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GC Local Band The Hanlon Brothers are one of our best home grown talents on the Gold Coast think old time Steely Dan meets Eminem and you've got WOW..

Music has always been a family affair for Hanlon Brothers, spanning multiple generations and continents. Masterfully fusing original hip-hop, RnB, soul and electronic elements to create a signature sound, none have managed to capture the bliss of coastal life like these three.

A musical melting pot of creative chemistry, fine-tuned talent and influences, from Anderson Paak and Mac Miller to Col3trane and GoldLink, Hanlon Brothers are Ruka (MC), Saia (Drums) and Omar Hanlon (Bass and Vocals).

Orphaned at a young age, these Australian-born sons of Māori immigrants found comfort, a sense of place and expression through their music.

Upcoming EP ‘SOLAR’ is an extension of their sonic world, honoring their colorful life in past, present and future. Entering a new era and expanding their sonic sphere, Hanlon Brothers feel they have finally found their true sound and will release much-anticipated EP titled SOLAR in 2019. The recording of SOLAR was an intensive 12 month process of experimenting with new cadences and refining their songwriting skills.

Sampling real-life sounds from their hometown throughout the record, tracks include recordings of waves crashing on the beach, chattering of people and the rhythm of traffic passing through Burleigh’s main intersection. It came together in the band’s purpose-built studio where the brothers wrote, composed and cooked up an exciting new soundscape that gives off an international vibe while remaining uniquely Australian.

To see more about the Hanlon Brothers visit their website or Facebook page.

The Man, the Myth, the Fish Whisperer


GC Local Mick (Mickos) Lane, is the best fishing example for young and old anglers alike.  Captain of the Gold Coast Fishing Club, Pro Angler of Australian Tackle Company on the Gold Coast he takes only his feed and releases over 95% of his catches. 

He has time for everyone, helps many people learn the art of fishing and is followed on Social media by 1000's of anglers across the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australian and the World.  We are delighted to feature one of the gentlemen of the industry and you can meet Mickos at his favorite fishing spots all across the Gold Coast. 

2 year away from retirement Mickos will be joining the Australian Tackle Company full time and you can meet up with him regularly at the Australian Tackle Company Gold Coast Show Stand at Surfers Paradise Beachside Markets coming up in 2020. 

This man is the real deal and we're delighted to feature him as an outstanding Gold Coast local on our GC LOCALS website.  You can follow Mickos via his Facebook page or learn more about his fishing techniques and local Gold Coast catches on the Australian Tackle Company website.    

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