STAND­ING STRONG AGAINST BUL­LY­ING

VOICE FOR AC­CEP­TANCE

Cockburn Gazette - - WHAT'S ON PLANNER -

A SOUTH LAKE en­ter­tainer is us­ing his lat­est mu­sic clip to bring at­ten­tion to bul­ly­ing.

Phil Wal­leystack re­leased his first al­bum, Strong, in 2012.

Track Man of Cul­ture proved par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar due to its per­sonal mes­sage about iden­tity and be­ing proud of who you are.

“I try to push the mes­sage that we should be ac­cept­ing of all cul­tures,” Wal­leystack said.

The for­mer South­ern River Col­lege stu­dent re­cently com­pleted a mu­sic video for the song, which he hopes will push the mes­sage to a broader au­di­ence.

It was partly filmed in Fre­man­tle.

“The video gets the mes­sage across that we are all the same,” he said.

“We all have our own dif­fer­ent cul­tures, but we can walk to­gether as one and that shows in this video.”

Part pro­ceeds from sales of the song will be do­nated to anti-bul­ly­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion Kidzu­cate. Wal­leystack said he was keen to help, hav­ing had to work through his own ad­ver­sity.

That in­cluded be­ing re­fused en­try into a venue be­cause of his Abo­rig­i­nal­ity.

“We all need to be more ac­cept­ing and kinder. It’s re­ally that sim­ple,” he said.

The track can be pur­chased on iTunes.

For in­for­ma­tion www.wal­leystack.com. visit

South Lake’s Phil Wal­leystack is us­ing his track Strong to bring at­ten­tion to bul­ly­ing.

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