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Rebuild Burnt Down Music Studio

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Raised by 38 people in 17 months
On the night of Friday 3 November, we received a call that the warehouse containing our studio was ablaze. After rushing to the scene, we watched the building - our second home - burn down in front of us. Twenty-five firefighters and a team of police battled the blaze into the early hours of the morning. Thankfully, no lives were lost.  

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/inner-west/no-injuries-reported-as-fire-breaks-out-in-marrickville-warehouse-complex/news-story/f892a428f898380f063a48234abf1e20

What was lost, however, was thousands of dollars of high-end musical equipment that we used to write and perform. The studio doubled as a storage space – everything from analog synthesisers, microphones, pre-amps, guitars, drums and more was housed there. We were uninsured. 

Apart from the material value of the gear, the fire destroyed nearly everything that my father, Roulf Commandeur, left to me when he passed from pancreatic cancer last year. Dad ran a professional recording studio that I inherited to keep his musical legacy alive.

The outpouring of support from friends, family and our musical peers has been truly overwhelming – nearly everyone we’ve spoken to has asked how they can help. That’s why we’ve set up this fund. 

We plan to use any funds raised to get us back on our feet and making music again as soon as possible. We lost well over $50,000 worth of gear but are aiming to raise enough to get a basic studio back up and running. Not just for us, but also for our friends in the industry with whom we have shared our space over the years. 

As a nod to Roulf, we'll be donating 10% of all monies raised to Blue Care, whose support was invaluable during Dad's fighting days. The work Blue Care does in Australian homes when tragedy strikes is incredible. They become part of the family, part of the battle.

Read more about their efforts here - www.bluecare.org.au

There were three of us who shared the space:

- Tim Commandeur -  www.facebook.com/commandeurmusic

- Thomas Marland & his band "The Nights" -   www.facebook.com/enjoythenights

- Lewis Hart -  http://www.lewisclarkeaudio.com/

For more info on the fire:

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=marrickville...

Thank you - we deeply appreciate your support.

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Wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us thus far - the outpour of support we've received has been incredible!
The fire has had a large impact on our lives and though the adjustment is taking it's toll, it has been made easier by all of your help.

Huge shout out to RODE Microphones who have kindly donated microphones to our cause. A huge help in getting up back making and recording music.
http://en.rode.com/
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