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Brendan "Mookx " Hanley / Bio

Melbourne 60s Brian Hanley Jazz Band (brother), most popular artist "Downbeat Jazz Concerts" Melb. Town Hall, Moonshine 5 group with Bruce Woodley (Seekers), duo work with Judith Durham, John Hawes Jazz Band, "Gingerbread Revue" resident group "Uptight" later "Happening 70" weekly National TV show, regular "In Melb. Tonight" guest, Gold Coast support act for "Bee Gees", Sydney Club Circuit, Bangkok "Thai Airlines" 25th B'day gig for Thai PM, Generals etc., Woodstock USA 21st B'day guest & gig with Pete Seeger, "Monkey Mia" movie with Hans Poulsen, instigate Paddo Folk Club, Nimbin, Mullumbimby & Byron Folk Clubs, successful single-handed campaign legalising busking in NSW, instigated "Dolphin Music Awards" NSW, Bushwackers make cult hit out of song "Marijuana Australiana", "Keep Sailing On" song used as theme 1988 Bi-Centenary First Fleet Event, Movie soundtracks: Monkey Mia, Waterborn, Give Trees a Chance, Nearly Normal Nimbin, Reef Reborn, Earth First & multi award-winning Blowpipes and Bulldozers. Wrote original soundtrack and characterisations for "FernGully" animated movie, toured with Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, Graeme Bell Jazz Band, Nimbin Allstars, Nimbin Silly Symphony, Bahloo Roadshow (with Monkey Mia Movie). Songs recorded by Frankie Davidson, Doug Owen, Layabouts, Bushwackers, Gong (UK), Mills Sisters, Troubadors, German Choirs, Sai Baba Ashram Choir ...
Worked with Pete Seeger, John Farnham, Bev Harrell, Slim Dusty, Lucky Starr, Dinah Lee, Jimmy Hannan, Johnny O'Keefe, John Williamson, Bee Gees, Manfred Mann, Graeme Bond, Hans Poulsen, Jack Thompson, Jean Paul Bell and many others

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Solo Singer Songwriter/Musician/Producer/Comedy/Activist/Entrepreneur
Artist Name
Brendan "Mookx " Hanley
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Singer Songwriter / Folk/Rock/Country/Comedy/Protest/Environmental/Bal / Music

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Byron Bay, NSW, AU