Pub jam for charity
WHEN ROB Brearley took over the Royal Hotel at Tiaro in August he vowed to support the local community.
He's kept true to his word with monthly jams raising funds for the Maryborough Special School.
On the first Saturday afternoon of each month, local musos – experienced or not – are invited to pick up an instrument and have a go at making music in a relaxed environment.
“We have a variety of local musicians strutting their stuff and the afternoon gives younger and less experienced musos the opportunity to play with different musicians and establish some networks,” Mr Brearley said.
The 55-year-old publican is a former professional rock guitarist and often has a strum during the jams.
Musical instruments and sound gear are provided so all people need to do is turn up and enjoy the afternoon.
“All the PA equipment and amplifiers are supplied by Funky Dave in association with the newly formed Children's Charity Riders,” Mr Brearley said.
“Everything is provided free of charge.”
“The music jams are a family friendly event and patrons are encouraged to dance and sing along.”
The next jam is on Saturday, December 4.
“We are also having an expanded format of live music for charity on New Year's Eve and have an exciting event awaiting approval for Australia Day 2011,” Mr Brearley said.