Legendary Australian alternative rock and blues bassist, Brian Hooper, 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.
The Beasts of Bourbon will re-form to headline a benefit to help their bandmate, with shows in April which will also feature Kim Salmon and the Scientists, Adalita, Gareth Liddiard, Mck Harvey, Rosie Westbrook and further artists to be announced over the coming weeks. Links to ticketing sites coming soon!
It's not the first time misfortune has knocked Brian down. After a freak balcony fall in 2004, doctors said he would never walk again. They were wrong.
Now, Brian faces the toughest fight of all to get back up again.
If you'd like to support Brian to Get Up Again, you can donate here. All donations, no matter how small or large, will be hugely appreciated by Brian. If you know others who'd like to help Brian get up again, please share the link to this site.
Funds raised by the benefit and GoFundMe will be used to help Brian and his family restore a caravan and purhase a suitable vehicle to fulfill the great Australian dream - a family road trip up the coast, or to help fund any additional treatment or needs Brian has as he takes on the biggest fight of all.