Con­cert a ‘clear step up’

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

A SUC­CESS res­i­dent will live out a life long dream when he per­forms at the Abil­ity Idol con­cert in Ka­did­jiny Park this Satur­day.

Jeff Dixon is one of six fi­nal­ists se­lected to present live at the con­cert, which gives peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­ity the chance to show their skill.

Mr Dixon has played the gui­tar since he was 10 years old, but said per­form­ing to a big au­di­ence would be a clear step up from a few pub gigs he has done.

He will per­form his orig­i­nal piece Oil­fields and Rocky Bay, which is ded­i­cated to two or­gan­i­sa­tions that have played an im­por­tant role in his life.

“Oil­field Pro­duc­tion Tech­nolo­gies and Rocky Bay have both pro­vided me with great op­por­tu­ni­ties and I wanted to be able to recog­nise them through Abil­ity Idol,” he said.

“My friends from Rocky Bay heard me play and en­cour­aged me to en­ter, so I’m re­ally thank­ful for their sup­port.”

Event co-or­di­na­tor Ben Cox said Abil­ity Idol was about giv­ing peo­ple with dis­abil­ity the chance to show their tal­ents.

“We haven’t got many things like Abil­ity Idol in WA. It gives peo­ple liv­ing with a dis­abil­ity a chance to per­form in front of a live au­di­ence, which is great,” he said.

“I’m re­ally ex­cited to bring Abil­ity Idol to life and hope that by tak­ing part peo­ple with dis­abil­ity will get the chance to achieve their own dreams.”

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell­mu­ni­ d450110

Abil­ity Idol per­former Jeff Dixon.

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