Fundraiser For Help Auckland Featuring Rocky Ravic (Aus) Nill & Guests
On the 10th Feb 2010 the first ever Black Frog event happened. Fast forward almost 8 years and I’m taking off on my next adventure and taking Black Frog to the world. Originally this date was booked as a fare well (for now) party at my favourite little venue in Auckland but it wouldn’t be a real Black Frog party if it wasn’t also a fundraiser show and since I'm not going to be in New Zealand to celebrate making it to 8 years, this is a birthday party too.
In 2017 the world was rocked with all of the #metoo heart breaking stories from so many industries, including our own Music one and sadly the New Zealand music community wasn't left unscathed either. In recent weeks I’ve seen a lot of people sharing the Help Auckland page who have been needing to raise funds to keep their services going so 100% of profit from this show is going to go straight to HELP: Auckland. I've been talking to Rachel Harrisson who is working with Help to raise funds directly and she has informed me that the funding is used to help provide therapy services over the summer so that survivors and their families get the support they need to help heal from sexual violence. HELP's services are only partially funded by the government so we are really grateful for support like yours... Because we think people should have what they need when they need it.
If you or someone you know, has been impacted by sexual violence that they can call HELP on 09 6231700 24/7.
Helping raise funds are some of the best established and upcoming Rock, Punk and heavy metal bands Auckland has to offer! Thank you for coming on board my music brothers \m/
Featuring performances by:
Rocky Ravic - Rocky is the lead singer and guitarist for Melbourne based band MYSTERY. He is currently here in New Zealand playing some shows (the next one is in Hamilton on Thursday 11th at the Nivara Lounge) and while he was here heard about this fundraiser so decided to add another show to the tour with this show in Auckland! Mystery only formed in 2010 and yet have a touring history and support slot list most bands with a longer history would be enviable of including supporting Iron Maiden! Come and see what the noise is about, I can't wait to see them live!
Nill - is a four piece band that was envisioned in Christchurch but fully realised in Auckland. Made up of four musicians with a great spectrum of musical interests.
This has enabled NILL to create a unique heavy sound.
Working hard on upcoming gigs and spending hours upon hours in the band room and recording studio Nill is ready to hit the New Zealand music scene with a bang. Their singles ' When I Sleep' and "Summertime at The Gallows" have already had great reviews had radio time on The Rock.
$20 Nose Bleed - All of your favorite Early Punk and Rock hits cut with Amphetamines and served by some guys who look like Spinal Tap but different coloured hair
With more special guests to be announced.....
Entry is by donation with a minimum of $10 which after the venue fee of $150 all profits are going straight to Help to support this amazing service that means so much to survivors of Sexual Abuse.