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Banana Bunchee Team

Chelsea Uppman

Chelsea Uppman HeadshotCurrently studying primary education at university, Chelsea sung her way through High School; studied many musical instruments, and starred in the leading role of her high school’s musical. Chelsea started as a junior ‘Banana Bunchee’ at the age of 10, gaining experience and ‘Cheeky' knowledge growing up alongside Juanita.

Making it into the final stages of ‘The Voice’ and ‘Australia’s Got Talent’, with her creativity and musical pizazz, Chelsea adds colour and fun to the Cheeky Monkey Club shows and Interactive Musical Adventures. Also currently working as a teacher-aide to a State Special School, her experience and dedication towards children is shown through everything she does. Her energetic, passionate, fun-loving, - and sometimes a little bit goofy - personality makes her a valued member of the Banana Bunchee team!





Josh White

Josh White HeadshotJosh started playing the guitar when he was 9 years old and hasn’t put it down since! Amongst a sea of varied performances and learning experiences, Josh gained further skills in contemporary guitar when he was accepted into the Young Conservatorium of Music at Griffith University, where he was invited to perform at the Brisbane Jazz Club and Broadbeach Jazz Festival.

Recipient of a $1000 grant for the Australian Government “Creative Young Stars Program”, Josh continued to excel and explore many musical opportunities. A highlight includes participating in the annual Rock Schools leading to a song that was met with success on the Triple J Unearthed charts. His artistic passion not only lies with music, as his talents and success in Drama have allowed Josh to coach and mentor junior students and perform lead roles in many school productions.

Currently studying a degree in Secondary Drama and Music Education, Josh shares his musical talent and happy-go-lucky nature as a Banana Bunchee in Cheeky Monkey Club Cheeky Jams and live performances.


Jaycob Bevan-Delaney

Jaycob Bevan-Delaney HeadshotJaycob’s zest for life and positive personality is infectious and definitely leaves his audiences happier and a little cheerier thanks to his witty personality.

Performing for over 10 years, Jaycob has been developing his artistic flair while entertaining audiences as a member of the Queensland Theatre Youth Ensemble and many different community theatres in the South East. During the senior years of his schooling, Jaycob assisted in developing a Drama Youth program at his college, sharing his passion and skills through mentoring and encouraging the Junior students.

Jaycob joined Cheeky Monkey Club’s family in 2016 as Goldie the Elf, in the annual Cheeky Monkey Club Christmas show. Always available and most excited to hang out, Jaycob’s enthusiasm and dedication to his performances have made him a valued member of the team and fun loving ‘Banana Bunchee’. While he is currently studying a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Acting) Degree, we all agree the world is definitely his stage!

About Us

Cheeky Monkey Club was established in 2004 when Juanita Mellick Ryder developed a fun, interactive learning program that was entertaining and engaging for young children.

Our Purpose

To entertain and engage children, inspiring positive outcomes.

  • Encourage imagination
  • Move to rhythms & sing rhymes
  • Discover fun facts
  • Explore, sort & solve
  • Build confident & caring children

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