Tuning up to help animals

02:48, Feb 01 2013
Musos for mammals
PUPPY LOVE: Musos for Mammals co-organisers, from left, Summer Marvin, Darren McKean, Dennis Le Clerc-Jude, Sue Walsh, Brady Lynch and Annette McFadgen with some furry friends.

Musicians from across the region are banding together to raise money for the SPCA with a marathon gig dubbed Musos for Mammals.

Ten acts representing everything from rock and jazz to folk and electronica are performing at the 9 show at The Playhouse near Mapua on Sunday, February 10.

Donations at the door will go to the Nelson and Motueka SPCAs.

The Playhouse is also donating 10 per cent of the takings from the bar.

Dennis Le Clerc-Jude of the Coyote Blues Duo came up with the idea and staff at both branches of the SPCA are thrilled with the way its taken shape.

"It's the sort of thing I'd go to even if it wasn't a fundraising event," Motueka SPCA secretary Sue Walsh said.

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Co-organiser Darren McKean from the band Afterburner said it will be a real family event.

"It's not about the musos, it's about raising funds and awareness and just enjoying the music," he said.

SPCA animals will be on hand to pat, including a baby miniature kune-kune pig.

The acts include: Hatu, Two Bit Bob, The Inverts, Afterburner, Funk ‘n A, Uneven Ground, The Meaning, Crazy Corporation, The Coyote Blues Duo and Gentle Giant. The show, 1pm till 10.30pm, is supported by Music Planet.

Suggested donations: $5 for adults and $10 for families.

Nelson