Stu­dent duets with coun­try star

Narrogin Observer - - Front Page - Michael Traill

WA Col­lege of Agriculture stu­dent Daneika An­drich, 15, won the ex­pe­ri­ence of a life­time when she per­formed along side her child­hood mu­si­cal in­spi­ra­tion, Adam Brand, on Sun­day night, Au­gust 12.

The hugely pop­u­lar coun­try singer ran a Face­book com­pe­ti­tion, ask­ing fans from around the na­tion to cover his hit Get on Your Feet.

Sub­mit­ting and im­press­ing Mr Brand with the cover, Daneika was cho­sen to per­form with him at this year’s Queens­land Agri­cul­tural Show, Ekka — which was only Daneika’s sec­ond in­ter­state trip.

“It was amaz­ing, I was kind of speech­less at the time,” she said.

Daneika was in­tro­duced to Adam Brand’s mu­sic by her mother, Karen, who she brought along for the “money can’t buy ex­pe­ri­ence”.

“Mum was pretty much the same as me, amazed and pretty ex­cited to meet him,” Daneika said.

“Mum’s al­ways been into Adam Brand and I grew up lis­ten­ing to him.

“I was hop­ing that I didn’t for­get the words, once I got out there I was pretty calm, think I sang more than Adam Brand did.”

On the back of a ute, Daneika and Brand per­formed the track to­gether at the show’s main arena in front of 20,000 fans.

“We had to run out to the mid­dle of the arena and jump on and started driv­ing around,” she said.

“He of­fered for me to open a show (he was) plan­ning on do­ing in March in Perth at the Ravenswood Ho­tel. If the show goes ahead, I get to do a 20minute open­ing for it.”

We had to run out to the mid­dle of the arena and jump on and started driv­ing around.

Daneika An­drich

Picture: Michael Traill

Daneika An­drich at the WA Col­lege of Agriculture Nar­ro­gin.

Picture: Karen An­drich

Daneika An­drich and Adam Brand.

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