Alfie promises to stick about
Winner of this year’s season of The Voice is determined to continue performing
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