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Paul Kelly Gets Onboard


ARCA has been blessed to have Paul Kelly readily agree to donating 5c per tick from his upcoming tour of Australia. Paul lost good friend and lighting guy Scotty "Dot" Duhig to suicide and is a big supporter of the ARCA cause.

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Jim Park
A big heartfelt thank you to you Paul
Saturday, 19 November 2016 01:39
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ARCA Chuffed With Chuggi

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Michael Chugg has led the charge and become the first major promoter to donate 5c for 40,000 tickets. This figure will be reviewed in 6 months. Michael and Chugg Entertainment have been long time supporters of ARCA and one of our major sponsors.

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Good onya Chuggy
Saturday, 19 November 2016 01:39
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Crowdies Put Their Hand Up


Crowded House has become the latest Oz act to pass on 5 cents from every ticket sold for their Opera House shows. The Crowdies will also be signing a poster for auction with all funds going to crew.

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Thanks heaps fellas
Saturday, 19 November 2016 01:40
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Air Supply Donate Sales


Air Supply recently gave five cents from every ticket the band sold on their recent 2016 Australian Tour, making them the first act to embrace the ARCA initatiive. ARCA wish to extend our greatest thanks to the boys for this wonderful show of faith.

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Love your work guys! Thanks for your support !
Saturday, 19 November 2016 01:41
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"Rock and Hurl Roadies"

"Rock and Hurl Roadies"

Rock ‘n’ hurl roadies finally on centre stage

Posted date: Tháng Mười Hai 10, 2015 In: TOP STORIES | comment : 0

Former roadies, from left, Arthur Allayialis, Shane Scully, Russell Nelson and Julius Grafton, hang out during a Bridge Hotel in Rozelle. Photo: Steven Siewert

They lugged a amps, fraudulent a lights and gathering a trucks. They scored a pot, poured a drinks, managed a groupies and mopped adult a mess. They are Australia’s aged stone n’ hurl roadies – a fortitude of a song attention – though many are now pang an outrageous end.

“Of a roughly 400 roadies who worked in a attention given a late 1970s, during slightest 123 have died prematurely, 26 by suicide,” says Ian “Piggy” Peel, executive of a Australian Road Crew Association (ARCA), a non-profit support organisation for roadies.

“Many of us did it tough,” says Peel, who worked with Bob Marley, Mondo Rock, Bob Dylan and Olivia Newton-John. “We never got paid much; we had no super or benefits. Touring also took a fee on families and relationships. The guys would come home and their whole universe had depressed apart.”

The organisation of Australian Crawl, fronted by James Reyne, along with a band’s roadies om 1984. Photo: Gerrit Fokkema
When a song stopped, says Peel, “a lot of a guys ran out of self venerate and purpose.”

Peel is out to change that with a new launch of a good account for aged roadies. Set adult in and with Support Act, a use service for song professionals, a roadies account will capacitate supporters to make taxation deductible donations toward stone ‘n’ roll’s unsung heroes.

“We’re also lifting income in other ways,” Peel says. “ARCA’s members have an awful lot of aged live tapes that we available and collected from a shows we produced. We wish to digitize those tapes, and, with a band’s permission, sell them by a website, together with a debate itineraries and playlists.”

Shane Scully (centre), with a rope on debate in Oct 1984. Photo: Gerrit Fokkema

Formed in 2012, ARCA now has 429 full and associate members, many of whom accommodate for occasional reunions. The group, that has been permitted by AC/DC, had their final get together during Sydney’s Bald Faced Stag, where Jimmy Barnes play a set.

“That hit is really important,” says Shane Scully, who did lighting for Australian Crawl, INXS, and The Church, among others. “ARCA is about gripping in hit with those we worked so tough with in a society form of way. So many of my aged friends have given suicided since of bad financial or health problems or mental issues. My best partner suicided recently – we had toured together for many years with opposite bands. we only wish we knew where he was during when he took his life. But he didn’t respond to any contact.”

According to Julius Grafton, who worked with Gary Glitter in a early ’80s, ARCA “has brought together hundreds of ageing men, many of whom are removed and alone. It identified a abominable mankind rate we face and gave us a support group.”

A roadie’s duties could be sundry in a extreme, not to discuss unglamorous. “They used to call me a ‘lighting trog’,” says Bob Longwood, who toured with AC/DC, and whose jobs enclosed concomitant Bon Scott to a Kalgoorlie brothel. Julius Grafton once spent several days acid for Paul Gadd Junior, Gary Glitter’s 19-year-old son, who had left walkabout with some groupies in Sydney while on debate with his dad.

“Then, when we got to Lismore, a debate deduction were stolen during gunpoint.” Mysteriously, nobody saw it occur or knew who was responsible. “The heist was roughly positively a debate promoter’s fantasy,” Grafton says. “A reason not to compensate anyone. Routine.”


The original article was posted on here 17-12-15

The translation is a ball buster....still laughing...Thanx Scully..

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