Al­fie prom­ises to stick about

Win­ner of this year’s sea­son of The Voice is de­ter­mined to con­tinue per­form­ing

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE -

TV re­al­ity show The Voice 2016 win­ner Al­fie Ar­curi is de­ter­mined not to be­come an­other tal­ent show dis­ap­pear­ing act.

His My Story, Our Jour­ney tour will kick off its Syd­ney leg with an ap­pear­ance at Rooty Hill RSL on Satur­day.

Ar­curi says Rooty Hill guests can look for­ward to a re­lax­ing night of time­less clas­sics and heart­felt orig­i­nal songs.

“It’s just go­ing to be a chilled back night so come along,” he en­cour­aged mu­sic fans.

While per­form­ing pow­er­ful bal­lads on stages across Aus­tralia is a far cry from de­sign­ing build­ings at a desk, Ar­curi in­sists his ar­chi­tec­ture back­ground has pre­pared him for showbiz.

“Ar­chi­tec­ture is a busi­ness and it be­came quite handy in the mu­sic in­dus­try. I know how to speak to peo­ple pro­fes­sion­ally,” he said.

Ar­curi said suc­cess took de­ter­mi­na­tion.

“You’ve just got to work hard,” he said. “Some­times peo­ple from tal­ent shows cop a bad rap be­cause they tend to dis­ap­pear but I’m de­ter­mined to make this work.”

Grow­ing up in Cam­den, the singer said he could re­late to the shunned dream­ers of Rooty Hill.

He had one piece of ad­vice for those who as­pire to be big­ger and bet­ter. “Just do it,” he said. “I’ve al­ways grown up in that kind of area where peo­ple like to poke fun at you, but some of our big­gest suc­cess sto­ries come from ar­eas like that.

“Com­ing from hard­ship some­times gives you a bet­ter story.”

The Voice 2016 win­ner Al­fie Ar­curi. Photo: Nine Net­work Aus­tralia

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