MMK Music Promotions in QLD, is an independent music advocate for upcoming and rising artists throughout the state. Solely operated, Karen Andrews promotes and organises music events, throughout social media representing genres in Rock, Metal and Punk of Queensland. MMK Music Promotions advocated for Queensland's music scene, its artist, daily throughout social media, organising music events thus generating income for bands music releases, supporting local venues. Australia's music scene is widely overlooked in mainstream scene and MMK Music Promotions has utliized social media to draw a wide audience to Queensland's immense talent. MMK Music Promotions principles are believing in local music industry, acting on behalf of Queensland's music industry and will continue to be an advocate for Queensland's music scene and artists. As a local music scene enthusiast from Adelaide SA, MMK Music Promotion, through daily online promotional work, have help establish Queensland as one of Australia's underrated and prolific music scene. Karen Andrews' tireless efforts has helped draw interest from interstate and overseas, U.S. (Brisbane Rock act, 'Street Pieces').
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