Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Jeff Still Enjoys Amusing Kids

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Jeff Still Enjoys Amusing Kids

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Byline: Amy Haydock Amy.Haydock@capnews.com.au

AFTER 20 years of being one of the biggest children's performers in the world, Jeff Fatt is still as enthusiastic and dedicated to the act as the day he joined The Wiggles.

The talented purple performer said coming back to Rockhampton as part of The Wiggles Big Birthday Tour was something the group was looking forward to.

C[pounds sterling]We've been to Rockhampton quite a few times now over the 20 years, and it's great because these shows are a lot more intimate,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]You're able to hear the audience a lot more too, so it's a great atmosphere.C[yen] Jeff said the key to a good kid's song was the simplicity and repetition of it.

C[pounds sterling]We try to keep the music simple and nothing too deep, because the simplest things can be quite entertaining for them,C[yen] Jeff said.

C[pounds sterling]We treat our songs like pop songs, and because we have a background in early childhood, we have an idea of how they're going to respond. …

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