Alumnus urges Perth to rock-on for flood relief

January 19, 2011

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Murdoch alumnus Tod Johnston

Western Australians are being urged to show their support for Carnarvon and Queensland flood victims by heading to Burswood Theatre next Tuesday night for a gig organised by Murdoch alumnus Tod Johnston.

The Flood Relief Concert has been organised by radio personality and musician Tod Johnston and will feature a set by his much-loved pub band from the 1980s, V Capri, which will reform especially for the event.

Tod (Bachelor of Science 1980) said the idea of organising a fundraising concert was the first thought that came to mind as he watched images of the floods that devastated Northern WA and Queensland.

He said the idea received overwhelming support from the twitter community when he canvassed the idea online and Burswood Entertainment Complex was quick to come on-board to provide the venue.

“Perth has an amazing pool of musical talent and a bunch of people who are very generous with their time when it comes to supporting a good cause.

“We also have an incredibly strong online community, so I was able to tap into my twitter contacts to get the ball rolling on this event and source much of the support needed to make it a reality,” Tod said.

“I would really urge everyone to get a group together and come along to help us raise some valuable dollars to make sure the people of Carnarvon and our friends in Queensland can get back on their feet.”

The Flood Relief Concert will take place at Burswood Theatre next Tuesday, 25 January and feature a stellar line-up of Perth bands, including: V Capri, Tod Johnston Peace and Love, Courtney Murphy and Murphy’s Lore, Magnificent 7, Damien Cripps Band, Groove Night Avenue, Juliet’s Diary, Dave Crosby and more.

Tickets are available now from $40 and can be purchased from Ticketek by calling 132 849 or logging on to

All funds raised will be donated to the Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal and the West Australian Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund


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