Boy & Bear 2020 Australian Tour
Boy & Bear has partnered with Plus 1 to benefit Support Act and their mission to helping artists, crew and music workers who are facing hardship due to illness, injury or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music. $1 from the sale of each ticket of the shows below will benefit the Greg Weaver Help a Mate Appeal.
THU 26 MAR – TANKS ARTS CENTRE, CAIRNS QLD
FRI 27 MAR – TANKS ARTS CENTRE, CAIRNS QLD
THU 02 APR – CBD HOTEL, MACKAY QLD
FRI 03 APR – MAGNUMS, AIRLIE BEACH QLD
SAT 04 APR – JCU UNI BAR, TOWNSVILLE QLD
THU 09 APR – THE CUBE, WODONGA VIC
FRI 24 APR – HQ, ADELAIDE SA
FRI 01 MAY – PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC
SAT 02 MAY – STATE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW
FRI 08 MAY – FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE QLD
SAT 09 MAY – PERTH CONCERT HALL, PERTH WA
FRI 15 MAY – UC REFECTORY, CANBERRA ACT
SAT 16 MAY – WAVES, TOWRADGI NSW
All details and ticket links HERE
Roadies are amongst the most essential figures in the entertainment world. The reality is, no road crew = no show and it’s with our mates in mind, and thanks to the overwhelming response to the inaugural event in March 2019, Roady4Roadies will return on Sunday, 5 April 2020 expanding from capital cities to regional centres with a total of 13 events taking place around the country.
Despite their hard work and dedication to the artists and events they work with and for, many roadies find themselves in precarious health and financial circumstances and Roady4Roadies shines a much-deserved light on the diverse range of highly technical and creative skills required of live production crew, while raising desperately needed funds to help those in crisis.
CrewCare co-director and co-founder Howard Freeman on behalf of the association’s board says,
“In its first year, Roady4Roadies raised $71,500.00 from being staged in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth,”
“The net profit of $62,820.00 went to the Support Act ‘Roadies Fund’ to assist crew in crisis.”
This year, Roady4Roadies events have been confirmed to take place in Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Port Lincoln, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, The Entrance and Townsville.
The day commences with the Roady4Roadies Walk (a leisurely 4-5kms) culminating in a variety of family activities and performances at well-known entertainment precincts around the country. All walk participants receive a free t-shirt with sunscreen and water available along the route.
The Roady4Roadies Walk concludes with live entertainment from some of Australia’s leading artists with food, awards, speeches and prizes on offer at each event.
Artists performing at the Roady4Roadies events around the country include Jon Stevens, Tim Rogers, Dave Graney, John Paul Young, Mr. Meaner, Kevin Borich Express, Daren Reid, Andy Seymour, Steve Kilbey and Suze DeMarchi with many more to come!
The Sydney leg of Roady4Roadies is taking place in association with the inaugural Support Act Live! concert commencing at 7.00pm at Paddington RSL featuring performances from Steve Kilbey, Mark Callaghan, Terry Serio, John Jarrett and Simon Lobelson. All tickets purchased for the Sydney Roady4Roadies Walk include free entry to Support Act Live!
CrewCare is a charity established to improve the welfare of live production crew. For CrewCare it’s as much about fostering a community spirit as providing an insight to the technical and creative work of road crews, and to the crisis of their physical, medical and financial problems.
Tickets for all Roady4Roadies events are $30.00 (adult ticket includes t-shirt) and $70.00 (family ticket – 2 adults / 2 children under 16 includes 4 x t-shirts) and are on sale NOW.
See HERE for full event details and venues.
Support Act Live!
Australian musical legends come together to support artists, crew and music workers in crisis.
Performing on the night will be
• Steve Kilbey from The Church
• Actor John Jarratt… who knew, the Wolf can sing!
• Jade MacRae, soul songstress
• Amanda Brown and Lindy Morrison of the Go-Betweens
• The funky voice of Skunkhour Aya Larkin
• Gospel choir of angels Café at The Gates of Salvation
• Opera sensation Simon Lobelson.
• Country crooner Terry Serio
• And the voice of Gangajang, Mark Callaghan
They’ll be ably supported by their all-star backing band, The Band of Helping Hands starring …
• On lead guitar, Dave Leslie, from the Baby Animals
• Bass player Rick Grossman from Divinyls & Hoodoo Gurus
• Lucy Desoto, the bluesiest girl in town, on piano
• Guitarist David Skeet from The Venetians
• Funkster Paul Berton on guitar
• Models Barton Price on drums and Roger Mason on synthesisers and theremin.
Musicians are always the first to volunteer their creative talents to perform at benefit concerts for a range of worthy causes, and this time the cause is their own friends and colleagues.
Support Act Live! is a benefit concert to raise money for Support Act, the music industry’s charity. Support Act provides crisis relief and mental health and wellbeing services to people in the music community who are doing it tough.
Tickets on sale now HERE
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