Remember his name – 17-year-old Jack Sweeney from Bracken Ridge, because on Saturday evening he was crowned the inaugural Bite Markets Busker-in-Residence in what is the first step for him on his journey to fame.
After beating three other performers in a Grand Final sing-off that drew crowds from all over Brisbane, Jack now holds the title of Busker-in-Residence at Bite Markets for 12 months, and will be performing every Friday and Saturday.
It was a fiercely contested battle, with dozens of musicians applying and heats held over three weeks. The Grand Final saw Jack victorious over fellow performers Matthew Potter from Caboolture, Rhys Roberts from Narangba and Ryan Desbrow from Caboolture. Judges included hit105’s The Code (Cody Schaeffer), The Voice 2019 finalist Dakota Striplin, and from the Moreton Bay Region Industry Tourism Board, Renee Gusa.
For young Jack this is the first big step in his music career, after finishing high school last year. He takes his song writing seriously and pulls musical inspiration from Ed Sheeran. Jack is hoping to use the next 12 months at Bite Markets to fine tune his musical and performance skills, and to release more new music.
This weekend will be his first official appearance as Busker-in-Residence, with music fans and diners encouraged to continue supporting this local artist as he settles into his permanent role at Bite Markets.
Bite Markets at North Harbour stars over 40 Flavour Makers and bars, presented in customised shipping containers, surrounded by landscaped areas in a fully fenced dining precinct. Bite Markets is open EVERY Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 10pm, celebrating local flavours and dishes from around the world and now has its very own Busker-in-Residence. With parking for more than 800 cars and located at exit 150 off the Bruce Highway on Nolan Drive in Morayfield, just 12 minutes from North Lakes and 25 minutes from Brisbane, Bite Market overflows with taste, colour and entertainment. There’s also a dedicated children’s play zone called ‘The Paddock’ with AstroTurf (for fun in all weather conditions!), face painting, games and art & craft!
HOW TO GET TO BITE MARKETS at North Harbour
Take Exit 150 from the Bruce Highway to Nolan Drive, Morayfield. Follow the signs – 12 minutes from North Lakes and 25 minutes from Brisbane.
OPENING HOURS: BITE will open every Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 10pm.
ENTRY DETAILS: $3 entry for adults, children 12 year and under are free of charge.