(03) 9417 3443 Go to home page
 
 
 

Back to your
move
Show the menu
New move
Job Type
Vehicle + Men
Date + Time
Hourly Rate
Job Time
Travel Time
New
move
News & FAQ  >  News  >  Vanapalooza

Vanapalooza

Purple Jesus setting the scene

Purple Jesus setting the scene

From the ashes of the long held musical showcase “Man With A Band” we reinvented the gig as Vanapalooza.

Man With A Van's musicians shook The Gasometer Hotel on Saturday, August 24, with performances from Purple Jesus, Steady Garden, Fashion Dad, The DMTeasers, Kesmar, andTim Ayre’s Super Karaoke Band pleasing the punters.

The night kicked off at 6pm, entry was by donation, and attendees enjoyed the tunes and a few laughs generated by award-winning comedian and event MC Stuart Daulman.

MWAV partnered for the second year running with not-for-profit The Global Women’s Project, which received the $1,620 funds raised from the event. The funds have been put towards their five-year goal of providing aid to 60,000 women in need overseas in the form of tools and training.

Event producer and long time MWAV mover Tobias Priddle said he'd aimed to make the event a good time for a good cause.

“The idea of the night was for Man With A Van to showcase the talent within our organisation as well as raise money and awareness for the Global Women’s Project, so I approached bands in the MWAV community which had a significant female contingent and were great to dance to," he said.

The Global Women’s Project co-founder and CEO, Lauren Ryan, said the funds raised from the revelry would be put to excellent use.

"$1620 is enough to give 90 women in rural areas of Nepal 6 months free access to their local women's resource hub in order to access domestic violence counselling and support, vocational training, business loans and micro-finance, and a whole range of other services," she said.

"That really is a phenomenal effort!!”

If you missed out this time, Vanapalooza will be back dancing up a storm next year, so stay tuned.

---

  • Find out more about The Global Women’s Project here.
  • To find out more about Man With A Van's participation in the community, take a look at our news page.

More News

COVID-19 Update We're currently trading, while taking steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission for staff and customers. We're operating as a contactless service at this time. Read more Introducing: The Man's Box Shop For more than a decade, The Man spent his time refining removals. Now he's decided to get cracking on selling packing. Read more The Man's Tribute Vehicles At Man With A Van, long-serving staff are immortalised in vehicle form - each truck takes on the nickname of a memorable mover. Read more Environmentalist Movers Since the get-go we've been doing our bit to help the environment. Read more Moving The Mums Cherished local not-for-profit St Kilda Mums have recently expanded operations. The MWAV crew were happy to lend a hand, free of charge, to help them shift into their new premises without a hitch. Read more Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2019 Man With A Van will once again be providing support to the Gertrude Street Projection Festival this year, as artists use Fitzroy as their canvas - exploring themes of desire, disruption and subversion. Read more Commercial and Office Relocations We're the Melbourne movers that businesses choose for a professional, organised and cost-effective relocation. Read more Student Removals The Man began as a removalist in Melbourne by moving students. He was meant to be studying. Read more Man With A Band’s Ninth Showcase Held in April 2018, Man With A Band was The Man's ninth musical showcase, featuring top local acts on the hallowed turf of Melbourne’s home of rock, The Tote. Read more