A special all-star event will be held at the QPAC Concert Hall next month in honour of Carol Lloyd, Brisbane’s legendary ‘wild woman of rock’.
As the singer-songwriter for Railroad Gin and The Carol Lloyd Band, Lloyd’s career spanned multiple decades and countless beloved tunes.
A central figure in Australia’s rock history, Lloyd has been fighting terminal pulmonary fibrosis, a serious respiratory disease in which scars form in the lung tissue and cause serious breathing problems, since 2014.
Recently, her health has taken a sudden decline, and her specialist has diagnosed that she is ‘now in the final stages’.
Instead of waiting until it’s too late, music lovers are invited to celebrate her legacy now, at a special benefit concert featuring a stellar line-up of Australian artists whose lives have all been touched by Carol Lloyd.
All the artists have donated their time, and all the funds raised at the event will go towards assisting with Carol’s medical expenses.
Artists taking part in the Goodbye Ruby Tuesday tribute concert include Katie Noonan & george, Kate Miller-Heidke, Troy Cassar-Daley, Laurel Edwards & Family, The Kransky Sisters, Bob Downe (Mark Trevorrow), Jan van de Stool (Queenie van de Zandt), Emma Dean, Alison St Ledger, Leah Cotterell, Yani, Peter Harvey, Ellen Reed, Frank Millward (Railroad Gin) & Heather Keens, The Camerata of St John’s Chamber Orchestra, and the Women in Voice Band led by Steve Russell.
Katie Noonan, a great singer-songwriter in her own right and the artistic director of Queensland Music Festival, says she has looked up to Carol as an inspiration throughout her career.
“We don’t know how long we will have her with us so we want to do something extraordinary for this extraordinary woman,” she says.
Goodbye Ruby Tuesday will be held at the QPAC Concert Hall on Thursday 20 October. Tickets are on sale now via qpac.com.au or 136 246.
To support Carol with donations before, during, or after the concert, visit Support Act, a charity dedicated to helping artists and music workers in crisis.