July 18, 2016

On Saturday 2 July 2016 a group of Australian punk bands and acoustic acts and their fans rocked out at Sydney’s Valve Bar at the Agincourt Hotel for a very worthy cause – giving underprivileged kids a chance to learn and enjoy music through the Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF).

Sydney musician Josh Arentz organised the mini-festival show to celebrate the life of Tony Sly (No Use for A Name) in the month of the anniversary of Tony’s passing. In the lead up to the event Josh spoke with Tony’s brother Jonathan who offered, on behalf of the Tony Sly Music Foundation For Kids, to match the money raised at the Sydney gig to donate to the Australian Children’s Music Foundation.

“We raised $800 at the show which turned into $1600 thanks to the Tony Sly Music Foundation,” said Josh Arentz. “The bands and acoustic acts donated their time and expertise. Everyone who came contributed to an awesome time and enabled us to support an amazing cause. We couldn’t be more stoked with the result. Rad!”

A massive thanks goes to:

  • Acts: Chris Duke & The Royals, Wasters, Batfoot, Revellers, Ivan Drago, 51percent, Essem, Laura Mardon, Yvette Vials, Spencer Scott, Andy Mac, Angus & Julia Stoned, Antonia Susan, Nothing Rhymes With David and Josh Arentz.
  • Posters: Tim Hampshire and Adam Collins
  • Video: Morgan, Punk Rock Radio
  • Promotion: The Aussie Punk Scene
  • Venue: Greg, The Valve Bar (Agincourt Hotel)
  • The Sly family (Jonathan, Brigitte, Fiona and Keira Sly)
  • Tony Sly Music Foundation For Kids

Tony Sly Music Foundation For Kids

The Tony Sly Music Foundation For Kids (USA) helps support music education for children through projects dedicated in Tony’s honour. It was founded by the Sly family after Tony Sly passed away in 2012.

tonysly.org/musicfoundation

The Aussie Punk Scene

The Aussie Punk Scene is a Facebook page established by Josh Arentz in 2013. The online forum enables punk bands and fans to help each other and create stronger national and local scenes.

facebook.com/theaussiepunkscene

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