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8 Ball Aitken

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When 8 Ball was nineteen years old, a radical conversation altered his life path. “I used to work on a farm all week, then party all weekend,” he explains. “An Aboriginal elder from Townsville was visiting my town, and we were talking on Sunday morning after he had been watching me play guitar all weekend. He sat me down and told me off sternly – ‘I will be really disappointed if I visit next year and see you still here drinking and smoking, just wasting your talent and your life away,” explains the ex-farm worker, recalling his labouring in the Atherton Tablelands fruit plantations as a young teenager. “This was a ‘time stands still’, life-changing experience”, adds 8 Ball. “From that point on, I have stayed true, and followed my dream of making music and taking it out to the people”. He packed his bags, grabbed his guitar, and hitch-hiked south to the Big Smoke of Brisbane to seek his fortune.

The 27 year old former banana picker from Mareeba, Far North Queensland has created a uniquely Australian contemporary sound -- original roots music which reflects his origins in the steamy heat of the Far North Queensland tropics.

8 Ball has recently released his third album, ‘REBEL ... (+) expand
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yannis (level 25) wrote:
Wiser me too! Love your lyrics and voice!
6 years ago
JeremyRebecca (level 33) wrote:
Congratulations on hitting the home page with Cowboy Movie!!! :-) We knew it would. Have any more delightful tunes to share? :-)
6 years ago
Calista (level 38) wrote:
Oh, what a story, and what a talent!! This is an excellent song. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us and a warm Welcome to T61 :-)
6 years ago
cr (level 32) wrote:
Love your name and your sound...thanks.
6 years ago
jamesrycelistener (level 7) wrote:
Really like "Cowboy Movie" very well done and an excellent song!

James
6 years ago
woodjean (level 31) wrote:
Cowboy Movie is a very good song and you have a great voice!
6 years ago
Marcerita (level 31) wrote:
Let me join the others in welcoming you to T61! Very nice first song - like the melody.
6 years ago
mariodinamite (level 25) wrote:
no doubt about......you will have lots of success.

Great song.
6 years ago
Slinger (level 39) wrote:
This is a great first effort on here. Very very nice.
6 years ago
Tippsy (level 33) wrote:
Lovely! Welcome to T61! Thanks for sharing your music!
6 years ago
Drikitcha (level 31) wrote:
really nice! :D
6 years ago
JeremyRebecca (level 33) wrote:
Welcome to T61! Very nice song! We're glad we "discovered" it. :-)

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6 years ago
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