The Core of Brisbane’s Emerging Live Music Scene

Mannequin Republic is quickly becoming the premier live music and event management service in Brisbane. Revolutionising the local music scene with exciting, diverse and entertaining acts, Mannequin Republic provides you with amazing performers to play your club, pub, venue or function.

Proud to be supplying live music to Brisbane’s top venues, including The Zoo, Ric’s, The Jubilee, The Step Inn, The X&Y Bar, The Beetle Bar and many others. Mannequin Republic is also proud to be a major force in bringing out of state and international bands to Brisbane.

Always ready to support local music ventures, Mannequin Republic does cross promotional work with festivals like Soundwave, No Sleep Til and Trash Fest and is a regular donator to the 4ZZZ Radio prize pool.

Mannequin Republic is against genre segregation and supports music projects from all fields. Everything from hardcore, balls out punk to mellow, moody blues and energetic, off-beat roots, if you want music, you want Mannequin Republic.

Managing the Management
Tom Byrnes

Tom is the owner and manager of Mannequin Republic. He has been a fixture in the local music scene for a number of years, working as a photographer, reviewer and promoter. Seeing the gap in the Brisbane music industry, he formed Mannequin Republic and is dedicated to giving venues quality performers they can trust and rely on, as well as helping emerging artists broaden their horizons and expand their potential.

Tom is a regular at domestic and international music conferences such as Big Sound (Brisbane, QLD) and South by South West (Austin, TX) and mainstream music festivals Big Day Out, Soundwave and Splendor in the Grass.

By doing interviews and local promotional work with international music heavyweights like Alexisonfire, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion), Tom hopes to pave the way for more big name acts to come and interact with bands in Brisbane.

Managing the management’s manager
Ian Gnatz

Ian is the co-owner of Mannequin Republic and is responsible for the image of the brand and internal working operations. He has developed several different companies both locally in Australia and overseas. He is currently involved in helping Mannequin Republic gain access to markets in Southeast Asia.

With a background in entertainment and music, Ian is focused on making a company that has wide appeal and fills the demands of music audiences. He is determined to push the company forward by giving bands new opportunities and creating solid relationships with other businesses and organisations.