"Making music in the good old fashioned way..." "Always Entertaining"
Pete’s versatility makes him impossible to button-hole into a musical category. A performance might include the musical influences of many genres including folk, jazz, rock, blues and country.
Pete has played in pubs and clubs for many years, he is able to perform as a solo or with one of his specialty bands. With his winning combination of entertainment, vocals and acoustic instruments Pete needs no artificial backing tracks.
You name it – Pete has done it! From touring the UK on his talents, working solo in the pubs in the English Midlands, performing in prison concerts in WA and NSW, extensive recording, film soundtracks, radio shows, song therapy, builder of over 200 musical instruments and touring with the Drifters.
Pete has worked with the Conway Brothers, Flying Wombats, Heritage Ensemble, Ragged Band, Blue Gum, Stringybark, Jacaranda Ceilidh, String Fiddle Tradition and is the leader of the infamous McMahon Brothers.
As a regular performer at the Settlers Arms in St Albans, he is the holder of the local record there with an amazing 102 consecutive Saturday night shows!
Sue is a multi-talented singer and musician playing the Anglo-concertina, keyboard, harmonica, musical saw and largerphone.
The haunting sound of the saw has to be experienced to be believed.
Being the first female President of the Bush Music Club in Sydney, Sue ran dozens of bush dances across Sydney and coordinated colonial balls and music festivals. Sue was a founding member of the Currawong Bush Band which was renowned for concerts, dances and balls in Sydney, Canberra and the Central coast.
Sue has worked with Stringybark, Jacaranda Ceilidh, Bad Wallaby and still is the best looking McMahon Brother!
Sue’s repertoire ranges from classical to rock to colonial ditties.
Pete and Sue McMahon
Sue and Pete McMahon are the core of the infamous McMahon Bros.
They are a Sydney based exciting and versatile acoustic duo with extensive experience in the music industry. Their complimenting vocals blend well together to share lead vocals and harmonies.
Delivering a boundless energy to any venue or function, Pete on guitar and Sue on concertina. They are consummate musicians and performers with years of experience. Their unique, live music provides an engaging and rare atmosphere.
Being able to respond to audience choices, Pete and Sue can provide anything from ballads to folk to dynamic dance sets featuring a huge range of music from the 1920’s to 50’s rock-n-roll.
Always entertaining they fit into any pub, club or venue. Their unique style across many genres is suitable for anything from a relaxed afternoon to a dynamic events - large or small.