Hepcat to raise funds for victims
DEEJAY Jimmy D, or “The Hepcat” as he is known by fans, will host the Cooly Rocks On dance party for flood victims this Sunday.
The party is just a taste test of the Cooly Rocks On festival scheduled for June 3 to June 30.
“It’s rock’n’roll, rockabilly, rhythm ’n’ blues, hillbilly rock and swing bop,” he said.
“Music of the yesterday and today kind, like pure 100 per cent high octane fuel that ignites the soul.
“They (Cooly Rocks On) asked me if I’d like to come on board in an advisory role because I was involved in Wintersun, and then one thing led to the next.”
The music of Jimmy D has been described as “solidified in bedrock, with an uncanny ability to please any rockin’ and swingin’ audience” that will keep you “hitting the replay button all night”.
The event, at Tweed Heads Civic Centre, will also feature popular Gold Coast impersonator Dean Vegas, sixties show band The Chevrolets, popular young big band The Toetappers and a display of classic cars and hot rods on display from 4pm.
“It’s going to be a great family afternoon,” Jimmy D said.
“I’m sure there’ll be plenty of people.”
Cooly Rocks On operations manager Bob Newman said the dance party was the least he could do to support those devastated by floods.
“Some people have lost everything; it’s a very sad situation,” Mr Newman said.
“The Civic Centre has donated the hall for free, the caterers are providing free finger food and I’m sure it’s going to be a wonderful way to help those who are really struggling.
“We are delighted with the response we’ve had.
“It’s the least Cooly Rocks On can do to help.
“Everyone knows someone who has been affected by the devastating floods of last week, and when we started to toss around the idea of a fundraiser the bands and performers had no hesitation in putting their hands up.”
Cooly Rocks On Dance Party Sunday, January 30
The dance party kicks off at 6pm with classic cars and hot rods on display from 4pm
Free finger food available with full bar facilities at the Civic Centre
Tickets are $25 per head