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2016 ARCA Melbourne Reunion Details

2016 ARCA Melbourne Reunion Details

You are all invited to attend the next ARCA Melbourne Reunion

Sunday 17th April, 2016
St Kilda Sports Club,
Fitzroy St , St Kilda, Melbourne.


$25 on the door and ARCA Polo's $25 on the day
BBQ and nibbles (and maybe a few surprises)!
ALL are welcome!

RSVP 31st March. 2016.
NB: You need to make contact so we have T-shirt sizes and know who is coming...
Either website, Facebook or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Come and remember, honour and pay respect to your mates that aren't here with us and give a hug to those that are. Share some love and stories. Leave grudges at the door and laugh about what we can't remember.

Between all of you there should be a few that can offer a bed... there is no Squire Inn in St Kilda - LOL. Check out if anyone is driving down and maybe split the travel costs. I know there will be some doing the road trip....

If you need airfares or accomodation and require assistance, please contact Veronica or Thais at Showgroup. Tell them its for the ARCA Reunion.

Monday to Wednesday
Veronika Panzic
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Phone: 02 9352 9715

Wednesday to Friday
Thais Mello
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Phone: 02 9352 9979

Ian 'Piggy' Peel
Australian Road Crew Association P/L

PS: It was changed to Sunday 17th so any one working in the business on Sat night could attend.

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Noel Bennett
I will be there..what time depends on work commitments XXL for shirt please Mr Peel
Thursday, 18 February 2016 12:07
Friday, 26 February 2016 06:30
Graeme Rothwell
Hi, Apologies for not being able to make this one. Enjoy.
Saturday, 27 February 2016 05:24
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ARCA and Pollstar

ARCA and Pollstar


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Road Crew Association Fundraising To Stop Suicides

By Christie Eliezer

Posted Monday, January 25, 2016 at 2:30 am
The Australian Road Crew Association (ARCA) is negotiating for a series of fund
raising initiatives to help stem the high rate of suicide among road crew members.

ARCA - Australian Road Crew Association

Founder Ian Peel told Pollstar, “Roadies are the backbone of the live music
scene anywhere. But it’s a lonely, physically enduring life, with low and
sporadic pay, and with few able to make provisions for retirement, injuries or

Peel founded ARCA in 2012 as a support network based on anecdotal evidence that
of 125 road crew members who died prematurely in recent years, 26 committed
suicide. A survey released 2015 by Entertainment Assist found that roadies were
the most susceptible of all entertainment workers to take their lives, nine
times more likely of the Australian community.

ARCA has partnered with music industry charity Support Act Ltd to absorb the
cost of running a Roadies Fund, targeting the music industry and the public.

Peel told Pollstar that major Australian acts are committed to staging benefit
concerts or donating proceeds of tours.

Country singer-songwriter Allan Caswell specially wrote the song “Boys In Black” and will donate its royalties.

On its December tour, AC/DC signed Roadies Roll of Honour posters, listing those
who’d died, for the association to sell.

Musicians have offered private tapes of their live shows to sell as CDs, while Bluesfest, the A Day On The Green winery shows and the pro-audio Entech trade shows will set up dedicated ARCA tents for raising of funds and awareness.



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Rock'n'Roll roadies.....

Rock'n'Roll roadies.....

Rock 'n' roll roadies finally on centre stage

Australia's old rock 'n' roll roadies are killing themselves at an alarming rate. A new initiative aims to change that...

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Jolly well done, chaps, although if that's Julius on the left and Scully on the right (as per the caption) I'm a Dutchman. ...mmm... Read More
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 01:49
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Howard still cruising

Howard still cruising

Howard Freeman, 66......he still loves it...

This is worth watching....A Legend...a new hair style

Click here...

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Good story, Weird. Always love and respect, Midnight.
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 01:58
Gary Crothall
Ahh , Howeird , hasn't changed a bit !
Saturday, 23 April 2016 05:52
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ARCA @ Entech

ARCA @ Entech

The Australian Road Crew Association has been invited as an exhibitor at this years' ENTECH Roadshow..

ARCA has been assign a space at each event, featuring posters and our banner, with a gathering spot on the floor.

This is agreat opportunity to catch up with people and tell our story. 


Touring each Summer, the tech community gathers for seminars, professional development, and a tradeshow with over 30 leading suppliers showing all that is new. It’s the ultimate networking event, complete with free HAPPY HOUR, serving boutique beers and fine wines.


We would like to extend an invitation to all members to join us in each capital city. Please visit the Entech webisite to register for the event.

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