Reece Mastin ‘Suitcase of Stories’ Australian Tour
Date: Friday 25th may 2018
Ticket Price: $25 +BF GA Standing | $28 at the door (if not sold out)
The teenage bad-boy Reece Mastin, who stole hearts across the country back in 2011, is no longer. In his place stands Mastin, a full-grown man; someone contemplative, and earnest – a man who has already lived a lifetime of peaks and pitfalls, caused in part by the ruthless nature of a career in the commercial music industry. Now 23 years old, Mastin is ready to show the world who he really is – and what better way to do that than with a brand new sound that is guaranteed to surprise and impress. Releasing his first single as Mastin today, Not The Man For You is a rock ‘n roll belter and completely unlike anything fans have heard from him before. To add to the excitement, the debut EP, Suitcase of Stories (available April 6) follows in its wake, a release that truly solidifies Mastin as one of Australia’s most exciting new voices in rock ‘n roll. To celebrate, Mastin will be taking his band on the road for a sweeping tour of Australia, kicking off in Sydney at The Basement on April 7, then moving through regional and metropolitain cities in Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland, ACT, WA, Victoria and finishing up in Albury on July 14.
Not The Man For You is evocative of the most classic of rock – with Mastin’s vocals having been compared to Australian rock royalty Jimmy Barnes, amongst other greats. There’s no denying that voice – and when it’s paired with an absolute shredder of a band, spilling over with palpable energy, it’s impossible to resist. “Not everyone will love this record, and I’m very okay with that,” offers Mastin. “But for those who share the same taste as I do for the grand and world-changing genre of rock n roll, I wanted to make something special and long-lasting. I wanted to make something that can change your day, change your mindset, and make you feel like you can take on the world.”
The EP Suitcase of Stories could not be further removed from Reece’s previous releases. Electrified, rumbling and exhilarating, Suitcase of Stories will take the listener on a ride, all right – riff-driven, technically skilfull, and surprisingly diverse for such a rock record. For all the rowdy guitar and drums though, it is Mastin’s spectacular voice that takes precendence here. At times soft, but often pushed to the limits, it’s the voice that gives Mastin away: this is who he really is – the five songs that appear on Suitcase of Stories exemplify the most real body of work he’s ever produced.
The national tour is set to kick off in April, and, hitting most states in the country in an extensive run of dates, won’t wrap up until mid-July. Reece is so excited to introduce the new sound to fans on the road, saying “I am always itching with excitement to get out on the boards and play my music, but with this tour there is the added thrill of showing people my new music in a show that I’ve put together myself. With learning more about myself and what I want to offer musically on the learning curve of the past few years, it has completely changed my approach to how I want to run my show. I want to create something that will leave my fans in awe and playing it back in their heads when they fall asleep that night. With the band I have behind me and these new songs that I adore and love to play, I think we can make that dream a reality and I can’t wait to be playing my new music in front of everyone.”
This is an 18+ event.* Over 18’s only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*
When: Friday 25th May 2018
Where: Grand Hotel, 124 Main Street Mornington
Contact: 03 5975 2001
Tickets: $25 +BF GA Standing | $30 at the door (if not sold out)