Perhaps you know Dave “Red, Redro, Redriguez” Whip? Singer, Guitar player, songwriter, and a live sound engineer that mixed 5000 bands at Cherry from 2009 to 2017. A recording engineer, and producer that recorded, and mixed records for Stiff Richards, Spawn, Watty Thompson and many others! Red also co-founded and operated the Moonah Arts Collective, a Rock & Roll lifeline for bands, and punters on the ninch during the covid lockdowns (and still bringing the gigs). And you may have stood shoulder to shoulder with him at one of many shows he has attended in over 30 years of gigs. Well the poor guy got diagnosed with cancer in March 2021 and has been working on getting rid of it ever since. Even though Red has been aided by our governments benevolent health system, he has been struggling with fatigue, and medications, and has had to lower his workload. Red also needs the help of natural therapies which medicare won’t pay for, and are also rather expensive. This man that has contributed all he can to Melbourne music needs financial assistance to keep a roof over his head and to get healthy once again so that he can keep mixing, creating, and serving the artists, and punters of the great Port Phillip Bay music scene.