Black Dog Ride - Aussie Icon Angry Anderson becomes a BDR Ambassador!
As rock historian Glenn A Baker has written: 'Through the years... Angry has shocked, rocked, amused and entertained us all.' But these days Angry Anderson is becoming just as well known for his charity work as for his previous role as the talented front man with Rose Tattoo.
Trying to list the charities and organisations that Angry supports would take several pages. He's had long term associations with the Prince Of Wales Children's Hospital, Camperdown Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and Bear Cottage. There's also been extensive involvement with Odyssey House - drug rehabilitation program and Oasis - the Salvation Army Centre for street kids. Angry has also given long term support to Cancer Research, Canteen, Camp Quality, N.A.P.C.A.N, Amnesty, Refugee Week, Greenpeace, The Starlight Foundation, and the Make A Wish Foundation. He's been an Australia Day Ambassador, spent two years as President of Children's Week and been a Director on the board of the Foodshare Program.
A midst the numerous awards Angry has received are the Advance Australia Award (1986), the Australian Medal A.M. (1993) and the Special Merit Advance Australia Award (1995). Angry's music career has not ended as a result of his various commitments. Angry has toured individually on the Lounge Lizards Tour with The Angels and Ross Wilson.
Whichever way you look at Angry Anderson is an extraordinary human being - tireless, passionate, outspoken and humble. There is simply no one like him.
Black Dog Ride is proud to be sharing the journey with Angry.
"Having dealt with depression most of my life and having made a decision years ago to be part of the solution not part of the problem as a basic philosophy to live my life by,..I am proud to be an ambassador to Black Dog Ride." Angry Anderson