XXX FACTOR REECE MASTIN

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This  20 year old is aptly described as “a self-assured artist with all the poise , charisma and swagger of a burgeoning  rock star with a hell of a voice.” He’s graduating from the one X factor to a XXX.

Sometimes he growls and screams like a young Jimmy Barnes. Other times, the sandpaper throat turns to honey as he sings like a mellifluous angel. But always powerful.

Teemed up with  accomplished guitarists and singers, Taylor Sheridan and Mitchell Rogers, Reece had some really hot guitarists to bounce off. Mind you, he’s not too bad on the guitar either. They were really in there jamming and the teenage girls were screaming their socks off and gyrating all over the theatre.

Matter of fact, as a grandmother, I was up there dancing in the aisles too! 

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Reece ,Taylor and Mitchell Pics by Ibrahim Mustafa

Talking of grandmothers, Reece showed a softer, family – loving side when he talked of singing an Irish ballad with his grandparents. The way he sang that beautiful ballad with his angel voice, it was enough to bring a tear to the eye of many a grandmother.

He also shared his caring side in a song he wrote for his sister and is an ambassador for White Ribbon. 

Reece put his own style to covers such as California Dreaming, Ain’t No Sunshine When You’re Gone and did a fabulous version of the Bee Gees Staying Alive which really showed the creativity of the man and his group. The trio rocked! and rocked some more!  It was a joy to watch the musos  delighting in each others singing and playing.The ovations were not only standing, they were stomping , screaming , arm waving, singing along with their heroes.  Taylor , who did the warm up,  seemed to be almost as popular as Reece. 

Reece is penning quite a few his own songs these days. He spoke of how loneliness on the road , away from his loved one, inspired him to write “Suitcase of Stories”.  The thought being that this is what he would bring back home to her.

I’d say this young singer would already have quite a few stories in that suitcase, but if he keeps developing the way he’s going, he’s going to need a much bigger suitcase in the future.

Reece and band photos by Ibrahim Mustafa

Thanks Opera Boys. It’s been a grate buZZ.

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