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!
Next up we have another hard working and inspiring member of the music world, Michelle O’Rance! Michelle AKA, The Metal Maiden works in many fields of the music industry. She is a booking agent for Wild Thing Presents, a writer at Hysteria Mag, a radio host at 4ZZZ with her show, The Doc and the Metal Maiden and she manages Melbourne metallers, Hollow World. That is just to name a few things! She’s also previously worked with The Faction among others over the years and you’ll see her out at many live gigs and festivals and helping out at events like Halloween Hysteria and more. Michelle is a dedicated and appreciated member of the music scene here in Brisbane and beyond and we are stoked to have her join us for our AusMusic T-Shirt Day series!
Have a read of what Michelle 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:
“I always have problems deciding who to rep on this day, so this time I have gone for a bit of a newer band! DisKust are a Gold Coast band who are having a lot of fun at the moment! I have a soft spot for a bit of nu-metal, so I enjoy seeing these guys live because they really bring the energy to the stage!”
Aus Music T-Shirt Day is a super important initiative in the Australian music industry. Why is it such an important initiative to you?
“I love Aus Music T-shirt Day because not only does it bring more awareness to how tough it is to be in this business, but it is a huge support to the people working in the music industry. It is also super important, I think, that the initiative is run by people who have been through the hard times in this industry. They know firsthand the mental issues that can arise and how to work through them and I think that helps a lot more creative types come forward for help, because they feel comfortable knowing they are talking to someone who has been there.”
We know that mental health can slip under the radar in this business. Why is it vital to talk about your mental health?
“It’s vital to discuss mental health to try and erase the stigma surrounding it. For so long we’ve been told to bottle our feelings but now we realise it is much healthier to be open and honest. #ItsNotWeakToSpeak.”
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