Speakers Profile - PJ Lane

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It is said that PJ has 'showbiz' in his genes, but from wherever it came it is undisputedly there! At 11 years of age PJ attained a Performing Arts Scholarship at The Scots College, Sydney. He went on to major in music at college in Connecticut where he received a full basketball scholarship. With a Dean's List distinction (straight A's) and a star in the college's plays and musicals, PJ was setting the ground work for what would lie ahead. PJ studied classical piano for 11 years and was later tutored for another 2 years by Mike Meros, the keyboard player for the Beach Boys. Although PJ turned to professional basketball after college (Greece 2005 -- 2008) he would always revert back to his love of music and the entertainment industry.

On his return to Australia and in a relatively short time in the business, PJ Lane has appeared on numerous TV talk shows, been the subject of a featured story on A Current Affair, appearand and sang live on Mornings with Kerri-Anne, performed in front of 90,000 people at the 2009 Woolworths Carols In The Domain and was a presenter and performed at the 2010 TV Week Logie Awards and is a regular presenter on the Seven Network's Sydney Weekender. PJ played the lead in an Aussie thriller 6 Plots, had a guest role on Neighbours, played a lead role in Underbelly Badness, featured in the movie Something Whispered opposite Cuba Gooding Jnr and more recently spent a couple of months in Indonesia filming the 60′s detective drama Serangoon Road in the lead role of Ferguson, opposite acclaimed Australian actor Don Hany. Serangoon Road will air on HBO and ABC mid 2013. PJ is also 'The Face' of Lux Luminosity.

As an entertainer, PJ has thrilled audiences in some of Australia's top venues and corporate events. With evident showbiz 'chutzpah', PJ has quickly established himself as a most sought after entertainer. PJ is proud to be an ambassador for CHeBA (Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing) an Alzheimer's/dementia research organisation headed up by Prof. Henry Brodaty. PJ is the producer and host of The Memory Lane Concert, a gala fundraiser featuring Australia's finest performers, raising funds and awareness for Alzheimer's Disease.