Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough: A Tribute to the Songs of Michael Jackson

2013 benefit for the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre
with Casey Bennetto, Scott Edgar, Wes Snelling, Benny Davis, Sammy J, Carl Pannuzzo, Pippa Evans, Deffah Datner, Aurora Kurth, Clare Bowditch, Axis of Awesome, Georgia Fields, Sarah Carroll, Mike McLeish, Selina Jenkins, Kirsty Joosten, Ben McKenzie, Andrew McClelland, Die Roten Punkte, Virginia Gay, Sophie Koh, the Von Muiznieks Family Singers, Eddie Perfect, Geraldine Quinn, Dave Callan, The Twoks, Eliza & Talei Wolfgramm, Ali McGregor, Simon Hall
Bella Union, Saturday 13th April 2012

Set List:
Wanna be Starting Somethin' - band
Billie Jean - Wes Snelling
Stranger in Moscow - Benny Davis
Beat It - Sammy J
Human Nature - Carl Pannuzzo
Black or White - Pippa Evans
The Way You Make Me Feel - Ladygarden (Deffah Datner, Aurora Kurth, Clare Bowditch)
Man in the Mirror - Axis of Awesome
The Love You Save - Georgia Fields
Say, Say, Say - Sarah Carroll and Casey Bennetto
Jam - Mike McLeish
Blame it on the Boogie - Selina Jenkins
I'll Be There - Kirsty Joosten
The Girl is Mine - Ben McKenzie & Andrew McClelland
We Are the World - Die Roten Punkte
I Want You Back - Virginia Gay & Kirsty Joosten
Ben - Sophie Koh
Smooth Criminal - The Von Muiznieks Family Singers
Bad - Eddie Perfect
Doctor in My Eyes - Scott Edgar
Thriller - Geraldine Quinn, Dave Callan
Will You Be There? - The Twoks
Dirty Diana - Eliza & Talei Wolfgramm
P.Y.T - Eliza & Talei Wolfgramm
Rockin' Robin - Ali McGregor
Who's Lovin' You - Simon Hall, Scott Edgar
Rock With You - Casey Bennetto
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - band

Always the highlight of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for me and like last year I was the first person to buy tickets as soon as it went on sale. The final Half Arsed Thursday was last night and as it turned out this was going to be the last benefit show for the ASRC at the comedy festival after ten years of Scott Edgar organising it with Casey joining in since 2007 that I remember.

Along with the photos I have taken of the event since 2007, I have also met a lot of people including Aurora Kurth, Mal Webb and a lot of the other comedians and musicians who have participated in the shows over the years I have been going.

Still, it is best that it finished while organisers were still enjoying it and it certainly went out on a high with Michael Jackson being the artist being paid tribute to. People were dancing and singing along from the very first song and even during some of the later songs from Jackson's career.

I was happy to see the return of the Ladygarden and Aurora Kurth as she had a wedding on last year and I am sad that I won't get to see Kirsty Joosten now as I always looked forward to seeing her at the benefit show each year.

Onwards and upwards as ever, I also had another benefit for the ASRC the next day and hopefully next year there is something else equally as fun to attend at the comedy festival next year.

Links:
http://www.asrc.org.au/
http://www.smartartists.com.au/artists/bennetto.php
http://www.3pod.com.au/
http://www.wessnelling.com/
http://www.sammy-j.com/
http://www.carlpannuzzo.com/
http://www.pippaevans.com/
http://www.aurorakurth.com/
http://clarebowditch.com/
http://www.axisofawesome.net/
https://www.facebook.com/georgiafieldsmusic
Sarah Carroll Facebook
http://www.smartartists.com.au/artists/mikemcleish.php
http://www.myspace.com/selinajenkins
http://labcoatman.com.au/
http://andrew.comedymanagement.com.au/
http://www.dierotenpunkte.com/
https://twitter.com/virginia_gay
http://www.sophiekoh.com/
http://www.karin.com.au/
http://www.eddieperfect.com/
http://www.geraldinequinn.com/
https://twitter.com/davecallantwit
http://www.facebook.com/thetwoks
http://www.thewolfgrammsisters.com/
http://www.alimcgregor.com/

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