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Women of Rock set to raise funds

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Amanda McGinley, Phoebe Jay and Seren Skies ready for the Women of Rock event.

It will be a female powerhouse of performances as Women of Rock take to the stage for 11 hours of live music to raise money for a good cause.

Ten Women of Rock acts will belt out tunes at the Metro Hotel on 10 September to help support local charity organisation Angels Community Group.

Local performers Seren Skies, AJ and Bre, Stella Hutchins, Marah Leigh, Ra, Keely Sliwka, Phoebe Jay, Destinee Lythall-Webb and Tahli Thomas will join Darling Downs’ Pepper Jane throughout the day for non-stop live music.

Bundy Gig Guide’s Steve Price said it was the first time such a huge assemblage of female performers had gathered to rock it out for a good cause.

“Angels, being run mainly by females, inspired as to look at this concert,” Steve said.

“The singers will be doing a mix of originals, covers and some are even focusing on women of rock – the inspirational female singers they look up to.

“Song choice was left up to them with a goal of raising money for Angels while also sharing the stage with some of the region’s best female performers.

“There’s actually a lot less female singers compared to male singers in our town, and I really wanted to get them all together and to really focus on them – this worked out perfectly.”

Country musician Phoebe Jay said she was thrilled to be part of an event that promoted talented women and the great work of Angels Community Group.

“When I first got the call I thought it sounded like an amazing event, I was so excited,” she said.

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Phoebe Jay, Steven Price, Seren Skies and Amanda McGinely.

“We have an immense amount of female talent here in Bundaberg and this will be a great showcasing of that.

“It also supports the amazing work that Angels do and the fantastic initiatives they create for people who are homeless or just having a hard time.”

Steve reiterated the idea for the Women of Rock concert came about to support community members who were less fortunate.

“It started a two months ago when we had a cold snap and I saw some people in need,” he said.

“I have known Sue from Angels for a few years, and I thought how can we all help?

“I have always wanted to bring musician Pepper Jane to Bundaberg and so I thought, why not hold a charity concert to support them while she is here?”

Angels Community Group's Jasmine Tasker said she was extremely excited for the event.

“This is an innovative way to fundraise, promote our work in the community to a different audience we usually have,” she said.

“It's through these donations we can continue to offer food assistance and other support to those vulnerable in our community.

“We are grateful for Steven, Amy and the whole group organising the event.”

Women of Rock will kick off at noon on Saturday 10 September at Metro Hotel.

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