READY TO ROCK: (left) Michael Watson, Jason Hill, Dan Giles, Sam Louise, Dean Martyn and Cameron Neal from the Callide Valley Music Club are ready to play at a fundraiser tomorrow night for the club .
READY TO ROCK: (left) Michael Watson, Jason Hill, Dan Giles, Sam Louise, Dean Martyn and Cameron Neal from the Callide Valley Music Club are ready to play at a fundraiser tomorrow night for the club .

Music makes Biloela musio a local legend

MUSIC touches you here, said Dan Giles thumping his heart through his chest as he described what he loved about music.

“It's a different art form,” Giles said.

'You can appreciate a painting or a drawing but when was the last time you cried when you saw a painting?

“Find me someone who hasn't cried to a song.

“It touches you deeper than any other art form,” Dan said.

He would know, being one of the musicians who started the Callide Valley Music Club, along with Anglicare Biloela, in October 2006, to provide a vehicle for young people in the 10-24 year age range with an interest in music, to come together and share their enthusiasm.

The club has elevated the youths' confidence in other areas such as school marks, sport, countering depression and general social interaction.

“We just give them a place to play and it has really built their confidence.”

Dan can now call himself a legend after the club won the Central Queensland Tidy Towns Local Legends award.

“I was stoked,” Dan told Central Telegraph when he heard about the win.

“We do all this because we love it,” he said.

Dan, also the bass guitarist in local band Seven Ten Split, has organised a fundraiser night full of live music to raise much-needed money for the music club.

The youth from the music club will start the entertainment at 4pm.

“They get their five minutes of fame jumping off amps - that's what amps are for,” Dan said.

Dan's band, along with Biloela rising band Any Given Sunday and Gladstone bands Militia, Fire At Will and Hours Await will rock until 10.30pm.


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