Middleton concert makes live music accessible for all young people on International Day of People with a Disability

Rock 'n Blues Krew members Nat Young, Josh Pearce, Sean Hill, Rory Tyrrell and Darcy Cutten have organised a concert for International Day of People with a Disability at Middleton. Photo: Dani Brown.
Rock 'n Blues Krew members Nat Young, Josh Pearce, Sean Hill, Rory Tyrrell and Darcy Cutten have organised a concert for International Day of People with a Disability at Middleton. Photo: Dani Brown.

A concert has been organised by young people for young people as a celebration of International Day of People with a Disability.

The Rock 'n Blues Krew is an event steering committee made up of five young men with a disability who have worked hard to put on the Rock the Coast event, with the help of their two support workers.

It will be held at the Middleton Pioneer Hall on Tuesday, December 3, with live bands and solo artists performing, along with DJ Huggy in between acts, from 12pm to 4pm.

Support worker Andy Leigh said the concert had the potential to bring people who were "all vastly different" together for a common cause.

"They saw a need in the community for live music that catered for everyone," he said.

He said the crew has been meeting weekly to produce and advertise the concert.

"The guys have done a brilliant job of organising the logistics. They designed the poster and now it's all over shop windows and community noticeboards," he said.

Josh Pearce, one of the Rock 'n Blues Krew members, said he was keen for live music lovers to come together for a day of dancing and socialising.

"I'm looking forward to it because I've never organised a concert before," he said.

"The bands are local, and it gives them an opportunity to play.

"I think it was meant to be - it's all come together."

The event is open to people aged 18 and up, and entry is $10.

There will be food and refreshments available for purchase.

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