Central Coast Duo The James Brothers have taken out the 2022 National Busking Final held in Cooma.
Following on from their success in the inaugural Central Coast competition held in August, the Central Coast duo were the judge’s choice.
Five winners of the Central Coast heat, held in October, went on to compete at the nationals, with folk duo The James Brothers being named winner in the Open Division, taking home $300 in prizes and the winner’s trophy.
Sophie Goodwin came runner-up in the Secondary category, while Lil G (Gemma Egan) came second in the Primary School category, also taking second place in the People’s Choice award. The Night Owls were highly commended in the Open category.
The Australian National Busking Championships is an Australia-wide network of busking festivals.
This year’s heats were held in Queensland, the, ACT and Victoria, with the NSW heat held at The Entrance.
The annual event celebrates the rich diversity of Australian music and street performance culture.
The Rotary Clubs of Erina and The Entrance worked together to host the inaugural Central Coast heat, held at Memorial Park, which saw a huge range of performers showcase their talents and attracted an audience of more than 2000. Prizes totalling $4,000 were sponsored by local businesses, Rotary Clubs and individuals to support individuals who devote their time, energy and enthusiasm as performers in the Central Coast region.