Australian Key Minister Anthony Albanese offered new music icons Midnight Oil with the prestigious Excellence in the Neighborhood Award this week, hailing the band as a “force of nature.”
Audio In The Household, Aid Act’s longest-functioning fundraising occasion, returned this week after a two-yr hiatus in Sydney. Leaders from across the new music industry and beyond attended the party at The Grounds of Alexandria, exactly where Midnight Oil were honoured for their great contribution to new music, activism, Indigenous rights and much a lot more.
While presenting them with the Excellence in the Local community Award, PM Albanese gave a small speech praising the band. “From pubs and golf equipment to stadiums, they’ve been a power of character,” he explained, introducing that Midnight Oil are “very much component of our countrywide soundtrack.”
Following praising them for their myriad political acts, which include refusing to play in South Africa in the course of the reviled apartheid routine, Albanese mentioned the significant influence Midnight Oil’s new music has played in his and numerous Australians’ lives.
“The message was usually about bringing men and women alongside one another,” he reported. “They’re a reminder that tunes enriches us, that it sustains our soul, and broadens our horizons.”
Hosted by presenter Zan Rowe, the occasion highlighted many amazing acoustic performances of basic Midnight Oil music by William Barton and Veronique Serret, Olympia, All Our Exes Dwell In Texas and Dave Faulkner.
A raffle and on-line auction of the band’s memorabilia was also held, finally elevating $100K for the charity, which will go towards assisting new music employees in want by way of its crisis reduction, psychological health and wellbeing courses, and Wellbeing Helpline.
Songs In The Home was established in 2006 as a way for Assist Act to recognise someone in Australian new music for their musicianship and broader contribution to their community. Former artists to be celebrated contain Paul Kelly, Tina Arena, and the late Archie Roach.
For even further information and facts on Assist Act and New music In The Household, go to supportact.org.au.