HANLON BROTHERS / by Kylie Cobb

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Award-winning Australian band, Hanlon Brothers masterfully fuse original hip-hop, RnB, soul and jazz improvisations to create a signature sound with a killer combination of raw talent, versatility and flawless technique earning them a dedicated and ever-growing fanbase.

Set to tour with New Zealand reggae heavyweights, Katchafire in September, Hanlon Brothers will release their much anticipated new single in October and showcase at international industry conference, Australian Music Week in November.

Urban and Regional Song Of Year finalists in this year's Queensland Music Awards, Hanlon Brothers were awarded Gold Coast’s Emerging Artist Of The Year in 2015, as well as Artist of the Year finalist in 2016 and recently performed at the 2017 Gold Coast Music Awards alongside ARIA charting Amy Shark and international pop sensations, The Veronicas for the Surfers Paradise LIVE Festival.

Hanlon Brothers are known as local heroes for a reason. What they have going is truly unique, and there is no other band on the Gold Coast with as big or as loyal of an audience. They can hold a crowd of thousands in the palm of their hand.
— Michelle Christoe, NightQuarter venue director

Hanlon Brothers have played Woodford Folk Festival and support slots for the likes of Cat Empire and Stan Walker, reliably drawing thousands to shows and the watchful gaze of music giants Warner Music and Jay Z’s record company Roc Nation.

A musical melting pot of creative chemistry, fine-tuned talent and broad influences, Hanlon Brothers, Saia and Omar Hanlon, are joined by former New Zealand Idol winner Matthew Saunoa, rapper Roman Albert, the soulful Mr.Thomas Stowers and some of the world’s best horns players.

The Burleigh born and bred Brothers are passionate exponents of their local community, growing the next generation of Gold Coast artists through their music academy, Burleigh Music Academy, which their father and uncle founded in 1997, and regularly hosting free performances to champion local initiatives such as the Walk With Me Foundation and Burleigh Boardriders.

With a brand new purpose-built studio, Hanlon Brothers Studios in Miami on the Gold Coast, Hanlon Brothers are set to this year record their second studio album to follow up 2015's popular Featured, which garnered national radio airplay and a USA tour.

With improvisation the cornerstone of their sound, Hanlon Brothers are a truly unique experience every time giving fans an insatiable thirst for more. Forewarned is forearmed!

A Hanlon Brothers live show is infectious, playful and unpredictable. While each show has a spontaneous and raw energy, it is all underscored by some of the most dedicated and hardworking musicians around.
— Michelle Christoe, NightQuarter venue director

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AWARDS/ RECOGNITION

QLD Music Awards 2017 'Regional Song of the Year' FINALIST
QLD Music Awards 2017 'Urban Song of the Year' FINALIST

Gold Coast 2016 'Artist of the Year' FINALIST
Gold Coast 2015 'Emerging Artist of the Year' WINNER


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