MMK Music Promotions started on the Atherton Tablelands in 2004. Coming into the live music scene to support Her eldest son in his pursuit of becoming a working musician.
The business was launched on Myspace, discovering new sounds and promoting bands by marketing their music to others both in Australia and overseas. Events were organised for "Echoed Silence", this led to giving others the chance to continue playing. The Early Years were about learning the industry and how things worked in the local live music scene. In that time we had the pleasure of working with bands such as The Angels, Screaming Jets, Wish for Wings, Japunga, 28 days, Butterfly Effect and many more.
Mentoring and managing came about through working with a young upcoming Punk Band called "SHUB" in Cairns. The business brought punk bands from around Australia to the north. These events took place at The Cape York Hotel, Edge Hill Tavern and Freakquency in Cairns.
In 2007 at Cairns Freakquency Night Club gigs were run on a weekly basis and where called "Thunderstruck Thursdays". The events enabled fans who where starved for live music in the area to see 3 to 5 bands play local and touring. Through working closely with Metal Of Honour in Brisbane the business was able to book bands for Metal Mayhem that was held over 5 weeks between Townsville and cairns. Fifteen Metal bands toured to the North to showcase their music for that event. Metal Mayhem was run at Bombay Rock in Townsville and Toms Tavern in the suburbs. The business was involved with booking bands to play at The Exchange Hotel in the inner city Townsville.
In June of 2008 “ROCKFEST“ was organised, this saw bands come together from around Australia to play Freakquency in Cairns Thursday night and Bombay Rock in Townsville on Friday night. The event was in support of independent musicians and was run worldwide. Bands that played “ROCKFEST“ were Sleeplever Melbourne, Mark Cashin & The Lil Hussys Central Coast NSW, Sonorcast Sydney, Each Revolving Door Brisbane, Miacarla Gold Coast and Echoed Silence & Eyeless Youth.
Events were run out of The Grand Hotel in Cairns, “Rock out with your Croc out" showcased original local and touring bands. Bands that travelled north in 2008 to play an MMK event were Kill The Apprentice, Noxious, Nine Iron, The Pints and Black Market to name a few.
Forward to Brisbane 2012 where MMK was launched again and events were run out of The Prince of Wales Hotel Nundah on the North side of Brisbane. The MMK events moved to larger premises upstairs at the Indooroopilly Hotel in the western suburbs of Brisbane in 2014. The venue was known as “VIBE".
MMK events where also run out of Currumbin Creek Tavern and Coolangatta Hotel on the Gold Coast.
In conjunction with Metal Roos MMK organised the first Metal United Down Under “MUDU” in Brisbane and we had a huge turn out of nearly 400 people and 13 bands to entertain them from 12 till 12. Following this up the next year running the event at the New Globe in Fortitude Valley with 13 bands that covered every genre of metal.
In November of 2015 MMK ran its last event at the Globe in Fortitude Valley hosting her son and his band of brothers in Darkcell.
Our services where requested by “NOXIOUS” in January 2016 to put on a comeback show at
The Woolly Mammoth in Fortitude Valley.
January 2019 MMK was back at the Prince of Wales Hotel where it all started in Brisbane. The first event back was a success and has been bringing live music to the POW every first, third and fifth Friday.
The Prince of Wales closed due to Covid 19 and will no longer be running live music from the hotel when restrictions lift .
Our first show back since March will now be held at The Woolly mammoth Mane Stage in Fortiude Valley.
Tickets to the upcoming shows can be purchased through Moshtix.
MMK Music Promotions has always been about getting it out there via social media as well as running events supporting local and touring bands via promotion and marketing as well as networking.
"Networking is a beautiful thing"
MMK Music Promotions