News

'Ordinary' 18-year-old Reece Mastin promises big night here

Talented rock star Reece Mastin's concert is all sold out in Gladstone on January 10.
Talented rock star Reece Mastin's concert is all sold out in Gladstone on January 10. Contributed

HE IS a regular high school boy turned famous, but deep down he's just an ordinary, smitten 18-year-old.

Reece Mastin is fast becoming a star in many eyes and is on his tour, The Beautiful Nightmare, which will be coming to Gladstone on Thursday January 10.

Before taking off on his epic tour, The Observer chatted to this up-and-coming young rocker.

Before auditioning on X-Factor in 2011, Reece, 16 at the time, was just your regular teenager who loved the basic things in life.

Only one thing, apart from his evident flair for fashion, made him stand out: his passion and obvious talent for singing and rock music.

Some could say the X-Factor judges' faces showed it all.

Reece's first audition was undeniably out of this world: confident, crisp, clear and unique.

He not only shocked the judges but the audience as well.

Asking Reece how he feels when he gets on stage, the young star replies hesitantly: "I don't think I can really explain it.

"It's not something I've really ever felt before. It's this high of pure energy.

"Everyone on the stage is just buzzing."

The singer admits he doesn't really get nervous any more, but says celebrity life is not what he expected it to be.

"It's been great," he says.

"It's so full on. I can't pick one best thing. Everything's awesome.

"I always wanted to go and study music, but now I guess I don't really have to."

Since his win on X-Factor 2011, Reece has been non-stop in celebrity life.

His schedule is constantly full and he says he's often rushing around.

"Sometimes it's impossible to get to things done but it's working for now."

Reece says his motivation comes from a love for what he does. "I never thought I'd be able to do what I do on this scale," he said.

Not surprisingly he manages to make time for the woman in his life.

Chatting about his current girlfriend, Home and Away star Rhiannon Fish, it is clear how much the young singer adores the TV celebrity.

"Things are going really well," he says.

Meeting on a Shout It Out film clip, the couple seemed to hit it off instantly and are now living together in Sydney with another roommate.

"I love living in Sydney," he says. "But my family and friends are back in Adelaide."

Thankfully Reece still has the constant support of his family and friends in Adelaide who he visits every few months.

"It's still good to have that support even though they are quite far away," Reece says.

Reece seems ecstatic to amp up the Gladstone community for his big night on Thursday, January 10.

"It's all set up for a really big show, so it should be awesome," he says.

As for the future, there doesn't seem to be any immediate plans to change career paths and fans can breathe a sigh of relief to know that the young rock star plans to continue in his epic music profession.

"Hopefully I'll be doing the same thing, only on a bigger scale," he says.

"I'm seeing about going overseas with it, so we'll see where we go."

Reece Mastin Beautiful Nightmare album cover. PHOTOGRAPHY JEFF DARMANIN
Reece Mastin Beautiful Nightmare album cover. PHOTOGRAPHY JEFF DARMANIN Contributed

Topics:  gladstone music reece mastin rock music



Foodies' scavenger hunt: are you up for it?

IF YOU want to give your tastebuds the flavour sensations of a lifetime, here is the ultimate foodie’s scavenger hunt through Brisbane.

5 minutes with Israel Folau on footy, life and love

Israel Folau and Silver Fern netballer Maria Tutaia announced their engagement last last year.

WE CAUGHT up with football star and Brisbane ex-pat Israel Folau.

10 reasons to head to South Bank this summer

Head to the only inner-city beach in Australia!

South Bank has a ridiculous amount of fun things to do.

Five mammoth events you need in your life

No Caption

BRISBANE isn’t known for doing things by halves…

How to make your child's every dream come true...

Take a dip at South Bank in the inner-city beach.

‘I DON’T want to do fun things, Mum and Dad’… said no child ever!

How to do Eat Street the right way

Know where to start and where to end to avoid a huge food coma before you get to experience all the goodies!

EVERY Friday and Saturday night, Hamilton comes alive.

You can do WHAT in Brisbane?!

Talk about arriving in style! Take your pub crawl to the next level with a helicopter!

BET you didn't know you could do these things in Brisbane...

Police arrest and charge man after he escaped on foot

Gladstone magistrates court

Man runs from police before being arrested and charged.

F*** heads: Maccas rant lands woman in police cells

RANT: Katrina Leanne Luhrs fronted court over expletive laden rant.

"They wanted to f******* charge me $1 for a slice of cheese."

Bad back forced man to self-medicate with pot

Synthetic drug use for medicinal purposes is becoming more prominent. 
Photo Luka Kauzlaric / The Observer

Police found 10 marijuana plants at home of 52-year-old.

Local Partners

Lucky catch for fisho after losing wedding ring

As Darren was washing his hands his wedding ring slipped from his finger and fell in the water.


New Year New Yard

Win $1000 Bunnings Voucher
Learn More

Wheels are in motion for Adani's operational hub

Capricornia MP Michelle Landry and Rockhampton Region mayor Margaret Strelow are both excited following the Adani business meeting.

Businesses expected to hear from Adani today

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

Lion roars to straight to No 1 at Aussie box office

Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Sunny Pawar in a scene from the movie Lion.

THE Australian-made movie a hit, while Rogue One nears record mark.

Ozzy Osbourne fell asleep during his driving test

Not a good idea to give Ozzy a Ferrari

Kristen Stewart to host SNL

Kristen Stewart will host a pre-Super Bowl episode of SNL next month

Louis Tomlinson celebrated his son's first birthday

Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth celebrate son's first birthday

Kylie Minogue will take husband's name

Kylie Minogue will take her fiancé Joshua Sasse's surname

Nicole reveals her biggest parenting challenges

Actress Nicole Kidman.

Nicole Kidman says her kids are ‘deeply attuned' to her moods.

Why investors are flocking to Moranbah

Moranbah homes are selling like hotcakes, creating a supply problem

Investors are scrambling to get into the market

Stockland's $150m pitch: Build it and they will come

Gladstone Marina. The Gladstone Regional Council offers a range of exciting job opportunities. Photo Contributed: Murray Ware.

Here's why we need to see Stockland upgrade start soon.

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

Gladstone market's confidence coming back for 2017

Core Logic property statistics reveal the region's median house price dropped 16.7% to $275,000 in the September quarter.

Region's median house price drops 16.7% to $275,000

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!