Liven up your next corporate function, sporting lunch or charity event simply by injecting Muz into the program.
Whether it be as an MC, guest speaker or a mixture of both, you will not be disappointed.
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.
His yarn Turbulence, about his late, great mate, legendary Northern Territory stockman Billy Hayes taking his first aeroplane ride is arguably the most popular Aussie poem since The Man From Snowy River.
“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.
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 resiliece 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.