Wendy Matthews recently caught up with David and Sonia on Today Extra to chat about her career and her upcoming festival appearance at Inverloch Sounds of Summer!
"Attention Local Schools, Sports Clubs + Groups"
To celebrate the start of Spring we have got a special offer for the month of September!
For every ticket that is purchased by school families or club members we are giving $5 back to your school or club.
If purchasing tickets online just pop your chosen school or club in the 'Company / Organisation' line or if purchasing your tickets at Inverloch & District Community Bank Branch or Dirty Three Wines just let the lovely staff know.
Our festival is committed and focused on putting on a fantastic event for our community and this is a great way to help towards fundraising efforts for your school or club.
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INVERLOCH’S own summer festival will be supporting research into a rare medical condition.
Inverloch Sounds of Summer music festival will support Scleroderma Victoria as the festival’s charity for 2017, event organiser Kate Adkins of Events by Kate announced last week.
“We have teamed up with Inverloch’s Ann-Maree Heppell who is a Sunflower Hero for the organisation, as well as her son (and Essendon Football Club captain) Dyson Heppell, to help raise funds and awareness for the disease,” Kate said.
“As the festival has a strong local focus, we would like to continue this by supporting Ann-Maree and her family on their quest to help raise funds and awareness for scleroderma.”
In addition to the festival pledging a donation to the Scleroderma Victoria, the Inverloch and District Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank will run a photo booth at this year’s event for a gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to Scleroderma Australia.
Scleroderma results in the hardening of the skin and affects nearly any internal organ with the same scar tissue. As a result life can be a battle, mobility is reduced, breathing restricted, enjoying a meal difficult.
Ann-Maree said she and fellow local scleroderma campaigners Corrie Hemming and Rae Stallard are proud of the community’s support and particularly from Sounds of Summer.
“The support we receive will continue to create more awareness of the severity of scleroderma and the fact that we so desperately need funds for research to find a cure,” Ann-Maree said.
“The Sounds of Summer event is a terrific family day and I encourage anyone who can to come along.”
A scleroderma support group has been established in South Gippsland. For information, contact Corrie on 0400 331 829.
Inverloch Sounds of Summer will be held at the Inverloch Recreation Reserve on Friday, December 29, 2017.
Performers confirmed so far include Ross Wilson of Daddy Cool fame, Glenn Sharrock of Little River Band and the multi-talented Wendy Matthews.
They will play alongside talented locals Bed of Embers and Mat Morgan. Hear Famous Will, a renowned artist on the festival circuit and the African reggae band Sol Nation.
Festival-goers will be treated to superb local food and wine. Families will enjoy the Sounds of Summer Adventure Park, with entertainment for children.
Tickets sales are going well and thanks to the major supporter, Inverloch and District Community Bank, tickets can now be purchased at the branch in William Street as of today, Tuesday, August 1.
People are able to contact Kate on 0419 599 309 for more information about the Sounds of Summer advertising packages.
Marquees are available on the day of the festival and almost half of these are already gone. If you are interested in booking a marquee for the day, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
WOW is all we can say about the incredible turnout for the inaugural ‘Sounds of Summer’!
Our first festival now behind us we would like to thank everyone who supported the event. Patrons, sponsors, stall holders, volunteers and of course our family and friends.
The past couple of weeks have been a time of reflection and debriefing. We will be honest, the first year was tough. Building an event from scratch is not easy. We are forever grateful to all festival goers for giving us a chance!
In true Gippsland style we had the rain during set up, extreme heat and gusts of wind in the afternoon but come sun down we could not have asked for anything better – what an amazing summers night it was.
Thank you for all the wonderful feedback! With an inaugural event we realise there will be a little ‘tweaking’ to make sure the 2017 festival will run even more smoothly.
On the whole it was an extremely successful day. Thank you to Inverloch & District Community Bank®, our major supporter and to all businesses who supported Sounds of Summer. The festival was a great community event, with local clubs and businesses contributing to its success.
It is so exciting to have the gallery up on our website. A big thank you to the wonderful Shelley Price and Leo Edwards who captured the day perfectly. There were so many fantastic shots and we couldn’t upload them all so keep an eye out on social media for some more fun snaps.
Leo is currently working on the video clip which will be released in the coming days.
Planning for Sounds of Summer 2017 is underway, all updates and information will be posted on our social media and website.
Thank you and see you in December 2017!
Kate & Mick Adkins
1. When and why did you start singing?
From as long as I can remember I've always sung! But never took it seriously
until I started learning guitar at 16! That's when I really worked hard at
2. Which instruments do you play?
Guitar is my strong point and always will be, but I'm also teaching myself
to play piano!
3. What was the first tune(s) you learned?
The first tune I ever learnt was Eagle Rock which dad basically forced me to
4. Is your family musical?
Very much so, especially my dad. He taught me a lot about music, however my
mum likes to think she can sing but I'm not sure when reality will hit her
5. Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
I adore Ed Sheehan, I truly look up to him! But I also love James Taylor. My
dad even named me after him!
6. Which famous musicians have you learned from?
Ed Sheehan really helped me understand how to interpret songs in a story
telling sense. His sense of lyrics are unbelievable and so clever. I love
clever songs that make the listener think so that's what I try to do through
my music too.
7. How has your fans shaped your career and writing?
I wouldn't have a career without my fans so I owe them everything. They are
the ones that push my music into the public eye and without them I would be
8. Are you looking forward to spending time in Inverloch this summer?
Absolutely!!!! I've only heard great things about Inverloch! I'm ready for
the experience so bring it on!
We have a special announcment.....
22 days out from the festival and we are so proud to announce we are supporting Love Your Sister.
For those of you who don’t know about Love Your Sister -
Connie has fought cancer three times in her life and Samuel has been with her every step of the way. This time things are different. Connie is dying and she doesn't have much time left.
Faced with the fight of her life, she set Samuel the toughest challenge she could think of. It started as a joke in the kitchen. It turned into a promise.
The goal? To set a new Guinness World Record for the most distance travelled on a unicycle, raise $1 million and spread Connie's message of breast cancer awareness.
Samuel kept his promise to Connie and after travelling 15,955 kilometres over 364 days and raising nearly $1.5 million, on Thursday the 13th February 2014 he finished what was then the world's longest unicycle journey.
Not content to rest on their laurels Connie and Sam have set a new goal to raise $10 million dollars!
This is where our festival family comes in! We would love for all ticket holders to give a gold coin donation on arrival! You will also see the Love Your Sister merchandise tent onsite.
Inverloch Sounds of Summer will be donating to this wonderful cause and we are hoping to do the most we possibly can! We can confirm if we sell all 5,000 tickets we are able to donate $10,000!
We are proud of all the local businesses and community groups that are involved with Sounds of Summer but after being contacted by one of Love Your Sister’s volunteers last week, we realised our festival is capable of so much more!
This has reminded us we are here to make a difference in this world, to spread love, to show kindness and help each other where we can.
How incredible you get to enjoy a beautiful day out listening to great musicians, sipping on delicious wine and eating scrumptious food knowing you have been a part of something pretty special!
Learn more about Love Your Sister here: http://www.loveyoursister.org
Secure your tickets here: http://www.inverlochsoundsofsummer.com.au/tickets.html
Let’s do this!
Love Kate & Mick x x
Samuel & Connie
If you missed the Sounds of Summer hour back in September on local radio station 3mfm you can listen to the podcast here: