ACRF benefit concert rocks Colac

Musicians from around the Victorian Western Districts town of Colac united forces to perform at a recent benefit concert in aid of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF).

Held in the community Hall in the hamlet of Forrest the concert included interesting sounding acts like Phyllis And The Crab People, The Zig Zag Wanderers and The Stole My Cheque, as well as solo artists Bridie O’Sullivan and Katie Maxwell,

Local ACRF supporter and music lover Sheila Johnson said she had organized a young performers’ concert to “pay tribute’’ to her husband Antony who died from cancer eight years ago.

“My husband really loved his rock and roll. Particularly artists like Bob Dylan and Nick Cave, We actually named one of our sons Dylan because of this love,’’ she said.

“I thought a concert in his honor and to raise funds for the ACRF was highly appropriate.

“Everyone helped out and we got close to 100 kids’’, Ms Johnson said.

“David at *Sounds Magic* Colac set up the stage and Annabel Tellis compared the night for us,” she said.

“Because all these young people are so talented I wanted to give them a forum for their music.” Ms Johnson’s own sons Dylan and Toby performed on the night.

“The night went so well we are considering holding another but this time is summer when it is a lot warmer.’’

Warmest thanks to Sheila, Dylan, Toby and Katie, to all of the talented artists that performed at the event, and all of the lovely event sponsors and supporters.

We greatly appreciate your enthusiasm and support. Looking forward to the next big event!