The
Power Of

Music

The power of music is something we all feel. So many events in life need a soundtrack: a long road trip, a first dance at a wedding, a carefully chosen piece to mark a loved one’s passing.
Music makes memories.

And yet, as a professional, a career in music can be uncertain and risky. Even the most talented find themselves unable to work when illness, injury or some other problem strikes. Without an income, a setback can quickly become a crisis.

This is where Support Act steps in. Support Act is a registered charity established by the music industry to provide a safety net for music professionals facing hardship.

If you are a music professional, Support Act is here to help, because your life is music.

 

Real People. Real Stories.

Whilst Support Act is a charity, we prefer to think that any
financial assistance we are able to give as a grant, awarded in acknowledgment of your contribution to Australian music.

Carol Lloyd.

Professional Musician

“You get to such a desperate point where you lose hope. Support Act were our angels.”

Click here to play Carol’s video 

 

 

Danny Widdicombe.

Professional Musician

“Support Act literally saved my family”

Click here to watch Danny’s story

Andy McDonell.

Professional Musician

“There needs to be someone like Support Act there in times of crisis, because there is no one else.”

Click here to watch Andy’s story

Noel Jefferson

Retired roadie & production manager

“I came to Support Act for help because I could see myself sliding down the scale…they pulled me out of the dungeons of despair.”

Click here to watch Noel’s story

Lilli Lovegrove

DAUGHTER

“For my whole life it was just him and I. It happened out of nowhere, his passing. Finance wasn’t something I was thinking about at all before then.”

Jim Conway

Professional Musician

“I’m very grateful for the assistance provided by Support Act.  It has improved my quality of life enormously and has given me the confidence to perform again.”

 

photo credit: Greg Weight

Peter Black

Professional Musician

“The word ‘real value’ from an organisation like Support Act doesn’t even come close to it.”

Play
Video

Neill is a professional saxophonist. In late 2012 Neill lost his left arm to sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, leaving him unable to continue as a professional saxophone player. A close friend of Neill’s, refusing to give up on his friend and colleague, found a specialist overseas who builds instruments from scratch, in this case a one handed sax. Support Act contacted Neill to see how we could help and paid for the new saxophone.

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Events

Debonairs ROCKtober Lunch

September 21

Wednesday

Daisy's South Australian Debonairs

ADELAIDE, NORWOOD HOTEL
If you are in Adelaide, come along to the monthly gathering of Daisy’s Debs. This is typically held on the third Wednesday of the month and each time sees a fantastic guest speaker and entertainment. Held 12 noon for a 12.30pm start @ the Norwood Function Centre, corner Osmond Terrace & the Parade. All welcome.
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October 23

Sunday

The John Vincent Memorial Big Quiz Gig

The Support Act annual John Vincent memorial Big Quiz is back! Hosted by quiz funny-masters, Eddie Bannon & Dave Flanagan, get ready for an afternoon of fun, facts and special guests.
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November 16

Wednesday

The Age Music Victoria Awards

70 Russell, Melbourne
The Age Music Victoria Awards will celebrate its 11th year with a huge line up of Victoria’s best talent at 170 Russell on Wednesday 16 November.
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October 20

Thursday

Goodbye Ruby Tuesday

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane
Music lovers are invited to a special all-star, benefit concert in honour of Carol Lloyd, dubbed Australia’s ‘Wild Woman of Rock’. Home grown artists including Katie Noonan and her band george, Kate Miller-Heidke, Troy Cassar-Daley, The Kransky Sisters along with a host of Australian music identities, will share their stories of Carol in a night of rock and remembrance. A household name in the 70s with a string of chart-topping hits around the world, Carol’s health took a turn in 2014 when she was diagnosed with terminal pulmonary fibrosis. As her battle comes to its inevitable close, join with this star-studded cast of artists to celebrate Carol’s music, her joy, her passion, her fierce individuality and her take-no-prisoners approach to life.
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October 04

Tuesday

Victorian Debonairs' Monthly Luncheon

The Village (Melbourne)
On Tuesday 4th October the Debonairs celebrate the Rock 'n' Roll lifestyle with a bunch of lunatics who forgot why they threw that TV out that hotel window in 1980
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