Harry Sideropoulos

Harry Sideropoulos – Motivational Speaker is an award-winning stage actor, singer, voice- over artist, speaker, business man and foodie, celebrating over 20 years on stage.

He started his public career many years ago on 94, 7 Highveld Stereo’s Rude Awakening Breakfast Show and soon became an integral part of the show for 6 successful years, before resigning to focus solely on his career on stage.

Since then, Harry’s has performed and produced a multitude of shows in his home-town Johannesburg as well as frequent appearances in America and Canada. He loves comedy and loves to sing jazz and blues and is the recipient of 3 Naledi Theatre Awards with a further 2 Naledi Theatre Award nominations for his work on stage.

Now available to book through Motivators

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in May of 1974, of Greek decent, Harry Sideropoulos was first thrown into the media spotlight in 1998 when by absolute chance he was asked to join the ranks of the morning team on Johannesburg’s biggest breakfast show, The Rude Awakening on 94.7 Highveld Stereo. He soon developed his own unique style of presenting with his infamous, instantly recognizable chocolate like voice and within a couple of months had cemented himself as an integral part of Johannesburg’s number 1 breakfast show.

More recently Harry Sideropoulos – Motivational Speaker MC has launched his brand of unique pop-up entertainment experiences around the country.   He’s mad about food, but never wanted to run a full time restaurant, instead he creates pop-up culinary experiences for the corporate and private market, fusing both his passion for food and his love of entertaining.

Harry is also a very sought after MC with a unique approach to his entertaining.  With his deep, gravelly voice, he becomes your event ring master, combining his MC duties with comedy, song, audience interaction with playful frivolity, making his guests feel as though they’ve spent an evening entertained by a friend.

Harry can also be booked as a key-note speaker for corporate companies, using his skills as a performer and a comic to fuel thought, encourage dialogue and to bring down the house with laughter with his very unique, larger than life personality.

The Sunday Times newspaper has said of Harry “Tasting his food and experiencing his entertainment in his signature raspy voice – live, should be on everyone’s bucket list.”

And The Star Newspaper wrote “He’s hysterically funny! He sings like a raunchy angel and dances like a Broadway butterfly”

In September of 2004, he resigned from the radio to focus full-time on his theatrical career as a performer and producer and has been creating unforgettable moments in theatre both locally and abroad ever since. Follow Motivators on Twitter

In October of 2005 he returned to the Johannesburg Civic Theatre with a new musical offering, Songs from the Mediterranean, a musical tapestry celebrating the music of all the various Mediterranean ethnic minority groups of South Africa before returning to the Civic again in June 0f 2006 for his sixth season of No Sugar, Canderel Please!.

2007 was a very big year for Harry Sideropoulos – Motivational Speaker MC as he took a year’s break from producing and will be focused solely on performing. In March Harry Sideropolous – Motivational Speaker MC took to the stage, in his first collaboration with The Barnyard Group of theatres, in the smash hit Broadway musical ‘The Buddy Holly Story’ directed by Ian Von Memerty. The 6 month-long show was performed inDurban andJohannesburg to capacity houses.

Simultaneously, after an absence of nearly five years from where it all began, with his one man tour de force No Sugar, Canderel Please, Harry returned to The Liberty Theatre on the Square in April, for six shows only, with his new musical offering, 3 minutes past love.

Harry would now like to share with you and your team, his various entertainment offerings for the corporate industry.


“I just don’t have enough words to say how much we enjoyed having you as our MC and entertainer at our end-of year party and what a success the night was for us. We are so looking forward to having the privilege of working with you soon again.”SASFIN Bank Limited

“I must really commend you on the way you do things, you are an absolute natural. Thank you for an awesome performance. My staffs are raving about you and they are absolutely right, as you added so much more to the evening than we could’ve imagined. Wow, a one-man show!”DHL

“You create magic on stage by drawing your guests into your entertainment world. You are a great artist, a great orator and it was a great privilege working with you. You can entertain across all diverse cultural backgrounds. You had something for everyone in the crowd and that truly astonished us.”Nedbank

“Thank you once again for such a wonderful event on Saturday.  The feedback from all the delegates has been awesome. As always you deliver beyond the call of duty!”Rand Merchant Bank

“Thank you for making our event such a great success. You were such a hit, everyone is still talking about you.”Procter & Gamble SA

“What an absolute professional and what a pleasure to work with. Nothing is ever a problem.”Pharmaplan

“Harry you were incredible. I haven’t laughed and partied so hard in a long time. You are so unique.”Insurance Institute Gauteng

“We will use Harry again and again and again.”BMW Financial Services

“Harry is a riot. He takes your event and turns it into a one-man extravaganza. Harry Sideropoulos – Motivational Speaker MC can sing and dance and make you laugh out loud long before dessert is served.”Standard Bank

“He is one of the nicest, funniest and most talented people our company has ever worked with. A pleasure to work with him. On behalf of the team, I would like to thank Harry again for an excellent and unforgettable teambuilding experience yesterday. You have succeeded in re-energising our team.”Anglo-American

“What an amazing MC and entertainer Harry was. Besides his witty humour and his sophisticated demeanour, he was a one-man entertainment stop-shop.”First National Bank

“What a talented man you are Harry. You made last night such a great success.”HP – Hewlett Packard

“Harry knows how to get a crowd going.”SPAR-Head Office

“We have had such fantastic feedback on the event and we could not have done it without Harry.”Dimension Data

“Harry is intelligently humorous, engaging, entertaining and lots of fun to be with. His presence is as large as life and he knows how to get a group going, via fine food, music, song and humour.”Rand Merchant Bank- Ansie Celliers

“To say that the feedback has been positive would be an understatement. The Partners and their spouses thoroughly enjoyed all the aspects of the evening spent in your company, in addition to the informal interaction with you later. Among others, a particular statement made was that the choice of yourself as the Entertainer, providing an evening of laughter, excellent song, dance and music, was just what was needed after an intense conferencing session.”SRK Consulting (South Africa)

“I have had the pleasure of working with Harry 2 years in a row now as he has been the MC at our year end Gala Awards evening.  Harry’s charm, talent, passion and creativity have ensured that our functions have been professional and exceedingly entertaining – his warmth and ebullient personality have endeared him to each and every staff member at Ster Kinekor Entertainment and above all he becomes one of the team, providing us with a sense that he is indeed one of us!”Janette KleinExecutive PA to Mario dos Santos | Ster Kinekor Entertainment

“ Harry Sideropoulos – WOW what a performer, the best, stunning, amazing, awesome, one of a kind – comedian, singer, actor, dancer, MC – a true entertainer, an all-rounder,  that will turn your evening into a mesmerising event. You will be spell-bound by Harry’s talents and gifts. A must have entertainer for any function, be it formal or informal.”Desiree HumphreyExecutive PA to Mike Davis | Balance Sheet Management | Nedbank Limited

“Harry is a delight to work with! We have experienced many hugely successful events with him, where he has shined on and off stage. Harry Sideropoulos – Motivational Speaker MC provides depth and class to all the parts he plays, immersing himself in his characters and allowing all those watching to be delighted by his performance. Harry is highly professional and will tailor make entertainment for any occasion. He sings… he dances… he cooks… what more could you want!”Where Next Management

“Liebherr was thrilled with Harry’s efficient MC-ing of our Customer Day that included over 200 VIP local and international guests.  His preparation prior to the event was particularly thorough, and he really took the time to listen to our requirements which was clear in his execution of the brief and he did this with great care and creativity. The event went extremely smoothly and any technical hitches with regards to equipment or weather were expertly handled on the fly by Harry with much humour!”Liebherr.

Harry Sideropoulos – Motivational MC

Harry’s new one-man show titled HAPPY SHABALALA – The Artist Formerly Known as Harry Sideropoulos – Motivational MC opened on 25 June in the Tesson Theatre of the Johannesburg Civic Theatre and completed its first successful season. This show is guaranteed to send you into cardiac arrest… before interval for season’s to come!

– Big, Bold and Beautiful – 3 Big Boys singing everything from Swing to Rock

– Baroque, Burlesque, Bohemia – Moulin Rouge meets Chicago in a spectacular setting of vocal opulence

– Cotton Club – It was the time of brogue shoes and women in pearls, it was swing time

– Happy Shabalala – My new South African political satire…a laugh a minute

– My transformational talk – “How to change your life and still make it to lunch”, as well as “We’ll figure it out”