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environmentalist, social justice campaigner, singer, songwriter, musician and bushcraft teacher.


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Jake Cassar - whatsoncentralcoast imageWhats On Central Coast logo image JAKE CASSAR:
Jake Cassar is a well known environmentalist, social justice campaigner, singer, songwriter, musician and bushcraft teacher.

MUSIC: (Venues, Private Functions, Festivals, House Parties)
Jake has worked as a professional singer for around 15 years and his influences are Cat Stevens, Nirvana, Tracey Chapman, Crash Test Dummies, Queen, Pearl Jam, Redgum and the Violent Femmes. Jake has played gigs supporting Ross Wilson, Kasey Chambers, Lucky Star and many other high profile performers. Jake was a finalist in Australian Idol and has performed originals at many Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast and interstate venues including a performance at the Big Day Out in Sydney.

Jake is heavily involved in charities on the Central Coast and has organised and performed at many events raising awareness and funds to support important local organisations such as Coast Shelter, Lifeline, The Salvation Army, the Red Cross, Fairhaven Services, Central Coast Suicide Prevention Network and many more.

Jake is available to play solo gigs (guitar, vocals, stomp box, didgeridoo) 3 x 45 minute brackets of covers.

SOLO OR BAND (3 PEICE) ORIGINAL OR FOLK/AUSTRALIANA GIGSDeadly Nightshades' David - whatsoncentralcoast.com.au
Jake is also available to perform 1-1.5 hour shows doing an option or mix of his own original songs, Australiana folk songs and or/didjeridoo, performing either as a solo act or with his band "Jake Cassar and the Deadly Nightshades" including Saxophonist Cassie and lead guitarist, David.

Jake's very Aussie sense of humour and ability to rev the crowd up, makes Jake the perfect host for any event. Jake is available to host events for the Central Coast outer areas. Jake is also available to host events in character/costume.

Jake provides his own sound system, lights and can provide invoice with ABN either hard copy or via email.

Jake is a passionate conservationist and bush craft teacher specializing in edible and medicinal native and introduced plants. Jake is fast becoming known as one of the foremost authorities on edible and medicinal plants and openly admits he is obsessed with learning about the various uses of plants. Jake has spent most of life fine tuning his survival knowledge in what he calls "The University of the Bush".

Jake has taught himself much of what he knows through personal experience going out and living off the land for weeks at a time and from his extensive amount of books and documentaries he has acquired (over 20 years) on native and exotic plants and their traditional uses. Jake has spent literally hundreds of nights in the Australian bush and has been blessed to spend time with much respected elders in NSW and Central and Western Australia. Jake has also given presentations along with well known people in Botany/conservation such as Les Robinson, Alan Fairley and Costa Georgiadis.

Always accompanied by his canine counterpart, "Benson" the Staffy Cross, Jake has performed bush tucker presentations, tours and camps for a variety of community groups and organisations. Some of these include presentations and/or tours for Pre-Schools, Primary and High Schools T.A.F.Es, Sydney (Western) and Newcastle Universities, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers, Army Survival Instructors, Gosford Show, Peats Ridge Festival, Dragon Dreaming Festival, Subsonic Festival, R.E.G.E.N and many more.

Jake's presentations/tours are interactive, engaging and include a comprehensive display of native and exotic plants and an in-depth description of some of the plants uses. Jake will share information on how to make rope out of tree bark, fire from sticks, soap from Wattle leaves and much more.

Jake is available for 1 hour Bushcraft presentations and 3 hour walking tours.

Jake also offers overnight trips (Midday-Midday) locally or away from the Central Coast.

Jake is also available for corporate team building exercises.

Jake has spent nearly a decade devoted to sharing his experiences and knowledge of the bush with charity organisations and challenged youth and offers regular (monthly) free community bushwalks.

Jake's aim is to connect/reconnect as many people as he can to the land in order to bring back the respect for the land and it's many inhabitants, stories and secrets.

See the JAKE CASSAR FACEBOOK BOOKING PAGE for more information, cost, gigs etc

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An extensive knowledge and a love of the area plus a genuine interest to promote all it has to offer is what sets Whats On Central Coast apart from the others.

So if you are looking for holiday, temporary or permanent Central Coast accommodation, a spot of Central Coast shopping, some brilliant Central Coast entertainment, a surf report before a dip in one of the many pristine Central Coast Beaches or a round of Golf followed by some fish and chips or maybe 5 star cuisine from one of the many Central Coast restaurants or take-away's you have definitely arrived at the right place..
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