Australian rockers announce tour for humanity in the Philippines and Fundraiser gig
Sydney based rock band Bonney Read will embark on a 9-date tour of the Philippines in March 2015 during which time they’ll partner Gawad Kalinga (GK), an organisation dedicated to helping the poverty-stricken build sustainable communities; and Joomajam, who provide the GK community pre-schools with quality education.
“I grew up in the Philippines and have lived in Australia for 8 years now. I’ve experienced the difference between a nation that suffers poverty and corruption, and a nation where everyone gets a fair go. It all comes down to the kids, and arming them with the skills and the passion with which they can build the life they dream. Making a difference through music has always been important to Bonney Read, so we feel extremely blessed to be given this opportunity to do what we love to do for a higher purpose.” – Kat Ayala
Bonney Read are holding a fund-raiser gig for their trip to the Philippines on Thursday 12 February at Spectrum in Sydney. They’ll be supported by alt-rock powerhouse Stellar Addiction, and the smooth and sultry Soul Kitchen. Tickets are on sale now from Moshtix (http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/bonney-read-2015-philippine-tour-fundraiser/75231)
For more information about Gawad Kalinga (GK) and Joomajam Organisation please see;
More about Bonney Read:
An almost all-girl rock band who fuse punk-pop with catchy riffs and heartfelt lyrics, Bonney Read have been praised by music press nationally after the release of debut EP ‘Live To Tell’ in 2014 which was recorded by legendary producer Mark Opitz (AC/DC, The Angels, Cold Chisel) and mixed by David Hemming.
Bonney Read is Jess Cooper (vocal and guitar), Kat Ayala (guitar), Astrid Holz (drums) and Jeremy Goldfinch (bass).
‘”with a brilliant EP and an even better live show, it’s hard not to see Bonney Read making big strides in the next few months and years” - Lauren Ziegler, Scenewave
“they play on the stage like there’s 20,000 people in the room and they have an absolute ball doing it” - Troy Culpan, editor of May The Rock Be With You.
“the perfect mix of accessible pop melody with genuine punk aggression”
- Gemma Kilby, Awediohub
“Punchy yet radio friendly lyrics create a catchy pop rock song that will guarantee wide appeal. And to top it off, it’s delivered by a bad ass looking band”
- Samantha Strachan, SFmedia
Bonney Read are available for interview upon request, by phone or in person. If you would like a copy of ‘Live To Tell’ for promotional purposes please use contact details below.
Bonney Read was born out of the teeth, nails, and tears of high school cheerleaders, band geeks, and choirgirls. She was born out of leather-clad fists pumping drunk rock anthems from the darkest recesses of freshly broken hearts. She was born out of creatures of the Sydney scene and everything that comes with that – think glitter and confetti, bourbon and cigarettes, lipstick and fist fights, rock n’ roll and laser lights. Think dive bars, tattoos and piercings, eyeliner and hairspray – LOTS of hairspray. Think love, betrayal, anger and resilience, and ‘It was a good idea at the time!’ This is her clamour.
Bonney Read is a family of four with something to say. They forged her from the desire to scream and the hunger to connect. She is now voice and army, true friend and safe refuge. She is home and hero, and she will slay your sorry ass if you ruin her birthday party. Please join her for a dance at your friendly neighbourhood disturbance.