Well known Adelaide bassist Chris Bailey has recently been undergoing palliative care for cancer.
Chris is a well known and much loved man of music so it was no surprise, when moves were made to arrange a benefit night, that a fleet of industry legends came forward to assist with the staging of the concert.
Announced on stage at Adelaide’s Clipsal V8 race, the concert is now well into its formation.
During his many years playing for The Angels and Gangajang, Chris has always easily won the friendship and respect of all with whom he has rubbed shoulders. No doubt these affections have arisen not only from his excellent personality but also through his very enviable skills as a master musician.
Long time friend and colleague John Brewster says “…I suppose it’s no surprise to look at who has offerred to assist with the benefit for Chris, but still I am blown away by their readiness to engage in the event.”
“We’ve had not only musicians but also venue owners, production personnel and production companies who have instantly offered their assistance at the drop of a hat. It truly does speak of the respect Chris has accumulated over the course of his career“.
The “Adelaide Salutes Chris Bailey” concert is presented in association with the Support Act benevolent fund and will be held at The Thebarton Theatre on Wednesday 17th April at 8:00pm. Monies raised will go towards assisting Chris and his family with the ongoing expense, and the associated costs, of his treatment.
The artists on the bill, in alphabetical order, are The Angels with Dave Gleeson, Jimmy Barnes with special guest Diesel, Brewster Brothers, Gangajang, Ian Moss, James Reyne, Phil Small, Swanee, Don Walker and special guest compere Wilbur Wilde.
As the evening comes closer we’ll have more news and be able to list even more of the generous individuals who are still coming forward to make this a successful occasion on behalf of Chris.