DIARY - 15 MARCH 2009 - AFTER THE FIRE CD
WELCH TRIBUTE SONG ON VINNIES CD
CHARRED HILLS OF MARYSVILLE
Welch has left a rare invaluable gift on his 12th Australian tour
- an evocative song inspired by the blazing tragedy of the Victorian
California born Welch, 53 and father of two, was so moved by the horrific
holocaust he wrote his song Marysville within days of
Kevin and bandmates Kieran Kane and Fats Kaplin rushed into the Salt
Studio in East Brighton and recorded it for St Vincent de Paul bushfire
relief CD After The Fire.
A Vinnies documentary crew filmed Kevin and band recording in the
studio operated by Peter Frawley.
performed the song live in concert and on radio and volunteered it through
Shock Records executive Dave Laing.
Vinnies Victorian strategic marketing and fund raising manager Carol Taylor
phoned long time promoter Rob Hall who helped arrange the recording in
a break between concerts.
Carol also enlisted Killarney singer-songwriter Shane Howard who wrote
his new tune Carry Me for the CD.
Sara Storer debuted the song at the Churchill fire benefit on Saturday
February 14. The singer then recorded his song, with a little help from
his friends, at his home studio at Killarney.
BUCHANAN AND COUNTRY PAYDIRT
song was the first single from a CD that also features Country Paydirt
singer Ross Buchanan who lost a young son and daughter in the Kinglake
Buchanan fronted a trio with Whittlesea Country Music Festival organiser
Vin Anderson, on harmonica, and recorded his song Salty Tears at
Joe Camilleri, Renee Geyer, Tiddas singer Sally Dastey, Brian Mannix are
among the 15 artists who donated their songs to After The Fire.
Veteran author, journalist and C 31 TV host Jeff Jenkins has also written
the CD liner notes.
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THE FIRE - Artists and song Titles
RYDER Mercy and Plenty
KANE / WELCH / KAPLIN Marysville
RENEE GEYER Dedicated (To the one I love)
NICKY BOMBA Gold Town
JOE CAMILLERI When is it all gonna end
KATIE UNDERWOOD / MATT DWYER Every Moment
BRIAN MANNIX All I know
SHANE HOWARD Carry Me
CHOCOLATE STARFISH Sign Of Victory
SEAN KELLY Cool Breeze
BRIAN CANHAM Love an Adventure (Unplugged)
THE ANDROIDS Whole lot of love
SALLY DASTEY Do what you gotta do daughter (For Aunty Tina, an elder of
the Gunditjmara Nation)
MARTY WILSON PIPER Dressed up as you
ROSS BUCHANAN Salty Tears
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