Bands unite for bushfire relief

ROCKIN: Local band Jackdaw will be performing at Rock 4 Relief Concert.
ROCKIN: Local band Jackdaw will be performing at Rock 4 Relief Concert.

Three local bands have joined forces to raise funds for Kangaroo Island, which has been devastated by the recent bushfire disaster.

The Steve Bartel Band, Jackdaw and Hold My Beer will be performing at the Weeroona Bay Football Club on Saturday, February 8 with all proceeds going to the Kangaroo Island Bushfire Appeal.

Emily Rawlings and the Whyalla Music Association Youth will be performing "The Bushfire Song", which they wrote to raise funds for Country Fire Service (CFS) volunteers.

Organiser and MM electrical Manager Craig Stringer said the tragedy in Kangaroo Island had hit close to home for him.

"Having spent time in Kangaroo Island with my family within the last couple of years, and seeing some of the places that we visited on the news almost burnt beyond recognition, we started to think about what we could do to help," he said.

"All these bands have been involved in local fundraisers before and did not hesitate to help out. Brian Krawczyk from Howzat Sound has worked with all of these bands before and has generously donated his PA, Time and talents to the night.

"The next step was finding a venue and Kevin Moore, president of Weeroona Bay Football Club, was contacted and has given us use of the clubrooms for the night and will also be donating $5 from every counter meal purchased on the night.

"MM Electrical has provided some amazing prizes for a raffle that is running in conjunction with the night. Tickets can be purchased at MM Electrical or on the night."

Mr Stringer thanked all those who have contributed to get the event off the ground.

Doors for the Rock 4 Relief Concert will open at 6:30pm with meals available from 5:30pm. Weeroona Bay are also chipping in, with $5 from each meal going to the relief fund.

Entry is $10 at the door.