The series will be launched through all major digital download and streaming platforms on Friday November 10th with the release of Redgum’s 1985 performance at the Melkweg in Amsterdam.
Acts including Australian Crawl, The Church, Cold Chisel, Crowded House, Jo Jo Zep, Wendy Matthews, Men At Work, Mental As Anything, Midnight Oil, The Models, and Paul Kelly have expressed a willingness to participate and assist the crews who helped them on their journey.
Each release acknowledges just how important roadies have been to making our live performance industry a stand out success. They offer recognition to the engineers who documented this wealth of genuine Australian music history.
All proceeds generated by the Desk Tape Series will be used solely for the betterment of crew. The roadie who’s legacy provided these valuable cultural assets, will receive recognition and ARCA will retain 20% to help continue our services, with the balance going directly to the Roadies Fund, established expressly to assist roadies in crisis through our partnership with leading industry charity Support Act.
The Desk Tape Series will be available through:
ARCA wishes to acknowledge our sponsors, without whom these releases would not be possible!
Sponsor Industry Roles
CMI P.A and Production
DSE Trucks Transport
Scully Outdoors Outdoor Production
Gigpower Crewing and Staging
Lock and Load Crewing
Chameleon Touring Production and Lighting
JPJ P.A and Lighting
Novatech P.A and Lighting
Show FX Australia Pyrotechnics
Event Personnel Crewing
Norwest P.A and Lighting Production
Ian Peel and Adrian Anderson
ARCA Co-founders and Directors.
Note from founders:-
"ARCA and The Desk Tape Series is a small way we can help our mates get some self-worth and recognition for their contribution to the Aussie music industry and help if they are in crisis. It is a great honor for us to be able to present these memories to all."
All Hail Roadies and Crew
"Looking after OUR OWN with FEELING and a WHOLE LOTTA LOVE"
All enquiries contact :
Adrian Anderson 0409 789 440
Ian Peel 0415 667 221