Bluesfest get ready to swoon to the smooth sounds of The Hanlon Brothers in 2018. The Hanlon Brothers masterfully fuse original Hip-Hop, R’n’B, Soul and Jazz to create a signature sound that combined with live lyrical improvisation, world-class showmanship and flawless technique has made them this region's leading live act.
Recently playing with Bluesfest favourites, Cat Empire, multi ARIA-winning Amy Shark and New Zealand reggae heavyweights, Katchafire, Hanlon Brothers are set to be the next best thing out of Australia.
A musical melting pot of creative chemistry, Hanlon Brothers feature the inimitable Saia and Omar Hanlon on rhythm, New Zealand Idol winner Matthew Saunoa, lyrical master Roman MC, New York's finest, Jeff Reid on sax and Scott 'Powder' Dalton on keys and vocals.
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, Hanlon School of Music, which their father and uncle founded in 1997, and hosting free performances to champion local initiatives such as the Walk With Me Foundation and Burleigh Boardriders.
With a brand new purpose-built studio in Miami on the Gold Coast, Hanlon Brothers are set to release their much anticipated second studio album in 2018 to follow up 2015 debut, Featured, which garnered national radio airplay and a USA tour.
With live improvisation the cornerstone of their sound, Hanlon Brothers are a truly unique experience every time giving audiences an insatiable thirst for more – perfect for Bluesfest.
Hanlon Brothers play Bluesfest on Friday 30 March and Sunday 1 April.