THE City to Surf WA Rockability Group team will be playing music as they complete the 4km walk from Floreat to City Beach this Sunday.
Dylan Grogan, who founded the non-profit group last year, said walkers would be “rockin’ out in their Rockability shirts playing music” on the course, raising money to help people engage with music in innovative and inventive ways.
The musician and occupational therapist said musicians from professionals to novices volunteered with the community organisation that took music to people’s homes.
“It’s all about adapting to people’s strengths and then being innovative,” Dylan said.
“There’s a young guy who’s a quadriplegic. We got him to use eye gaze software to make a drumbeat and create a song.”
Channel 9 newsreader and Rockability ambassador Tracy Vo will join the City to Surf team, which has already raised $8000, on Sunday.
The Dianella-based Today Perth News host said she attended Rockability’s end-of-year concert in April and was inspired by the story behind the performers.
Tracy said one kid was too frightened to get on stage just months before the concert but had developed the confidence to perform on the night.
“I’ve got two cousins who are autistic and I thought something like this would be great for them,” she said.
“It’s nice to know there’s something out there like this that connects everyone to music.
“There’s a running joke in the newsroom that I’m the music chick because I’m always spinning songs between the news.
“I’m musically challenged but I’m a rockstar in my car… I love music.”
To join the WA Rockability Group on Sunday, visit the www.perthcitytosurf.com.