Chairman of Life FM advisory council Ron Bell gets into the spirit having a strum of an Adam Eckersley signed guitar as part of their Loving Life day on Saturday.
Chairman of Life FM advisory council Ron Bell gets into the spirit having a strum of an Adam Eckersley signed guitar as part of their Loving Life day on Saturday. Adam Hourigan

Guitars take centre stage on Loving Life Day

MUSICIANS have been known to pawn their beloved guitars for a number of reasons, and for Loving Life FM they will be auctioning off two axes signed by Adam Eckersley and his band to help raise money for their media scholarships.

The auction will take place this Saturday during the Loving Life Day fundraiser this Saturday at Market Square, with signed footy jumpers from the South Grafton Rebels, Grafton Ghosts, hand-carved didgeridoo and family holiday package among the items up for auction.

Loving Life FM president Ken Tucker said it was great to have the support of Adam Eckersley Band who took the time to sign the guitars, supplied by Buckley's Grafton Music.

"I've seen a lot of very good guitarists, and I've been to a lot of live gigs, and seeing him and his band play live was a real treat," Mr Tucker said.

"He is just so clever and creative and the way they are exploring new angles and combining different genres of musical expression, I think he is just a brilliant individual. Often you come across a good guitarist who can't sing, or a singer who can't write, but Adam can do it all."

Mr Tucker said he hopes the auction will be a major fundraiser for their School of Community Radio and Media.

"The school foundation is clearly designed to help support young talent in the valley, and we want to help them to develop a career in the media industry," he said.

"Getting support at home is always important, and there isn't sufficient support for local people. Some make it, put it's a pretty hard row to hoe really."

Loving Life FM has recently undergone a major upgrade, and is now decked out in some of the same equipment being used by broadcast companies at the Rio Olympics.

"We're hoping we can give a multiplatform level of support, and with this new equipment it's made it very feasible," he said.

"We have the facilities so local people hear local talent, and be able to try and introduce them to the bigger cities.

"The scholarships are just starting, but we hope it's something we can build on into the future."

Loving Life Day will take place at Market Square, Saturday August 13. For a full program of events, visit the Loving Life FM Facebook page.



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