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On October 3 some of the north coast’s finest musicians and special guest Darren Percival are opening their hearts and giving the gift of their music in a benefit concert for renowned jazz saxophonist Dave Ades.

Dave, a musician with a distinguished career whose music has taken him all over the world, is currently in Germany exploring treatment options for his recently diagnosed lung cancer. It is his ‘fearless and passionate’ approach to both music and life that has inspired his friends to stage the benefit concert that will be held in Dave’s home town at the Bangalow Bowling club.

The concert will feature local luminaries such as: Greg Lyons and his band Hip Operation (Scott Hills, Matt Hanley, Steve Russell), the Russell family band (Sharny, Steve and Lauren Lucille), Greg Sheehan and percussion group Time, Parissa Bouas & Carl Cleeves, with Thierry Fossemalle & Rick Fenn, Leigh Carriage with Zac Hurren, Dave Sanders, Matt Smith, Greenlife, Pink Zinc, Leigh James & Elizabeth Lord with Martha Baartz, Steve Russell and Matt Smith of Thirsty Merc, and special guest Darren Percival, who will add his heart and soul to the mix.

Aside from the extraordinary music that will be unleashed when these musicians band together to help Dave, there will be special prizes on the night donated by Vitamin Records, Byron Music and Ku Promotions. Adam Biggs from Biggsounds will kindly ensure everything sounds sweet on the night !

All proceeds from the night will go to help Dave !

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