Aussie Musos Unite For Tribute Concert For The Late Luke Liang This October

The strong and supportive Aussie indie music community are getting together on October 4 for a tribute concert for late muso Luke Liang, to raise money for music charity, Support Act.

Alex the Astronaut, Jarryd James, Montaigne, Papa vs Pretty, Thelma Plum, Jack River and more will perform at Sydney‘s Metro Theatre for A Bright Light: An Evening for Luke.

Liang passed away at the end of August, aged 28. after a long struggle with depression. He joined Sydney indie-rock band Papa vs Pretty in 2012, ahead of their second record White Deer Park. After the band broke up in 2014 – his surviving bandmates are reuniting for this gig – Liang worked as a session musician for artists as varied as Guy Sebastian, Kim Churchill and Nicole Millar, and as a music teacher.

Liang was due to play with Alex the Astronaut at triple j‘s One Night Stand on September 1 – she turned the set into a tribute to her friend, paying her respects by playing a moving and intimate solo show, accompanied by a friend for just a few songs.

The event will be raising money for Support Act, who aim to help artists and music workers in crisis – whether they are experiencing financial hardship, ill health, injury or mental health issues. They recently set up a Support Act Wellbeing Helpline, a free and confidential, 24-hour phone counselling service for people working in the industry.

You can cop a ticket to A Bright Light: An Evening for Luke right now for $40+bf HERE. We’ll see you there.

If you’re struggling with your mental health, you can call the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline at 1800 959 500, or Lifeline at 13 11 14.