A grocery fundraiser for Geelong’s asylum-seeker and refugee families
DAN BRODIE, FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK, SARAH CARROLL and RIFLEBIRDS
Where: The Workers Club, Geelong
When: Friday 23 June (Refugee Week), doors from 8 pm
Gimme Shelter, The Workers Club, Spinning Half and Diversitat present Gimme Shelter, a grocery fundraiser for Geelong’s asylum-seeker and refugee families. Held in Refugee Week, all proceeds from Gimme Shelter will buy supermarket cards to help vulnerable families with their day-to-day living needs. The cards will be distributed by Diversitat who currently supports over 1,600 refugees in the region.
Dan Brodie is Australia’s twice Aria-nominated globetrotting rock n’ roll troubadour and boy, would he have some stories to tell. He’s toured the U.S., U.K. and Europe, and performed at CBGBs in New York, The Continental in Austin, The Exit/In in Nashville and The Olympia in Paris. Dan’s played with The Strokes, Steve Earle, The White Stripes and Gillian Welch and, onstage, just drips with authenticity and charisma.
Freya Josephine Hollick is the real deal. From the Victorian Goldfields, Freya is a folk-singer/ songwriter on the rise whose haunting voice is both fragile and powerful. You won’t get many more chances to see this lady close up.
And Melbourne quintet Riflebirds, getting quite the name for themselves with tours and festival appearances, will strip their sound right back to acoustic guitars and piano for this special show.