Local talent uncovered at Naked Croc
THE mesmerising voices of the region’s emerging local artists were the main attraction at the Naked Crocodile Cafe’s Uncovered event on Friday night.
Twenty students performed throughout the evening, delivering a high quality performance that left the audience glued to their seats.
The performers were students from the Whitsunday Christian College, Miss Corrine’s School of Music and the Voice and Heart Music Tuition, aged between eight to 16.
For a number of the students it was their first time performing in public and many battled their nerves as they took to the stage to sing their favourite hits.
Singing teacher Melissa Saunders said the event was a success and attracted more than 60 people.
“Uncovered events not only give emerging artists exposure in the local community but also help them to grow into professionals by gaining experience under high quality sound and lighting with an audience expectation,” she said.
“All the students excelled and together they delivered a very professional level of performance.”
Among the performers on the night was 14-year-old Taylor Stevenson who was recently select- ed to perform in the second stage of auditions for the prime time television show X-Factor.
She is now waiting until March 2014 to see if she will be selected to perform in Sydney at the televised auditions.
Mrs Saunders is looking forward to launching an artist deve- lopment program to support local youth next year.
This was the final live music event for the year at the Naked Crocodile Cafe, which is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 9am-4pm.
For more information, visit www.thenakedcrocodilelive.com.
RISING STAR: Madi Brand sang a beautiful version of Big Jet Plane by Angus and Julia Stone while performing at the Naked Crocodile Cafe's Uncovered event on Friday night.
FRESH VOICE: The audience was in awe of Natasha Gibbs when she sang with pianist Paul Saunders in accompaniment at the Naked Crocodile Cafe on Friday night.