What does Muz offer?
Muz delivers his own contemporary stories involving trips to the dentist, hog whisperers, the difference between oestrogen and testosterone and the dangers of mixing yoga with colonic irrigation in his inimitable laid-back style that has his audiences in stitches.
He has an extensive repertoire of original material that takes every day life occurrences, throws in some abstract thought and a comedic spin and before you know it you're thinking "Where's this bloke been hiding?!"
"I haven’t laughed like that for a long time” – is a typical comment after a Murray Hartin performance.
It can be often followed by “I didn’t think poetry could be that much fun”.
And that’s the secret to Muz.
While it is no doubt original contemporary bush-style poetry, it comes with a fresh edge. There is a magic conversational quality to his performances.
Things We Love book launch
With Scotty and Mez Gourley (and a cute little Lab) at the annual Smart Pups Charity Day run by good mate Craig Harley.
Muz with Former PM John Howard
Muz at Mullaley for a live radio broadcast with Alan Jones.
Strangely enough, Muz does have a serious side.
In the introduction to a five-page article on the Australian drought,
TIME MAGAZINE journalist Daniel Williams wrote the following:
"Early in 2007, the bush storyteller Murray Hartin penned a 14-stanza poem in three hours flat.
"Rain From Nowhere is about a farmer on the brink of ruin who receives an empathetic letter from his father. A celebration of resilience and hope, it is as moving a piece of Australian verse as has been published in decades ..."
But Muz will always leave you laughing.
Whether it be a sharp 20-minute comic spot at a corporate function, a 40-minute guest speaker role at a charity event or MCing a five-day conference, Muz wins the audience straight away and leaves them wanting more.
And there’s plenty more to give. Such is the popularity of his performances there are often encore sessions and a second 30-minute spot is just as entertaining.
Remember, this is not the poetry you remember from school.
This is not "The leaf fell and I wept ..." stuff, no, no, no!
This is a whole lotta fun!
And it’s suitable for everyone.
Alan Jones, AO - Radio Presenter
“Murray can take you on tangential journeys that can be as hilarious as they are thought provoking. I doubt you’ve ever read a book like this before. It’s refreshing; it’s funny; it’s silly; it’s sad; it’s a little bit weird, but it’s wonderfully Australian – just like the author.”
So what are you waiting for?
Contact Muz below to book him for your event!