Muso returns for Clink gig
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