Supporting local talent? Check. Visual art smorgasbord? Check. Supporting a worthwhile cause? Check! Check! Check!

Keen to give back to the community that supports them, Gold Coast record label GD FRNDS are dedicating their upcoming artist showcase to raising awareness and money for Soul Soup – a local charity, who, every Thursday night at Labrador Community Hub, provide hot meals, clothing, toiletries and other essentials to the homeless.

“Soul Soup Australia do incredible work on the Gold Coast. Their work is built off the back of hard-working community members and we’ve aligned with them because we want to give something back,” said GD FRNDS Co-Founder Jake Wilton.

Taking place at the city’s newest music mecca, Arthaus Projects, on Saturday 4 August, the showcase features a fantastic line-up of local bands, visual artists and brand sponsors all banding together to back a worthwhile cause.

Opening the night with a blend of electro, hip-hop and funk, is eclectic duo Hot Coffee. Also hitting the stage is Machine Club – one for the lovers of a Nine Inch Nails reprisal but with a dance twist – and SAVV, whose melodic blend of synth and soft-rock completes a solid bill.

“Our aim with these showcases is to collate the best talent in the local area. The acts we’ve chosen for this show, are simply some of the best acts on the Gold Coast right now and they deserve every bit of attention possible.”

Visual accompaniment will be provided by multi-faceted artist, Veople, while local apparel company Blood & Bone Clothing will have their winter wares on display. Stone & Wood will also be on hand to keep the beers flowing.

This is an event we should all get behind, not only for the A-grade music, but also to show support for an organisation that helps some of our most vulnerable citizens.

GD FRNDS soul-warming showcase takes place at Arthaus Projects on Saturday 4 August, with funds raised going to Soul Soup Australia. All event info available HERE.


Feature image: SAAV