Jess Holland

June
19

ARTICLE TAKEN FROM THE MOREE CHAMPION

BY GEORGINA POOLE

22nd April, 2014, 6:00 a.m.

ONE OF the region’s premier entertainers, Jess Holland, will help Moree on a Plate celebrate it’s 10th year and ensure visitors to this year’s festival are kept well entertained.

Jess has supported the likes of Luke Dickens, Diesel and Adam Brand on tour and is a two-time Toyota Star Maker finalist.

Currently touring the country with her new album, A Whole Lot To Say, Jess said she couldn’t resist taking some time out to perform at Moree on a Plate.

“Moree on a Plate is such a fantastic, fun day out and I’ve always loved the opportunity to catch up with friends, and of course taste delicious food from around the region,” she said.

No stranger to the region, Jess arrived in Moree in 2009 as a graduate agronomist for Landmark.

Later she moved to Mungindi as an agronomist with B&W Rural and has happily made the district home.

“It is such a wonderful area we live in and any chance to showcase local talent, from producers to performers, must be applauded,” she said.

“The region loves to kick up its heels and Moree on a Plate is no exception. I have performed regularly around the district at events such as race meets and speciality parties and I’m really looking forward to sharing my new album with the community at Moree on a Plate.”

President of Moree on a Plate, Mary-Kate McCormick said the committee was delighted to have Jess on board for this year’s festival, as well as Moree’s very own ukulele band, The String Section.

“This will be The String Section’s inaugural performance, which Moree on a Plate is very honoured to lay claim, and I know Marty Roberts has been working very hard with this band over the past few months,” Mrs McCormick said.

The String Section was formed earlier this year and consists of young and old performers.

Mrs McCormick thanked Local Land Services and the Moree Champion, who have sponsored this year’s Moree on a Plate entertainment, and said the festival was a perfect avenue for promoting new talent.

“We are so blessed in this district – from the vast array of quality producers with delicious locally grown fare through to the exceptional, nationally recognised local performers such as Jess Holland. Moree on a Plate is so excited so showcase the region’s rich tapestry of talent.”

The String Section will be performing throughout the morning from 10am, with Jess taking the stage from 1-4pm.

The 2014 Moree on a Plate will be held Saturday, May 3 at the Moree Secondary College from 10am to 4pm.

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