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Bandmates, family and friends are getting together to hold a second benefit for legendary Australian alternative rock and blues bassist, Brian Hooper, after he was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer last year.
Brian’s illness has devastated his many friends in the Australian music industry, who are rallying to support him and his family.
On Friday April 20 Perth alumni will band together with Ken “Squasha” Knight to organise a hometown show for Brian. The benefit will feature Kim Salmon and Friends, Gareth Liddiard (The Drones), Kill Devil Hills, King Pig (Brian’s brother Alan has reformed the band for the show), Teenage Dreamers (Kim Salmon and James Baker), as well as The Beautiful Losers, The Floors, Polite Society and The Painkillers.
Added attractions include Velveteen Rabit creating some live art and DJ Rhys (The Firm).
It’s not the first time misfortune has knocked Brian down. After a freak balcony fall in 2004, doctors said he would likely never walk again. They were wrong.
Now, Brian faces the toughest fight of all to get back up again.
Bandmate and Beasts lead singer Tex Perkins said, “Despite being told that he would never walk again, Brian determinedly rehabilitated himself to a point way past expectation. His recovery was a true Phoenix rising from the ashes episode and was an inspiration to the rest of us beasts. Brian’s accident really showed what he was made of – true grit.
Cancer better watch out – Brian just might kick its fucking arse.”
Punters who want to support Brian but can’t get to the benefit can donate via a GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/BrianHooper