One out of the box

Nikki Dagostino (right) with Beth Sheldon and Rus the Bus.
Nikki Dagostino (right) with Beth Sheldon and Rus the Bus.

The 30-year-old jetted off to Europe this year on a dream trip representing Perth and gigging at festivals in Italy and the UK, including performing on the same bill as Dolly Parton and Metallica at Glastonbury. She was due to perform at Italian tenor Andrea Boccelli’s home ” where he was hosting a party with celebrities including Lionel Richie, John Legend and George Clooney ” but had to fly home after a fall in Vasto, Italy, sent her to hospital and unable to walk.

Since arriving back in Perth, Dagostino has had an electronic bathtub and tricycle made to help her get around to keep playing her beloved accordion.

‘We debuted the bathtub at Kings Park Festival last week and it absolutely went off,’ she said.

‘People went crazy and everyone had their phones out and was running after us taking videos ” it was hilarious.’

Dagostino said her prognosis at this stage was not looking good, with the break not showing a lot of improvement, but she was happy to be back in WA and performing to audiences all over the state.

‘I have my accordion and my happiness and I’m set,’ she said.

‘I will go on with the performances in a bath tub, a tricycle, a wheelchair or even a golf buggy or wheelbarrow.’

The tub will make an encore appearance at her sixth Oktoberfest at the Supreme Court Gardens on October 11.