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’re catching up with the beautifully talented Jen Boyce, Bassist from Brisbabes, Ball Park Music.
Brisbane’s melancholic pop masters Ball Park Music are five of the most curious minds music and thrive on musical experimentation. Since forming in 2008, while they were studying music together at the Queensland University of Technology, Ball Park Music have displayed their penchant for writing hits, earning themselves a reputation as one of Brisbane’s most exciting bands. Their music varies from reflective pop, to harder rock, to electronic buzz and the occasional acoustic number – all of which create a seamless map of a quintessentially Brisbane life.
Over the years, Ball Park Music have produced five albums since releasing their first single, iFly, in 2010, and continue to grow and develop, now with five studio albums under their belt – the last four of these having consecutively debuted in the Top 10 of the ARIA Charts.
If you haven’t seen Ball Park Music, you really need to! So keep your eyes peeled for upcoming dates in 2020 and beyond HERE.
Have a read of what Jen had to say about her 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 the wonderful Papa Vs Pretty. I got it when we (Ball Park Music) toured with them in 2014, just prior to them breaking up. They were such an incredible band! If you haven’t listened to them, do yourself a favour and look them up. One of the band members was our beautiful friend, Luke Liang, who took his own life last year after battling with depression.”
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’s so great to have an initiative like this to bring attention to mental health within the music industry and also just to be able to support music industry workers in general! Support Act is an incredible and unique resource that is available to us and they need our donations in order to help as much as they can. They have provided assistance to lots of my friends in the industry and I want them to be able to continue to help for many years to come.“
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 such a unique industry and sometimes it is hard to talk to your friends, family or partners about problems you might have, because they may not understand the pressures, stresses and ups and downs that are the reality of working in music. The more we talk about it, the more we are aware of it and also are able to gain the skills and confidence needed to recognise, reach out and help each other.”
“After Luke‘s passing, so many of us who loved and worked with him have reached out to provide support for each other and we have become closer as a community. It’s so important that we can all talk openly about our mental health in order to get ourselves and each other the help that we need, without any judgement.”
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