Be entertained while raising money for fire victims

Axis will be entertaining the crowds in Lucindale and Kingston for a good cause. Photo: Supplied
Axis will be entertaining the crowds in Lucindale and Kingston for a good cause. Photo: Supplied

Well-known South-East band Axis will be putting their talents to good use over the next two weeks, performing at two fundraisers for victims of the Blackford fire.

They will be performing at the Crown Inn Kingston this Sunday from 12pm, and then next weekend, they will entertain the crowds at the Lucindale Country Club for the mega fundraising auction on February 6.

Andrew 'Kelpie' Smith said the band was delighted to be part of the fundraising efforts.

"We were honoured to be asked to participate, we're just happy to be able to support those people that lost so much in those bushfires," he said.

"We got such good feedback last year when we supported the Robe Mayoral fundraiser for the Kangaroo Island bushfires.

"We are always up for a charity gig."

Mr Smith, and bandmates Keith Smith, Shane O Halloran, Graeme Madex, Mark Moffat and Wendy Roeters are a well-oiled machine by now, having been performing together for several decades.

"We've been kicking around since the 70s - We still have one of the original members of the band, but the rest have come in since the band first formed," he said.

"But we have all been in there since the 80s."

There may have been some changes to the original lineup, but some things never change.

"When you are playing covers, you play what is popular and popular music never goes out of date," Mr Smith said.

"We still play some that we have been playing for years, and learning new songs all the time.

"Songs like Eagle Rock and Am I ever Going to See Your Face Again, those old Aussie classics never go out of date, people just love them."

The band will be performing at the Crown Inn Kingston this Sunday from 12pm, and they are sure to entertain with some well-known songs.

"We'll put on a great show of classic Australian music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and a bit of stuff from the last few years," Mr Smith said.

"It'll be an entertaining evening."

There will be a jumping castle for the kids and plenty of food and drinks available

Every cent from the outside bar and BBQ will head be donated to Lucindale along with the proceeds from every parmy or Sunday roast sold.