Braxton beat pow­ers jivin’ in Julatten

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT - PAUL MIL­TON BUT­LER

AN eight-year-old boy stole the show on Satur­day night at one of the fundrais­ers for the Moss­man Rocks mu­sic fes­ti­val at the Jivin’ In Julatten gig held at the High­lander Tav­ern.

Braxton Wein­ert even looked like a drum­mer with the coolest hair­cut on the night but when he sat down to play the drums he re­ally showed off his stuff.

Braxton held the beat as he led much older and sea­soned mu­si­cians through their set. On one song in par­tic­u­lar, The Boys Light Up, by Aus­tralian Crawl, there is a triple-tom fill and it has to played spot on to give the song its full mean­ing and Braxton wowed the au­di­ence with his tim­ing and did a fan­tas­tic job.

An­other young singer who was also a hit and had a great voice was Shan­ice McLean, 13, who dis­played a great deal of poise and sang with­out a hint of ner­vous­ness.

Trib­ute also needs to be paid to the Walker Broth­ers who pro­vide their time for free and also pro­vide back­ing mu­si­cians for other artists when per­form­ing at these fund-rais­ing gigs as well as en­cour­ag­ing the young kids such as Braxton and Shan­ice to get up and per­form.

The next fundraiser for the Cairns Blues Fes­ti­val (Septem­ber 27) is “Party in Port” at the Port Dou­glas Yacht Club on Septem­ber 3.

“We get won­der­ful sup­port from many lo­cal busi­nesses such as Temp­ta­tions Café, Pec­corino’s, Good­ies, and the Junc­tion Café and I would like to thank them for their help,” Ms Sta­ple­don said.

All monies raised will go to­wards mak­ing the third an­nual Moss­man Rocks a free event for the com­mu­nity.

To do­nate a raf­fle prize, or for more in­for­ma­tion on how to get in­volved, call Anne Sta­ple­don on 0428 171 167.

Young tal­ent: Braxton Wienert, 8, drum­mer at the High­lander Tav­ern on Satur­day night

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