Sydney, Australia – A touching passing of the torch has taken place in the music world this week as the NRL (National Rugby League) introduces a fresh era of grand final entertainment. Just 48 hours before the kick-off, The Advocate has exclusively revealed that NRL veteran Timmy Trumpet reached out to wish King Stingray, the Yolŋu surf rock pioneers, the best of luck before their performance at Accor Stadium in Sydney.
Timmy Trumpet, an iconic Australian DJ and club legend, has graced some of the world’s largest DJ stages, including Tomorrowland and Creamfields, bringing an electrifying energy to stadium-sized moments. However, in a heartfelt exchange of messages seen by The Advocate, Mr. Trumpet allegedly conveyed his well-wishes to the musicians from Northeast Arnhem Land and encouraged them to seize the moment.
“Hey lads, saw you guys are playing the GF tomorrow, I just wanted to say rip in!” Trumpet texted front man Yirrŋa Yunupiŋu. “Big day, big stage, I know you boys will kill it!”
While Timmy Trumpet is the go-to artist the NRL usually calls upon when they need a burst of high-energy entertainment for the grand final, this year, they have chosen to explore the acoustic music preferences of young Australians. They have also declined the government’s suggestion to book psy-op artists like ‘Sheppard’ or ‘G Flip.’
Instead, King Stingray will be performing alongside the cast of “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.”
Despite not performing his 2014 hit ‘Freaks’ to amp up the footy fan crowd, Trumpet has reportedly extended his offer to contribute his brass skills in case King Stingray requires additional musical support.
“Are you guys playing ‘Milkumana’? That’d be a good one!” Trumpet remarked. “But also, if you need some extra backup horns, just let me know, I’m here if you need…”
It’s a gesture that showcases the camaraderie and support within the music industry, as Timmy Trumpet passes the musical baton to King Stingray, wishing them success and offering his assistance if they ever require an extra dose of horn-powered energy.