Gallie launches Light of Day

Gallie, Richard Grimmett (president of Light of Day Australia), and Ty Simmons (owner of the Driftwood Cafe and LODA committee member). 156646

LIGHT of Day Australia audiences were given an online taster of what to expect later this month when local singer Gallie played unplugged in the Driftwood Cafe.
The Irish-born Ocean Grove resident took time off his album tour to join Light of Day Australia president Richard Grimmett for a live Facebook interview and even broke out in two songs that had a small crowd including the venue’s staff wowing in appreciation.
Gallie is one of 20 artists set to play at three venues in Ocean Grove over two nights later this month.
This is the third annual Light of Day Australia Winter Gigs which raise money and awareness in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.
The Piping Hot Chicken and Burger Grill, the Olive Pit Delicatessen and the Driftwood will host the shows on Friday 22 July and Saturday 23July.
Saturday night at the chicken shop is already sold out, and the Friday night is anticipated to follow suit.
Heading the line-up is legendary US saxophone player Eddie Manion, an original member of Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band and an E Street member of Springsteen’s recent Wrecking Ball and High Hopes tours.
More than 20 artists are donating their time to appear at the Ocean Grove venues. They include Aussie icons Chris Wilson and Sarah Carroll, Spectrum, Gallie, Sassy Soul Sisters, Dave Wright and the Midnight Electric, Evangeline, Mark Lang (Skipping Girl Vinegar), Craig Horne (Hornets), Victoriana Gaye, Steve McEwan and the Yesmen, Luke Legs, Brooke, Andrea Robertson, Narelle and Uke Carnivale and Wayne Heard. Local favourites the Bash Big Band will close the show at the chicken shop on the Saturday night.
Tickets are available from Details or