New king of Carnivale
THIS year’s Carnivale will witness the arrival of brand new event, with the A Taste of Paradise Concert welcoming Aussie legend Daryl Braithwaite and his band as the headline act.
In a distinguished career spanning more than 30 years, Braithwaite’s success began with Sherbet, a band which forever remains in the history books of Australian music for producing 20 Top 40 singles including hits like Summer Love and Howzat.
Following the success of Sherbet, Braithwaite stuck out as a solo performer in 1988 with the release of the phenomenally successful album Edge followed by Rise which spawned the musical gems As the Days Go By, One Summer and The Horses.
Braithwaite said he couldn’t wait to get back to Port Douglas to perform.
‘‘We will be in town for two days and I’m just really looking forward to playing in that beautiful climate,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s nice to come from the south where it is getting really cold and not have to wear a ski jacket out onto the stage.
‘‘We are all looking forward to coming up and seeing what Carnivale is all about.’’
Braithwaite will be supported by the musical stylings of local favourites Willow Willis and Benny and the Clones for an evening of exciting entertainment around the Sheraton’s lagoon pools.
‘‘Our set list will contain a couple of Sherbet songs, two or three songs from my solo albums, one or two from my upcoming album and a cover or two that we have been performing for years,’’ Braithwaite said.
A Taste of Paradise Concert: Daryl Braithwaite will be held at the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas on Saturday, May 25. Tickets are on sale on line now for $35 per person or at the door for $40. Visit www.carnivale.com.au for more information.
ROCKING CARNIVALE: Daryl Braithwaite will headline A Taste of Paradise (inset) Braithwaite (centre) with Sherbet in 1977