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BRILLIANT MUSOS, ADVENTUROUS AUDIENCES

Music Hunter

What is music hunter ? 

Based in the Blue Mountains on the Western edge of Sydney, Music Hunter is more than a booking agency and different from a traditional promoter. Music Hunter has a unique approach to showcasing live music.

 

We are grounded in a commitment to bring incredible musicians to brave, curious audiences. We are creating a community of people who care about music, who dare to venture beyond the mainstream, and who enjoy the thrill of discovery and that warm, tingly connected feeling you share with a pack of music lovers at a live performance.  

 

 

 

Live music is good for your health. We've known this anecdotally for ages, and now the scientists have weighed in. Listening to live music promotes mental health and wellbeing. 

Musicians need audiences and audiences need music.

It's not just a transaction, it's a very special thing. Music Hunter is about nurturing the connection between us.

Making a contribution feels good. So does being a part of something big.

Volunteer to crew or help out. Music Hunter gigs are built on community inclusion.

 

 

 

 
 

gigs +& Tix 

The Strides

9 piece reggae band plus jazz/ funk legend James Greening.

February 14, 2020

Doors open 7.30pm for 8.00pm Start

Venue: le Salon Grand, at Palais Royale, 

230 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, Blue Mountains 

Tickets are $30 and $25 concession $2.50 BF applies

$15 Under 18s if in the presence of an adult.

Bar service and light snacks will be open.

The Strides are presented by Music Hunter in association with Entertainment Blue Mountains in Katoomba for a lively celebration of summer living, good vibes and hot music! The Strides' music builds on classic roots reggae with a hip-hop edge, bringing together modern dance hall, dub beats and reggae-pop.

Caribé

Traditional Cuban dance and music with a modern jazz aesthetic.

October 23, 2020

***Due to COVID19 this event has been rescheduled from May 16th until 24th October 2020***

Doors open 7.30pm

Free Dance Workshop 7.35pm

Band 8.00pm Start

Venue: Wentworth Falls School of Arts

217 GWH Wentworth Falls

Tickets are $30 and $25 concession

Under 18's $15

Group bookings of 6, 7 or 8 @ $25

Delicious Food and 🍷available on site from 7:30pm

Caribé presents a fast-paced show with seamless transitions from the acrobatic to the elegant. Their performances provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy Caribbean flair and skill.They're  a melding of 8 musicians and dancers from Sydney’s Cuban, jazz and Latin communities.

Bandaluzia Flamenco

Bandaluzia Flamenco will ignite the senses with the grace of flamenco.

August 28, 2020

**This event has not been cancelled or rescheduled however due to Covid-19 we may need to update you in the future**

Doors open 7.30pm for 8.30pm start.

Venue: Blue Mountains Theatre
106 Macquarie Road Springwood NSW

Tickets are $36 and $33 concession $3.30 BF applies

Bar service and light snacks will be open.

Bandaluzia Flamenco are  renowned for their powerful performances, unique sound and explosive displays of dazzling musicianship and virtuosity, Bandaluzia Flamenco will ignite the senses with the grace of flamenco.

This acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble is led by Australian guitarist Damian Wright and features award-winning flamenco dancer Jessica Statham.

Earthly Delights, Radio Blue Mountains

Listen in to 89.1 FM 5-7pm every Monday enjoying music, art and community and conversation.

May 19, 2019

Meg Benson hosts Earthly Delights, a show that takes a look under the creative rug of Katoomba and the Greater Blue Mountains, giving an occasional nod to our inspiring natural surrounds. As one of the Mountain's most enduring music and event organisers over the last decade, and longer still with her work in the community sector, Meg has an insight into the what, who, where and why of the Blue Mountains. Come and taste the flavour of your community.

Art Of Lunch

Music Hunter is the Musical Matchmaker for Art of Lunch.

May 30, 2020

There is an art to lunch, season 1 in 2019 was a delightful success and we look forward to bringing you the ultimate sensory feast again in 2020 for season 2.

All events include creative cuisines,  art exhibitions & engaging performances. There is a brief live meet the artist interview too, facilitated by Meg Benson. All artworks are for sale. 

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THE MUSICIANS

The kinds of musicians who play Music Hunter gigs aren't your mainstream FM-friendly joes. These people are virtuosos from the Blue Mountains, around Australia and around the world.

Some of them play rare instruments, even instruments they have made themselves.

Or they might play rarely performed styles, or blend traditional and contemporary forms to create something unique.  They might be well known or not so well known, but they will always be extraordinary musicians who perform at the fringes and on the edges.

 

Whatever the case, the musicians who play Music Hunter gigs are deeply talented people who care about the music they play and the audiences they play to. 

THE AUDIENCE

Music Hunter audiences are made up of adventurous souls who dare to go beyond the classics and the safe territory of the charts. Our audiences are curious explorers. They like to take a chance on something they've never heard before. That's how you experience the joy of discovery. And once they've experienced a Music Hunter concert, they always come back. 

Music Hunter is all about building a community of music lovers. It's a team effort, this task. We've been able to do it because of the support of some amazing people and partners whom we'd like very much to acknowledge.

 

Cheers to Kindlehill Performance Space for the use of their magnificent cob and timber hall. This warm, intimate space is where magic happens. Thumbs up to Blue Mountains Theatre, The Metropole, The Carrington,  Hotel GearinScenic World for being champion partners. 

 

Many thanks too to Daz's  Blissbeat Curry for catering many of our gigs with delicious soup, chai and cake.  

 

Our pristine listening experiences are enabled by BM Audio,  or KFM media.

And, of course, cheers to the many volunteers who crew, shoot photographs and stick up posters and do the not-so-glamourous behind-the-scenes stuff that keeps Music Hunter cracking on.

 

Our community gives to us and we like to give back. Not everyone has the dosh to go to concerts, which is why we will happily exchange tickets for some mucking in. There are many ways you can volunteer to help Music Hunter by contributing skills and time and heavy lifting. 

 

Big Love to our talented photographers; 

Look Sharp, Inertia,  Brigitte Grant,  Sue Daley,  David Brazil Photography.

If you fancy helping out, sling Meg an email.

THE COMMUNITY

 

custom music hunting

Weddings, parties, functions, whatever. It's not always easy to find the right musicians that suit the mood and the crowd for your do. So who do you call? 

 

Music Hunter founder Meg Benson loves nothing better than tracking down the exactly right brilliant musos to play at your do.  With 27 years experience living and playing in the MTNS music scene, Meg knows a huge number of musos in the mountains, Sydney and beyond - musos who can play in all sorts of genres and styles, and who can cater to a mixed audience of still listeners and irrepressible dancers.

 

FYI Meg can also artfully dress your space in a style befitting the audience and occasion. You give her the brief - elegant or quirky or playful or outrageous - whatever you need, Meg delivers.

 

 

 

Join the Music Hunter community

'Music produces a kind of pleasure ​which human nature cannot do without.'
Confucius 
 
Music Hunter is a supporter of Haze Mag and is a Network Partner of the Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network.
Music Hunter is proud to bank with Bendigo Bank, who give back significant funds to the community.
Music Hunter is a member of  TOOLO & supports the share economy.
Meg Benson hosts a monthly segment on ARTHouse 89.1FM
as well as a regular show on Earthly Delights 89.1 FM both on Radio Blue Mountains.

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