Voices band together for cause

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UNITED FOR THE CAUSE: Skyline Haze vocalist Nikki Muller performs at Saturday's Banding Together fundraiser. Picture: CHARLOTTE VARCOE

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UNITED FOR THE CAUSE: Skyline Haze vocalist Nikki Muller performs at Saturday’s Banding Together fundraiser. Picture: CHARLOTTE VARCOE

MUSICIANS from across the Limestone Coast have banded together to raised over $6000 for several bushfire appeals.

The inaugural Band Together charity concert attracted a strong crowd to Limestone Coast Pantry on Saturday as 20 acts graced the stage to support multiple bushfire fundraisers.

Event organiser Louise Adams praised the unity of all involved in the name of a good cause.

“We are so glad that so many music acts, sponsors and volunteers were able to band together to make it happen,” she said.

“The event went really well and was such an inspiring event not only to see so many different musicians coming together, but the diversity of the audience was great too,” Ms Adams said.

“That was one of the aims of the event and we are really happy that happened and that it gave us the opportunity to raise money for the important charities we chose.

“Events like this is how people see new bands and meet new people.”

Excited and proud of the significant funds raised Ms Adams said the concert allowed the Limestone Coast music community to do its part.

“It was lovely to know that we are all doing our part in supporting those affected by the bushfires,” she said.

“But it was also another avenue for those who attended to give back to the community and allows them to do their part too.

“Bushfire charity events are inspiring because in those times when fellow Australians need help you see the best in people which is really great.”

Among those to benefit from the diverse line up was Mount Gambier band Skyline Haze with lead vocalist Nikki Muller hailing the event a success.

“Aside from the weather we felt the event was amazing,” Ms Muller said.

“We had a blast playing our own set and we have heard great comments about how things went from people of all ages.

“It is one thing to be a part of such a wide variety of local acts and bands, but also to be able to sit back and get the chance to appreciate the music and talent we have here.”

Ms Muller said the event had a unique sense of community, with a show of appreciation for all acts.