POPULAR children's band The Mik Maks are bringing their show back to the region.
Inspired from the worldwide success of The Mik Maks' YouTube channel, the tour will follow the adventures of band members Joel and Al McInnes and Drums, the panda.
The band will perform a 50-minute show at the Ararat Town Hall on Wednesday.
"There are few other guests who will be making a guest appearances, but they are all top secret," Joel said.
"There is a character who hasn't performed on stage before."
Born and raised on a farm at Wickliffe, south of Ararat, Joel said the McInnes brothers loved performing close to home.
With about 600,000 subscribers on YouTube, the band's popularity has exceeded the boundaries of the country.
"In the past eight months, our channel has really taken off. We get about two million views a day," Joel said.
"We had messages from Kazakhstan, Algeria, Germany and so many other countries."
That success has come after the band formed about seven years ago.
"We were sitting around a caravan park in Port Fairy one summer and we decided to write a kids song - just for fun. An hour later, we had written the most popular song to date, which is Bruce, the Hairy Crocodile. We shared it with the children at the caravan beside us and they loved it," he said.
"So from that moment on, a spark was lit and in about six months we wrote 10 songs. Then, we had the courage to put up a stage show and the response was amazing and it's just growing."
Joel said he drew his song inspirations from his own childhood experiences on the farm and from his children.
"The other day, my son walked into the room and started humming his own tune. That is enough to spark an idea and just get a general melody for a song," he said.
Joel said a meet and greet opportunity would follow the stage show.
The Mik Maks will also perform in Horsham on September 12.
Joel said tickets for the show were available via www.themikmaks.com.au/play-tour/
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