Tenth tenor likes to call Queensland home
SCOTT Muller is just your average Aussie bloke, until he gets on stage that is.
The Brisbane man is one tenth of The Ten Tenors and has entertained crowds worldwide.
"I feel like a normal person until I have people come up to me that know my name - it's an amazing feeling," Scott said.
"We get to perform our music all around the world and I think it speaks to different people in different ways.
"I've been with the group for two years and I still love it," he said.
Scott is back on stage with The Ten Tenors as they bring their 'Mums the Word' tour to Queensland.
It's not the first time the tours been to the state; The Ten Tenors are back for a second time after a sold-out tour in May of this year.
"We had no choice but to come back and do more shows for the audience, and this time we've added Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Mackay to the list," Scott explained.
"(For the tour) we tried to put the focus on mums and include crowd favourites in the show and old favourites of the tenors.
"The first time round we had a lot of mums in the audience and families who came out for Mum's Day.
"We even had several generations at the show, with grandmothers in the audience," he said.
Scott, who has a Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, said he loves performing at home; and coming to Queensland is "always a great experience".
"The good thing about coming home and performing is that you'll know someone in the audience; I'm looking forward to being in Queensland," Scott said.
"We even do a bracket in the show of Aussie songs, which is brilliant - the Aussie crowd just gets it.
"But it's great singing Aussie songs overseas, because it teaches the rest of the world about Aussie music and it gives us a reminder of home every night," he said.
The Ten Tenors have been putting their own spin on some well-known tunes for the show.
"We try to educate people that a tenor isn't just a classical singer, you have Michael Jackson and we do Elton John songs and the Beatles; all those guys were really good tenors as well," Scott said.
"We have some rock stuff that we put a classical edge on; so we're mixing it up.
"We have old opera songs, but we try and put our own stamp on them as well," he said.
Scott, who's been with the group since 2012, can't wait to travel up the coast and play for Queensland audiences again.
"I want to do this for as long as I can," Scott said.
IF YOU GO
November 23 (7:30pm)
Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton
All tickets $78.70.
Buy tickets through pilbeamtheatre.com or 4927 4111.