Jeff Fatt is an Australian musician and actor known for being in a children’s band called the Wiggles.

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Background

Jeffrey Wayne Fatt, commonly known as Jeff Fatt was born in Casino, New South Wales in Australia at Casino Memorial Hospital. The versatile singer, musician and actor stepped into the world on July 21, 1953. His parents were of Chinese origin which is surprising to people because was born in Australia. Australia actually has a large Chinese population because of the many immigrants that migrate there.

His father was the owner of a major retail store in New South Wales, the city of Jeff’s birth. His mother Norma was brought up in Hong Kong. Jeff’s favorite shows as a kid were Sooty and The Mickey Mouse Club. Ray Charles is his favorite musician and role model. Jeff has four siblings, and he is the fourth youngest one among the five children. His younger sister name is Kristine. Meiling, Meiguin, and Hilton are Jeff’s older siblings.

Chinese Family in Australia

It was tough for Jeff and his siblings to grow up as Chinse kids living in Australia. Throughout the years, Chinse people in Australia have had to face racism from the white residents of Australia. Even in 2018, there has been tension between the Chinese immigrants and white residents in Australia. There have been a growing number of Asian politicians that want to try to run for the political offices in Australia. They feel that they have a large number of people that need proper representation. Since they contribute a lot to the economy and society of the country, they do not think that it is fair if laws are made without their input and consideration. They feel that they are as much Australian as any other person living in the country.

Unfortunately, there is still a lot of racism that is present in Australia. During the 2018 elections, there was racism vandalism on the campaign posters of Asian nominees. There was tagging and graffiti that read “No Chinks” on the faces of Asian politicians. They Asian residents were angry and disgusted with the cruel acts of racism. There were many white people that supported them and assured them not to worry because the negative and racist people were in the minority and didn’t speak for everyone in the country. The Asian politicians stood their ground and said that they would not back down and would fight for change as hard as they could.

Music Career

Jeff became an inspiring music artist and was famous for being a band member of the famous children’s band, The Wiggles. The talented and versatile musician had great expertise on the keyboard, accordion and vocals. Jeff started playing the keyboard first but he eventually picked up the other instruments because he wanted to expand his musical range.

He had established a store in Sydney along with his brother before his music career took off. His brother, Hilton Fatt is a music producer. It was then when he was contacted to join the music band, The Cockroaches. The Cockroaches were dissolved in the early '90s. He was associated with the band until he joined The Wiggles. He is one of the oldest Wiggle band members and was a purple Wiggle. The purple Wiggle was famous for always falling asleep. Fatt was associated and involved with the group until 2012. The purple wiggle was later substituted played by Lachlan Gillespie after Jeff had left the band.

20 Oct, 2018


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