Being a born plus bred Western Australian, Matt Evans grew up watching Telethon on the particular telly.
The Home and Away actor is due to fly into Perth this morning to help out at the 55th West Australian fundraiser with regard to sick kids. Filming commitments for the popular television series first thing on Monday early morning means he will need to head back in order to the east coast tomorrow afternoon.
While it’s going to be “pretty hectic”, Evans is excited to be returning to his home State for that event.
“I’m so stoked I get to come because it obviously means a lot to me being from Perth and I’ve always known so much about Telethon, ” the 26-year-old says.
“It’s funny whenever you’re from Perth plus growing up. I didn’t know it was just a Perth thing. I thought Telethon was a whole Australia point because it’s so big in Perth.
“It’s pretty surreal getting to go there as part of it and being able to contribute to it when I’ve seen so much of it growing up.
“And just to be part of raising money plus awareness and just being able to do our part — yeah, I’m very grateful. ”
Evans, who will be appearing at Telethon alongside cast mates Lynne McGranger, Ada Nicodemou, Jacqui Purvis, Kirsty Marillier, Juliet Godwin plus Luke Van Os, fell into acting unexpectedly. His first love was music so after finishing school he completed a four-year bachelor of contemporary songs in voice at the Western Aussie Academy associated with Performing Arts.
While playing in the band called Atlas Chasers and working as a forklift driver he auditioned regarding reality TV series The Voice and made it to the top 20 in the particular 2019 singing competition under the tutelage of Australian music star Delta Goodrem.
After watching him on The Voice, an LA-based agent, who is originally through Perth, contacted him in order to ask whether he’d be interested in trying performing.
“So We just tried it on a whim and did some tapes with her and lots of auditions and finally got this (Home plus Away) audition, which was about six months into that relationship with her, ” he says.
“I didn’t have any acting classes or lessons or anything like that. So it was just kind of ‘just give it a go’ really. ”
Evans landed the role associated with Theo Poulos in the particular enduring drama. Theo is the son of Dimitri Poulos and the nephew regarding show stalwart, Leah. He arrives in Summer Bay after running away from home.
While he initially rubs some locals up typically the wrong way, before long his rebellious, angry persona will be found to be a cover for the misunderstood young man seeking friends and a stable family life. Leah welcomes Theo into her home.
Evans’ musical talents have been woven into a storyline that has him playing in a band with friends.
“I love the job. It’s such a great work because everyone’s so pleasant and lovely to work with at our career. So it’s a perfect introduction into acting in terms of you learn everything in such a safe and… friendly environment. So I was very lucky with that will. I’m actually enjoying it. It’s simply another thing, a challenge that I set for myself, which is always a good thing in order to do. ”
He plans to pursue both music and performing in this future.
“I’m going to be able to continue to audition… when eventually down the track my time comes of which I have to move on from the show, ” this individual says.
“I’m also at the moment working upon my songs. So I’ve just finished my debut single, which I want to release within January next year, and I’m going for you to shoot a new music video for that as well.
“And I’ve already started recording some other tracks, too. So I am really trying to get the wheels turning about a music career as well. ”
Evans will be kept busy for your 24-odd hours he’s in Perth.
He will become on the broadcast panel, answering calls and taking donations in the phone room, visiting kids in Perth Children’s Hospital plus participating in many of often the other fun antics the fact that Telethon is usually known for.
Evans is also hoping to help meet this year’s Little Telethon Stars, Ari, Emily and Leo.
His final Telethon contribution will be performing a protective cover song at the live telecast in Sunday afternoon.
“I’m merely likely to end up being playing with me, a guitar and a little stomp box pedal, which is basically just a base drum pedal for my foot. ”
The 55th Telethon is with today in addition to tomorrow inside the Perth CBD. The particular 26-hour event will always be broadcast at Seven/GWN7 and even 7plus LIVE from RAC Arena. Typically the Family Festival will take place within the surrounding streets with free entry, rides and public transport. For more information visit telethon7. com/telethon-weekend Home together with Away airs Mon-Thurs from 7pm regarding Seven/GWN7.
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