#AUSMUSICTSHIRTDAY Feature Series – Billy Boyle of Ellis DeWald + Mister Sister

Billy Boyle – Photo credit: Isha Bywaters

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!

Yet another one of those cool teacher types that has quite the following in the local music scene and a lot of love from us here at Good Call Live!… BILLY BOYLE! He’s best known for his party shirts, hair flicks, and hugging ability; and if you haven’t caught him as the bassist for Mister Sister or the brooding frontman of Ellis DeWald, then we REEEEEALLLLLY think you are depriving yourself of a piece of Brisbane nightlife that shouldn’t be missed.

You’re kind of in luck too, because come December 13, both of Billy‘s bands take to the stage of the Bearded Lady for Ellis DeWald‘s ‘City Colour’ EP Tour show – more details HERE!

Have a read of what Billy 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 shirt is from Brisbane favourites WALKEN! I chose it because I love their music. Mister Sister played a gig with them recently and Matt quickly became one of my favourite people. Unomi is one of the best tracks released by a Brisbane band in recent years and the clip is stunning. Also, the shirt is yellow so it makes for a nice change to my classic black / party shirt regime.”


Aus Music T-Shirt Day is a super important initiative in the Australian music industry. Why is it such an important initiative to you? 

“My partner, Isha has been involved in live music for 20 years, previously working on some of the biggest festivals in the country. I was on the outskirts of that and saw how so many people committed their entire lives to an industry that, although providing a fulfilling career, didn’t necessarily have the financial supports and conditions that many regular 9-5 workers have access to. Aus Music day is one way we can recognise the extra support that is needed for people working in this industry, regardless of the scale of their involvement.”

We know that mental health can slip under the radar in this business. Why is it vital to talk about your mental health? 

“Everyone deals with health issues in their own way. Some very publicly, some in private, and everything in between. But the key reason we need to have this conversation is to ensure that those who need to talk about what’s happening in their lives and their mental health, feel supported to do so. Feeling supported in a completely positive way, regardless of what is happening, is often the first step in providing that safe environment. Days like this one, and the continued public discourse serve as a vehicle of support.”


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