Solo artist Diesel (aka Mark Lizotte)
On Monday night at Sydney, Australia’s majestic State Theatre, a star-studded line-up donated time to perform at Dueting It for the Kids, a one-off concert unlike anything previously heard in Sydney. The event brought together some of the biggest names in the Australian recording industry in a concert of duets, pairing many of today’s greatest voices in an evening of music and song in aid of The Australian Children's Music Foundation.
Conceived and organized by Don Spencer, the night included performances by Rachael Beck, Richard Clapton, Ivan Davies, Tim Freedman (The Whitlams), Mark Gable (Choirboys), Paul Gray (Wa Wa Nee), Jay Laga’aia, Darryl Lovegrove (The Leading Men), Wendy Matthews, Jessica Mauboy, Mirusia, Jenny Morris, Ian Moss, Melinda Schneider, Glenn Shorrock, Danielle Spencer, Don Spencer, Ian Stenlake, John Waters, Erik Weidmann (1927) and Mark Williams (Dragon), with special duet performances by Leo Sayer and Paulini, Jon Stevens and Shannon Noll, Tom Burlinson and Georgie Parker, and Christine Anu and Jimmy Little.
The Australian Children's Music Foundation provides inspiration and hope to Australia’s indigenous and disadvantaged children through the magic of music and, to help continue that work, Gibson donated a Gibson Les Paul Studio, which was signed by all participating artists and auctioned at the event, raising over $12,000.
For more information on the Australian Children's Music Foundation please go to www.acmf.com.au.
Glenn Shorrock of Little River Band
Photo Credit: Empire Touring