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Pozible Campaign

The time has finally come to let you all know about this exciting project we have been working on. Imagine if you didn't get to finish your life's work. Our beautiful friend Nick touched many people through his music, friendship, professional life and family. Nick was a passionate Tasmanian living his his dream. Touring Europe, playing along side artists like Donavon Frankenreiter, and recording whenever time and funds allowed.  Following his tragic death in 2014 due to a stroke, his vast network of friends and fans have been keen to do something that celebrates his life and achievements, and create a legacy that Nick would be proud of. With the support of family and friends, we have created the Nick Balcombe Foundation that provides an annual grant for contemporary music in Tasmania. But there is some other unfinished business...

The Launch

After many beers and coffees over the past 18 months or so, The Nick Balcombe Foundation officially launched at 3pm today. The drizzly conditions in Hobart were not enough to dampen the spirits of all those that attended. It was a satisfying and emotional ocassion, with many laughs and some tears. The event was held in The Yard at The Brunswick Hotel, where Nick frequently played his beautiful music. At the launch, we also officially opened applications for the 2015 Grant. To apply for The Grant, click on the following link: [button size='' style='' text='Apply Now' icon='' icon_color='' link='http://nickbalcombefoundation.com.au/the-grant/2015-grant/' target='_blank' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='' margin='']   We would like to thank all of those who came along today and for being apart of this significant moment. We hope you enjoyed the sneak peak of our next exciting project. Keep living the dream....

Radio Interview

The day prior to launching our grant we had our first radio interview! For those of you who couldn't tune in live you can listen back to our radio interview with ABC 936 (from 38:19 to 53:24) Lou and Cam did a great job, nice work lads....

Upcoming Project

Today we met with photographer Samuel Shelley at a beautiful location not far from Tasmania's capital city of Hobart. We can't say too much about the project at this stage, but you will not need to wait long to get all the details. We met at 6:30 am to get the best of the conditions, particularly the lighting conditions. We could not have asked for a better day, the sun was shining and there was barely a breeze at all. Stay tuned for more information on this project and check out some of Sam's work at http://www.samuelshelley.com.au...

Why?

Upon hearing the news that Nick had suffered a stroke and had been placed in a coma, Cam Crawford (the now President of the Nick Balcombe Foundation) arranged for a few of us to catch up for a drink at a local bar in Salamanca. The purpose of this drink was to make sure we were all there to support each other, and to put out some positive vibes for Nick. This was actually the first time I had met Cam, and also gave me the opportunity to reconnect with Benn Turner and Andy Crawford who I hadn't seen in awhile. Whilst I think we all knew deep down how seriously ill Nick was, there was only talk of  "WHEN Nick wakes up...