You often see his smiling, happy face and hear his wonderful music, bring Bellingen to life, as he busks for a living.
Retaw Boyce is a talented musician, who according to local muso Heather Rose, often gives his music and time to local bands to help them out.
“He travels the state, performing all genres of music, making many people happy,” Heather said.
“He’s a beautiful and generous musician … and now he needs a bit of a hand up.”
Retaw travels in his van and supplements his income with CD sales – all the money he earns comes from performing.
“Due to a series of mishaps his van has blown a gasket, after nearly 1,000,000km of travel, and he is out of dollars to print some more CDs,” Heather said.
“So, we have started a GoFundMe campaign to help this exquisite musician get back on his feet … come on Bello, it’s a thank you from his fellow musicians.”
Retaw said the last few years have brought many challenges “that have left me at rock bottom which I'm struggling to recover from”.
“I need funds to repair/ replace my van, order CDs and record my next album.
“In other words to continue my career as an artist.”
If you would like to donate go to GoFundMe Retaw Boyce.