Colac concert showcases emerging musicians

Colac musician Travis Lineen from The Fire Alive. Picture: Sophie Fisk Photography.

COLAC musician Travis Lineen says a fundraising concert showcasing Colac and district talent is an ideal platform for emerging musicians.

Colac’s Kris Seabert has organised a Local Music Showcase at Colac’s Straight Shooters tomorrow night to raise money for Geelong’s Andrew Love Cancer Centre.

The night will feature three Colac district bands, The Fire Alive, Japan For and Missing Lies, as well as 10 Colac district solo acts and duets and Geelong performer Jenn Stirk.

All musicians are playing for free and profits from the night, including $10 entry, raffles and food sales, will go to the cancer treatment centre.

“As far as local music goes it’ll give people, that wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to perform, a stage,” Lineen, guitarist with The Fire Alive, said.

“There’s not much of a stage in Colac at the moment and I think something like this could get the ball rolling,” he said.

Lineen said the Andrew Love Cancer Centre was a worthy cause to support.

“The fundraiser is obviously very good and close to all of our hearts,” the 22-year-old said.

“It can only be destined for success if everyone gets behind it,” he said.

Lineen said he was looking forward to seeing talented Colac musicians on stage.

“I can’t see it being anything less than a full house, especially with the array of talent on the night – Japan For know how to put on a show,” Lineen said.

“Until now a lot of people haven’t had the confidence to give it a go, but there’s definitely a lot of talent in Colac,” he said.

Lineen said his band hadn’t finalised its set but punters could expect a lively show.

“I’m sure we’ll put all our energy into it as we like to do,” he said.

“It’s always good to play a Colac gig because all your mates are there having a good time – we’ll be having fun.”

The Local Music Showcase kicks off at 7.30pm.

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