QUEENSLAND Music Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with the release of their Help is on its Way charity single, featuring some of Australia's best-loved artists shining a light on positive men's mental health.
Led by ARIA Hall of Fame inductee Glenn Shorrock of the legendary Little River Band and featuring the voices of Wendy Matthews, The McClymonts, Beccy Cole, Jasmine Rae, Travis Collins, Busby Marou and Fanny Lumsden - the fresh country version of LRB's biggest hit was unveiled last night at the launch of the 2019 Queensland Music Festival program.
Glenn Shorrock will be performing at The Centre Beaudesert on Wednesday, July 24 at 7.30pm. Entry is free but anyone wishing to attend will need to get a "ticket" online from tomorrow at qmf.org.au.
Shorrock said he was looking forward to coming to the Scenic Rim, an area he had previously only ever driven through.
"This tour is an adventure, I'm just lending my persona and my song to this important issue of men's mental health," he said.
"The song started out as two different songs, one called Hang On and the other Help is On its Way, I stuck them together and they sounded great.
"It was a happier sounding song than I had intended, written in London when I was going through a divorce, my band had broken up and I had to draw on my inner strength.
"Inner strength is something I strongly believe in, I have meditated on and off for 40 years now."
Shorrock said he would be bringing some of his band members along for the ride.
"Our drummer is John Morrison, brother of James and also a pilot," he said.
"So he will be flying the plane and playing the drums."
This year's festival also includes a spectacular event on July 27 in Brisbane where a choir of thousands from across Australia, including the Scenic Rim, will sing together in a show of solidarity and community, led by acclaimed conductor Dr Jonathon Welch.