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.
“The word ‘real value’ from an organisation like Support Act doesn’t even come close to it.”
“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.”
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THE BANDWAGON CAMPAIGN HAS NOW ENDED. YOU CAN STILL HELP SUPPORT ACT RAISE THE MONEY WE NEED TO HELP MUSIC PROS IN CRISIS. SIMPLY HEAD TO THE GIVE HELP PAGE WHERE YOU CAN DONATE OR SIGN UP AS A MEMBER
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Fundraise for us!
Register your fundraising activity by calling us on 1300 731 303 or emailing us here. Once your fundraising is approved, we will need an image associated with your event and the details you wish to include such as the date, location and ticketing info.
To get started with fundraising page, please contact us on 1300 731 303
Mates: the inaugural PALMS 2015 Festival- thanks to all involved
Mates: the inaugural PALMS 2015 Festival
We'd like to extend a HUGE thank you to Dion Ford, PALMS and everyone who was involved with MATES at the Lansdowne in Sydney. This took place over the long weekend, completely sold out and whilst final proceeds are being confirmed, all funds were raised for Support Act! Amazing!
This all Day, 2 Stage mini-festival featuring local legends PALMS and a gigantic lineup of their best pals from around the country including DZ Deathrays, Bad//Dreems, Straight Arrows, The Gooch Palms, Richard In Your Mind, Mining Boom, Shining Bird, Woodboot, SPOD, The Fabergettes, Bloods, Low Lux, FOAM, Babaganoüj, Hockey Dad & Tempura Nights.
Thank you from us all here at Support Act, and we look forward to hearing more about the night. In the meantime, we'd like to share some pics from the day (photos by Chris Frape Photo)
The South Australian Debonairs- February 18 2015
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.
This month, the special guest will be My Bobby 'Mr 50s' Hunter. He started his career at a very young age in 1958. He is mainly known for his years singing at the 'Palais' in Adelaide fronting 'The Esquires' where he stayed until the closure.
Bobby's career has spanned well over four decades in the clubs and pubs in Adelaide and has spent years playing in the Sydney club scene. Bob now spends his time singing thru Australia sounding as good as ever.
Doug Johnston, JB, Billy Orr, John Forrest, Geoff Skewes, Sophia & another sax player Roger Drake, special guest and a mystery guest in the audience- a 60s Adelaide well known rock n roll singer.
Food, friends, raffles, laughter and it's all for a very good cause.
12 noon for a 12.30pm start @ the Norwood Hotel, 97 the Parade Norwood.
10th Anniversary Great Southern Hunter S Thompson Wake
To commemorate the decade since his death, the 10th Anniversary Great Southern Hunter S. Thompson Wake will be held at Cherry Bar on 28 February from 6.30pm.
Make your way down to AC/DC Lane on the afternoon of Saturday February 28 to pay your respects to our most admired counter-cultural literary icon. Featuring readings from Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan, The Age Shortlist editor Martin Boulton, Herald Sun Rock City scribe Mikey Cahill, editor of The Cliteratti Club Karen Conrad, STACK editor and Triple R presenter Jonathan Alley and David Langsam, arts writer and editor of Biotech Daily. MORE TBA.
MCd by RRR favourite Tony Biggs, tunes spun by DJ Max Crawdaddy and live music provided by Kim Volkman.
You will also be invited to solemnly indulge in a BBQ and Paintball Shotgun Art.
Venerated Thompson illustrator Ralph Steadman has personally donated 3 prints for auction especially for The Wake, with all proceeds going directly to Support Act.
Reverential entertainment guaranteed.
Plus the regulation one minute of silence.
See you there.
For more information please contact Karen Conrad via karen@