Reece Mastin burst into the Australian consciousness in late 2011 after winning X-Factor. His debut album went double Platinum and hit #1 as well as three consecutive singles that all worked their way into the Top 5 of the ARIA charts. Now gearing up for his ‘Wolf in the Woods’ National Tour in September, Reece Mastin takes some time out to chat with Sydney Unleashed.
How did you get your start in the music industry?
Best part of what you do?
Touring this beautiful country and playing the live music I love to the fans I call my family.
And the worst part?
It’s all lovely.
Any interesting experiences you can share?
I recently received a bass headstock to the back off my skull at my gig. So I finished the encore then for stitches. Then my player cried, hahaha.
Favourite album of all time and why?
It varies but right now maybe ‘Pump’ by Aerosmith.
Best live performance that you’ve ever seen?
Maybe (Cold) Chisel at the Hordern (Pavilion).
Favourite bars/clubs/pubs to hang out in?
Alexandria Hotel, Fratelli but that’s coz I dig the food… and Flying Fajita Sisters… Yes, that’s food again but I only go for the tequila.
Take us through a typical day in the life of Reece Mastin.
I’m pretty much locked in studios at the moment. Which isn’t doing any good for my tan, hah.
What advice would you give to someone looking at getting involved in the music industry?
Make the music you love and make it work. Don’t ever let go of the music you love.
Any news or final comments?
If you’re looking for new music and touring info, head to the RMFC (the Reece Mastin Fan Club) to sign up) and chat with my awesome fans and get some awesome stuff.
Reece Mastin’s ‘Wolf In The Woods’ National Tour kicks off in September. Visit www.reecemastinofficial.com for details.