Playing It Forward benefit concert for Stuart (Chet) Fraser, Support Act and Olivia Newton-John Wellness Centre

Additional special guests set to Join John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, Noiseworks & diesel on stage for tonight’s benefit, including Ian Moss

Final tickets on sale now for tonight’s benefit

The Playing It Forward benefit concert tonight for Stuart (Chet) Fraser, Support Act and Olivia Newton-John Wellness Centre is shaping up to be an incredible affair of industry mates. Music fans are in for an unforgettable evening as John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, Noiseworks and Diesel (solo) band together for this special event at Hisense Arena. In a last-minute addition this morning, it has been announced that Ian Moss will join his Cold Chisel band mate on stage for the benefit.

Well-known Australian guitarist Stuart (Chet) Fraser – a founding member of Noiseworks, long-term player in John Farnham’s band, and occasional guitarist in the Barnes Band – was diagnosed with lung cancer last year. Overwhelmed by the massive support he has already received from industry alumnae, Support Act set-up a Help A Mate fundraising page for the renowned guitarist, giving his family peace of mind so they could focus on what he needed medically.

Supported by long-time friend Olivia Newton-John, who Chet has performed regularly with in the past, he underwent surgery and treatment at the ONJ Wellness Centre. His friends are now banding together for a special fundraising concert – Playing It Forward – to raise continued proceeds for Chet’s Help A Mate appeal, as well as donating much-needed funds to Olivia Newton-John’s Wellness Centre, and Support Act. With the help of John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, Noiseworks and Diesel (solo) this one-off show is sure to be a night to remember.

“I’ve played with Stuart since he was very young,” says Jimmy Barnes. “He’s one of the nicest people I know and one of the best guitar players in the business, it’s so great to see so many people in the music industry rally together for such a good human being.”

John Farnham certainly needs no introduction to fans. His music is part of the Australian psyche. Revered as one of the best male vocalists – both by fans and fellow musicians – he has had an incredibly versatile career spanning from his debut in 1967 through to today. He won the hearts of Australia and became one of the country’s favourite sons with an incredible string of smash hit albums. With hit songs such as You’re The Voice. Pressure Down, Reasons, Touch of Paradise, Age of Reason, Two Strong Hearts, Burn For You, Chain Reaction, Talk of the Town, Angels, Have A Little Faith (In Us) and That’s Freedom to name a few, he is ‘the voice’ of Australian music.

Jimmy Barnes is the working class man of Australian rock! As a legend both from his time fronting Cold Chisel and his top charting solo career, Barnes has toured the breadth of Australia. He has an enviable back catalogue that makes for incredible live performances with songs like Working Class Man, When Your Love Is Gone and No Second Prize to name a few. He has an enviable solo career that spans more than 30 years, a swag of Top 40 albums, and smash hit #1 charting singles under his belt and has been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame twice – once with Chisel and once as a solo performance. There is little Jimmy Barnes can’t do – but one thing he can do better than most is rock! With Ian Moss joining him on stage for this special benefit concert, it will be a chance to audiences to experience the magic that the two of them created together in Cold Chisel.

Noiseworks are Australian rock legends and are well reputed for their incredible live shows. They are adored by music fans and critics alike. The multi-ARIA nominated band features some of the best musicians in the country and have produced a swag of incredible songs, such as Take Me Back, Love Somebody, Touch, Freedom, Miles and Miles and In My Youth to name a few. The band sold in excess of 1.2 million albums with 15 hit singles before calling a break in the early 1990s. Fast forward to current day and they are rocking harder than ever.

Diesel first burst onto the music scene as Johnny Diesel and The Injectors and instantly turned heads. When he went solo, he earned even more fans, both across the blues and rock scene and with hits like Tip of My Tongue, Cry in Shame, Come to Me and Never Miss Your Water, plus many more.

Wednesday 28th June 2017
Hisense Arena, MELBOURNE VIC | 13 28 49

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