Ambassador For Braveheart
Angry Anderson, The Flyers & Before The Aftermath: Benefit Concert for victims of child sexual abuse
7:00pm, Thu 19th July, 2012
The Gov, SA
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Angry Anderson is teaming up with local rock bands, The Flyers, and Before the Aftermath for an awesome night of Aussie rock. Proceeds from the night will be donated to Bravehearts to assist victims of child sexual assault. So come down for a great night and for a great cause.
Gary Angry Anderson is an Australian music icon and unquestionably one of the most recognised figures of his generation.
Angry was born in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg where he immersed himself in the rock n roll culture, becoming involved in a number of bands, most notably Rose Tattoo. As a result of his involvement in the Melbourne music scene, Angry is regarded as a pioneer of heavy rock in the country.
Angry has always been an outspoken personality whether onstage or off. His candid opinions on subject matters ranging from youth affairs, drug addiction and cultural issues have seen many a head turn when this tattooed, aggressive and in-your-face man made a public stand on any of these issues and became directly involved in debates.
His outspoken and passionate persona made his move to Nine Networks Midday Show as the youth reporter in 1985 a natural fit. Between engagements with Rose Tattoo and media reporting roles, he became increasingly involved with making the public aware of problems not only associated with the youth of this time but with people who were not as fortunate as others.
Angry is also passionate about people who were working hard themselves to make things a little easier for kids looking for work, who had left home, were involved with drugs, had terminal diseases or did not know what to do when they had left school.
Amidst his television and music commitments Angry still managed to find time to join the theatre world and reignite another passion, acting. Angry had previously played prominent roles in Bullamakanka, and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.
In 1989 he played the role of Vladimir Lenin in Rasputin, the musical version of Russian history. Then Angry landed the role of Herod in the record breaking Jesus Christ Superstar - the concert in 1992.
Angry then moved on to front the Channel 9 current affairs monthly special, The Challenge, which focuses on helping out charities. The Challenge takes on "challenges" which seem impossible to attain, yet shows that, if people are willing to lend a hand, anything can be achieved. Previous challenges include building a playground for handicapped children within 48 hours, providing relief to drought stricken farmers and providing Christmas presents to underprivileged children and granting the wishes of children from The Starlight Foundation.
Trying to list the charities and organisations that Angry supports would take several pages. He's had long-term association with the Prince Of Wales Children's Hospital, Westmead Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and Bear Cottage. There's also been extensive involvement with Odyssey House' Drug rehabilitation program and Oasis - the Salvation Army centre for street kids.
Angry has also given long-term support to cancer research, Canteen, Camp Quality, N.A.P.C.A.N, Amnesty, Refugee Week, Greenpeace, ROMAC, The Starlight Foundation and the Make A Wish Foundation. He's been an Australia Day Ambassador, spent two years as President of Children's Week and been a Director on the board of the Foodshare Program.
Bravehearts Inc, Angry Anderson AM, Ambassador for White Balloon Day appealed to all Australians to support this national campaign saying, "Every Australian child deserves the right to feel safe and every adult has a responsibility to make sure we do everything in our power to protect our kids from harm." "Come on Australia, let's do what we can to protect our kids. We can all get behind White Balloon Day, say NO to child sexual assault and raise vital funds to help educate, empower and protect our kids!
Amidst the numerous awards Angry has received are the Advance Australia Award (1986), the Australian Medal A.M. (1993) and the Special Merit Advance Australia Award (1995).
Whichever way you look at Angry Anderson is an extraordinary human being - tireless, passionate, outspoken and humble. There is simply no one like him.
We are continue to be humbled by his ongoing involvement and are honoured to call him an ambassador.Before The Aftermath