Teen rap­per de­but­ing own beats at Christ­mas con­cert

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

YOUNG rap­per Robert Thorne will be giv­ing his first of­fi­cial gig at Gayn­dah’s Christ­mas Car­ni­val on Fri­day night.

The 18-year-old from Bund­aberg was in­spired to cre­ate his own rap mu­sic about four years ago.

“I’ve al­ways lis­tened to that kind of mu­sic. I picked it up one day and didn’t stop,” Robert said.

“I take how a beat makes me feel and ex­press my­self at that point, and hope­fully other peo­ple can con­nect.

“I’m about to put out a song in one or two weeks and it’s a bit about love, a bit about life in gen­eral.”

Robert has been build­ing con­fi­dence by per­form­ing at par­ties for the past two years, and was thrilled to re­ceive his first of­fi­cial gig from the MARK Foun­da­tion, es­tab­lished this year by the Milling­ton fam­ily to pro­mote youth men­tal health and pre­vent sui­cide.

“I knew Mark (Milling­ton) – we boxed to­gether for about a year and I knew him be­fore that,” Robert said.

“It’s be­cause I know him that I thought it was the right thing to do (the con­cert) for free.”

The con­cert at Gayn­dah’s Town Hall starts with a DJ set at 7pm, with Robert per­form­ing from 7.30pm. En­try is re­stricted to ages 13 and older.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

FEEL THE BEAT: Bund­aberg rap­per Robert Thorne is donat­ing his time to per­form for the MARK Foun­da­tion – sup­port­ing youth men­tal health at Gayn­dah's Christ­mas Car­ni­val.

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