Brace for pop concert with X Factor

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Isaiah Firebrace will be performing at the Broome Civic Centre on Tuesday September 24.
Camera IconIsaiah Firebrace will be performing at the Broome Civic Centre on Tuesday September 24. Credit: Carly Laden

Broome is set to experience an uplifting, intimate and fun performance with a deep meaning when Isaiah Firebrace comes to town.

The X Factor winner and Eurovision Song Contest finalist will be performing at the Broome Civic Centre on Tuesday, September 24 and spreading a message of “no shame” to youth in the process.

Firebrace said he was very excited to venture to the Kimberley, a destination that had been on his bucket list for some time.

“I’ve never been to the Kimberley region before and Broome has been on my bucket list for ages, so I am very excited to finally get up there and see what the town has to offer,” he said.

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“I love the beach, so I am definitely looking forward to hopefully visiting Cable Beach.

“The show is very upbeat and I’m sure everyone will have a great time with the positive energy and uplifting spirit of it all.

“I will be performing a bunch of cover songs with my own spin on it, as well as my new music and some of my older stuff.

“I hope people will be able to see my journey through my performance.”

Throughout the tour, Firebrace had been promoting his new single, Spirit, exploring the concept of reconnection.

“(Spirit) is all about reconnection, whether it’s reconnecting with yourself or reconnecting with something you were once close with,” he said.

“It’s all about realising that you’re your own best friend and finding your spirit.”

Before the show, Firebrace will be holding a special workshop called Beyond, in which he will be talking to local youth about his story and inspiring them to follow their dreams.

“Being a leader to young people is a huge part of my job, so I hope that by telling them my story and all of the wonderful things that have happened to me, will inspire them to follow their dreams,” he said.

“There’s no age limit. You don’t have to have a certain background, you don’t have to come from a big city when it comes to pursuing whatever it is that you want do in life.

“I enjoy being a leader and a voice and someone for people to look up to — being able to do all that and make music is quite an amazing feeling and I am very grateful.”

During the workshop, Firebrace will be spreading the message of “no shame”, something that resonates with him strongly as an indigenous Australian.

“A lot of young people are naturally really shy and too scared to be independent and do things for themselves,” he said.

“They’re really boxed in by this thought of ‘they can’t do it’ or ‘they’re not supposed to do it’, so I really want to show people that I am an indigenous person and I am leading by example.

“I have no shame, I am independent and I believe that what I do has a purpose, so I would really like to be that role model for that message and how liberating it is once you move past it.”

At 19, Firebrace has already managed some major achievements — from winning the X Factor to representing Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest and having his songs receive hundreds of thousands of international streams.

He said having so much success at such a young age and coming from a small town in New South Wales was surreal.

“It is still hard to believe but I think it’s amazing that this type of success has happened to me,” he said.

“I’ve dreamt for a long time about becoming a singer, so for that to already be happening is not only a good sign for now but it makes me excited for the future.”

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