New king of Car­ni­vale

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Jessie Tol­son

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

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