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KFC AND REACHOUT ARE THROWING AN EPIC COUCH PARTY THIS FRIDAY WITH INDIE POP LEGENDS CLIENT LIAISON

May 12, 2020

🍗 KFC is putting on a free virtual gig to bring the party to you during ISO

🍗 Client Liaison is performing in support of youth mental health service ReachOut to shine a light on its free resources for Aussies 

May 18, 20200,Sydney,Australia- In some good news to turn that ISO-frown upside down, KFC and ReachOut are throwing a big ol’ Couch Party, with indie pop duo Client Liaison, bringing their bangers live to the lounge rooms of Aussies spending another Friday night at home. Fans can tune in to the Couch Party on Friday 15 May from 6pm to 7pm, via the KFC Facebook page to kick the weekend off in style and let off some steam. 

Couch Party with Client Liaison

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Client Liaison will be hosting the Couch Party to provide some uplifting beats and good vibes, ‘coz there’s no denying that won’t brighten you up after being stuck inside all day! Importantly, the band will be performing to young Aussies to shine a light on the mental health resources ReachOut has to available to anyone looking for some extra support. 

To anyone looking to cut some shapes on the D-floor, the Client Liaison lads will be turning it right up and offloading their certified bangers including The Real Thing. The duo will be performing from the comfort of their living room to encourage viewers to get up, shake it out and dance like no one is watching – because no one is watching (hopefully) – so bucket, why not? So why not join in the party, have a singalong or boogie with the band and even win a bunch of sweet merch. 

Vocalist Monte Morgan and keyboardist Harvey Miller from Client Liaison said: “We’re excited to bring a bit of Client Liaison into people’s homes during this time of isolation for the first KFC Couch Party. We’ll be using our situation to take a new approach on our songs as well as preview what's next to come. We’re also stoked with Reach Out’s involvement, knowing that we’re shining a light on their free online services available for young people whenever they need them.”

ReachOut is a free digital mental health service that helps young people with whatever life throws at them. Right now, ReachOut has articles, videos and tips to help young people when it comes to looking after their mental health all available free and 24/7. ReachOut also has safe and established online peer support forums where young people can share what’s happening to them and provide support for others in the community.

Ashley de Silva, CEO at ReachOut, said: “When it comes to our mental health and wellbeing there are small things we can do every day that make a big difference. Listening to music and connecting with others online are great ways to give yourself a boost. So by partnering with KFC and Client Liaison we hope the Couch Party will help brighten the day for young Aussies and act as a reminder to check in with yourself and a friend on mental wellbeing. We want to use this opportunity to let as many young people as possible know that free mental health support is available 24/7 at ReachOut.com with whatever life throws at you.”

Kristi Woolrych, CMO at KFC Australia, commented: “We’re thrilled to be putting on the Couch Party to bring some light relief to lounge rooms across the country and shine a light on the fantastic services available via our partners at ReachOut. Nothing raises our spirits more than live music so we couldn’t think of a better way to put a smile on the faces of fans around the country. During these extraordinary times, we want Aussies to have fun, feel free and stay connected and entertained.”

ReachOut is the most accessed online mental health service for young people in Australia. Their trusted self-help information, peer-support program and referral tools save lives by helping young people be well and stay well. For more information visit ReachOut.com.

Fans can tune in to the livestream with Client Liaison on Friday 15 May at 6pm AEST on KFC’s Facebook or ReachOut’s Facebook.

-ENDS-


Media Enquiries:

Tom Fogarty @ Ogilvy PR
Email: Tom.Fogarty@ogilvy.com.au
Number: 0401 812 310

Sophie McIntosh @ Ogilvy PR
Email: Sophie.Mcintosh@ogilvy.com.au
Phone: 0452 211 966

For more information about KFC, please visit www.facebook.com/KFCAustralia or http://www.kfc.com.au.

Mental health support options:  

  • ReachOut.com 

  • Lifeline - 13 11 14 

  • Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800 

  • Make an appointment with your GP

About ReachOut

ReachOut is the most accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia. Their trusted self-help information, peer-support program and referral tools save lives by helping young people be well and stay well. The information they offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.

ReachOut has been championing wider access to mental health support since they launched their online service more than 20 years ago. Everything they create is based on the latest evidence and is designed with experts, and young people or their parents. That’s why ReachOut is a trusted, relevant service that’s so easy to use.

Accessed by more than 2 million people in Australia each year, ReachOut is a free service that’s available anytime and pretty much anywhere.

About KFC

KFC, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM.), is a global quick service restaurant brand with a rich, decades-long history of success and innovation. It all started with one cook, Colonel Harland Sanders, who created a finger lickin’ good recipe more than 75 years ago, a list of secret herbs and spices scratched out on the back of the door to his kitchen. Today we still follow his formula for success, with real cooks breading and freshly preparing our delicious chicken by hand in more than 22,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories around the world. For more information, visit www.kfc.com.au




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