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Benefit Concert with Pat Drummond
8pm, Wed 9th January 2008

By Alison Boyd
Posted Sunday, December 2, 2007

Benefit Concert for Ernest Sumi

Wednesday 9th January, 2008 - 8pm
(doors open 7.30pm)
Tickets $25

Mean Fiddler - Sports Bar
Cnr Windsor & Commercial Roads
Rouse Hill NSW

Pat Drummond

- a fantastic Australian Singer / Songwriter whose original music is a cross between song writing and journalism & crosses the genres of country, folk and rock and roll. His well documented songs about real people and places are drawn from interviews gathered on his erratic tours across Australia and present a composite picture of that country and her people.

Tall Timbre (Mark) / Roughstock (Glen & Steve)

Roughstock play at all major rodeo's ( Coonamble, Horseworld, Stroud) clubs, festival's (Tamworth, Gympie) around the country. This Hawkesbury based country band which has a strong fan base have always delivered, promising a diverse range of country cover tunes from the best American and Australian artists as well as rock and blues combined with original material that is coming to the fore.

Tall Timbre - In a world of computerised junk, mediocrity, masquerading as talent and hyped up media releases screeching the next big thing, you sometimes wonder where you can find a little bit of reality when it comes to good, solid music. Mark has combined a love of Resch's draught with an ability to hold a guitar and not fall off stage, unless pushed.

Why a Benefit Concert?

As many of you know one of our regular singers at the Mean Fiddler Irish session, Ernest, has been battling cancer for a long time. A few months ago he returned to Geneva to see his family. Unfortunately while he was there his condition worsened and resulted in an emergency air transfer back to Australia.

The cost was in excess of $70,000 and that’s not even counting the hospital bill in Switzerland!

This concert is a small gesture by Ernest & Janelle’s friends from the Mean Fiddler Irish Session to try to help them with this huge financial burden.

Many thanks to the artists involved, the Mean Fiddler, and all those who helped get this concert off the ground.

Please download the poster and help spread the word!

For more details contact

Alison (0404) 278 142

Email alis0n@tpg.com.au (its a zero in alis0n)