Rhythm Hunters have performed at a variety of Music Festivals, Council Events, Ceremonies and Multicultural Days and inquiries can be made regarding bookings.



We bring in lots of drums and facilitate a drum circle experience for Kids Parties, Hens Nights, Bucks Parties, 18th, 21st and 50th birthdays and you can even walk down the aisle to the sound of Japanese Festival Drums or have the whole crowd cheer you on with drums in hand!



Rhythm Hunters bring a whole new element to any event. The sheer power, theatrics and size of drums makes for a spectacle that immediately seizes the attention of a new audience. We present drumming shows with 1 – 10 drummers and can work with the particular theming and particular time frames.

As well as performing at festivals and engaging in community development, The Rhythm Hunters have successfully engaged corporations for a variety of activities, including Performances at the Australian Astra Awards (2007), Oz Business Management Awards (2008), Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (2009), The Australian Racehorse of the Year Awards (2011) and Cabramatta Moon Festival 2012.

The group has performed at venues including Parliament House, Crown Casino, The Hilton Ballroom, Dolton House, Australian National Gallery, Luna Park Big Top, Museum of Contemporary Art, Side Track Theatre, The Domain, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music, Maitland Regional Gallery, Government House, Botanical Gardens and National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and The Sydney Town Hall.

Rhythm Hunters have conducted team building sessions for a vast array of groups including Arnott’s & Campbell, Newcastle University, New Horizons, Gloria Jeans Coffee, Breakthru Solutions, Konica Printers, Raine & Horne, Lend Lease, and Gosford City Council. Drumming is fun, easy and an engaging positive experience for groups.



  • Companies
  • Sports Teams
  • Educational Institutions
  • Social Groups
  • Functions that need a lift

Please note:

  • Groups from 10 – 100 participants
  • No prior experience needed, drums are supplied
  • We come to you or you can book a session at The Rhythm Hut


School Incursions:

Language, Music, History, Stories

We select & perform short and exciting parts of our repertoire to delight and engage the students. We teach everyone some fun easy rhythms with body percussion, vocals and drum demonstrations. The students then get a change to play the rhythms on drums as individuals and in groups. There is always lots of laughter, smiling and interaction.

For culturally specific shows simple language and stories about our experiences abroad are included as well as plenty of opportunities for questions.


  • Shows can have complete music focus and be culturally non specific
  • Show duration is for one period with 2 performers
  • Workshops for students of music or language can be arranged


Music & Culture (Ongaku – Seikatsu)

  • Taiko Drums
  • Bell, Cymbal and Flute
  • Language as related to instrumentation
  • History and stories
  • Shakuhachi
  • Zen Buddhism


Music, Dance, Story & Culture
(Musik – Tari – Cerita – Budaya)

  • Sumatran Frame Drums – Rapai/Rebana/Rebano
  • Double ended Gendang
  • Sumatran Gamelan – Talempong Pacik
  • Crazy Islamic Dance with Drums
  • Songs from Sumatra and Java
  • Stories and language

DRUM MADNESS - From Jakarta to Kyoto and beyond


  • Japanese Taiko Drums
  • African Djembe and Dun Dun
  • Japanese Bell, Cymbal, Block and Flute
  • Sumatran Frame Drums – Double ended Gendang
  • Fast bamboo island Log Drums
  • Snake charming Sumatran horns
  • Big interactive experience for a culture or music based incursion

The Rhythm Hunters are a world music performance group. Established in 2004, the group performs at music festivals, corporate events and in Schools.

Artistic director Rendra Freestone has been working in schools for 15 years as a teacher and performer. Rendra has toured every Australian state working under the banners of Nexus arts, Cultural Infusion, The Song Room, as a soloist and with The Rhythm Hunters.

The Rhythm Hunters specialist workshops include their widely popular Rhythm World Workshop as well as workshops in African Drumming, Japanese Taiko Drumming, Indonesian Music and Body Percussion.




$7.50 p/p   80 – 149 students  
$6.50 p/p   150 – 220 students
$6.00 p/p   220 – 299 students
$5.00 p/p   300 – 369 students
$4.00 p/p   370 -499 students           
$3.00 p/p   500-799 students
$2.00 p/p   800 – 1000 students


  • Minimum of 80 students or $500 flat fee for smaller groups.
  • Shows in rural areas will include travel fee’s on top of show fee.
  • $20/participant (negotiable)
  • $10/Participant for larger groups
  • Minimum of 15 students or $300 flat fee for smaller groups in Sydney Metropolitan
  • Minimum Workshop Duration is 1 school period


“For the past two years, I have had the privilege of enjoying being able to arrange Rhythm Hunters to come to our school. In July 2011 & July 2012, Rhythm Hunters created incursion experiences to inspire our students with the Music of Indonesia. In October 2011, Rhythm Hunters also did a rhythm workshop and performance with young people from the wider community at a holiday event that was co-organised with the staff at the Singleton Youth Venue.

I could not recommend Rhythm Hunters more highly. This is for a very wide range of reasons:

  • Their professionalism and reliability in terms of making arrangements, meeting commitments as scheduled and surpassing expectations, in terms of the quality of performance and workshop that they delivered to students.
  • The value for money of their incursion programs, in terms of the time made available to students, as well as the diverse, rich and unique nature of their musical experience, talents and instruments.
  • Their incredible generosity in sharing their own unique, rare and valuable Indonesian musical with students.
  • Their amazing musical talents and skills, which they generously & respectfully share with all students, with whom they work, regardless of their background and ability level.
  • Their wonderful interpersonal skills, whereby they have the gift of being able to work in an inclusive manner to inspire students from a wide variety of backgrounds and ability levels.
  • Their capacity to inspire young people and teach them skills through music, which inspire a sense of focus, purpose and discipline, that can only be achieved by what they create and workshop.
  • Their ability to work in a positive and flexible manner together with many different groups of students, from a wide range of backgrounds and ability levels and inspire them to strive to achieve positive outcomes and break free of the limitations, which so many young people experience today in their lives.
  • Their ability to communicate with young people in a respectful, positive and gentle yet firm manner, to break down the barriers of disengagement from learning that so many young people hide behind today.

I would also like to add that I respect Rhythm Hunters enormously for the way they are not only able to work with great passion and humility in everything that they do, but also with so much respect and sensitivity.

As such, they are wonderful role models for our young people today. I do not hesitate to recommend Rhythm Hunters highly and would be happy to elaborate on anything that I have noted in this letter of recommendation.”

Kim Hann;  Teacher of LOTE
St Catherine’s Catholic College, Singleton