Just returned home from a quick trip to Timor where a whole bunch of us played for the troops. Andy Bull and his band, India Rose Madderom and my band consisting of James Haselwood, Dave Hibbard, Franco Raggatt and Andrew Worboys.
The Timorese are amazing, sweet, hardy, tiny, joyful people with big hearts and a big history. What they’ve had to endure!
We had a joy ride in a Black Hawk which was AWESOME and got to hang out with the men and women who do such a great job. I’ve had a couple of oportunities to see Australian and NZ troops in their working environments and it never ceases to amaze me how organised and competent and empathetic they are in alien environments.
It’s a great feeling giving them a little bit of a distraction for a couple of hours.