With free giveaways throughout the night and a commitment to raising as much for Beyondblue as possible, the punters had a ball and the organisers raised $901.40.
Vocalist and guitarist from two-piece band Filthy Lucre, Luke Marsh organised the event which he says he’s been wanting to do for some time.
“I’ve been wanting to put this together for a while now, pretty much since we started this band 3 years ago,” he says.
“I just kind of thought at the last minute late last year I’d give it a go and see how great I could make the night, all by myself. I’ve never really organised my own event before so it was fun trying to build the night and plan it out from start to finish, so that the whole night flows rather than just random bands playing at random times.”
Setting it up so the evening had a musical flow, Luke was thrilled the other bands were as keen to get on board as he was to build the gig.
“I set it up so there were traditional blues guys at the start and heavy blues/rock bands at the end. It was actually pretty difficult trying to get bands on board as I couldn’t offer anyone payment, but I was really pleased that the guys I have on board now were so keen, as keen as I was about the whole thing!”
“Tam at Jive was great help as well. She offered the entire venue free of charge for the cause, taking on the expenses of staff and sound techs, which is amazing!” Luke says.
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Story by Libby Parker