Welcome to 2019 and our first newsletter! We hope you've had a fabulous Christmas and New Year.
Roady4Roadies takes place nationally in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth on Sun 10th March and Adelaide on Sun 24th March. It's open to the public and industry alike, with 100% of ALL profit going to the Support Act 'Roadies' fund for road crew who may have fallen on hard times.
The day commences with a leisurely walk in each capital city to their chosen venue, culminating in a family day of fun, education and entertainment. Following a BBQ, the Crewathlon, prizes and Roady Games for the kids, there'll be educational presentations on the vital and creative roles crew play in live music performance, concluding with live entertainment from participating artists.
The walks will be monitored by a volunteer crew and paramedics. So put on some walking shoes and put your hand in your pocket for this worthy cause, an often forgotten sector of the Australian concert/touring business.
WALL OF SUPPORT
ROADY4ROADIES FACEBOOK PAGE
Our Facebook page is rapidly nearing the significant milestone of 1000 likes! Thanks to all who are participating in the FB Group and sharing all the posts. We will be updating everyone with news as it happens, so make sure you like our page and receive all the notifications. Visit: www.facebook.com/roady4roadies
WHAT CREW DO
In case you missed it (or just want to watch it again), the Roady4Roadies promo video What Crew Do has now been viewed a staggering 26,000 times! Click here to view it on our Facebook page.
TICKETS NOW ON SALE THROUGH MOSHTIX
To register for the Roady for Roadies walk and family day entertainment, tickets are available online. All walk participants receive a free t-shirt, laminate, lanyard and R4R wristband, with water and sunscreen provided along the way. Tickets just $30.00 plus booking fee!
All proceeds from the Roady for Roadies walk will support the work of Support Act, an Australian music charity which helps artists and music workers who are experiencing some form of crisis. The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential 24/7 counselling service that is available to anyone working in Australian music who needs to talk to someone about any aspect of their wellbeing. #1800 959 500.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Buy a ticket and share if you care. Roady4Roadies is intent on bringing public awareness to the pivitol role crew play in live music in this country, the talents and skills 'roadies' bring to any live performance, highlight the critical issues surrounding their wellbeing and raise desperately needed funds to help those in crisis. Visit our website and Facebook page often and help spread the word. Sharing IS Caring.
MEET THE ROADY4ROADIES TEAM
Roady4Roadies is a unique collaboration by a voluntary team of Australia’s leading live production personnel and industry professionals. We would like to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of those who have given their time and resources to make it all happen:
Clive Miller and all at Support Act, Stuart Coupe, Brent Eccles, Morgan Donoghue, Haydn Johnstone, Anne Phillips, Nick Campbell, Mark Svendsen, Chris Rogers, Nik Tischler, Erin McMahon, Peter Darwin, Damien Kelly, Jane Intini, Brian O'Connor, Shannon Ward, Ray Maguire, Camille Symmons, Joe Vecchiotti, Rina Ferris, Annie Johnsson, Tim Price, Dixie Battersby, Sharyn Moran, John Watson, Mark Callaghan, Nick Chugg, Brian Taranto @ Love Police, Sarah Piercy, Harley Evans and all at Moshtix.
On behalf of the team we wish you all a happy, safe and prosperous New Year,
Howard Freeman & Tony Moran.
WE WISH TO THANK OUR INDUSTRY SPONSORS