Simply Bushed to support the troops on ANZAC Day

Proud to represent: Chris Rieger and Paul Grierson from Simply Bushed will perform their Golden Guitar nominated song Raise Your Glass on Anzac Day.

Proud to represent: Chris Rieger and Paul Grierson from Simply Bushed will perform their Golden Guitar nominated song Raise Your Glass on Anzac Day.

Macarthur band, Simply Bushed, will throw their support behind Australia's servicemen and women in the lead up to Anzac Day.

The country music group is set to head to Melbourne on Saturday, April 24 to perform at senator Jacquie Lambie's rally calling for a Royal Commission into veteran suicides.

Simply Bushed frontman and Campbelltown resident Paul Grierson said it was an issue close to his heart.

"We've all got family members who have served or are serving - so it's something we all care about a lot," he said.

"We've done a few trips overseas to perform for the troops and while we were over there we saw our servicemen and women exemplifiying what it means to be an Australian.

"The troops were doing everything they could to help out the little guy and support those who were unable to support themselves.

"So it's important that when our troops come home, and they are struggling, that we give them that same support."

The band will perform their 2017 Golden Guitar nominated song, Raise Your Glass.

The song is a tribute to Australias military heroes and the clip features numerous descendants holding photos of the servicemen in their families who lost their lives.

Grierson said he was humbled that the song was still impacting people in the years since it's release.

"Anytime we are asked to perform it as these kind of events we are just so honoured," he said.

"As a band it means a lot to us."

Simply Bushed will perform at the Melbourne-based rally, then jump a plan and fly home to attend the Campbelltown RSL Sub Branch dawn service on ANZAC Day (April 25) in Mawson Park.

"It's the service I go to every year, and have done since I was young," Mr Grierson said.

"This year we will perform Raise Your Glass at the ceremony as well."

Following the dawn service, the band will then make its way over to Guildford RSL for a live gig at 2pm.

Mr Grierson said it would be great to perform live with the band again after the pandemic put a stop to their gigs in 2020.

"We've only done a couple of small shows since March last year, so I am really looking forward to playing with the band again - we really do love it," he said.

"I encourage everyone to get of their bums, get in the car, make your way over to Guildford and enjoy some great live music.

"We always have lots of fun at our shows and it's going to be a very important day so get out and commemorate the Anzac Day."

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