A Charity Concert to Honour Australians at War
It was the 1960s, and a band called The Embers played loud and often around Adelaide.
They were four mates who came together for the love of music and came apart as the Vietnam War began to change everything.
Now, after nearly five decades, The Embers are back - together again and putting on a tribute concert in honour of war veterans at the Burnside Town Hall. In the community style event, the band launches its original music CD honouring all Australians affected by war.
The drummer and organiser of the event is Bob Snewin. “Each one of us has such great respect for our veterans and as we started to reunite as friends we picked up our instruments again,” Mr Snewin said.
“We had our music and, with us all so moved by the compelling stories of war and all that is around it, we came to writing and recording our tribute led by our singer/songwriter Doug Trevaskis.”
The Embers now invite the community to join them and bring a picnic style basket to the launch of “Under Fire” on Sunday March 15 where the band will bring to life the music they have so passionately produced.
Organiser Bob Snewin is no stranger to community initiatives, he serves on the council of the RAS, as a City of Holdfast Bay councillor and is CEO of the Craniofacial Australia charity foundation. With concert proceeds going to Craniofacial Australia to help children in need of life changing surgery, this is a thought-provoking family afternoon out that will be remembered by all for years to come.
Adults $10 Children $2