MEET THE TEAM
Creator, Owner & Presenter
Lauren Yeates created Rave It Up back in 2010 while she was still in high school. She knew what she wanted to do in life at an early age and has worked hard to make it come true ever since.
At only 21, she already has 5 years experience under her belt as a budding journalist. She got bit by the entertainment bug back in 2010 when she met Justin Bieber, and has since met and interviewed celebrities like Hugh Jackman, Rob Mills, RJ Mitte from Breaking Bad, Justice Crew, Kendall Schmidt from Big Time Rush and so many more.
Lauren presents all of the Rave It Up videos, and the Rave It Up radio show every Tuesday night at 6pm on SWRFM 99.9, and does her best to make it as fun, entertaining and informative as possible.
Throughout her time with Rave It Up, Lauren has also obtained a Bachelor of Journalism from Macleay College in Sydney, worked as Multimedia Editor, News Editor and On-Air Presenter for the Macleay Newsroom, been a panel operator at H!T 104.1 2DayFM, and continues to be an assist team member at young development programs such as Tomorrow’s Youth Empower U.
Whilst Lauren loves her entertainment career at the moment, her ultimate goal is to one day make Rave It Up as big as The Ellen Show and E! News.
To find out how Lauren created Rave It Up, check out her full biography here.
Patricia “Patty” Tamayo
Patricia, or Patty as she prefers to be called, is of a certain age she does not wish to divulge and a writer for Rave It Up. She is an incredibly proud Raver and is privileged to be a part of the team. She is a graphic designer, amateur writer and does crafts in her spare time. Conversations on books, food, Adventure Time, travel, writing, foliage, music, crafting, puns and movies and shows of the animated kind are welcomed with open arms. Follow her on Instagram if you like dogs, food and images of foliage (or if you just want a good laugh at her poor attempt at photography).
John is 22-years-old and has been writing since early high school and has improved his skills with his Media degree at Macquarie University. As a child, he always enjoyed reading and continues to expand his literary repertoire today. He is very excited to see what new stories he can now discover being apart of the Rave It Up team. John spends most of his free time with his clumsy dog or having random adventures around Sydney, while also trying his hand at learning guitar.
Jacques Pierre Du Casse
Jacques Pierre Du Casse is 16-years-old and is half French and half Bulgarian. Jacques started working with Lauren for his high school work experience. In that time, he was writing articles for Rave It Up. Lauren was impressed with how well written his articles were so she offered him a spot on the Rave It Up team. He loves writing articles, working out at the gym 5 days a week, acting, cooking, watching action movies and as with all teenage boys, he loves flirting with girls! When Jacques finishes high school, he wants to become a Hollywood actor. He is also interested in studying Journalism if acting doesn’t go well for him. Jacques loves being on the Rave It Up team and is learning lots of new things every day.
Rekha, or Vishi as she likes to be called, is about to graduate with a Diploma of Journalism from Macleay College. She is a passionate writer and was excited when Lauren asked her to be part of the Rave It Up team. She watches the news every night and constantly checks Twitter to see what is happening around the world to come up with ideas for articles. Rekha’s interest in entertainment began in 2011 when she saw Justice Crew perform live and since then, has gone to many shows and watched incredible artists perform. In addition to writing, she is also a keen photographer. At the moment she is working at a nursing home as a recreational activities officer but would love a career as a news writer in magazines or newspapers. In her spare time, she loves to read, watch movies, play with her cats and spend time with her family and friends.
James is a 23-year-old who, after writing for other online Aussie entertainment outlets, has brought his talents to Rave It Up. An aspiring television producer with a pair of degrees from the University of Wollongong, James can usually be found in his spare time either at the cinema, at a gig, catching up on TV shows, or generally lost in pop culture, and passionately discussing any of these. A warning though: any discussions about live music inevitably turn to why the Enmore Theatre is the best venue in Sydney and why anyone who thinks differently just, like, doesn’t get music, man.
Joshua Armstrong has a love for film, music and video games and studied film and acting for a year as a teenager. After finishing high school, he studied Primary School Education at Macquarie University and joined the DraMAC drama group for two years. He even worked two years at EB Games, and has been working at Event Cinemas for over 6 years. After graduating Macquarie in 2012 and deciding teaching wasn’t for him, Josh secured a full time job as an electrical testing technician. He studied Marketing part-time at TAFE during evenings and is now a Brand Ambassador with Samsung at JB HiFi. Josh continues to work for Samsung and Event Cinemas while writing movie reviews for Rave It Up in his spare time.
Andrew is a quirky teenager who loves writing and hopes to one day become a children’s author. He is 13-years-old, likes to make people laugh in the weirdest ways and is a full-fledged nerd. Andrew’s hobbies include playing baseball and basketball, watching movies, reading comic books, sleeping, going to the beach with friends, and he is in love with any action packed anime. As well as wanting to be a children’s author, Andrew also wants to move to America, get a degree in Journalism and Physical Education and play for the San Francisco Giants. He is proud to be writing for Rave It Up and is thankful for everything he has.
Reviewer & Sports Writer
Peter is 19-years-old and is currently studying Pharmacy at Sydney University. In his spare time, he loves to play and watch football, go to the gym, listen to music, swim, play the piano, watch movies and TV shows and write reviews for Rave It Up. He is a massive supporter of Manchester United and the UFC, while he also loves his Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. At the moment, Peter is working as a Learn to Swim instructor, as well as a maths tutor.
Aidan is a sporty teenager who one day hopes to be a sports journalist. He is 16-years-old and is also a very passionate Canterbury Bulldogs, Sydney Swans and Sydney Sixers fan. Aidan’s hobbies include playing cricket, touch footy and going to the movies with his mates. Aidan is also currently working at Event Cinemas Castle Hill and has been doing so for the past year. Aidan loves being able to write for the Rave It Up Team and is very thankful for this amazing opportunity.
Make Up and Hair Stylist
Bridget Bremner is a Sydney-based professional freelance makeup artist who has been in the industry for over eight years. Bridget has had a long love affair with make-up since childhood when she used to love to imitate the make up seen on the lunchtime soaps! After years of experimenting, she then decided to follow her passion and completed a certificate in fashion make-up and received a certificate of merit at Auckland’s Samala Robinson Academy (S.R.A). The trainers recognised a talent and asked Bridget to come back and become a trainer. Bridget worked at S.R.A as a trainer for 18 months, teaching the full time course. She capitalises on these skills in her freelance work. Bridget has experience in bridal, fashion photo shoots, short film, television, special effects & promotional events but has an enthusiasm for make-up & styling in all forms. She has been doing make up and hair for Rave It Up since August 2015, and loves being apart of the team. Check out all of the looks she’s done for Rave It Up by checking out our Weekly Entertainment Wraps here.
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