Very entertaining new RADIO SHOW 

Radio Show on 
RPP 98.7 FM Every Friday 3-4 pm

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Are you looking for a unique edge for an upcoming special event? Something special that will make your guests laugh and keep talking about your event for years to come?

 The “Lofty” racecall is guaranteed to add a fun and memorable edge to any occasion. A great surprise for birthdays, retirement parties, product launches, weddings, sportsman’s nights, Cup Carnival functions, Christmas parties-- any event. 


"Neil Longden, aka "Lofty" is the father of
 TRIVIA in this town. He is credited with kicking off the music trivia frenzy in the 1990's. His entertaining evenings were legendary. Lofty puts loads of his effervescent personality into every show he hosts, be it Music, Sport and general trivia. A night at any of Lofty's trivial shows is thoroughly good fun". Greg Miles, On Course Racecaller - Melbourne Cup Lofty is considered by Melbourne Media as the 


From Corporate Events, marquee hosting at the Races or other sporting or social event, your guests will be engaged and entertained with Lofty as host or MC. Lofty is a sought after event host and always ensures that each event whether it be for 20 or 600 people is personal and relevant. He has hosted events for major Racing Clubs, conferences, sporting clubs - even high end fashion brands. Lofty’s unique style and versatility is always a winner with his audience.


Lofty is well known for his unique, warm and engaging style. With an extensive radio presenting career extending from racing, golf and sports shows, hotel and restaurant reviews to large and small event hosting and phantom racecalls, Lofty always brings a smile to his audience. Lofty takes pride in making each experience memorable whether it be for a small private group or a large corporate event.

 How does it work?

Simply fill out the form here and provide some background information on the audience involved. Typically the guests will be “jockeys” in the racecall aboard a horse with a name created to be relevant to something about that person. Guaranteed to leave your guests laughing.
Click below to hear a Lofty racecall in action, email or call to speak to Lofty himself to discuss your special event. You won’t be disappointed.


"I have had the pleasure of working with the entertainer, radioman, and star golfer, Neil Longden over the last twenty years in which I have engaged him to perform on many occasions - largely for many corporate functions. His race calling is simply the best in the land and can be tailored to any needs for any function. Whether a comic impersonation of a race caller is required; or an authentic recreation of race or race caller; or a tailored race to suit the client and its participants in that race, you could not find anybody more suitable than Neil 'Lofty' Longden. Clients who have enjoyed Neil's talents over that time include: Caltex franchisees and suppliers at Sheraton Mirage, Port Douglas; Harvey Norman managers (New Zealand) at Cairns for Ironbark Events; Price Waterhouse Coopers; NAB - on several occasions for their staff conferences; ING Insurance on South Stradbroke Island...the list goes on and on...I should also add that Neil is a brilliant quizmaster for trivia nights, having hosted many over his career-just don't take him on when it comes to music trivia or you'll lose". 
-TONY RICKARDS, actor, producer & director for Corporate Events. AKA Con Marasco. Director, Entertainmentonline Pty Ltd.
"Recently I was seeking a race caller as part of a voice track for a feature movie I directed called 'Pawno' and was referred to Neil Longden. I was so glad I received that referral because he did an impeccable job. There were several racecalls required over action that involved one of our characters listening to the races on the radio. Neil was able to produce the calls in the studio perfectly and with a minimum of fuss. There is no doubt Neil is the go to man for any racecalls -for 'live' entertainment or the soundtracks of movies". 
-PAUL IRELAND, actor, and director of 'Pawno' *released 2015/2016.
"I was asked to record a wildtrack for an excellent feature film recently that goes by the controversial title of 'Pawno' . My job was to put down some tracks of me as a talkback radio host. Before me in the studio was Neil 'Lofty' Longden recording racecalls for the same movie. I knew Neil and had heard of his expertise in this area, but to hear and watch him in action was another thing. He was awesome: entertaining, authentic, had a terrific voice, and was able to put together the calls at very little notice. I have no hesitation in saying: he's your man for racecalls for your corporate functions and the like..."  
-STEVE VIZARD, Profile Talent.  


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