THERE wasn’t a whiff of celebrity in the air as down-to-earth country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley kicked off his Cape York tour in a little tin shed at Wujal Wujal’s footy oval on Sunday night.
And with a grin from ear to ear as he performed, Cassar-Daley clearly loved it as much as the crowd did.
The country singer has a packed schedule and was in Coen last night (Monday) and Hope Vale today. He delighted fans in Wujal with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal.
There was no personal security, and the laidback celebrity drove himself around in a local hire car and enjoyed pizza and the free barbecue put on by the Wujal council while he chatted with locals and watched the other bands.
In the finale for Wujal Wujal’s Community Fun Day, a few hundred locals were treated to homegrown musicians Black Image Band playing alongside the record-breaking 40-time Golden Guitar winner.
Under the full moon, kids kicked a ball as parents and families sat on rugs on the grass and danced under the stars, with Wujal mayor Bradley Creek jumping on the guitar before Cassar-Daley closed the night singing Black Image’s hit You Fella Too Deadly Now.
Cassar-Daley also paid tribute to Cape York Weekly, tapping journalist Sarah Martin on the shoulder between sets to say thank you for last week’s “great write up”.