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!
Teacher by trade and a musician in his own right, Tim Price has really put in the hard yards and earned himself legend-status in Aus Music Scene circles, especially here in Brisbane. He is the founder of Collision Course where they specialise in metal, punk, prog, hardcore, heavy rock genres, AND also runs The Faction, Australia’s biggest 24/7 heavy music radio station. You can get your head banging and wrap your listening gear around The Faction HERE
The ever growing list of bands that Pricey has worked with over the years is to say the least, impressive; I Prevail, Twelve Foot Ninja, Underoath, Rise Against, Avenged Sevenfold, Steel Panther, AFI, Windwaker, Gravemind, sleepmakeswaves, Dead Letter Circus, Voyager, Sevendust, Meshuggah, Devin Townsend, Sleeping with Sirens, Steel Panther, Halestorm… the all-star names go on… and on! And you’ll still see Tim’s name and the Collision Course brand attached to local smaller acts too!
Have a read of what Tim 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:
“I woke up this morning and ummm…. seriously, I had to wade through the literal HUNDREDS of black t-shirts I have (a common problem among music people I suspect), tried a few on, but ultimately decided on Cog‘s tour shirt from their return to the live music stage. Cog are one of those bands who, from the first time I heard them in 2005, I just realised that there seriously is just no other band like them. Sure, they get put into the triad of the “Aussie Prog Big 3”, but while they are progressive, they don’t sound anything like Karnivool or The Butterfly Effect, I can’t name another band that sounds anything like them, they are just so damn unique. They are political, they are aggressive, but they encourage learning and opening one’s mind, they are for human rights, they have helped me learn more about myself and my stance on politics and they have helped me learn more about myself.”
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 so important that we give back a little, where we can. Support Act are an organisation that I have seen give so much to those who are down and out. Ever since I saw them raise money to buy Brian Cadd his back catalog of music back from the label so he could self-release it and see more income, it was plainly obvious that this was an organisation who thought about the things no-one else does – that artists and musicians who have done music as a profession their whole life, don’t have superannuation or large amounts of money to help them through retirement and old age. If a little frivolity encourages you to donate a few $$ that might help someone who brought so much light into your life through their music, then so be it. It’s awesome.”
We know that mental health can slip under the radar in this business. Why is it vital to talk about your mental health?
“Mental Health is something that can affect anyone at any stage of their life, and unfortunately musicians and artists are particularly vulnerable on that front, so I am super glad that there are organisations helping raise awareness about it, not just for musicians and artists, but for everyone. It’s a hectic thing to talk about, but hopefully the stigma of talking to someone continues to be pushed to the side and people engage and lift everyone up.”
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