Gotcha4Life Rock Ball turned a traditional fundraiser ball into a night not to be forgotten.
We are about improving Mens Mental Health, breaking the man code and finding your Gotcha4Life Mate.
735 Guests were treated to a full night of live entertainment and an insight to the work the foundation has been doing in its first 12 months.
A battle of the Bands, An All Stars Band, Live & Silent Auctions plus speeches from the heart.
Gotcha4Life were proud to present their 1st major fund raiser – a Rock Ball. Ensuring it was a night to remember – on arrival, guests entered back stage through smoke and darkness to enjoy canapés, drinks, great conversation and silent auction table viewing. The room was filled with an eclectic mix of rock stars and ball gowns – stiletto’s and face paint all melded together with the feeling of anticipation as to how the night would unfold.
On stage first was Steve Balbi (Noise works) and the Allstars band opening with a slaying rendition of Beautiful Day. Next up the youth bands in a battle for the coveted prize of their original track being cut and played at TripleM. Music unites youths and is proven to help poor mental health, so it was gratifying beyond words to see what these kids brought to the stage. Dysfunction took the top podium spot.
Speeches captivated the audience. The loveable Gus Worland dressed as Snoop Dog talked of his dedication to Gotcha4Life saying that it is his lifes path to help young boys and men with breaking down mental health barriers. Board member for the Foundation, Lucy Dunn with her heart felt account of loosing her father, to the man whisperer Tom Harkin heralding the new Man Code with young males. The launch of the Gotcha4Life card challenged guests to really think about who their Gotcha4Life mate is and what that means.
Surprise act was the performance by Brett lee and other ex Aussie Cricketers, ‘Sisx & Out’. 3 great rock tracks filled the dance floor and the night was well under way with a great vibe.
After funds were raised through live auctions and call outs for the foundation’s schools and Life Line programs, The Big Music Bandits hit the stage for a set of Rock favourites that warmed up the audience for the return of Steve Balbi and his All Stars crew. Band members from Baby Animals, Mi-Sex and Noise Works played Rock tracks that were electrified with a pyro works and lighting display. Guests crammed the dance floor right to the end.