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Festive cheer on track

Friday, 5th December, 2014

Morgan Street students (left) Elise Turtur and Ella Thompson just after singing with Aussie band Chocolate Starfish. They performed the new Christmas carol “Bring on Christmas Day”, as part of the Indian Pacific’s Outback Christmas Train arrival yesterday morning Morgan Street students (left) Elise Turtur and Ella Thompson just after singing with Aussie band Chocolate Starfish. They performed the new Christmas carol “Bring on Christmas Day”, as part of the Indian Pacific’s Outback Christmas Train arrival yesterday morning

As the Outback Christmas Train rolled into town, yesterday, excited children lined up to see Santa and excited parents gathered to see an Aussie rock band from the 90s.

Each year the Indian Pacific spreads Christmas cheer across the continent on board the Outback Christmas Train.

The train travels from Sydney to Perth on its 4,352km journey stopping at regional and remote stops along the route and providing free concerts and a special guest, Santa.

This year the Christmas journey began early as the Indian Pacific teamed up with Adam Thompson, the front man from Chocolate Starfish.

Chocolate Starfish is an Australian rock music group formed in 1992. Their highest-charting single, You’re So Vain, was a cover version of Carly Simon’s 1972 hit.

Throughout September, school children across Australia united to write and record a new Australian-inspired Christmas Carol, ‘Bring on Christmas Day’. Students performed the song, with the help of Chocolate Starfish, to the delight of the crowd at the train station yesterday morning.

The single has been released as the Outback Christmas Train makes it way across Australia.

It is available for purchase on iTunes now for $1.69, with the money raised going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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