Musos out to help

LOCAL folksy rockstar Bob Evans will be headlining a charity gig later this month that’ll go towards supporting homeless people and musos (who are often only a step away from couch-surfing thanks to Perth’s 1950’s-era gig rates).

Groundswell will be held at  Little Creature’s Sonar Room on March 28 from 8pm, with all of the profits going to St Patrick’s Community Support Centre and Support Act.

Evans, who’s career was launched fronting local mega-group Jebediah, has just released a best-of album Full Circle. He’ll be joined on stage by The Money War, another local outfit making good. The duo’s single Recall, from their debut EP, got great airplay on JJJ which helped open doors; including the US where they’ve just been promoting their debut album Home.

The cash for St Pat’s comes on top of Fremantle council’s “lifesaver” initiative, which encourages visitors to the city to put spare change into collection boxes around the city rather than into the hands of beggars. Recently the city announced that it had passed the $17,000 mark in donations for the local charity since the initiative was launched three years ago.

Support Act provides help for musicians that have been affected by unforeseen adversity such as illness, and recognises that as a career it can be pretty edgy. The charity can help pay rent, keep the power on, repair instruments, buy petrol and even brags that it once helped keep a dog in biscuits.

Tickets for Groundswell are available at or at the door.

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