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Welcome Message I absolutely believe anyone that can talk can sing. We come into the world singing, we sing before we can speak and singing together is one of the best ways we can spend our time on this earth. I also believe nothing is more beautiful than a communion of voices united in sound and tonight I canâ€™t wait to hear you all sing and use your voice for good. 40 years ago, Glenn Shorrock wrote of singing to his inner man and self-care. Today this message is more important than ever. The number one killer of our Australian boys and men aged 15-45 is suicide. This statistic has to change. Boys are beautiful. Men are beautiful. Tonight is all about reminding our boys and men of their beauty, their need for self-care and that seeking help when they need it, is an act of strength. We need you here with us, so please know that help is on its way. Finally, a huge heartfelt thanks to our incredible Queensland Music Festival Help is on its Way team led by Pip, Isabel and Bernd, our awesome Staging Director Dan, our visual wunderkind Craig, our Director of Photography Kieran, our wonderful artists Glenn and his band, Brooke, Samantha and Mollie McClymont, Tom and Jeremy, Travis, Jack, Paul Holley OAM and his Voices of Birralee Choir, our awesome Choral Arranger Emma Dean, our fantastic Choir Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM and most especially - every single voice of our massed choir!
KATIE NOONAN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
PS I produced a charity single of Help is on its Way featuring the amazing Glenn Shorrock, Wendy Matthews, The McClymonts, Beccy Cole, Busby Marou, Travis Collins, Jasmine Rae and Fanny Lumsden and I urge you all to buy the single and know that 100% of the funds raised go to the extraordinary suicide prevention organisation Roses in the Ocean. The single is available through ABC Music on all digital platforms.
This year, Queensland Music Festival is staging its most exciting signature event yet − a mass choral performance of the hit Little River Band song Help is on its Way, raising awareness of mental health and community support. Following on from the spectacular success of the You’re The Voice project in 2017, individuals and choirs of all abilities have been busy learning the lyrics to Help is on its Way. For thousands of people, this is a once−in−a−lifetime opportunity to perform alongside ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Mr Glenn Shorrock and Queensland Music Festival Artistic Director, Ms Katie Noonan, under the direction of Dr Jonathon Welch AM from the award−winning Choir of Hard Knocks. It is also a platform to speak openly about mental health and to promote support options. First released in 1977, Help is on its Way continues to resonate with Australian audiences of all ages − a reminder that through the darkness, there is always hope and we need not face our challenges alone. We know that men and boys are far less likely than women to seek professional help, so their participation in Help is on its Way has been critical in helping to destigmatise the conversation around mental illness. In the 2018−19 State Budget, the Queensland Government delivered record health funding for Queensland, including $106.4 million over four years for community mental health services. And late last year we released Shifting minds: Queensland Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Strategic Plan 2018−2023, our five−year strategic plan to reform Queensland’s mental health system, with a focus on early intervention and wellness. Each one of us can help foster a sense of inclusion and belonging in Queensland and this event is proof that genuine change is possible if we all sing from the same song sheet. This is a chorus for a good cause, so raise your voice and enjoy the spectacle of this wonderful Queensland Music Festival event.
ANNASTACIA PALASZCZUK MP PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND MINISTER FOR TRADE
LEEANNE ENOCH MP MINISTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND THE GREAT BARRIER REEF MINISTER FOR SCIENCE AND MINISTER FOR THE ARTS
Program of Events Nunukul Yuggera Dance Company WELCOME TO COUNTRY Dr Jonathon Welch AM YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE Written by Rodgers and Hammerstein Arrangement by Dr Jonathon Welch AM Travis Collins HAPPY Written by Travis Collins CALL ME CRAZY Written by Travis Collins Arrangement by Emma Dean Busby Marou BEST PART OF ME Written by Busby Marou OVER DRINKING, OVER YOU Written by Busby Marou GOT YOUR BACK Written by Busby Marou Arrangement by Dan Walker The McClymonts LIKE WE USED TO Written by The McClymonts DON’T WISH IT ALL AWAY Written by The McClymonts Arrangement by Dan Walker
Joined by Voices of Birralee & Men Aloud
Joined by Voices of Birralee
Joined by Voices of Birralee
Joined by Voices of Birralee
Katie Noonan & Jack Carty YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND Written by Carole King Arrangement by Katie Noonan & Jack Carty Glenn Shorrock & Band COOL CHANGE Written by Glenn Shorrock TAKE IT EASY ON ME Written by Graeham Goble REMINISCING Written by Graeham Goble All Cast HELP IS ON ITS WAY Written by Glenn Shorrock Arrangement by Emma Dean
Joined by ‘The Massed Choir’
Help is on its Way Words and Music by GLENN SHORROCK Arranged by EMMA DEAN
Why are you in so much hurry? Is it really worth the worry? Look around, then slow down. What’s it like inside the bubble? Does your head ever give you trouble? It’s no sin trade it in. Hang on! Help is on its way. I’ll be there as fast as I can. Hang on! A tiny voice did say From somewhere deep inside the inner man. Are you always in confusion? Surrounded by illusion Sort it out. You’ll make out. Seem to make a good beginning, Someone else ends up winning. Don’t seem fair. Don’t you care? Hang on! Help is on its way. I’ll be there as fast as I can. Hang on! A tiny voice did say From somewhere deep inside the inner man.
Don’t you forget who’ll take care of you. It don’t matter what you do. Form a duet let him sing melody. You’ll provide the harmony. Why are you in so much hurry? Is it really worth the worry? Look around, then slow down. What’s it like inside the bubble? Does your head ever give you trouble? It’s no sin, trade it in. Hang on! Help is on its way. I’ll be there as fast as I can. Hang on! A tiny voice did say From somewhere deep inside the inner man. Hang on! Help is on its way. I’ll be there as fast as I can. Hang on! A tiny voice did say From somewhere deep inside the inner man. Hang on! Help is on its way.
Glenn Shorrock & Band
Australian Military Wives Choir Brisbane
Dr Jonathon Welch AM
Katie Noonan & Jack Carty
Berrinba East State School [B.E.S.S.] Vocal Group
Stewart Wilkinson – Musical Director
Pip Joyce – Guitar
Jason Vorherr – Bass John Morrison – Drums
Caboolture Community Choir Inc
Camp Hill State Infants and Primary School Senior Choir
Voices of Birralee
Paul Holley OAM – Conductor
Joshua Clifford – Accompanist
CHORAL ARRANGERS Emma Dean
Brisbane City Council
Centenary Community Choir Children’s Health Queensland Community Choir
Gabrielle Vining Gail Mercer Going For a Song Graeme Kerridge Harmony in Paradise Singers Helen Derrington Helen Drew High Altitude Harmony Hillie Vieth Huihui (Kairos) Lan Ian Wells ICTE-UQ Chorus Imogen Mee Jackie Atkinson Janeene Wolfe
Choir of Opportunity
Soul Song Choirs and West End Social Singers
Clermont Community Choir
Connie de Dassel
Joyce van der Ham
Deception Bay Neighbourhood Centre Harmony Choir
Dan Walker VOICE OVER
Access Arts Singers A-Choired Taste: The Scenic Rim Community Choir Aileen Schlyder Aki noble Alan Charles Alfresco Andrea Edye Andrew Irvine
Dee Hudson Donna Kavanagh
Karen Griffiths Karin McCallum Kate Walsh
Primary School Choir
St Williamâ€™s School Choir
Sunshine Statesmen Barbershop Chorus
Sweet Freedom Singers
Ormeau Senior Choir
Tara Music Group
Ormeau State School Boys Choir
The Urban Village People
Therese de Dassel
Toogoom Community Choir
Pub Rock Choir
Lockyer Valley Something To Sing About
QUT Vox Pop
Redland Rhapsody Chorus
Loud and Clear
River City Clippers
Voice Weavers A Cappella Choir
Louise de Dassel
Voices of Birralee
Margaret Elizabeth Goodman
Robyn Douglass Young
Voices of Casey
Voices with Courage
Warwick Central State School Choir
Something to Sing About
Marsden Vocal Group
Soul Song Brisbane
Mel Lawrence Melissa Latimer
Soundwave Community Choir
Southern Cross Voices
Southport Special School
St Flannanâ€™s School Choir
St Thomas More Catholic
The Rennie Crib
Wayne Denning We Are Family Wendy Goodship With One Voice Brisbane Women in Harmony Inc. Woodcrest State College Vocal Group Yarranlea Voices
Wheel of Well-being The Wheel of Wellbeing (WoW) program helps communities and individuals build skills and raise awareness about improving mental health and wellbeing. WoW is based on positive psychology and backed by research that shows particular practices in daily living enhance personal wellbeing and resilience. WoW focuses on six key themes: Body, Mind, Spirit, People, Place and Planet.
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“The statistics are good, the runs on the board are great,” Shorrock admits. “It’s just my approach to what I do. I’ve never chased celebrity as such. I was just born at the right time, in post-war south east England. I got sucked into the whirlpool of rock ‘n roll that was 1956. I suddenly arrived in Australia and, to paraphrase Keith Richards, everything turned to technicolour.”
GLENN SHORROCK Glenn Shorrock’s story, when it is finally told, will have the ingredients of an epic. It’s one of ambition, global stardom, longevity and battles. Back in 2016, he released his first album of new material in 16 years, “Rise Again”. And he had some stories to tell. Shorrock, the founding frontman of The Twilights, Axiom and ‘70s hitmakers Little River Band (later known as LRB) carved out astonishing success around the globe and in particular the U.S., where LRB shifted the bulk of its 25 million-plus career album sales. The living legend has the unusual distinction of having been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame on two occasions, both as a member of LRB, and as a solo artist. “I’ve been lucky enough, I’ve never had a proper job over my career,” he quips. “It’s one of the measures of success as far as I’m concerned. People say, ‘what’s your success down to’? It’s about surviving and keeping busy in the entertainment industry. It’s something I think a lot about now, being 72 and being a so-called ‘rock legend,’ which I find amusing.”
Shorrock has indulged his passions across the entertainment business, from starring and producing theatre and cabaret shows (“Evita”, “The Rocky Horror Show”, “Grease” and his own productions “One for the Money”, “Go Cat Go” to name just a few). In a career highlight, Shorrock produced and performed alongside the late Sir George Martin in the acclaimed, six-date 1998 production “All You Need Is Beatles”. Shorrock never left the music business, he’s just been spreading-out his wings. “My passport says ‘entertainer’. It doesn’t say ‘songwriter’ that’s just one of the strings of my bow. I’ve been lucky enough to write some very successful songs. None of us knew we were going to be in our ‘70s and singing pop songs. It’s a situation you have to adjust to and I’m lucky to still doing it. Of course it helps to have the body of work behind me.” 2018 saw Glenn release his autobiography and get back into the studio to record with producer and artist, Steve Balbi, and reimagine some of LRB’s biggest hits with the release of Glenn Shorrock Sings Little River Band in March 2019. Touring and performing constantly and now in his mid 70s, he’s definitely not ready to slow down.
album sales accreditations, twenty-two chart-topping singles and a reputation for being one of the most exciting live acts in country music. They are thirteen-time Golden Guitar Award winners including the 2018 ‘Album of the Year’ for their best-selling fifth album “Endless”. They have also won two ARIA Awards, an APRA Award, three Country Music Channel Awards and the prestigious U.S. Country Music Association ‘Global Artist of the Year’ Award.
THE MCCLYMONTS Since releasing their debut EP in 2006, sisters Brooke, Sam and Mollie McClymont have established themselves as Australia’s number one country group with over a quarter of a million album sales, two gold
Their latest album, “Endless” took The McClymonts to #1 on the ARIA Country Album chart for the fourth time in a row and undertake the highly successful ‘Endless’ & ‘Like We Used To’ national tours. ‘Endless’ delivered three #1 singles, “House”, “Don’t Wish It All Away” and “Like We Used To” and was nominated for an ARIA Award for Country Album of the Year amongst its other accolades.
The overwhelming feeling that emanates from BUSBY MAROU is joy.
A dynamic guitarist, vocalist and live performer, Travis Collins continues to excite as a songwriter with Brave & The Broken. Armed with new songs for the album, Travis returned to Nashville last year for a whirlwind recording session with producer of the moment, Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley) and a studio band including Mike Rojas (Luke Bryan) on keys, acoustic guitarist Carl Miner (Taylor Swift) and bassist Jimmy Carter (Alan Jackson). Every track on the album was either written or co-written by Travis himself, with him joined in the writing room by some of Nashville’s foremost composers such as Jason Duke (Keith Urban) and Dave Turnbull (Luke Bryan). The album debuted at #1 on the country charts.
Tom’s playful onstage presence combined with Jeremy’s freakish instrumental ability has cemented their reputation as one of the most loved live bands to come out of Australia in recent times. They have created a completely unique vibe based on Tom’s approach to story telling interspersed with Jeremy’s guitar virtuosity. They sell out shows everywhere from Surry Hills to Cairns and have an incredibly loyal and diverse following. BUSBY MAROU have recently released their latest single “Sound Of Summer” produced by Oscar Dawson (Alex Lahey/Holy Holy). This is the first single from album 4 which will be recorded in February and released in mid 2019.
With a growing string of hit albums, #1 songs, awards and a decade of winning fans all across the country under his belt, TRAVIS COLLINS continues to cement his footprint as a mainstay on the Australian music landscape. He is as well known for his masterful guitar playing and powerhouse vocals as he is for his depth of songwriting and high energy live performances. Travis is a multiple CMAA and CMC Award winner and RUOK? Ambassador.
DR JONATHON WELCH AM Dr Jonathon Welch AM is a multi-award winning singer, conductor, teacher, songwriter and recording artist with a career spanning over thirty years. Making his debut with Dame Joan Sutherland at the Sydney Opera House in the “Merry Widow” 1988 Jonathon has over sixty stage roles to his credit and has performed extensively in Opera, musicals, Gilbert and Sullivan and in concert alongside many of the world’s greatest singers, directors and conductors including kd Lang, Baz
Luhrmann, and Richard Bonynge to name a few. In 2007, Jonathon’s work creating choirs for the homeless and disadvantaged in Australia was the subject of the internationally acclaimed ARIA, Logie and Helpmann award winning TV documentary “Choir of Hard Knocks”, also creating the “Jailbirds” documentary in the Victorian Women’s Prisons and was a Judge on the highly successful “Battle of the Choirs” TV series for Channel 7. Jonathon has been recognised for his outstanding thirty year commitment to the music industry, youth music education and his work with marginalised and homeless communities with the Australian of the Year Local Hero 2008, ANZAC of the Year 2009, an Honourary Doctorate, an Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2009 and an Honourary Fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders. In 2009 Jonathon created and launched “Social Inclusion Week” making Australia the only country in the world to celebrate Social Inclusion nationally, and in September 2012 launched his vision for the future of arts, cultural and wellbeing programs and training for those experiencing homelessness and disadvantage with the “School of Hard Knocks” and “Play It Forward” in 2018.
Over the past 20 years, five-time ARIA award-winning artist Katie Noonan has proven herself one of Australia’s most hardworking, versatile and prolific artists. Named one of the greatest Australian singers of all time by the Herald Sun, Katie has produced 18 albums over her career with seven platinum records under her belt and 25 ARIA award nominations that span diverse genres. Katie has performed for royalty, national and international leaders, and blazed a trail for young women artists. Music, for Katie, is a lifelong lesson, a generous act of giving, and a means to change the world.
Critically acclaimed Australian songwriter Jack Carty writes with an honesty, patience and love of the craft learned through the sheltered valleys and close-knit communities of a rural childhood spent in sleepy Bellingen, NSW. It’s a rare thing that has allowed the poetic London-based traveller to take his quiet truths and breathtaking live show to audiences across The UK, Europe, North America, New Zealand and Australia since he first started recording and releasing original music in 2010. The nine years since have been fruitful, and Carty has released five full-length studio albums and two EP’s amongst the constant touring, songs on soundtracks, collaborations, festivals and co-writes. Along the way he’s shared the stage with the likes of: Katie Noonan, Josh Pyke, Bernard Fanning, Matt Corby, Lisa Mitchell, Ingrid Michaelson, Dan Wilson, Brett Dennen, Justin Townes Earle and Joshua Radin; and was a recipient of the bi-annual APRA Professional Development Awards in 2015. Jack has recently relocated from London to Brisbane. He is currently working on a new album, due for release in 2019.
“Bringing communities together. To me that’s big.” Richelle Toshack, Dysart Community Support Group
Everyone benefits from living in a caring and well resourced community. This is especially true in Dysart where people have access to a dedicated Community Support Group. With the help of BHP, local services and people are brought together to ensure community support is relevant and effective. Find out more at BHP.com/community/programs
BHP is incredibly proud to once again support Queensland Music Festival to bring a state-wide celebration of musical and performing excellence throughout regional Queensland. Our relationship dates back almost two decades and our partnerships during this time have inspired creativity, built regional capacity and celebrated the rich, diverse and resilient communities of Queensland. We continually look beyond our own operations for opportunities to contribute to the local communities where we live and work. BHPâ€™s purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world. Queensland Music Festival is just one great initiative that brings our purpose to life: bringing seemingly disparate community members together and fostering important dialogue around major social issues, in this yearâ€™s case, around mental health through the Help is on its Way tour. Music is a universal connector. It transcends, empowers and tells stories of struggle and success. We are immensely proud of our partnership with Queensland Music Festival and the indelible experiences we all encounter through it. We hope you enjoy the Festival as much as we have enjoyed working alongside the Queensland Music Festival Team as a presenting partner of this wonderful initiative. Congratulations to everyone involved on an outstanding, memorable and transformative program of events.
MELITA SHIRLEY MANAGER COMMUNITIES, BHP
Acknowledgments Queensland Music Festival would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which Queensland Music Festival events are taking place, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. PATRON
His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC Governor of Queensland
Diat Alferink Prof. Margaret Barrett Alison Mobbs Jim Reeves Jane Williams John Willsteed
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dominic McGann – Chair Danielle Duell – Deputy Chair Darren Busine – Treasurer
QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL EXECUTIVE TEAM Katie Noonan – Artistic Director Joel Edmondson – Executive Director Simon Buchanan – Business Development Director Linda Gordon – Marketing & Communications Director Wendy Mansell – Regional Engagement Director Katrina Torenbeek – Programming & Technical Director PROJECT TEAM Pip Boyce – Managing Producer Isabel Hart – Associate Producer Corinne Buzianczuk – Project Coordinator Bernd Neumann – Technical Manager Jacqui Grinzi – Partnerships Manager Danielle Bentley – Development Manager Natania Hinwood – Senior Digital Marketing Executive Yuverina Shewpersad – Marketing Executive Alex Komarowski – Marketing Coordinator Deirdree Wallace – Ticketing & Functions Coordinator SGC Media – Media Relations PRODUCTION TEAM Daniel Evans – Stage Director Kieran O’Sullivan – Director of Photography Craig Wilkinson - Videographer Darren Aitcheson – Audio Engineer Leila Maraun – Stage Manager Peta Winters – Assistant Stage Manager Kate Atkinson – Assistant Stage Manager CHOIR WORKSHOP LEADERS Emma Dean Cath Mundy Dr Jonathon Welch AM
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