Scarf Fundraiser @ The Empress Hotel, Fitzroy – 23rd February 2011 [Gig News]

Tickets available at moshtix
  Scarf Fundraiser at The Empress Hotel 714 Nicholson St, Fitzroy North, VIC
Wednesday 23rd February 2011, 7pm – 11.30pm

Featuring music from
– The Verses (acoustic)
– Keshie
– Eliza Hull
– Cumulo

Scarf is holding a fundraiser at The Empress Hotel on Wednesday 23rd of February so that it can run four hospitality training programs in 2011.

Scarf is a not-for-profit social enterprise which provides relevant hands-on hospitality training and mentoring programs to marginalised youth who face barriers to obtaining fair access to training and work opportunities.

Scarfs big point of difference is that it borrows other peoples restaurants to run programs from, so Scarf trainees get real, hands-on experience before they begin looking for employment. Scarf mentors currently work in the hospitality industry, so they can provide the most up-to-date information and connections to the industry. Scarf provides opportunities to young refugees, asylum seekers, new migrants and Australian youth who have a passion to work in hospitality but are currently unemployed.

The fundraiser is sponsored by Little Creatures Brewing and will include music from The Verses, Cumulo, Keshie and Eliza Hull, as well as a radical raffle.

The Verses is a stunning collaboration between contemporary singer/songwriter duo and siblings Ella and Jesse Hooper, formerly of multi-platinum recording act Killing Heidi. Their new sound has been described as warm roots rock and alt-country balladry that is inspired by the music they grew up with. Recent highlights for the band include releasing their debut album Seasons in August 2010 (through Warner music) and supporting Fleetwood Macs Australian tour in December 2009.

Keshie are inspired by the booty shaking rhythms of West Africa and their goal is to get people dancing! The group is a unique combination of musicians from Melbourne who are combining African street style with their original tunes.

Cumulo originally from WA, this band is now based in Melbourne. Their live show fuses Australian blues, funk, soul, hip hop, and rock, all with a heavy attention to the groove.

Eliza Hull is a singer songwriter whose style embodies soulful singing, string sections and electronic beats, with songs that sound like letters Eliza Hull, when she sings, her heart is breaking in one hand and she is mending it with the other- Beat Magazine.

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Tickets for the fundraiser are $20 (+BF) pre‐sale or $25 on the door.
Tickets available at moshtix