Melbourne Gathers For Mel Fest A Benefit For Melissa McNamara - Noise11.com
MEL FEST

Melbourne Gathers For Mel Fest A Benefit For Melissa McNamara

by Paul Cashmere on April 3, 2017

in News,Noise Pro

The Melbourne music community will gather on Friday for Mel Fest, a benefit for Mel McNamara who is battling a third round of cancer.

The charity event will feature Paul Dempsey, Glenn Richards and four of his famous friend (wink wink), Dan Kelly, Dan Brodie and Krista Polvere.

Mel McNamara has been involved with the Melbourne music scene for the past 20 years initially as a photographer. Her husband Andrew ‘Skipper’ Skim is a lighting technician for Augie March (oh look there’s that wink wink again) as had worked for Meredith and Golden Plains.

Mel and Andrew have a young family but this round of breast cancer is a challenge for the couple, especially with the medical bills mounting up around it.

The idea for Mel Fest came from Mel’s singer songwriter friend Krista Polvere. “Having her closest mates by her side is helping Mel a great deal. She’s the kindest soul I’ve ever met and has been there for me consistently in so many ways. Our friendship is unique and there are some people who you know your lives are meant to be shared with forever. Thanks for being my rock Mel I hope I’m being yours,” said Krista.

MEL FEST

Paul Dempsey (solo and acoustic)
Glenn Richards Five Piece
Dan Kelly (solo)
Dan Brodie
Krista Polvere

Tickets $35 on sale now from thecroxton.oztix.com.au

Noise11.com
The X Studio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Sammy J
Sammy J has a hands down winner for Song of the Year with ‘Queensland We’re Breaking Up With You’

Sammy J has morphed into Country Star Buster J and together with his band The Franking Credits has given us what is potentially The Song of the Year. Fuck it, let's call it now … ‘Queensland We’re Breaking Up With You’ is the Song of the Year.

13 hours ago
Seeker Lover Keeper
Watch a stunning performance by Magda Szubanski in Seeker Lover Keeper’s Let It Out

Magda Szubanski has put in a stunning performance in the Seeker Lover Keeper video for ‘Let It Out’, a song about coming out.

1 day ago
Paul Kelly AWITG on Friday 17 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Paul Kelly and Dan Sultan to perform at Melbourne Reclink Community Cup

Paul Kelly and Dan Kelly will sing a few toons at the Reclink Community Cup in Melbourne this year.

1 day ago
Peter Garrett Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Midnight Oil debut ‘Tarkine’, their first new song since 2002

Midnight Oil have debuted their first song since 2002 at their warm-up show in Wollongong on Thursday night.

2 days ago
Sting My Songs
New Music Releases for 24 May 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Primal Scream (GH), The Waterboys, Mavis Staples, Sting, Christie Lamb, Vince Jones, Middle Kids, Hayden Thorpe, Flying Lotus, Justin Townes Earle and the soundtracks for 'Aladdin' and Elton John's biopic 'Rocketman'.

2 days ago
TGI Fridays Chadstone
TGI Fridays to support live Australian Music

Global restaurant chain TGI Fridays will start a program of in-house live Australian music across its Australian restaurants.

2 days ago
The Soul Movers
The Soul Movers Debut ‘If I Could Ever’ video

The Soul Movers have released a video for ‘If I Could Ever’, the third song from their album ‘Bona Fide’.

3 days ago