From the shower to the stage

The Northland Age - - Local News - By Kees Cher­ring­ton

I like grow­ing up in Kaitaia and Awanui be­cause ev­ery­one knows ev­ery­one. I’ll just be walk­ing down the road and see some­one and we yell out: ‘Kia ora!’ at the same time.

I like singing and learn­ing to play in­stru­ments. Mu­sic makes me happy and ex­cited. I want to sing in the shower all the time. I think it makes my mum crazy be­cause I sing too much all the time.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing in Far North’s Got Tal­ent was a high­light in my life that I will trea­sure for­ever. That feel­ing of singing and play­ing my in­stru­ment in front of hun­dreds of peo­ple was amaz­ing. I could see my Baba and my fam­ily in the crowd smil­ing at me. Baba came up and sang with me when I won sec­ond place. I was re­ally shocked that I had placed in the top three.

I want to have that feel­ing all the time — mak­ing peo­ple smile, happy and proud of me. And to achieve some­thing like that again would be so awe­some.

PIC­TURE / KIRSTY SAXON

Kees Cher­ring­ton.

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