LMM have a long relationship with Australia.
Founding director Timbo is originaly from the Gold Coast and began his working life in the UK playing piano in the very first Walkabout bar way back in the 1990s. I myself first set foot in a Walkabout back in 1998 and by 1999 I was working at Live Music Management building up a UK wide roster of cover bands and club DJs to book into the expanding Walkabout chain. We oversaw the opening of fifty Walkabout bars in the 2000′s and to this day continue to supply live acts and DJs into these great bars.
In this time we have made some fantastic pals from down under. Many of them remain within this exciting bar chain whilst some have moved back home (we will never be without a place to stay if we go on holiday to Australia!)
There are a number of LMM DJs who had their lives dramaticaly changed by working at the Walkabout bars and we remember well DJs like Graham Pozzi (Glasgow Walkabout), Pete Holmes AKA DJ Ice (Oldham/Manchester Walkabout) , Matt Alcock (Derby Walkabout)and John E (Blackpool Walkabout) who have all moved to Australia after getting a taste for the country from working in Walkabouts.
I am writing this on Australia Day 2012 having just seen the amazing refurb of the Temple Walkabout and Beach Bar which brings the Walkabout brand up to date with a fresh look and feel for the 21st Century. I would like to wish the staff and team at Temple and at all the other Walkabouts around the UK a great Australia Day…it’s going to be a lot of fun.
PS. Did you know our connection with Australia even runs to supplying live entertainment to Australia House ? Just last week one of our Aussie DJs Yax Man DJed a swanky event there..the latest of