Young up-and-coming AICM band, Playback, will show the audience at Curra Country Club why they placed second in the 2013 CCMA National Talent Quest junior instrumental at Tamworth
Young up-and-coming AICM band, Playback, will show the audience at Curra Country Club why they placed second in the 2013 CCMA National Talent Quest junior instrumental at Tamworth CONTRIBUTED

Concert for flood relief underway

A FUNDRAISER for the students of the Australian Institute of Country Music was to be held at the Curra Country Club tomorrow.

It will still go ahead as planned, but in light of all the damage to homes and lives of families in their local area, AICM members decided to steer the fundraiser towards local flood relief.

The AICM showcases its students all year to raise the money for the institute's annual trip to Tamworth Country Music Festival each January.

A group of 50 students, teachers and supporters returned from Tamworth last week after receiving accolades from crowds and industry professionals for their fantastic performances over the seven-day event.

The Tamworth trip co-ordinator and student mentor, Karen Thomsen, said the proof was in the pudding with AICM Tamworth bookings already been secured for Tamworth 2014.

Tomorrow's event will showcase a host of local artists and student performers who have donated their performances for the appeal.

Food will be available at the club from 2pm with acoustic entertainment. A courtesy bus will run from 3pm with bands hitting the stage from 4.

The concert will also be test running a new venture in the area called StageCoach Mobile Stage Hire, a locally built outdoor kit for the travelling musician or outdoor event co-ordinator.

AICM is seeking donations for raffles. Phone Helen on 0417 005 807 or Karen on 0448 148 699 for more info on how to get your donation to the event.

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