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 unforeseen event 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 artists and music workers in crisis. 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.
“You get to such a desperate point where you lose hope. Support Act were our angels.”
“Support Act literally saved my family”
“There needs to be someone like Support Act there in times of crisis, because there is no one else.”
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.”
“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.”
“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
“The word ‘real value’ from an organisation like Support Act doesn’t even come close to it.”
Daisy's South Australian Debonairs
SA Debonairs Lunch
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.
Next Luncheon: Wednesday 19th October 2016 with guests Bonnie Lee Galea and Malcolm Harslett.
Bonnie is multi talented, but her first passion is a love of music and she has an eclectic selection of music ranging from songs of the 20s through to the music of today. Malcolm is debonair, dynamic and immensely successful. He is an accomplished actor, writer, producer, director, singer songwriter, designer, painter and ice skater! He has a wealth of experience in both live theatre and television.
Be there or miss out!
12 noon for a 12.30pm start @ the Norwood Function Centre,corner Osmond Terrace & the Parade.
The John Vincent Memorial Big Quiz Gig
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.
Join us as we celebrate the life & laughter of one of Adelaide's favourite radio announcers, John "Vinnie" Vincent. All proceeds raised go directly to Support Act
Tickets are limited with discounts available for group booking tables of ten. Suitable for 15+ as may contain adult themes. Held at the Arkaba Hotel, top floor.
Buy tickets here and remember this always sells out fast!
The Age Music Victoria Awards
In 2016 the event falls within the Melbourne Music Week program, with all of the Awards formalities completed earlier in the evening to allow for one big After Party open to the general public from 8.30pm.
Co-presented by Triple R 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM, the After Party will feature live sets from Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Camp Cope and Tash Sultana.
Continuing with past traditions, members from the RockWiz Band will once again form The EG AllStars, who will be joined on stage by guests Paul Dempsey, Gareth Liddiard, Kylie Auldist, REMI, Pierce Brothers, Alex Lahey, Gawurra and Freya Josephine Hollick, performing their best songs of the year.