What a weekend we have just had on Magnetic Island for the 40 Hour Jammin' - an incredible initiative by Shenzo Gregorio in his quest to raise funds for the MND and Me Foundation*.
From Friday night to Sunday (4o hours +), wherever you went on the island you would be sure to stumble across some talented musicians pumping out some tunes.... in bars, restaurants, parks and of course on boats .. aka ...The Boat Jam!
We were meant to be sailing the high seas with our musicians entertaining our Sip&Sail guests on Saturday night, but Mother Nature put pay to that. At lunchtime, with 20 knot winds, the decision was made to stay in the marina.
Sometimes things happen for a reason.
It was an amazing night.... with two guitars, a violin and a Double Bass (no less) on the bow of Pilgrim. The music was sensational and entertained the passers-by strolling along the boardwalk, the guests in the rooms of Peppers Blue on Blue, who were hanging out on the balconies overlooking the spectacle and of course all our fabulous guests, who donated to help us raise $1000 for the MND and Me Foundation.
A massive thank you to our musicians who included Eddie Gazini Dany Avanzini, Gareth Mewesician, Mircha Mangiacotti and Emma on Double Bass, who looked like the bow was made for her! You guys were awesome - we absolutely loved you and your music.
We hope you'll be back next year!
BRING IT ON!
* The MND and Me Foundation supports people and their families living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Queensland and it delivers support programs and funds research into treatments and a cure for MND.