The Good Call Live Team are coming together in support of Support Act for #ausmusictshirtday … and we’re not doing it without a little help from our friends!
Today we have Jeremy Neale – known as the ‘nicest guy in Australian music’, award-winning singer/songwriter, juggles a solo project backed by his all-star band The One True Loves, as well as fronting the mammoth 12-piece party band, Velociraptor as well as other acts including Tiger Beams and Teen Sensations and the occasional appearance as DJ Bris Springsteen.
Jeremy Neale’s new single Everything I Do Is Replaced by Two has dropped this week, with new album ‘We Were Trying To Make It Out’ set to be released on 28 February 2020. You can pre-order the album on vinyl or CD HERE.
Jeremy is DJing at the XXXX presents: LIVE AT THE BREWERY at XXXX Milton on 16 November 2019. Tickets are still available through Oztix.
Have a read of what Jeremy had to say about his choice of band shirt and the importance of talking about and supporting mental health in the music industry:
Remember – YOU can help support the cause too by donating to our Official, Support-Act endorsed fundraising effort HERE
Tell us about your Aus Music T-Shirt:
“My AusMusic T-Shirt is from Pool Shop; the solo project of a wonderful friend and artist, Jaimee Fryer.”
Aus Music T-Shirt Day is a super important initiative in the Australian music industry. Why is it such an important initiative to you?
“Supporting an organisation like Support Act is vital to a well-functioning and empathetic music community. A lot of people working in music are only just getting by and superannuation is almost not existent in a world often based around invoicing or short-term contracts.”
“If something unforeseen happens or health related issues prevent an individual from doing their job – the cost of living gets overwhelming quite quickly.”
We know that mental health can slip under the radar in this business. Why is it vital to talk about your mental health?
“Music is a wonderful passion to have but the associated lifestyle that comes with pursuing it in any capacity really takes its toll. It’s incredibly expensive to tour, record and release music and the general hours you end up keeping are not conducive to a healthy circadian rhythm and therefore good mental health.”
“Prioritising a career in music means you don’t often have other forms of stability – like a stable day job or finances in general – which can keep you in a pretty constant state of stress. Being open about this reality and the associated effects on mental health is super important and it would be wonderful if everybody felt comfortable sharing their experience – as I am certain an empathetic ear is never too far away in this community.”
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