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Caba gets creative for Carnivale

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Local performing artists will work their magic at the Caba Creative Carnivale stage. Original music, poetry, standup comedians, the doggie dress-up parade, dance, drumming and more are included in this contemporary variety show.

Caba Creative president Duke has been delving into the depths of local talent, stimulating people to come forward, to not feel pigeonholed in their artform but to present their art and inspire others.

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‘I love quirky new innovative performances; those that make me smile and think,’ he says. ‘They might take me out of my comfort zone, but that is the rewarding aspect, to view the world through their eyes and mind is a privilege.’

Those who visited last year will remember the thrill of discovering novel acts. This year the host of talented musicians such as Pete Wilson, Stephen Lovelight, Magnetic Drill Gang, and Alan Kirk will perform their original music. They are flanked by the diva Tara Williams, poet Greg Pimm, and a special spot has been reserved for the near big-band ‘Us’.

Duke says that the talent living in this area is world-renowned.

‘These performers welcome the opportunity to profile themselves and share their art with their community.’

Alan Kirk







A prime sample is the opening act Sound Synergy from Pottsville. Founder Gareth will immerse his audience in an auditory experience, taking all present on a mesmerising rhythmical journey.

Don’t fear the dark as you will be delighted with an amazingly energetic fire show by Neal Webb from Energy Entertainments. He promises to deliver a breathtaking performance at the Carnivale involving technical, graceful and high-energy fire spinning, with hand and weapon forms from the Chang Quan families of Kung Fu, dance routines and gymnastics. All fused to create a fire show like no other. This is a not-to-be-missed event.

Headlining this year is Devil’s Kiosk, purveyors of the finest blues music. Drummer Toby made the move from the UK to our shores after spending years touring around Europe. He has gigged with many different bands and artists. His highlights include backing the late, great Louisiana Red, jamming with British blues legend John Mayall and opening for Chuck Berry.

Stephen Lovelight

Stringing the show together is flamboyant radio presenter Tommy T-Jet, who is always willing to share his witty humour with everyone in earshot. His favourite act on the bill is the Dog Dress-Up Parade.

‘I like show business and animals and the two gel quite well,’ says Tommy. ‘It’s a fun event to participate in and to watch. It always brings a great laugh when you see the dogs dressed up, also animals don’t speak or sing! Stay tuned to experience creative and exciting things and meet new people. As the MC I aim to motivate visitors to let their hair down and have a really great day out.’

The Caba Creative Carnivale will be held this Saturday September 28 from 1pm at Cabarita Beach.

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