NEW MUSIC: The Hunter Express – God Damn Plan

So great to see Brad & The Hunter Express back for 2021! I’ve been a fan since they first hit the music scene in Melbourne several years ago. Check out this new one, it’s called God Damn Plan – filmed in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick.

The Hunter Express release their first single for 2021, a slow-burner, God Damn Plan. (Out Friday April 23rd). Lead by Melbourne singer-songwriter Brad Ellis, God Damn Plan represents the idea that comes with the white picket fence. It’s the perfect facade, but its so often superficial, just a front, and isn’t always what it seems. The song was recorded at Sauna Studios in Collingwood and engineered and produced by Robert Muinos (Julia Jacklin, Nat Vazer). Having worked with Robert on previous recordings this partnership only reinforced the strong soundscape created by The Hunter Express. The film clip was co-directed by Mark Murray and Jess Walters, in which Jess also stars. It features the members of the band and was captured on the roof top of Brunswick music venue, Small Time Group.

The Hunter Express show date:
Saturday 15th May @ Some Velvet Morning
Support from Bec Goring
123 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill VIC 3068

October 19, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guest Brad Ellis / The Hunter Express

This week on #MorningShow989, local Melbourne talent and Australian singer/songwriter Brad Ellis from The Hunter Express joins the Morning Show for a special interview, Brad premieres his two new singles on North West FM, plus speaks about the nights special launch along with what’s ahead in 2018. We hear some classic #ThrowbackThursday tunes plus some fresh hits from artists Dagny, Walk The Moon, Kygo, Lina and Jessie James Decker. 

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Oct 13, 2016: The Morning Show – 98.9 North West FM with special guests Monique Brumby & The Hunter Express.

October 13th on The Morning Show, two very special guests from the lonwfm-logo-t-edit-tb-copycal Melbourne music scene – ARIA Award winner Monique Brumby and the very talented Brad Ellis from The Hunter Express. Listen out for your #ThrowbackThursday classics on Melbourne’s widest variety music station, North West FM!

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The Hunter Express / Brad Ellis Interview

Brad Ellis from The Hunter Express joined me for a chat in the JOY 94.9 studios talking about his brand new single Home! 

The Hunter Express is a Melbourne singer, songwriter & acoustic pop, rock & indie folk artist. We chat about his influences in the music industry, what it’s like back in the studio and all the storyboarding ideas that help create his amazing music videos.

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The Hunter Express – Keep Moving On (LIVE) – The Hunter Sessions

One of my favourite Melbourne based singer songwriters… A live performance by Brad Ellis (The Hunter Express) and Zach Jacobs. Song by Brad Ellis & The Hunter Express Music – Recorded 2016. Continue reading The Hunter Express – Keep Moving On (LIVE) – The Hunter Sessions

New Music: The Hunter Express ‘Home’

Brad Ellis aka The Hunter Express is back with a new single… check out this fresh new audio taken from his latest single ‘Home’. I caught up with Brad for an on air interview on JOY 94.9 last year, you can download the full interview here!

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Exclusive Special Interview: The Hunter Express ‘Brad Ellis’ goes one on one with Melbourne singer, songwriter and indie pop folk artist Brad Ellis from The Hunter Express!


Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? My interest in music began at a pretty early age. I remember I would listen intently to what my folks were playing on the radio in the car, it was mostly old school Beatles, Abba, Eagles and Creedence. I knew all their songs. My love for guitar began when my Dad took me to the music shop for my birthday and said I could choose an instrument to buy. I remember I actually wanted a saxophone, but they were way too much. So, instead, Dad bought me a Casino (Strat shape) black and white electric guitar and a 20watt amp. I think I played it almost everyday until Mum started going crazy. The fascination for music then led through high school, where I was a part of different bands, then after high school I enrolled in an Advanced Diploma of music and started a band called Jackson Road. During that time studying I developed a deep appreciation and understanding of music and what it meant to me.

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music? A motivation for me is seeing and listening to other musicians creating tunes. I try and get out as much as possible and hear other musicians play. It gives me energy and determination to keep writing. I would love to think one day I’ll be writing great tunes, my music influences at the moment are, artists like Courtney Barnett, The Milk Carton Kids and Eric Bibb.

What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist? I hope to play at a big festival like, Splendour in the grass or Falls. Another goal would be to release an album and tour it.

What can we expect from you in the coming months? Any plans to tour? October 29th I am heading into the studio to start working on an E.P – which I will hopefully release before the end of this year. We are also looking at one more clip to go with one of the tracks on the EP. I’ll also be busy gigging around Melbourne as the calendar at the moment is already getting pretty full.

Tell us a bit about your latest album and how would you best describe your music? So far I have released two singles, “Wishing you were next to me” and “Caught up in your love”. Both tracks have helped launch “the Hunter Express” music and has given me a platform to start getting my music out there. I guess you would describe my music as, indie pop. It is very acoustic driven with melodies that are easy to sing and layered with enjoyable harmonies. I have a few tracks on the up and coming E.P that are blues based and can’t wait to share with people.

Success, what is the secret to it? I think it’s about never giving up on what you believe in. It’s also late nights and early mornings!… Well for me anyway.

What has been your biggest career highlight? A few weeks ago I got to play at the Royal Exhitibtion Building for the Wild Collective Event. That was definitely a cool experience and an amazing space to perform.

Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring? I love the Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Everley Brothers, Ed Sheeran and Passenger.

Any new projects in the pipeline? About to record first EP for the Hunter Express. Also story boarding for new video music clip.

The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now? I would like to be established in the music scene in Melbourne. Performing with well known artists as well as up and coming. I aim to release a another E.P and tour the East Coast of Australia.

Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists. As mentioned before, Courtney Barrnett. E^ST is freaking rad at the moment! Fraser A Gorman and Timberwolf.

The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye? Social media is such a power tool for musicians. I think it’s where I get the majority of my gigs, media, fans and listening platform from. At the same time, it’s really hard, because there’s so many other musicians doing the same thing. However, I think that social media has seemed to make it easier these days to launch your own thing, rather then waiting on a label to get you started.

Thanks for the interview! What final message do you have for us today? Thanks so much for reading about my music and hope you take some time to listen to my songs 🙂

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