In February, Australia suffered its worst national disaster in over 100 years at the hands of the Victorian bushfires. The fires ripped through local communities in Victoria obliterating everything in its path. Unfortunately, 210 people have died, over 2,000 families lost their homes and over 1 million acres of land have been destroyed.
To assist with the relief efforts, Brady Drum Company has donated a new 2009 release snare drum handcrafted from Wandoo (Eucalyptus Wandoo) for auction. In addition to headlining "Sound Relief", a charity concert to raise funds for the relief effort, the members of Kings Of Leon have thrown their support behind the appeal and have lent their signatures to this drum. The band's drummer, Nathan Followill, has performed live since 2006 with a Brady snare drum.
100% of the proceeds will split equally between the Australian Red Cross, The Salvation Army and the RSPCA who provide financial, emotional and medical support to the families, pets and livestock devastated by this tragedy.
The auction will go live on eBay on May 1, 2009 and will close May 10, 2009. Brady Drum Company will include free shipping worldwide to the highest bidder.
Snare Drum Specifications:
* Handcrafted by Australian master craftsman, Chris Brady
* Wandoo (Eucalyptus Wandoo) timber, a native Western Australian hardwood
* 14 inch diameter x 8 inch depth
* 10 chromed tube lugs
* R-Class snare strainer
* German tempered snare wires
* Canopus Bolt Tight detensioning washers
Individuals are invited to make donations to The Salvation Army's Bushfire Relief Appeal
(https://salvos.org.au/donate/secure-online-donations/?appeal=drvicfires), The Australian Red Cross' Bushfire Appeal, and the RSPCA.
Brady is an Australian manufacturer of handcrafted drums that uses indigenous woods such as Jarrah, Sheoak, Tasmanian Blackwood and Wandoo in solid, block and ply configurations. The designs and manufacturing philosophy and procedures are the results of Chris Brady's 30 years of experience in turning unique Australian hardwoods into percussive gems. A vision that began in one man's garage has become one of the most desired instruments of players throughout the world, including a client list of more than 400 internationally-known drummers who have purchased one or more Brady drums for their personal collections. For more information, visit www.bradydrums.com.au.