From Migrant to Award Winner: Meet Charlie Cacciola.
Sicilian migrant Charlie Cacciola came to Australia as a child, unable to speak English. Last year he won an Australian Songwriters Association Lyrics Award. Hear Charlie's amazing life story - from humble beginnings to acclaimed author and award winning songwriter.
Charlie Cacciola : A retired banker and trustee advisor Charlie started writing as a hobby 10 years ago. At the age of 63 he began song-writing and within 3 years was honoured with 1st place in the 2015 Australian Songwriters Association Lyrics awards and 7th place in the Country Music awards. He has been placed in the finals with six other songs including two songs at 2016 Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards. He is the co-author of the acclaimed true crime story, The Second Father and author of children’s adventure stories Zachery and Nonno Go to the Races and Emily, James and the Stormbird.
Join Charlie as he takes you on his unexpected journey from his humble beginnings in Sicily, a migrant kid who couldn't speak English who in later life became an award winning songwriter and published author.
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