SPENDING his teenage years just outside of Adelaide, pop star Reece Mastin knows all too well what it’s like to miss out on the big acts.
That is why he is bringing his Restless tour to Warrnambool’s Lighthouse Theatre on March 15.
“Not a lot of bands came to where I was in South Australia and I missed out on them so that’s why I want to get out there,” Mastin said.
“I’ve done two rounds in big cities and before I do that again I need to take time out to see my regional fans.”
Nineteen year-old Mastin entered the Australian music scene in 2011 after winning television talent show X-Factor.
Mastin said it was a start he was proud to have.
“I loved it. It’s the new way of getting into the industry so I have no problem coming from a place like that,’’ Mastin said.
Mastin has been to Warrnambool twice before, appearing at the past two Fun4Kids festivals.
He said he was expecting a more mature audience at his upcoming show.
“Even just that my fans from a couple of years ago have grown up a little bit, that bigger age group has settled in now.”
Mastin said fans could expect a genuine rock show with high energy.
“It’s very different to what you think it’s going to be. Mahalia Barnes is supporting me and a lot have come to see her as well,’’ he said.
“Talking to her some fans have said ‘we’re not really into Reece’s music’ but by the end they said it’s a proper rock show, not like what you hear on the radio.”
Mastin said he was looking forward to entertaining a regional crowd and hearing its reaction to songs from his upcoming album Restless.
“They are always really appreciative and genuine and they really enjoy being at the show,’’ he said.
“The songs are a bit more rocky.”