The
Power Of

Music

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.

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Video

Neill is a professional saxophonist. In late 2012 Neill lost his left arm to sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, leaving him unable to continue as a professional saxophone player. A close friend of Neill’s, refusing to give up on his friend and colleague, found a specialist overseas who builds instruments from scratch, in this case a one handed sax. Support Act contacted Neill to see how we could help and paid for the new saxophone.

Peter Black

MUSICAN

“The word ‘real value’ from an organisation like Support Act doesn’t even come close to it.”

Lilli Lovegrove

DAUGHTER

“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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BANDWAGON

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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Events

May 20

Wednesday

Daisy's Day- South Australian Debonairs

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. Held 12 noon for a 12.30pm start @ the Norwood Function Centre, corner Osmond Terrace & the Parade. All welcome.
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May 01

Friday

Like Wires Project

Online
This is a Pledge Music campaign to honour the memory of Sydney musician & songwriter Ash Hansen. As well as releasing his final work, the campaign also aims to raise funds for Support Act. Please visit the campaign and support it. Thank you.
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June 21

Saturday

The John Vincent Memorial Big Quiz Gig

Arkaba Hotel, Adelaide
The one and only Adam Hills is headed to Adelaide as quizmaster in what’s sure to be the most hilarious Quiz event for 2015. Add to the mix Adam’s good mate, the hilarious Irish comic Eddie Bannon as MC, and the laughs will be fast and furious at the 5th annual John Vincent memorial Big Quiz event to be held at the Arkaba Hotel on June 21st 2015.
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