Eureka, Pete Murray's back in town

IF YOU have a spare guitar hanging around the place then bring it along to the Kids in Community Big Bash on Saturday at the Ballina Amphitheatre.

Local rock ’n’ roll royal Pete Murray will be making an appearance and though not booked to perform, might be open to strumming a tune if a stray guitar comes his way.

Murray is attending the Big Band Bash to lend his support for Kids in Community, an organisation that raises awareness of the positive role young people play in our society.

“A friend’s mother called me up recently and told me about Kids in Community,” Murray says.

“I hadn’t heard of it before but I was impressed with the organisation’s efforts to reinforce the positive input youth have in our local community.

“I am happy to come along on Saturday to lend my support because I think it’s essential to make kids feel they are important.”

Murray said he had no definite plans to play at the Bash but could be persuaded.

“You never know at these things. I won’t be bringing a guitar but there is always a chance one will land in my hands,” he says.

However, a thumping line-up of local bands will perform on the amphitheatre stage, including The Tendons, CPC, Tanamera, Birdbrain, Manifest and the Downstairs Mix-Up.

Those who like to practice the art of playing guitar without the required instrument are welcome to enter the Air Guitar competition and the Northern Rivers Classic Motorcycle Club Inc will have a display of motor bikes.

This free event is in celebration of Kids in Community 10th birthday and everyone is invited to the Ballina Amphitheatre near Missingham Bridge to enjoy a drug and alcohol free day.

Free transport is available from across the region, from Kyogle via Casino, Lismore, Goonellabah and Alstonville.

For more information call 6624 4053.

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