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.”
“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
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.
However for February only, it will be held on a Tuesday. This is due to Fringe bookings which have made Wednesday unavailable.
Next Luncheon: TUESDAY February 16th 2016 with guests Graham Cornes Rock & Roll All Stars, Sophie Downey and Ritchie Yorke.
Check Sophie at https://www.facebook.com/sophiedowneyartist/Born in Brisbane, Ritchie Yorke left Australia for the UK in 1966. This began an international career that has had many phases and stages, and as a result, taken him to countries all around the world. He has been a journalist, writer, broadcaster, record producer and promotions man.
He is currently in Adelaide to launch a new book entitled “Christ You Know It’s Not Easy: John and Yoko’s Battle for Peace” He will discuss this, and much much more, in conversation with Gary Burrows at our luncheon on Tuesday 16th. of February. The book launch happened on the 13th. of February at 6.00pm at the Old Museum building. For more information on Ritchie and his new book go to www.RITCHIEYORKE.com or www.IMAGINEPEACE.com .
Be there or miss out!
12 noon for a 12.30pm start @ the Norwood Function Centre,corner Osmond Terrace & the Parade.
The “Psychedelic Horrorshow” is a quest into the darker regions of the unconscious mind. It is a celebration of all things macabre, alien, horror, illness, colour, contrast and inspirational. It’s Jerry Garcia meets the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
A collective of 19 artists have banded together in a carnival sideshow to exhibit oddities and freakish fragments of feelings that will move your insides across mediums including oils, acrylics, inks, pastels, digitally enhanced and time-lapsed photography, graffiti, tattoo inspired and cartoon drawings, noise and vector art, and of course, the main attraction: Microsoft Paint doodlings.
It’s a show of colour, light and noise made to boggle the mind, rattle the soul and take you to places far beyond the limitations of your imagination.
Come witness the ghoulish sites to behold. Fundraising for Support Act, Sydney Dogs and our mates' bands!
One Week Only - 18-23 April 2016. The TAP Gallery, 259 Riley Street, Surry Hills, Sydney