MU­SI­CAL FLAIR

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Ihad the plea­sure of spend­ing the week with al­ter­na­tive/ indie singer and song­writer Shaun Kane, who was gear­ing up for his very first EP launch. We kicked off the week­end with a ra­dio in­ter­view on 89.1 com­mu­nity ra­dio with Brian Ed­monds. I asked him if he was ner­vous but he just smiled and softly replied that he was more ner­vous about the ra­dio in­ter­view. Then Shaun launched his very first EP at the LILO Restau­rant Bar Pool Deck.

LILO Bar looked like a By­ron Bay hip­ster’s dream, with the lights dimmed down and fairy lights hang­ing around the rooftop bar with palm trees sway­ing in the balmy breeze (OK, it was cy­clonic).

Shaun looked like a real rock star, with light­ning strikes on the hori­zon be­hind him as he strummed his first chord, the tim­ing was just per­fect. When I heard his voice I al­most died. At the ripe old age of 17, Shaun was singing about his ex­pe­ri­ences of teenage heart­break, late-night ad­ven­tures, rule break­ing and his ur­gency to know where he be­longed in this #crazy­world.

I started to thank my lucky stars that I am no longer a teen.

More than 70 peo­ple at­tended this event but his big­gest fan of all was his proud mum Suzy Kane, who turned away to shed a happy tear as he be­gan to play.

Suzy said that young Shane had no in­ter­est in mu­sic when the fam­ily first bought him a gui­tar, but then one day he just de­cided to pick it up and has never looked back.

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