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.
“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 July 20 2016 with guests Bobby Hunter & Jethro Heller
For more than 50 years Bobby has played the clubs and pubs of Adelaide and Sydney, and country venues in-between. We are grateful that every now and then he gets the urge to scratch an itch, and join us! Plus Jethro Heller, Videographer extrordinaire joins us as a special guest this month, as he launches his first book.
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!
Farewell Stevie Wright
ENMORE THEATRE – SATURDAY AUGUST 20
Book at Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au or Enmore Theatre Box Office 9550 3666
THE HIGHS THE LOWS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
SCOTT MCRAE stars in this one and only, original tribute to the ultimate front man!
Stevie Wright and The Easybeats created musical genius and Rock and Roll history when as a bunch of young music loving migrants they embraced Australia and the opportunity it gave them and came together in and around what was Villawood Migrant Hostel.
Scott McRae backed by some of the countries best musicians, tells Stevie and The Easybeats story through, Stevie’s words, song, multimedia and acting. 19 hit songs including, FRIDAY ON MY MIND, EVIE, SHE’S SO FINE, GOODTIMES, HARD ROAD, WOMAN, MAKE YOU HAPPY, SORRY and many more. This is no typical tribute show this is a one of a kind ROCKUMENTARY.
With photos and vision, some never seen before and stories told on the big screen by mates like Snowy Fleet, Jon English, Kevin Borich and Tony Mitchell, and an old squeeze who will have you in stitches! This show will have you embracing all your emotions!
100% STANDING OVATIONS AT EVERY SHOW COME AND LET YOUR HAIR HANG DOWN
"Scott sounds great and has been responsible enough to help me reconcile some issues in my life. I think Scott’s really done me a great service.” – STEVIE WRIGHT
“The times I spent with Stevie one on one are the most precious, no outside interference or distractions. He shared some of his greatest life moments with me and I treasure sharing them and keeping his legacy alive” Scott McRae
“This is a must see production” Richard Wilkins
“To see this story come alive on stage, with obvious affection, is a rewarding experience” Glenn A Baker
For interviews, photos, please contact
Dianna O’Neill Publicity
Phnoe 02 9337 2288 Mobile 0418 468 148 Email email@example.com
Neon Jungle Art Exhibition
Date and Time: Thursday 11th August, 6.30-9.30pm
Venue: Collarts Brunswick St Campus, 209 Brunswick St Fitzroy, Melbourne
Tickets: $5 each - https://collarts-neonjungle.eventbrite.com.au/