Damien Dempsey Australian Tour 2017

by Mick on September 20, 2017


Damien Dempsey – always an absolute pleasure touring & supporting you. Thanks to all the people who came along to the shows and @troubadourmusic for putting on yet another great tour in Australia #damiendempsey #mickmchugh #troubadourmusic #australiantour


1st show of Damien Dempsey (Ire) tour tonight! I’m on 9pm @the_flamingalah
TONIGHT @damiendempseymusic is ready for BNE all the way from Ireland, bringing his full band and new tunes with him. Let’s show him a good time! LIMITED TIX available so head over to Moshtix to get yours. #theflamingalah
Doors: 8pm
9:00 – 9:40: @mickmchughmusic
10:00 – 11:30: Damien Dempsey
TICKETS: $65 at the door



Father’s Day I’m performing at @botanicalbazaar Festival in Nerang, held at the Country Paradise Parklands 10am-12:30pm (2x1hr shows). See website for more details http://botanicalbazaar.com.au/ 📸Stewart Munro #mickmchughmusic #botanicalbazaar #fathersdaygig #stewartmunrophotography



When you see @amysharkmusic live, you know you’ve just witnessed something special. I live by “Believe in your dreams”, AND “Work even harder for your dreams”. I was reminded of this watching and opening for Amy Shark perform at her 3 Brisbane shows on the weekend of her SOLD OUT national tour! I got to know Amy when she would drop in on occasions with her hubby to one of my Sunday residency gigs. We chatted and she was following a similar path to me, writing and recording original songs because it’s something you believed in, while also clocking up 1,000’s of hours of performing live gigs every year. Her song ‘Adore’ went massive and subsequently her career too, and when you watch her now on stage – hear her stunning vocals, see her confident guitar playing, and powerful stage presence – those countess hours she clocked up… man can she deliver! It’s inspiring stuff for me to watch her journey. ❤️ And another great reminder to keep believing and to keep working hard! #amyshark #amysharksupport #mickmchughmusic #workhardforyourdreams #believeinyourdreams #adore #originalmusic 📸Amanda McHugh


‘Not in Kansas Anymore’ video out now

by Mick on August 25, 2017

Official Music Video for Mick McHugh ‘Not in Kansas Anymore’ single, released Friday 25th August 2017 via ABC Music online. Available on You Tube, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc…

Our HUGE thanks to Simon, Caithlin & Matt for sharing their stories.
To Kylie Lowe, and all at Joining Hands for your work in helping youths in Brisbane affected by homelessness. Thanks to thiose who reach out to others. To our actors – Kia McHugh (Farm Girl), Amanda McHugh (Fairy), Orin McHugh (Farm Boy), Dave Luxmoore (Homeless Bathroom guy), and Sparkles the Dog. And to the Beer Cinematography crew.

Music clip produced by – Beer Cinematography.
Songwriters – Mick McHugh & Shane Howard
Song produced by – Mark Stanley, Associate Producer – Shane Howard



‘Not in Kansas Anymore’ single & video out via ABC Music – Friday 25th Aug – available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc..
Co-written with Shane Howard of Goanna Band, produced by Mark Stanley, music clip by Johannes Beer Cinematography, management by Troubadour Music, crowd funded by 196 people, and my family ❤️ …this journey has been a huge team effort.
Looking forward to sharing this with you all.



‘Not in Kansas Anymore’ single and video due out Friday 25th August, which will coincide with my three shows opening for the incredible @amysharkmusic in Brisbane. And sorry about the 4pm announcement happening 5hrs later 😆..it’s bn an absolutely massive, but epic day, recording the ‘Not in Kansas Anymore’ video. A day that included which started at 5am, and included early driving, car break downs, kids, a lil doggy, a fairy, actors, coffees, music, video and ❤️. Thanks everyone for being apart of it. Now for good and 2hr drive home to the farm #notinkansasanymore #musicvideo #beercinematography #mickmchughmusic #troubadourmusic #fairy #workingwithkidsandanimals


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Damien Dempsey support

by Mick on July 29, 2017


TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT – this September I will be touring Australia with singer-songwriter DAMIEN DEMPSEY (Ireland) Brisbane 14th, Melbourne 15th & Sydney 16th. Dempsey is one of my major singer-songwriter influences. I love his passion and authenticity and the issues he deals with in his songwriting. His live shows are an almighty sing-a-longs! I toured Australia and New Zealand with Damo back in 2014, and he’s all about the song and the people. It’s a huge honour for me to be supporting him once again. If you’d told me back in my Dublin years, when I started out at Monday singer-songwriter nights (the same ones Damo had played when he started out) that I’d be supporting him, I’d have said, “Well I can retire now!” Lol! However, now that I’m here, and armed with my new single and video for ‘Not in Kansas Anymore’, there’s no way I’m stopping now!🤘🏻🎶
Tix from www.troubadour-music.com.au



Amy Shark Support Shows

by Mick on July 5, 2017

I’m delighted & very excited to announce I will be opening for the awesome Amy Shark at all 3 of her Brisbane shows next month. @amysharkmusic song ‘Adore’ was voted in at #2 in this year’s Triple J Top 100 and has surpassed 20 million streams on Spotify. She & her good fella were coming in to see me at one of my monthly Gold Coast gigs in the lead up to her song ‘Adore’ going viral and said they love what I do. Thank you so much to you both for the opportunity.
Amy’s Friday & Saturday shows are already sold out, only Monday tix left. Tix at www.amyshark.com
Also folks, my single ‘Not in Kansas Anymore’ is coming soon! Recording the video next week. Stay tuned…
#amyshark #mickmchugh #adore #woolymammoth #happy #amysharksupport #notinkansasanymore Amy Shark Night Thinker Tour Brisbane_Web


Hi Pozible Supporters,
The album tracks are ready to go and below is a private link to 2 tracks for an exclusive first listen!


The two tracks are ‘Not in Kansas Anymore’ and ‘A Million Stars’, which is looking likely to be the album title track. The songs can’t be downloaded, but can be shared via the link if you wish. The tracks will be available for you to listen to until the end of March.

I’m absolutely thrilled with these tracks, I feel I’ve done you all proud and really hope you enjoy them. If you love them, feel free to share the link on social media and get a buzz going in advance of the album launch!

We’re still in the process of knocking on the doors of music labels in Australia and Ireland to discuss licensing and distribution for the album. So once we work through that, we will then make a decision on the release date.

Photo Shoot
Last week, I did the photo shoot for the album artwork, and for the touring that will follow, with Ben from ‘Blue Tulip Imaging’ (see below). Ben shot my last photo shoot and those pics were so good that they got used for print in many newspapers and festival programs… he taught me the power of a really great pic. So naturally, I was dead set on using him again. We did the shoot in Lismore in his studio and also at some very cool old industrial buildings. Another step closer on the journey!
Photoshoot with Ben Blue Tulip imaging 2017
I’ll update you when we know the release date of the album or if there are any other exciting developments!

Thank you everyone! Hope that whatever it is you are working on in your own life, is going well and to plan too!

From one dreamer to another,