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.