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Reece has X-Factor to draw the fans in

Guitarist Marcus Catanzaro and Reece Mastin during a sound check at the MECC. Summer Nights Tour.
Guitarist Marcus Catanzaro and Reece Mastin during a sound check at the MECC. Summer Nights Tour. Lee Constable

MACKAY teens braved the summer afternoon heat outside the MECC yesterday in the hope of securing the best place to watch 2011 X-Factor winner Reece Mastin perform.

Mastin was in town for his Summer Nights Tour to perform songs from his album Beautiful Nightmare, while also wooing his regional fans.

Dressed in a Zoo York singlet, leopard-print jeans and bright white Hi Top sneakers, he seemed relaxed during his sound check while sipping on Coke Zero in between songs.

Although he declined to talk to the media, Mastin's management said he was keen to perform last night for all his Mackay fans.

"He never usually gets the chance to reach these regional fans," his management said.

"He had done tours in capital cities but he really wanted to come here.

"There are just so many fans on Twitter and Facebook that have wanted him to visit places like Mackay.

"This performance sold out as many others have too."

He rehearsed Freakshow and Shout It Out in the convention space, as well as his other songs.

Jordi Scott, who said she arrived about 4pm at the MECC, was among at least another 20 girls outside the MECC doors waiting for the 7.30pm concert to start.

"I've liked Reece ever since he auditioned on X-Factor back in 2011," she said.

"I always wanted him to win.

"We bought our tickets last year and ever since then I've been waiting to see him."

Adelaide-based band At Sunset was the supporting act for the show.

Topics:  mecc reece mastin x factor


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