Shadow minister for transport and frequent rail advocate Anthony Albanese is headed back to the decks. The former deputy prime minister will DJ in a Sydney club later this month for a fundraising event.
‘DJ Albo’, as he is known by his fans, is backing up his debut performance at Bella Union in Carlton in May, where he pleased the crowd with a set including hits from The Cure, New Order, Hunters & Collectors and The Black Eyed Peas.
His next gig, scheduled for Friday, July 31 at the Newtown Social Club in Sydney’s inner west, is designed as a fundraiser for Reclink Community Cup, a non-profit which aims to provide and promote sport and art programs for disadvantaged people.
“During the last election campaign I hosted Rage, the show on the ABC, and some people liked my music selection,” Albanese explained in a May interview with Channel Nine’s Today show.
“One of my colleagues, Andrew Giles, instead of having the usual rubber-chicken fundraiser and gee-up for branch members and supporters, suggested having something at the trades hall here in Melbourne … they enjoyed it.”
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The July 31 event is free to enter, but event organisers say there will be plenty of money raised.
“We’ll be passing the hat around on the night as well as offering up some great raffle prizes!” Newtown Social Club said on its Facebook page. “So head on down and watch everyone’s favourite former deputy prime minister slash DJ smash out some tunes in the name of a great cause.”