| Chooka grew up a very active, outdoors-oriented kid with very little technology during his childhood, allowing his creativity a lot of free rein. This in effect gave him much more freedom to express his feelings in a healthy way, and one of those ways that he expresses himself is what has garnered international attention on the young Australian farmhand.
In 2003 Chooka's family again relocated, this time to a hobby farm in central Victoria. Here he completed his homeschooling, and after having done some work on farms, he decided he wanted to be a sheep-shearer. So in 2010 Chooka attended a shearing school near Penshurst, in south-west Victoria. He picked up the skills quickly, and at night to relax he would play the little keyboard he and his brother had bought a couple of years beforehand. By simply experimenting and trying to emulate the classical composers he admired so much, Chooka had come to be quite good at manipulating the keys on a piano, so when his work mates in the shearing shed heard him, they were amazed at what came out of that little keyboard!
Having been on a television show was an incredible boost to a career in music for the young country boy, and he lost no time in taking advantage of it, when he recorded his first album 'No Worries!' within a month of finishing on Australia's Got Talent! The CD was made independently, and Chooka also began making some live appearances in Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia, including playing at Etihad Stadium, performing with Brian Cadd and Russell Morris, playing alongside Jack Vidgen, and playing as a highlight of the 77th Grafton Jacaranda Festival amongst many other things. He has also had offers to write scores for films and documentaries.
Chooka has been described as playing 'pure emotion,' and that is basically his goal. He has stated about his music, 'My aim is to play music that isn't bound by the rules of any particular style, and play it in a way that expresses emotion in the most effective way. I want my music to mean something-to actually help people emotionally.'
Chooka Parker, Everyone!