Chris (19) is an Indigenous slide guitar virtuoso, and has a featured performance in the musical. After performing for Ted X and Triple J, he played at Bluesfest in 2014, and in 2015 was NAIDOC’s Young Person of the Year. Despite a challenging childhood, Chris is determined to show what can be achieved through talent and perseverance. He hopes the Queensland Music Festival will reveal the loving heart of Logan.
Junior (30) is a Tongan rapper and singer, and has overcome many challenges in life. Having experienced firsthand the violent conflict of Logan’s past, he has turned his life around and hopes performing in the musical will be a way to share his story and provide inspiration to others.
Rona (54) is a Samoan single mother who has lived in Logan for 20 years. After her husband passed away, she raised four children on her own and, through challenges and difficulties, managed to become a social worker at the age of 50. She hopes that by performing in the musical she can show her kids and the rest of Logan that “anything is possible”.
Sophie and her ‘mumager’ Wendy
Sophie (11) is an ambitious singer and dancer, supported by her self-described ‘mumager’ Wendy. Sophie sees being part of the musical as a big opportunity, and her mother Wendy hopes the Queensland Music Festival project will change the negative perceptions of Logan and show that everyone can get along.
Mad Mike (24) is a Woodridge born-and-bred rapper who wants to represent his hometown in the musical. With 20 family members having lost their lives over the past decade, he sees being involved in the musical as a triumph over adversity and a way to share his music.
Peter (16) is a Malawian refugee, and a talented beat-boxer. He wants to convey his passion for the diverse Logan community and show that beat-boxing can send out a positive message.