“THE game changer”, “the big one”, “the most controversial voice ever”.
For weeks, promotions for the 2018 season of The Voice Australia have been leading up to “the epic voice Australia has been waiting for”.
“You will not believe what you’re going to hear,” fans have been told, while all four judges were seen to be shocked, wowed and excited throughout the blind audition.
“Incredible,” Delta Goodrem says.
“You just changed the entire game with this,” Kelly Rowland says.
“Whoever you pick will be the winner,” Boy George says.
And Joe Jonas just falls on the floor.
And now the wait is almost over, with the “must hear Sunday of all time” just days away.
Community News can reveal the man behind the mystery is Sam Perry.
The Mullaloo vocal loop artist is a one-man orchestra.
For years he has developed his music style using only a guitar effects pedal, a loop station and a microphone to layer vocal harmonies and create basslines and beat boxed rhythms live on the spot.
In early 2013, Perry was scouted for Onyx Productions 360 Allstars – Urban Circus; a live theatre stunt show that toured Australia with more than 76 performances in large theatres and entertainment centres and continued its success in Germany with a near sold-out 25-show tour.
He then worked on making The World Is – a non-stop vocal soundscape performed live to a projected cinematic film directed by Brendan Joel – which he premiered at Perth Fringe World Festival in 2014.
Soon after that he embarked on his first overseas tour and since then, he has been unstoppable, touring the world, banding with other musicians to swap techniques and creating his unique music.
“Live music production is a very exciting field in the music industry to be a part of,” Perry once told Community News.
Fresh from performances at Adelaide Fringe, where he won a Weekly Award, the former Ocean Reef Senior High School student is set to stun audiences around the country when he appears on The Voice Australia this Sunday night.
“Sam is hardly your average Voice artist,” the promo says.
“Arriving on stage with a backpack in tow, what he does during the blind auditions will leave you absolutely speechless and arguably changes The Voice forever.”
Catch him from 7pm on Channel 9.