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Chris Wilson at the Songs of Bob Dylan concert photo by Ros O'Gorman

Music Community Gathers To Support Chris Wilson

by Paul Cashmere on July 24, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

Melbourne’s music community has once again show its communal strength gathering to support blues great Chris Wilson who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

The Chris Wilson Benefit will be held at the Corner Hotel in Richmond on Friday August 24.

The line-up so far includes:

Steve Lucas
Kerri Simpson
Jerome Smith
Barb Waters
Barry Palmer
Tim Rogers
Matt Dwyer
Shane O’Mara
Dave Hogan
Jo Jo Smith

With DJ Max Crawdaddy and MC James Young.

Tickets are available here

Chris Wilson is a stalwart of the Australian music scene. Over the years he has contributed to Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls ‘Gossip’, then joined the band for ‘Under The Sun’. Chris guested on Hunters & Collectors ‘What’s A Few Men’, he fronted his own band Crown of Thorns, collaborated with Diesel on the ‘Short Cool Ones’ project and released his solo records.

Wilson Diesel reunited in 2013 for a performance of ‘Short Cool Ones’ at the Sydney Blues & Roots Festival.

Chris was recently immortalised in the documentary ‘Chris Wilson Live at the Continental 23 Years on’, a film by Chris Franklin.

In his life away from the stage, Chris is a school teacher, teaching English to Melbourne’s secondary students.

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