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News April 9, 2018

Support Act to honour Archie Roach at Music In The House luncheon

Support Act to honour Archie Roach at Music In The House luncheon

The Australian music industry’s benevolent association Support Act Ltd will honour singer-songwriter and story-teller Archie Roach at its annual fundraising event, Music in the House.

The luncheon will be held on Wednesday May 16 May at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney.

Roach will be presented with Support Act’s Excellence in the Community Award in recognition of his powerful contribution to the voice of First Nations’ people and all Australians.

His ‘Took The Children Away’ is a stand-out, and inspirational is Roach’s continued optimism and sense of healing – especially on his last two albums Bloodstream and Let Love Rule –  despite a troubled childhood and continued personal tragedies.

He also set up the Archie Roach Foundation in 2014 to nurture meaningful and potentially life changing opportunities for First Nation artists.

The Foundation seeks to walk alongside those working in the arts and young people heading down the wrong track.

Support Act CEO Joanna Cave said “Archie Roach is a figure that towers, always modestly, over the Australian music landscape.

“Beyond music, his contribution to the community has been deep and meaningful and his impact profound.

“He commands the love and respect of all who encounter him and is a most worthy recipient of Support Act’s 2018 Award”

Roach will perform at the event, as will Paul Kelly with Maddie and Memphis Kelly, Tiddas and Emma Donovan.

Music In The House will be hosted by ABC Radio presenter Simon Marnie withs special guest, long time arts administrator and Boomerang festival director, Rhoda Roberts.

Music in the House honours members of the music industry who, by their tireless efforts and charitable works, have made a difference and enriched the fabric of the broader Australian community.

Previous recipients of the Excellence in the Community award have been Jenny Morris, Paul Kelly, John Butler, The Sapphires, Jimmy Barnes, Glenn Shorrock, Don Spencer, Richard Clapton, John Paul Young and Russell Morris.

Those who can’t attend the lunch but want to help the cause can buy a limited-edition luxury raffle.

Prizes include a 3-day trip to Darwin on The Ghan, worth over $5,000.

Event and raffle tickets on sale from 10.00am on Wednesday April 11 via Support Act.

Tickets must be paid for in advance and can be booked until 5.00pm on Friday May 11. Tickets will not be available on the day.

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