Fri 1st Dec 2017 – GOOD GOOD DAY – the 2nd single release & music video from my forthcoming debut studio album will be released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, etc. via ABC Music.
We are delighted to have worked with @beer.cinematography again for the music video, who made our award winning video for ‘Not in Kansas Anymore’. #mickmchughmusic #goodgoodday #2ndsingle #troubadourmusic #abcmusic #beercinematography


Gary Óg support Brisbane

by Mick on November 16, 2017

Announcing I’ll be supporting Scottish artist Gary Og in Brisbane on Thursday 30th Nov @finnmccools I’ve worked with Gary before – this guy delivers tremendous grit and passion with just a guitar and vocal. Tickets from #garyog #australiantour #brisbane #troubadourmusic #finnmccools #mickmchugh



We recorded a live solo version of ‘Not in Kansas Anymore’ on Gold Coast ABC Radio with host Nicole Dyer. Hope you enjoy!



‘Not in Kansas Anymore’ is the first single release from Mick McHugh’s debut studio album, ‘A Million Stars’ due out 16th Feb 2018. The official music video for ‘Not in Kansas Anymore’ won ‘Best Music Video’ at The 2017 Dolphin Music Awards. Available online at iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc…

‘Not in Kansas Anymore’ written by Mick McHugh & Shane Howard

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BRISBANE – Announcing my first TRIO performance of songs from my new album on Tuesday 31st Oct @ The BuG, New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane. Tix $7/$10.
Also Tuesday 24th Oct, I’ve been invited to perform at The 2017 Dolphin Music Awards, where ‘Not in Kansas Anymore’ is nominated for Best Music Video! Tix $25/$35. Ballina RSL.
#dolphinmusicawards #thebug #mickmchughmusic #newfarmbowlsclub #ballinarsl #bestmusicvideo #nceiadolphinmusicawards #nceia #notinkansasanymore #trio #gig #singersongwriter #Holycraptheresafairy inmygarden ! (see Kansas video for reference) 😂


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 📸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.