Winter Gigs Shine a Light on Parkinson’s

MORE than 20 bands and solo artists are set to roll into cafes, restaurants and bars of Ocean Grove next month for the fifth annual Light of Day Australia Winter Gigs, raising funds and awareness in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease.

Light of Day ‘Winter Gigs’ kicked off in style as they fundraised for a cure for Parkinson’s.

What: 20 musicians performing at Light of Day Australia 5th annual Winter Gigs
Where: four venues over two nights Ocean Grove
When: Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23, 6pm till late both nights
Why: Raising funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease

MORE than 20 bands and solo artists are set to roll into cafes, restaurants and bars of Ocean Grove next month for the fifth annual Light of Day Australia Winter Gigs, raising funds and awareness in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease.

Headlining the Antipodean leg of what is part of an international campaign will be celtic rockers Claymore, Joe Creighton, Jimi Hocking, Kite Machine, 10 High Fly, Dreamboogie, Gallie and Sweet Felicia.

Claymore will be an absolute treat for Winter Gig-goers. This lively gang of sound-wielders is well used to playing big festivals but arguably their multi-instrument sound is most engaging in tight and intimate venues like those in Grove.

Joe Creighton is a huge coup for the organisers. Creighton is arguably one of this country’s finest bass players, but it is his vocals that have cemented him as a formidable talent and front man after stepping out of the shadows playing alongside icons such as Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton-John and John Farnham. He first came to prominance in ‘76 when he formed the iconic band ‘Billy T’ with Ross Hannaford of ‘Daddy Cool’ fame and recorded the album “No Definitions”.

New to the Light of Day event will be Kite Machine, Geelong’s premier funk rock export.

Named after the Michael J Fox movie, Light of Day, the shows in Ocean Grove are the only ones in Australia that are part of a family of annual events that started in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and have spread to Canada, the UK and across Europe.

Shake It Up Australia is delighted to be selected as one of the nominated charities for Light of Day Australia in Ocean Grove.  It will take place over two days on June 22nd and 23rd.

Book your tickets today and don’t miss this great event

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