At a star-studded launch party held this morning at Allans Billy Hyde’s flagship Melbourne store, Support Act (a small charity helping struggling Australian musicians) proudly launched Bandwagon, their most elaborate and ambitious fundraising appeal to date!
Bandwagon is a crowd funding appeal via the platform Pozible, with the aim of raising $100,000 for Australia’s music industry charity Support Act. If they successfully reach their target, the crowd-funded campaign will be the biggest of its kind for an Australian charity.
On hand to assist with proceedings were friends of Support Act – Ian “Molly” Meldrum, Hannah Findlay (Stonefield), Ian Haug (The Church, Powderfinger), Steve Kilbey (The Church), Eric McCusker (Mondo Rock), Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley (The Seekers), together with one of Support Act’s service users, Lilli Lovegrove, who was helped by the charity when her father, Vince Lovegrove, died suddenly in 2012.
Also attending this morning’s launch was Alan Crabbe, Co-Founder and Director of Pozible, who said that “it’s an absolute pleasure to see the crowd funding model being used to make a genuine difference to the lives of others. This campaign also features an amazing selection of rewards, so we really hope that Australian music lovers to band together and get behind Support Act’s Bandwagon campaign.”
Chief Executive of Support Act, Joanna Cave, added “We’re a small charity doing a big job and so we’re thrilled that so many leading artists and industry figureheads have got behind this ambitious campaign to help music pros when times are tough”.
All the money raised from the campaign will be used by Support Act to help people in crisis.
Watch the Bandwagon campaign video to see Neill Duncan, Peter Black, Sheppard, Urthboy, The Potbelleez, Marcia Hines, Jimmy Barnes, Kav Temperley and Support Act’s Lindy Morrison share their amazing stories and talk about Support Act and the Bandwagon campaign.
To donate to Bandwagon, visit Pozible.