Singing sen­sa­tion to take the stage

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL - Peter Carruthers Peter.Carruthers@ news­re­gional­me­dia.com.au

LITTLE Pat­tie will bring the same en­ergy that cat­a­pulted her to na­tional star­dom with her when she ap­pears at the Proser­pine RSL on July 27.

She is as en­er­getic as she was when she took a strong­hold on the Aus­tralian mu­sic scene in the mid-1960s as a bright 14-year-old school girl from Syd­ney.

With a suc­ces­sion of hits, in­clud­ing He’s my Blonde Headed Stom­pie Wom­pie Real Gone Surfer Boy and Stompin’ at Maroubra, Pat­tie es­tab­lished her­self as a prom­i­nent force in the Aus­tralian mu­sic in­dus­try.

Her mu­si­cal tal­ents are cred­ited with many in­dus­try awards in­clud­ing Best Fe­male Singer, Most Pop­u­lar Fe­male Per­former, a TV Lo­gie for Best Teenage Per­son­al­ity and a suc­ces­sion of Gold Records.

A def­i­nite all rounder in the mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try, Pat­tie’s tal­ent spans a broad spec­trum from writ­ing, pro­duc­ing and per­form­ing shows for chil­dren, host­ing char­ity and cor­po­rate events, pre­sent­ing va­ri­ety and game shows, to per­for­mances of the works of the more se­ri­ous 20th Cen­tury com­posers.

In 1990 Pat­tie was the first Aus­tralian singer to per­form con­certs through­out China.

Later that year she was an Aus­tralian am­bas­sador again in Osaka, Ja­pan, singing with the le­gendary Graeme Bell All Stars.

At age 17, Pat­tie was the youngest Aus­tralian to en­ter­tain our troops in Viet­nam. She was evac­u­ated from the Aus­tralian Task Force Base in Nui Dat, when the fa­mous bat­tle of Long Tan be­gan.

Since then she has de­voted much of her time to Viet­nam veter­ans, do­nat­ing her ser­vices at a large va­ri­ety of fundrais­ing con­certs and spe­cial events for the De­part­ment of De­fence and the De­part­ment of Veter­ans’ Af­fairs.

Pat­tie main­tains a high pro­file in the mu­sic in­dus­try, with live per­for­mances at fes­ti­vals, cor­po­rate events, clubs and tele­vi­sion shows.

Her en­ergy and pas­sion ex­tend to all of her in­volve­ments, which in­clude her po­si­tion as the fed­eral pres­i­dent of the Me­dia, En­ter­tain­ment and Arts Al­liance, a po­si­tion she has held since 2002.

Pat­tie has a strong com­mit­ment to mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion.

She is a con­sul­tant for the New South Wales Govern­ment Tal­ent Devel­op­ment Project.

Little Pat­tie con­tin­ues an im­pres­sive track record in the mu­sic in­dus­try. She is a true pro­fes­sional and is sure to be a hit at the RSL.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

SINGING STALWARD: Little Pat­tie, will put on a show at the Proser­pine RSL on July 27.

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