A guitar signed by Courtney Barnett, Camp Cope, Alice Skye and DJ Fee B-Squared has been put up for auction. Proceeds will go towards Australian bushfire relief.
The auction began on eBay yesterday (January 9) and will end next Thursday (January 16). According to a description on the site, the axe is a brand-new original Fender Jaguar. At the time of writing, the highest bid is at $3,001, with 47 bids in total.
The guitar was signed by everyone who played the two sold-out benefit gigs Barnett and Camp Cope headlined at the Corner Hotel in Richmond earlier this week. The shows raised over $83,000 from ticket and merchandise sales, all of which went to Rural Fire Service in New South Wales, Country Fire Authority in Victoria, Fire Relief Fund For First Nations Communities, WIRES (Wildlife Rescue) and Wildlife Victoria.
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the last couple of nights have been unbelievable. the way our music community has come together to raise $ has been so heartwarming to watch. we still have a few more dollars to collect, but from ticket sales, donations, raffles, and merch sales, we’ve managed to scrape together over $83,000 for bush fire appeals via RFS and CFA in NSW and VIC, Fire Relief Fund For First Nations Communites, and wildlife rescue in Victoria and NSW. thank you to all the people who made this possible. We couldn’t have done it without you ❤️ @courtneymelba @bonessloane @dmouse13 @aliceskye @cornerhotel @feebsquared @lara.sulo @hachikumusic @marcelle_us_wallace @poisoncity @milkrecords @look.out.kid @nat_van__ @claireskees @rinisgood, everyone who donated prizes for the raffles, and all of the generous staff and friends who donated their time and skills to pull the show together. lastly (and most importantly) thanks to those out on the front line fighting the fires, we love you XOXO photos by @rheacaldwellphotography @dmouse13 @thomthom84
Aussie musicians are continuing to come together for bushfire relief. Nick Cave and Bad Seeds bandmate Warren Ellis pledged a $500,000 donation, while the list of benefit shows across the country grows by the day. Alex Lahey, Japanese Wallpaper, Pond, Bad Dreems and The Teskey Brothers are just some of the acts to announce benefits.
Meanwhile, Queen have confirmed that they are in talks to play a “Live Aid-style” benefit concert for those affected by the bushfires. That is likely to be Fire Fight Australia, which takes place next month in Sydney.