THAT'S THE SPIRIT
THE VOICE'S MITCHELL STEELE PLAYS CAROLS ON THE BEACH
Mitchell Steele is excited to celebrate Christmas in a quintessentially Gold Coast way this weekend. The former Australian Idol and The Voice Australia star is one of the headliners for the annual Carols on the Beach event at Surfers Paradise.
Set to perform alongside Jo De Goldie, Peter Murphy, Tom Gilinder, Rachael Steel, Vanessa Krummenacher and more, Mitchell is looking forward to spreading some Christmas cheer. “I am very excited to sing Christmas carols on the beach, I have only ever sang carols to children, so this is my biggest ever carolling gig,” he says.
“You can expect some great carols and maybe some sneaky, playful elves.”
Held under the stars on Surfers Paradise beach, Mitchell says he will sing two carols, Frosty the Snowman and Silent Night.
The local singer and Outback Spectacular performer says Christmas spirit is his favourite thing about this time of year. “You can see it everywhere, the city comes alive with lights. Christmas light spotting has been a favourite since I was a kid,” he says.
“As for carols, Silent Night would have to be my favourite. It’s such a sweet melody and it always makes me feel like I’m home with the family for Christmas.”
Since he auditioned for The Voice in 2013, where he turned the chairs of both Seal and Delta Goodrem, Mitchell says he’s been enjoying some down time.
“I have been writing new music and collaborating with fellow musicians which is new for me, but it has proven to unearth some great songs and new sounds,” he says.
“Next year I hope to record some music to share. I have always held off recording and I never knew why. Perhaps I wasn’t ready. But I am excited to get into a studio and play with buttons.”
Mitchell Steele plays Carols on the Beach, Surfers Paradise, Sunday
Mitchell Steele loves carols and will sing two on the beach.