Rocky boy Logan Brewster with Cold Chisel.
Rocky boy Logan Brewster with Cold Chisel. Contributed

Rockhampton drummer opening act for Cold Chisel

WHEN Logan Brewster started playing the drums on the bottoms of empty buckets when he was four-years-old, he never thought 15 years later he'd be the opening act for one of Australia's most iconic bands.

On Saturday night the Rockhampton drummer played his set with singer Leanne Tennant at Townsville's 1300Smiles stadium as the opening act for Cold Chisel.

For the last 15 years Logan has been playing the drums with a number of local bands around the Rockhampton region but nothing prepared him to play for one of his all-time favourite bands.

Logan, 19, said it hadn't sunk in yet that he was the supporting act for a band he used to listen to on the radio.

"Saturday night was unreal," he said.

"They are one of my favourite bands so to be opening for them and see them backstage, it was crazy.

"I used to listen to them when I was just starting out in music and I've loved them ever since.

"The nerves hit me right before I went on stage and I just kept thinking, you are opening for Cold Chisel.

Charley Drayton from Cold Chisel with Rocky boy Logan Brewster in Townsville.
Charley Drayton from Cold Chisel with Rocky boy Logan Brewster in Townsville. Contributed

"After Leanne and I did our sound check before the show Phil Small, the bass player of Cold Chisel, said he really enjoyed our set, I just thought to myself, 'Thank you, I have been a fan of yours since I was born.'"

The former Emmaus College student said he'd always had a passion for playing the drums and wanted a career in music.

"When I was little my grandfather played the guitar and I'd watch him play gigs around town but I was always drawn to the drummer and got my first drum kit when I was five," he said.

"It's definitely something I want to do as a career, to be in a band one day like Cold Chisel would be amazing but for now constantly gigging and meeting other musicians who love music as much as I do is what I want to be doing at the moment."

Logan is playing at The Strand this Friday night.



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