April 21, 2017 Ben Lane

An important project

Late last year, my good friend Finn Dorney asked me if I could help out with filming a recording session in Melbourne, at the renowned Sing Sing Studios in Cremorne.

I didn’t hesitate to say yes, it’s important as a small business owner to be able to do pro-bono work and help out charity and not-for-profit organisation, and this project had a story that needed to be told.

I’d met Nick Balcombe a hand full of times, and what always struck me was his interest in making his friends happy.  Nick was a passionate Tasmanian living his dream. While he was a very successful web designer and a much valued employee of the water industry, his passion was his music and loved ones. Following his tragic death due to 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.

Part of that legacy was finishing the second album that Nick had started to record before his death. It was truly a special chance to be involved in capturing part of the album process. Everyone was determined to complete Nick’s vision, and you could see his influence on all of them as musicians and their need to honour his memory.

For more on the great work that the Nick Balcombe foundation do, make sure you go to: http://nickbalcombefoundation.com.au/

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