McKenzie are one of the youngest bands playing at leading venues, weddings, festivals and corporate events around Australia, and with good reason. The Gold Coast based 4 piece band perform songs from the 50’s to today, backed with their high energy interaction and stage presence (sometimes with a little McKenzie twist). McKenzie’s key focus is to keep the crowd involved and to put on a great show no matter what the occasion. They pride themselves on big vocal harmonies like one of their influences “The Eagles” and love a driving rock band to carry the crowd like “Cold Chisel”. One of their other big influences is Australian Band “Thirsty Merc”.
The boys have recently been the support act for both James Reyne at the Red Centre Nats in Alice Springs and Daryl Braithwaite at Kingscliff Beach Hotel on Australia Day Weekend.
“MCKENZIE HAVE BEEN PLAYING REGULARLY AT ‘THE ELEPHANT – BRITISH PUB’ FOR FOUR YEARS. WE HAVE FOUND THE GUYS TO BE VERY PROFESSIONAL IN THEIR APPROACH TO THE LIVE MUSIC SCENE. MCKENZIE ARE A DEFINITE CROWD FAVOURITE AT ‘THE ELEPHANT – BRITISH PUB’, WITH THEIR WIDE RANGE OF SONG CHOICES AND MUSICAL TALLENT.”
– THE ELEPHANT – BRITISH PUB
“ENERGETIC AND RAW – MCKENZIE’S SHOW PACKS A PUNCH WITH GREAT TRACK CHOICES SPANNING ALL THE BAND CLASSICS PLUS A FEW UNEXPECTED GEMS. I HAVE NO HESITATION BOOKING THEM IN ANY VENUE.”
– BEYOND IMAGINATION ENTERTAINMENT
“THE GUYS HAVE A GREAT GRASP OF WHAT REALLY HITS AN AUDIENCE, LOOKING FOR THAT CLASSIC SOUND AS WELL AS GIVING THEIR OWN STAMP TO WHATS RELEVENT TO A NEW GUARD. THESE GUYS HAVE A FUTURE.”
– DERRINGERS MUSIC
“STUDENTS LOVE THE LIST AND COVERS. GREAT BAND AND A GREAT VIBE.”
– FLINDERS UNI
When: November 23, 2018
Where: Main Stage