Wisdom's Realm first came across MMK and Karen back in 2012 when we were a new band. Our relationship is long and we have seen her rise to the amazing promoter and organizer she is today. Every time we play for her we are made to feel like we are part of the family. The production is always professional and the nights full of enjoyment. The one thing that sets her apart from the other promoters we have worked with over the years is that her passion for the industry and the music is strong. She can always be found at the front of the stage, cheering, clapping and taking as many photos as she can, as soon as the next band starts she is right there doing the same thing for them. She works hard to keep live music and venues alive, giving musicians a place to enjoy, inspire and play their original music just like the good ole days in pubs on every street corner. We as Wisdom's Realm cannot say enough when it comes to reccomending her, we always look forward to her shows and we look forward to seeing her progress and determination rise in the future.
I take my hat off to Karen after having worked with her for the first time last night and the show she put together was an absolute banger. Sound and lighting were amazing and it's clear she is a genuine fan of live music and loves what she does. Looking forward to helping her blow the roof off plenty more times in the future.
Keep it up Karen, love your work mate.
Karen is awesome! We moved to Brisbane at the end of September after having spent most of 2020 in lockdown in Melbourne. As three lads from the UK, who left home behind to come and play music in Aus, we were really excited to get to Brisbane and start playing shows.
We reached out to Karen with the aim of getting a gig at the Woolly Mammoth. Karen replied and we managed to secure a slot, but the booking process wasn't your usual experience and a few things really stood out:
Firstly, research. Karen took the time and effort to look into our music and social media channels to really get a feel for our style. As a new band in a new city, it's often tricky to convince venues to give you a shot when you've not gigged in that area before, but Karen was so enthusiastic, she really made us feel positive about the show and we were buzzing to play!
Secondly, the promotion. As well as the usual event marketing, Karen was keen to share extra content to really give our new audience an insight into who we are as a band and what they can expect from coming to our live show. We really appreciate this, as it shows an extra level of passion and highlights that Karen really does love what she does.
And finally, contacts. After booking us for a show at the Woolly Mammoth, you'd think that Karen's work was done, but no! Karen took all of our info and sent it out to her personal contacts in the Queensland music scene and helped us secure a gig out on the Gold Coast at one of the iconic venues over there - somewhere we'd actually been trying to book ourselves. This really is above and beyond anything we expected and shows exactly what sort of person Karen is and the drive she has to not only see her venues do well, but also to help musicians succeed.
We honestly can't recommend Karen and MMK enough. If you're a band in Queensland, a band coming to Queensland, or a band who wants to come to Queensland, make sure you give Karen a shout , It might cost you a Jack Daniel's or two, but it's bloody worth it!
- Alex, Ben and Jonny
MINDS? END LISMORE
Karen, You once again proved yourself to be an incredible stalwart within the Brissie Music (not just heavy) Scene. Not only was everything run with consummate professionalism, you also immersed yourself in the evening as a genuine fan. We could not be happier with the evening. Excellent bands with us. Void Matter absolutely pummelling as is becoming the staple. Last 9 Days and Orfanberna pulling out all the stops to create wall after wall of sound. MMK Music Promotions MixManiac sound and lighting Our hats are off.
- David Lang
Karen puts her all into every show she does! Organising the bands, the venue, promo and Being at every show making sure everything runs to plan and all that while still buzzing around taking photos and videos and enjoying the music! She does it all super pro and all for the love of local music. Every show we have done with her has been Rad!
- Mike Gemzik
Karen's passion to keep the local live music scene alive is inspirational. She puts everything into promoting a super professional show and her communication is A1. Would 100% recommend MMK Music Promotions and Stapylton Street looks forward to working with them in the future.
- Ange Rogers
Couldn’t recommend MMK more. Karen helped put on a mammoth show for our band Flamingo Parade at the prince of Wales this last Friday. The place was buzzing the room was full. Everything was professionally dealt with by The MMK team. What a great night!
- Ryan Fletcher
Karen is awesome!!! Professional, passionate & personable. She took top notch hi def pics and video of our show for such a cheap price that I know she's doing it for the love of it....My band Antichrists Anonymous now has some great promo gear and had a top piss up with awesome peeps. Thanks sooo much Karen and crew \m/ \m/ K
- Bud Beckett
It's really wonderful to meet a promoter who puts everything into their events & promotes tirelessly for the best possible turnout. As we took to the stage, there was Karen right up front, filming & engaging with all the musicians & attendees. She then shared all the footage & photographs post-gig, going above & beyond for the bands. Karen loves music, this is evident through the way she passionately supports the local music scene. We couldn't recommend her more. Thanks for the awesome evening.
Awesome promoter. Working with Karen was brilliant. Ocean Shores were well prepared months before the show due to great communication with Karen (MMK) great sound and lighting all friendly staff we highly recommend jumping on any bill that Karen and MMK offer to new and current bands great supporters of local bands and helping with promotional material.
MMK Music Promotions are a pleasure to deal with. Piston Fist have done 2 shows this year for them and Karen has gone above and beyond for us. We really appreciate the effort she has put into promoting us and giving us a stage to play on. Thanks heaps Karen and MMK. Legends.
Thankyou! Karen Andrews for all your hard work and endless energy in keeping live music in local venues. We always feel like we're one of the family...cheers to you
- Buzz Killerbuzz
Karen really cares about the scene and those she works with. would recommend anyone looking to crack into the scene get in touch with her.
- Scott Kefford
Karen helped out Void Matter with our first gig, she absolutely slayed it! awesome turn out, great venue.
- Mike Delaney
MMK Promotions is a great organisation, doin it’s thing for local live music, Thanks Karen!
- Jedly B Bear