regular crowds.
You can catch him on Wednesdays at the Union Hotel in Newtown and Thursdays at the Zetland Hotel in Zetland. But please don't make Indiana Jones jokes. Please!
Luckily FAME writes the questions at the quiz night, otherwise he would be inflicting you with trivial questions about his interests which include ancient Greek pottery, ska music, episodes of Doctor Who, and the films of Stanley Kubrick. Go on, ask him about 2500 year wine production methods....he dares you! Craig hopes to see you at a pub soon!
SiÃ¢n Rinaldi has been hosting trivia since 2010 at the Weston Club. She runs her trivia like she runs her life: minimal rules and mostly on time but only due to significant effort not to be distracted by shiny things. The rules at Weston Club trivia are simple no phones and no picking on SiÃ¢n about pronunciation, in return she won't pick on you about spelling or handwriting capabilities... these tend to be broken each week, but each week Sian learns, slowly but surely, how to pronounce names and places correctly... apart from Martina Navratilova's name.. but seriously who can pronounce that?!
Sadly, we would have hoped SiÃ¢n's knowledge of geography would have significantly improved since commencing her hosting career, however she has since found not only can you buy a plane ticket to most places in the world, negating the need to actually know where these places are. There are also apps for plane ticket purchasing... not to mention half price coupons available.
SiÃ¢n enjoys pina coladas, getting caught in the rain and the collected works of spermologists worldwide.
Hi...I am the Managing Director of FAME Trivia and the writer of all our quizzes. I started out as a trivia host back in March of 1993 at the Bridgeview Hotel in Willoughby....and after more than a quarter of a Century....I'm still there every Wednesday night. During this time I am very happy to announce that people meeting at my Trivia Nights have resulted in 11 marriages. (Call me Cupid if you will).
My brother Jonathan and I took over FAME Trivia in March 1998 and have grown the business from 12 shows a week in Sydney to over 100 shows a week around Australia and over a dozen weekly shows in Seattle, Washington .....which of course we are very proud of.
So come on down to the Bridgeview (Wed 7:30pm) and join me for a fun night of trivia where any team can win the top prize. Cheers
|Chris CarrollEdwina WoodsEllen ForceJo TelferJon BrosloKen Telfer |
My name is Pete.
My day job is Program Director of Canberra radio station 2CC. So I talk a lot.
I like long walks on the beach, candle-lit dinners and....hang on, this is not that kind of profile is it?
I've been a part of the Fame Trivia team since 2012. You will often find me lurking at the Kaleen Sports Club every Wednesday evening and the Gungahlin Raiders Club for Thursday night trivia. It's eye's down at 7.30pm, so see you soon at your local for a bevvie with mates, plenty of laughs and fun with Fame Trivia.
BTW - I am single and available :)
|Bob Philpot |
Bob is a delighted to back hosting Trivia in Mornington. The people, the facts and the laughs are what brought Bob to the world of Trivia hosting and you will struggle to find a venue as warm and friendly as The Dubliner in Mornington. Bob hopes that through the world of trivia he can discover the answer to questions that have puzzled him for many years. Why is abbreviation such a long word? If olive oil comes from olives, where do we get baby oil from? What was the best thing before sliced bread and what cruel prankster decided that “lisp” should have an “S” in it? Bob is currently working on his first book entitled “The Art of Procrastination”…. Well he’s been meaning to make a start. The Mornington Peninsula's only authentic Irish Restaurant & Bar has arrived in Mornington! And FAME Trivia has arrived at the Dubliner. Every Wednesday from 7.30pm
Since joining Fame Trivia in mid-1999 I have: graduated from uni, tied the knot, welcomed three children into the world, had six regular day jobs, celebrated another four Hawthorn premierships, lost a lot of hair, and put on a bit of weight! Over all these years, the constant in my life has been my continued good fortune to be able to work as a Fame Trivia host at venues all over Melbourne. Working for Fame Trivia is definitely a passion rather than a job, and I hope that my enthusiasm comes across during all of my shows. The best part is that I am able to meet so many wonderful people each week who share my love of quizzes!
Besides often having my nose stuck in a good book, I like to trek in Central Australia, eat copious amounts of red lolly frogs and sweat in Bikram yoga. Oh yeah, and I love to host my trivia nights cause such great people come and have fun with me!
I have managed the sales and operations of the Melbourne office of Fame Trivia since 2000 and have hosted trivia nights almost continuously since that time. I currently host the Coach and Horses in Ringwood, 7.30pm Wednesday and I also cover shows when someone is unavailable. I also host a large percentage of our Fame corporate and fundraising events.
I think the major appeal of our Fame Trivia nights is the relationships that develop with the host and between the teams. Trivia players enjoy the interaction, the familiarity, the camaraderie and the warmth they experience at our nights. A time to catch up with friends and make new ones. To share a drink and some food and oh, play trivia. No buttons, no buzzers, no screens - just people.
Feel free to pop in and say hi - and join in if you like. It's free - and it's fun!
My regular players would know that if there is one thing I cannot abide at my shows
....is people enjoying themselves.
Why I've had new teams come in and on hearing a music clue....they'll start singing, dancing or at worst both at the same time!
Obviously I tell them to sit down and keep quiet in no uncertain terms!
Trivia is a deadly serious business....not everyone gets that.
|Bernard Sutton-Power |
Dallas "D-Chill" Hill is one of Perth's funniest comedians and one of Fame Trivia's most popular hosts. Bringing his own style of humour and making your quiz nights fun and enjoyable, it'll be a fun night for all.
Dallas has been with Fame Trivia and has been in the entertainment industry for years. Dallas hosts 3 quizzes a week, Tuesdays at the Hyde Park in North Perth, the Inglewood Hotel in Mount Lawley on Wednesdays and The Court Hotel in Northbridge on Thursdays, all starting at 7:30pm. Each venue has great food and the atmosphere is competitive.
Dallas is also available for your corporate quiz nights or functions, so contact Tim to book your next function.
And remember, when you hear "Who Had!" being shouted from the crowds around Perth, Dallas started that. See you soon.
|Chelsea VendyJeff Eagle |
Jeff has been hosting Fame Trivia quiz nights in and around Brisbane since 2003, and now considers himself a dedicated spermologist (wiki that if you don't know what it means).
He gave it a shot after a failed attempt at the big prizes on "Sale of the Century" (stoopid fast money round) and now lists his ambitions as wanting to be presented with an oversize novelty cheque and being one of the cranky voice-overs reading letters on "Media Watch".
|Erica JohnHot Shot ScottJeff Aaron |
Jeff Aaron has been a staple on Seattle radio since 1992. "The Fish" as he is affectionately known to his loyal listeners has seen it all when it comes to Seattle sports history. He worked for many years as an award winning Seattle Seahawks Pre-Post game host, produced the legendary Wayne Cody KIRO sportsline show and worked side by side with Pete Gross in his final years as "the Voice" of Hawks Football.
"The Fish" eventually formed a morning show partnership with KJR's "Mitch in the Morning" where the duo racked up ratings and listeners for almost 8 years! Their break-up and Fish's dismissal is still debated to this day. Aaron also manned the Washington State Cougar football sidelines for 10 season and remains a loyal supporter of the "Cougs" His Son, Shane, is a 2010 Graduate with a Economics/Business Administration at WSU.
The work Jeff Aaron is most proud of is his 7 years as Host of "3 to 6 with the Fish, Jeff Aaron radio show". "Fish" combined superstar celebrity sports, music and entertainer interviews mixed with local sports talk and community issues. "The Fish" can be found almost everywhere - on the Ice at Silvertips Hockey games, the Turf of the Washington Stealth Lacrosse team to hosting radio listener parties at the top sports pubs and casinos in the Pacific North West. 'The Fish" is also considered by some to be "Mr Trivia" - he hosts many trivia nights throughout the Puget Sound.
The Fish is an avid drummer and plays with many local bands, including his band perfectly named, "The Below Average White Band", he is very quick to tell anyone willing to listen about his 2007 trip to London to see Led Zeppelin! His music collection features a wide variety of rock-n-roll from Zep, Rush, DIO, Kings X, Yes, to Kings of Leon, Steely Dan and Warren Zevon. Jeff Aaron is a Heisman Trophy Voter, John Wooden Award voter and claims to be a 12 handicap golfer unless your playing for money - then he is an 18. Born in St. Marys PA he somehow became a lifelong Oakland Raiders fan, but supports the Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins and Penn State Nittany Lions. "The Fish" currently lives in Lake Stevens with his Girlfriend Kimmy until they can win the lottery and move to Las Vegas.