Music industry mates John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, Noiseworks and Diesel banded together for one night only with the Playing It Forward benefit concert at Hisense Arena on June 28. Well-known Australian guitarist Stuart (Chet) Fraser – a founding member of Noiseworks, long-term player in John Farnham’s band, and occasional guitarist in the Barnes Band – was diagnosed with lung cancer last year.
Supported by long-time friend Olivia Newton-John, who Chet has performed regularly with in the past, he underwent surgery and treatment at the ONJ Wellness Centre. His friends banded together for a special fundraising concert – Playing It Forward – to raise continued proceeds for Chet’s Help A Mate appeal, as well as donating much-needed funds to Olivia Newtown John’s Wellness Centre, and Support Act.
With the help of John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, Diesel and Noiseworks, with special guests Ian Moss & Daryl Braithwate, this one-off show was a night to remember.