Adelaide’s critically acclaimed talent Timberwolf (aka Christopher Panousakis) will be performing alongside Laura Hill, The Yearlings and Loren Kate at Cooee Arthouse in Aldinga this Saturday, January 25.
Entry to Kangaroo Island Bushfire Relief Concert is by donation and will be raising funds for Nature Foundation SA & Kangaroo Island Wildlife Network, a cause close to Timberwolf’s heart.
“In many ways I’m still grieving or maybe in shock about how real the bushfires became for so many Australians, and how quickly. Just the other day I met an incredibly bold single mother who lost her entire house, along with all her and her child’s belongings in the fires that swept through the Adelaide hills.”
“It still makes me feel sick to reflect on how we recently farewelled father/son Dick Lang & Clayton Lang, after their tragic passing in the K.I. bushfires along with one other life.”
Timberwolf knew Dr Clayton from an incident in 2017 when he basically chopped his index finger clean off.
“[It was] an accident with a blade that severed all the nerves to my finger, blood vessels and both tendons. I couldn’t feel a thing and had completely lost the function of my index finger.”
“I was so paralysed by the fear about what that would mean for my future in music, playing my guitar, or really doing anything that required precise use of my dominant hand.”
“Clayton was the man who put my hand back together with so much finesse and care that I’m now able to live every day with the absolute privilege of being able to practically forget that ever happened.”
“I’ve always been in absolute awe of what he did. He physically gifted me a second chance at doing what I love and what I know, and granted me my identity back. These fires weren’t just something you see on your TV screen or social media feed, far removed from every-day life.”
With the devastating damage and loss of wildlife in KI and the Adelaide Hills, the show will be raising money for the volunteers who are tirelessly working to save and salvage in the destruction.
“I really do feel like we owe it to these animals to lend a helping hand.”
With music, food and drinks, it’s shaping to be a wonderful night.
For more info head to ooeearthouse.eventbrite.com.