The 2023 National Busking Competition Central Coast Chapter was held on Sunday 24th September. Once again the performances were outstanding, the weather was kind and the crowds enjoyed a mix of wonderful entertainment.
A huge thank you to all our sponsors, supporters, volunteers and participants.
The National Champions, and the winners of our heat last year, The James Brothers were joined by Rhia Norcott, DJ with Coast FM and Allan Spencer the founder of the Australian National Busking Championships to undertake the formal judging for the three main categories.
The winners of 2023 are:
ADULT WINNER – Owen Smith (who participated last year).
Owen’s website is https://owensmithguitar.com and socials are instagram.com/owensmithguitar and facebook.com/owensmithguitar. And his performance on the day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NEn4BJHYqU
Adult runner up – VACEO – a group of Vietnamese/Australian fusion music, who also placed third in the People’s Choice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ797DhRadU
13 – 17 years Winner – Hayden Phillis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zKIyDdO6lY
Runner up – Eve Pagacova
Highly Commended – Coral Renee https://www.abc.net.au/triplejunearthed/artist/coral-renee/
U13 years – Winner Belle Norman – https://spotify.link/aDDXYCYngDb
People’s Choice – Jacob Carroll
2nd Place – Beatrix Jackson
Third Place – VACEO
Highly Commended – Lucy and Josh Beveridge
Click here for a link to the Coast Community News article on the event