Hey there folks,
The Australian music industry is sending out an SOS and appealing to all music fans out there to donate whatever they are able to toward Support Act, the organisation who provide immediate support to artists, crew and all members of the industry during times of hardship. They have already been a life saving resource to so many of my brothers and sisters but right now their services will be needed by so many more than at any time before...they will be inundated.
It's true what has been said of late, that the music industry and it's artists are often the first to respond to major crises with fundraising events that have contributed many millions of $$$ over the years.
Please visit the website here for all the details.
Thanks for reading & take care everyone!
It's a brand new COVID 19 special edition of my podcast! Myself and special guest Josh Pyke catch up on all the crazy crap that's been going down lately and how we are dealing.
Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or suggestions about the podcast going forward in these weird and scary times.
Good luck out there everybody.
Bob & Josh get together and wade their way through the murky swamp of the COVID 19 pandemic from a live performance point of view. Obviously they are not experts on the science or politics. Music by The Beatles, Al Green & Radiohead. Shoot Bob an email at email@example.com with any questions you have or ideas about how you would like to hear this podcast continue.
Hey there folks,
Where to start? I want to update you with where I'm at without it turning in to a pity parade cos believe me, I know there are A LOT of people who are really worried right now, who have lost work, who are immunocompromised, who are wondering how the hell they are going to make their way through all of this.
On March 2nd I went in to the studio to start recording my 6th album with Steven Schram at the helm and my band, laying down the new songs live, minimal over dubs. It sounded different and rockin' and exciting. The outside world appeared to still be relatively normal and contained. Two weeks later, when I walked out having finished tracking the album, all my live work was cancelled or postponed and now the album has been put on ice until things start to turn around....and I know things will turn around and I know this album is going to be fucking great and I know all of this will be worth it in the long run but after completing my record deal with EMI I was excited to be a self funded independent artist for the first time in a long time. So yes, I am vulnerable, just like so many millions of people are. Still I am one of the lucky ones, I have a roof over my head and a wife and kids to cuddle when things get iffy. That's the wife and kids I'm cuddling by the way, not the roof.
Anyway, I've been curating a Spotify playlist that I invite you to listen to and enjoy during what may be some time of working from home, home schooling and self isolating for many of us. It's a collection of songs that I had been drawing inspiration from whilst writing and demoing my new album. I have thrown some of my own songs in there for good measure.
I don't expect charity from anyone as I know so many of you are hurting worse than I am, however some people have genuinely asked me what they can do and for that reason only, all I can offer as suggestion is to stream my music or shop here
But more than that, just know that I appreciate you even for thinking of me at this time when you've got your own shit to deal with. I have always thought the music community was a special, caring, inclusive place, it's what got me hooked as a teenager, it was where I found my people 25 years ago. I know that this little community will look out for one another through the hard times and come back celebrating harder when we reach the other side.
Take care of each other. Check in with your parents and elderly neighbours. Wash yer two hands like they are long lost lovers.
Let kindness and generosity be our guiding principles in the face of fear of the unknown and please feel free to message me privately if you need to unload or just wanna know the chords to "Ode to my Car". I'll do my best to help ya.
The Music Industry Is Sending Out an SOS
#SoundOfSilenceau is an awesome national campaign initiative asking music fans to donate to Support Act – an Australian music charity that provides crisis relief services to artists, crew and workers.
Together, we can help support those who are suffering a severe loss of income that has come with widespread cancellations of festivals, concerts, shows, and local gigs.
If you love music and want to keep hearing it, if you can help these beautiful peeps to keep their livelihood, head here to find out how you can support and donate today.