Band legends return to M'boro for community concert
WHEN legendary Aussie band Mental as Anything play at a free community concert this weekend, there might be a few familiar faces in the audience.
The band has had a string of top 10 hits in its four-decade career and sent local crowds wild in the mid-1980s when Maryborough High won a Countdown competition to have the band play in their home town.
This Sunday when they take to the stage for the Rise and Shine community concert, it will be for a good cause - raising community spirit after the devastating floods and storms that have hit the Fraser Coast this year.
In the spirit of bringing the whole community together, organisers have selected a line-up that should offer something for everyone.
The headline act will be supported by eight-piece Brisbane band Halfway, alternative-country solo artist Sue Ray and swing cabaret act Swing Alive.
The event is a partnership between the State Government and Queensland Music Festival, which will also include family activities and a barbecue.
Gayndah audiences will hear music from country music star Gina Jeffreys, acoustic artist Andrew Morris, Sue Ray and local songstress Rachel Koster at a concert on Friday.
Rise and Shine concert
- The free concert will be held at the Maryborough showgrounds on Sunday from 1pm- 5pm
- Gayndah will also host a concert on Friday
- It will include a free barbecue