Specialized has come to the Southern Hempishere! We will be bringing the spirit of the project to Oz by hosting live events under the SpecialOz'd banner to raise funds for CanTeen.
5.30pm | The Factory Theatre Marrickville | 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville NSW 2204
Since our inception in 2012 we’ve enjoyed terrific support from musicians in Australia. Artists like The Funaddicts, Pat Powell, The Ozska’s and The Rogue Scholars have all recorded tracks for our compilation series.
In 2016 Pat Powell made the long trip over to the UK to appear at The Big One 5.
It’s only natural that we now reach out to Oz to pick up the Specialized Cause. In 2017 Sally Gillard picked up the flame and carried it to Australia with a view to produce events across the country. This started in 2017 when Sally and her team hosted the first SpecialOz’d event at the Marrickville Bowling and Recreational Club, featuring Roddy Radiation, The Funaddicts, The Ozskas, The Protesters, and Fistful of Trojans.
SpecialOz’d supports CanTeen.
CanTeen is Australian organisation for young people living with cancer offering support, information, and resources. CanTeen was set up by a group of young cancer patients in 1985 and still have young people affected by cancer guiding the organisation at every level.
SpecialOz’d is very proud to announce Pat Powell as the SpecialOz’d Ambassador. With a career that spans over four decades and right across the globe, Pat Powell is one of Australia’s most accomplished vocal talents. We are honoured and thrilled to have him on board. Pat has contributed to past specialized compilation CDs and has performed at the Specialized Big One event in the UK. He is passionate about what we are trying to achieve and we can’t think of a better person to join us on this venture – Thanks Pat xxx
SpecialOz’d, the Specialized arm in Australia run by Sally Gillard and her team are back for SpecialOz’d 2 this year!
October 13th is the date for yet another cracker down under following on from the success of last years event in Sydney, New South Wales which raised funds for the Aussie version of TCT, Can-Teen.
This year, there is a special crowdfund operation going on between the UK and Australia.
Specialized stalwarts Big Fat Panda have a crowdfund page to send them over to the SpecialOz’d event to represent the project there whilst a crowdfund page has started to bring Oz long standing skankers The Ska Vendors to the UK to play at our flagship, The Big One 7 in November.
Of course, these type of projects need the assistance of an altruistic general music loving public and that’s where you all come in.
You can donate to the crowdfunds and lets see if this can come a reality.
The links to donate to are here –
BIG FAT PANDA – TO AUSTRALIA!
We will keep you updated on the progress of both crowdfunds- GOOD LUCK ALL!
105 Victoria Road, Marrickville NSW 2204