Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Cooking to a Different Tune

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Cooking to a Different Tune

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REPORTER

JONNO COLFS

CATERING might be his bread and butter, but Mark Bradford always dreamed of being a singer.

These days behind the counter at the Warwick Saleyards canteen, feeding hungry buyers and sellers, Mr Bradford said he was inspired by his grandfather, a cook with a passion for singing.

"It's been a love of mine ever since I was a kid," he said.

"I guess it runs in the family, somewhere along the line.

"I wouldn't say I'm a really good singer but I love it anyway."

More a fan of the country style, Mr Bradford loves the Aussie greats in the vein of Slim Dusty and Lee Kernaghan.

"I don't play any gigs or anything," he said.

"But at parties, someone might say, "Hey Mark, you're a singer, get up and sing us a tune", so I do.

"I don't mind karaoke but I'm not really up with the tempo, it's a fair bit different to singing along with YouTube at home. …

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