Haystack Mountain Hermits had its genesis around campfires on a 7 month long Big Lap of Australia in 2011. The family packed every instrument they could fit into the van and spent hours developing their musicianship as they drove the long, straight bits of Highway One.
The Hermits played music around campfires and were invited to play live-to-air on ABC Darwin after their first ever busk at the iconic Mindil Markets. They busked at many other famous Australian markets, including Fremantle, WA and Salamanca, Tasmania. Festivals, concerts, private gigs and more busking followed after the Hermits returned home to Southern Qld.
In 2017, Haystack Mountain Hermits won the Qld Regional Busking Championships, and the Australian National Busking Championship title of Best Band. In 2018 they won the Tamworth Country Music Festival Busking Championship, followed by the Qld Regional Busking Championships – Best Band, People’s Choice and Open Champions.
Drawing large crowds wherever they busk or perform, the Hermits are an eclectic mix of instruments, voices and repertoire producing a unique sound which is hard to label with a genre. Think gypsy skiffle blues in a hayshed!
They play. They sing. They fight.
Catch the Hermit vibe soon.
Meet the Hermits