Andrew Hewitt might have cerebral palsy, but that hasn’t stopped his music career. Despite being confined to a wheelchair, he has spent the past twenty years playing in bands and conducted drumming workshops all over Australia. In March 2013, he co-founded Can-Do Musos, a meeting place for musicians with disabilities, where they can share their experiences, difficulties and triumphs.
Now, Mr Hewitt has been invited to present at the NAMM Show, one of the world’s biggest music conferences. The 2016 edition will be held in Anaheim, California, between January 21 and 24. Unable to fund the trip independently, he is seeking support via crowd funding. His campaign, run via Oz Crowd, hopes to raise $5,000.
All donors will enter a draw to win a prize pack, courtesy of Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Remo Drum Heads and the Living End. To donate, visit the campaign page here.