A VARIED line-up of south-west musicians will do their bit to promote the importance of men looking after their health when they hit the stage at Warrnambool’s Mozart Hall on Friday night.
The occasion is the annual Movem-Bool concert which is now in its eighth year.
The concert is being organised by the Tin Shed Singers in conjunction with the Movember Foundation.
Port Fairy entertainer Roy Carson will host the night while Nicholas Place from South West Healthcare will give a brief presentation on men’s health.
Joining the Tin Shed Singers on the bill will be a wide range of performers.
These will include pianist Jonathon Cox, Celtic collection Lex’s Shed, Lynne Moloney & the Teacher’s Pets, world music singing group Khinkali, emerging singer-songwriter Susan Malikoff, Trio Incognito and Likely Celts.
The concert begins at 7.30pm and will run through to 10pm with an interval where a monster raffle will be drawn and a silent auction held.
Prior to the concert, a feast will be on offer with sausages and soup the big-ticket menu items.
Tin Shed Singers member Philip Shaw said Movem-Bool was a hot item for south-west performers.
“We have so much talent to call on each year for this event,” Shaw said.
‘We are in the position now where we have to turn some performers away because there are more wanting to play than we have places on the bill for.
“We already have people on next year’s list because of the overflow from this year.
“It’s a good problem to have, it means we have so many talented people that want to contribute to such a good cause.”
Mr Shaw said music provides a great platform to not only raise funds for the Movember Foundation but also awareness of men’s health.
“Men’s health is a big issue and we need as many people as possible getting the message out there to men to look after themselves,” he said.
“Over the years since this concert began, we have raised $8000 and hopefully also an awareness for men to take their health seriously.”