Danny pro­gresses in The Voice

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Voice con­tes­tant and Port Dou­glas favourite Danny Ross has made it into the top 12 of the tele­vi­sion se­ries, bat­tling it out with some of the coun­try’s best up and com­ing mu­sic stars.

On-screen men­tor Joel Mad­den is im­pressed with Danny’s tal­ent, choos­ing him to go straight through to the next round and avoid an elim­i­na­tion round on Mon­day night.

Ross’ long-time friend and lo­cal men­tor, mu­sic mae­stro and luthier Stu Forbes, said he was proud of how far Danny has gone so far - but he ex­pected it.

‘‘Danny is do­ing re­ally well for him­self,’’ he said.

‘‘I can tell he is out of his com­fort zone and leav­ing his gui­tar out pur­posely where he can, to show he can per­form with­out it.

‘‘We used to per­form to­gether alot and we worked a lot on his stage pres­ence.

‘‘He was al­ways com­fort­able play­ing gui­tar but I guess I kind of pushed him to sing be­cause re­ally, the singing and play­ing go hand-in-hand and it turns out he had amaz­ing tal­ent in both.

‘‘We al­ways have a hoot when­ever we work to­gether and when we are play­ing it is like there is no age gap be­tween us, it’s just two mates play­ing mu­sic.

‘‘He has worked re­ally hard for this and i’m sure he will do well no mat­ter what the out­come.

‘‘He is mak­ing some great con­tacts now and I think he will do well once the show is over.’’

Ross has plans to come back to per­form a cou­ple of shows in Port in a few months time.

‘‘I look for­ward to him com­ing up for a cou­ple of gigs and play­ing to­gether again.’’

THROUGH TO THE FI­NALS:

Danny Ross

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