Muso re­turns for Clink gig

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT -

ONE of the re­gion’s renowned local mu­si­cians, Danny Ross will be re­turn­ing to Port Dou­glas to per­form at the Clink next Sun­day.

Ross, who is com­ing to Port as a part of his sec­ond trip to the Ku­randa Roots Festival, used to be a reg­u­lar at local “muso nights” in the Dou­glas area.

This ex­pe­ri­ence gave him his in­spi­ra­tion for the songs he penned that won the Dou­glas Song­writ­ers Chal­lenge two years in a row and helped kick-start his ca­reer.

Ross grew up with a love for mu­sic, start­ing to play clas­si­cal Span­ish gui­tar at 10 un­der the guid­ance of dis­tin­guished teacher Jim Mor­ring­ton.

He was lucky enough in high school to study jazz along­side the Waples broth­ers who now play with many other iconic jazz per­form­ers such as Vince Jones, pi­anist Mike Knock and James Taylor. Danny Ross’s life­long love for mu­sic car­ried through

to his au­di­ence and af­ter win­ning the Chal­lenge he re­newed his ties with an old high school friend, now pro­ducer Jon Hen­der­son which led him on to cre­ate a se­ries of sin­gles, one of which, “Summer of Love”, peaked at eighth and re­mained on the A.R.I.A. charts for four months.

Ross is tak­ing a break from work­ing on his de­but al­bum, Aqua­ma­rine, to per­form at the Clink’s new Court­yard Mu­sic se­ries.

His per­for­mance will be at the start of the tourist sea­son and hope­fully his rep­u­ta­tion will boost the pro­file of other prom­i­nent local artists such as Omid Master who will be performing on the night.

The con­cert will be on July 1 at 6.30pm with the bar opening at 6pm, tick­ets only sold at the door.

Clink it up: Danny Ross

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