Braxton beat powers jivin’ in Julatten
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