Mastin ready to party

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE ’N’ LOUD -

REECE Mastin can’t wait to catch up with his L’il Rock­ers when he plays the Gold Coast this week­end.

‘‘We’re go­ing to party and have a crazy time,’’ he says.

‘‘The L’il Rock­ers are what I call my fans,’’ he says.

‘‘They’re great, crazy, though some­times a lit­tle hard to man­age. We have a lot of fun.’’

The X Fac­tor 2011 win­ner, tour­ing his sec­ond stu­dio al­bum Beau­ti­ful Night­mare, launched his Sum­mer Nights re­gional tour in Townsville and is trav­el­ling down the east coast.

‘‘Last night we played this old-school rock venue where bands like Mid­night Oil and Cold Chisel played. It was sweet to play in a place with so much his­tory,’’ he says of first stop, Townsville.

Gigs in Mackay, Glad­stone, Bund­aberg and Caloun­dra fol­low be­fore he lands at the Gold Coast Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre on Sun­day.

‘‘We’ve just had our first stop of the day for brekkie and now we’re on the bus again. It’s a lux­ury five-seater, so ev­ery­one has their own row, which is sick,’’ Mastin says.

Mastin’s ac­tress girl­friend, Home and Away’s Rhi­an­non Fish, joins him when work per­mits and will be on the Coast on Sun­day.

The cou­ple met film­ing the clip for Mastin’s sin­gle Shout It Out and share an apart­ment. Mastin joined Fish and her fam­ily for a hol­i­day on the Coast be­tween Christ­mas and New Year.

‘‘I got pretty sun­burned. One day, we hit Wet & Wild. That was a lot of fun. We went to this awe­some place called In­fin­ity which is full of lights. It was kind of trippy. For a bit there, I got a bit scared,’’ Mastin says.

Mastin sets a crack­ing pace with 17 gigs in 20 days be­fore he heads to New Zealand for seven more, his first in the beachside town of Hamil­ton on St Valen­tine’s Day. Mastin is still un­sure whether work com­mit­ments will al­low Fish to join him there.

Mastin, 18, has been writ­ing songs since he was 12 and says he’s been writ­ing more for a new al­bum.

‘‘The new al­bum? I’m writ­ing it right now. When the tour’s done, I have to pop over to LA again. That’s when I get to work, work them up some more.’’

Reece Mastin, Jus­tice Crew and The Janoskians play a sold-out show at the Gold Coast Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre on Sun­day.

Reece Mastin brings his live show to the Gold Coast this week­end.

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