Local talent to support national acts in aid of ‘Sound Support’
  • Friday 29 April 2011

Sound Support – the biggest disaster relief concert to hit the Sunshine Coast on Sunday 15 May – will see local bands The Floating Bridges, Band of Frequencies and Bob Abbot & The Fabulous Green Machine rock the stage with national acts John Butler Trio and Kate Miller-Heidke.

Co-ordinated by Sunshine Coast Council in conjunction with local community members, organisations and businesses, the recently released event – that has sold over 500 tickets – provides an exciting platform for these local established acts to perform with the nation’s best.

The Floating Bridges, an original five-piece band hailing from the beautiful forests of Pomona, Sunshine Coast’s magical Hinterland, continue to raise the bar in the roots music scene with their organic, yet upbeat sounds. Their frantic and energetic live performances are the reason The Floating Bridges are fast becoming known as one of the hottest live acts in Queensland.

Local act, Band of Frequencies, draw their influences from a vast spectrum of roots, reggae, rock, soul, spiritual jazz, electronic and psychedelic styles to create their own expression. Their sound and spirit resonates within passionate music lovers across the world and has led to invitations to grace the stages of diverse music festivals both on the Coast and abroad.

Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Bob Abbot, also known as “Mayor of the Blues”, and his band the Fabulous Green Machineare a local crowd pleaser that love the blues and planet Earth and do what they can to keep them both alive – the perfect fit for a disaster relief concert. After a Blues Fest performance in Byron Bay over the weekend, the Green Machine is eager to get the crowd moving to their sounds.

Mayor Abbot said the local bands were excited to not only be sharing the stage with two of the Australian music industry’s top acts, but to be coming together to perform in aid of such a great cause.

“Sound Support is a great opportunity for the community to unite together and support our Queensland neighbours as they work to rebuild their lives,” he said.

“All of the local bands performing are gearing up, ready and raring to hit the stage in aid of recovering Queensland communities while simultaneously getting the chance to perform with A-list national performers and popular local peers. All of this in front of our home-town crowd, joining together for a great cause.”

Sound Support is a one-off concert event being held on Sunday 15 May 2011 at the Kings Beach Amphitheatre, Caloundra. All profits raised will go directly to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Fund which will be disbursed to the people affected by the natural disasters in Queensland from December 2010 to February 2011.

Event:  Sound Support disaster relief concert

Date:  Sunday 15 May 2011

Time:  1pm to 8.30pm with gates opening at noon

Venue:  Kings Beach Amphitheatre, Caloundra

Ticket prices:  $68 adults, 
$40 pensioners/youth aged 13 to 17 years, 
$10 for children aged 12 years and under.

Booking:  Tickets can be purchased online, in person at ‘The J’ Noosa, Nambour Civic Centre, Lake Kawana Community Centre, The Caloundra Events Centre or at the gates.

For more information and artist announcements please visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/soundsupport