A tribute night featuring six local bands is being organised for later in the year to honour former Goulburn musician Anthony Coll – known to many as ‘Docketts’.
Organiser of the event called Rock for Docks, Mick Spencer said ‘Docketts’ was a well-known and much-loved young musician, who died in September last year.
“My best mate Anthony "Docketts" Coll was a great young guitarist in Goulburn,” Mr Spencer said.
“I decided we needed to do something for him – to have a tribute night - to get some bands together to play to honour his memory.”
The tribute concert will be on October 14 at the Goulburn Bowling Club - with six local bands each playing hour-long sets.
“It is basically a tribute night to remember a fantastic guy and a great guitarist,” Mr Spencer said.
“It started out as a tribute night - not as a fundraiser - but it has come together really well - so we will now be asking for a gold coin donation at the door to raise money for Beyondblue or a similar cause.”
All the bands are donating their time and there are some great groups on the bill including: Sweet Mercy, Smoke n Mirrors, Monkey Busters, the Kathryn Hartnett Band, Dirty Pop and Twisted Logic. The night will start art about 5pm and go until late.
Mr Spencer said it would be a night of great rock music, reflection and remembrance.
“Any musicians or bands that would like to donate their time to this event , please contact me via Facebook messenger or through a Facebook page I have set up to help me make this a night Docketts would be proud of,” he said.
Fellow band member Scott Woodhouse recalled Docketts as a bloke who was a great guitarist in the band Smoke n Mirrors.
“Luke Wheeldon had been teaching him at the Rock Con and he was like-minded to us musically - he liked those old metal bands such as Motley Crue, Guns n Roses, so we gave him a crack and he was great,” Mr Woodhouse said.
“He was also a good mate, a gentle soul. We all hung out together when we could. Smoke n Mirrors went for about six years and they won the Battle of the Bands a few years ago and supported Mental As Anything. He was a good bloke and we miss him everyday.”
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