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Charity Gig For Legendary DJ With Cancer


Auckland, 7th March 2007

Charity Gig For Legendary DJ With Cancer

Sufferahs Choice: Friday March 23 at Galatos, Auckland

Top New Zealand DJs are joining forces to raise funds for cancer-stricken DJ Big Matt. All proceeds from this charity event will go to ‘Big Matt’ Watson and his family as he undergoes treatment for gastric cancer.

This special event will feature DJs Stinky Jim, Maiden Hong Kong, Selecto, Peter Mac (Dub Asylum), Dubhead, Slave, Manuel Bundy, Submariner, Cian, Junior, Bobby Brazuka, Slowdeck, The Chaplin, Ruffian & Mikey Sampson plus reggae soundsystems Jugglin Crew and Jafa Mafia.

With over 200 years combined musical experience, this line up makes Sufferahs Choice an essential gig for reggae lovers and contemporary music fans alike. Two separate areas will be set up to cater for all the performers.

He’s supported some big names, now it’s time to support him.

Last year Matt was the warm-up DJ for international ska legends Neville Staples’ The Specials and The Skatalites. He has also supported the Mad Professor, the legendary duo of Linton Kwesi Johnson & Dennis Bovell and Tom Bailey’s alter ego The International Observer.

There’s a ton of pressure when you’re warming up the crowd before a big name act. So how does Matt feel playing before someone like The Specials?

“As a rule, if I’m really nervous and bitchy before a gig, it turns out great!”

Big Matt is a fanatical music collector famous for DJ sets covering everything from reggae and soul through to house and drum n bass. Reputedly Manuel Bundy’s favourite local DJ, Matt began DJing in 1984 and has since performed hundreds of live sets and radio shows on 95bFM and Base FM.

Sufferahs Choice: Galatos, Auckland, Friday 23rd March from 9pm.

Two levels of music featuring the line up to end all line ups! Stinky Jim, Maiden Hong Kong, Selecto, Peter Mac, Dubhead, Jafa Mafia, Slave, Jugglin Crew, Manuel Bundy, Submariner, Cian, Junior, Bobby Brazuka, Slowdeck, The Chaplin, Ruffian & Mikey Sampson.

In the spirit of charity, presale tickets are just $10 from Real Groovy, Conch and Beat Merchants or $15 on the door. Before midnight, door tickets are $10.



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