The Good Call Live Team are coming together in support of Support Act for #ausmusictshirtday … and tonight it’s our own Ash Wallace’s turn to don her chosen band apparel and give us some words to go with it!
Remember – YOU can help support the cause too by donating to our Official, Support-Act endorsed fundraising effort HERE
Have a read of what Ash had to say about her choice of band shirt and the importance of talking about and supporting mental health in the music industry:
Tell us about your Aus Music T-Shirt:
“I have too many band shirts but I’m choosing Thirsty Merc this year because-well I love them haha. Also, because I have really great memories listening to them growing up, and seeing them in Noosa last year with a mate of mine. I think Thirsty Merc have been a staple aussie band in the early 00’s and 10’s especially because of the Bondi Rescue theme song. Just a classic.”
Aus Music T-Shirt Day is a super important initiative in the Australian music industry. Why is it such an important initiative to you?
“It is super important to me because 1; mental health is such a broad and personal experience. And 2; as a creative myself, I feel musicians and people in the creative industries are much more susceptible to mental health issues, they feel things on a deeper level and that’s why they are able to create, and be so vulnerable and raw. It is so important to help and support these people who are constantly in the spotlight, but having their mental health be put on the backburner by so many.”
We know that mental health can slip under the radar in this business. Why is it vital to talk about your mental health?
“As I mentioned before it is such a personal experience under such a large umbrella. We need to represent and support those who are doing it tough in the industry, supporting our local Australian legends and remind ourselves we are bigger than our mental health issues. Speaking out about the issue now is so important so we can connect and empower others, build each other up and remove the stigma that was once much more heavily connected with mental health. We are moving in the right direction and with more and more voices being heard, and more people we can connect to, mental health stigma and assumptions will be a thing of the past.”
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