Jardean Hinchliffe – September 2016 STARs on the Rise Recipient
A regular fixture outside his local IGA and Coles, Jardean first started busking so that he could buy himself and his sister an ice block. He soon realised he could afford to buy the whole family ice blocks as his talent started to shine and passers buy were captivated by his voice.
In 2014 Express Advocate reporter Denice Barnes was covering a local news item but became more taken by this kid singing with a guitar bigger than he was standing. A half page feature story took over as the news item covered that day.
Jardean also took out 1st place in the 2016 Shine Youth Talent competition, singing his favourite song Sugar Man by Rodriguez.