Halls Head family thrilled to meet ‘down-to-earth’ Ed Sheeran

Halls Head family the Smiths - Christine, Charlotte, Mitchell and Chris - met Ed Sheeran backstage before his Perth concert on March 2.
Halls Head family the Smiths - Christine, Charlotte, Mitchell and Chris - met Ed Sheeran backstage before his Perth concert on March 2.

ED SHEERAN might be world-renowned pop star but Halls Head resident Christine Smith said he’s the type of guy you would sit and yarn with in a bar.

Mandurah Houseboats employee Christine Smith and her husband Chris scored two meet and greet tickets to Sheeran’s Friday night concert through a radio station competition.

Christine Smith meets Ed Sheeran.

Before winning backstage access, the married couple had already purchased four seated tickets for themselves and kids Mitchell and Charlotte.

“As we arrived backstage we asked if we could bring the kids with us and they said yes so the whole family were able to meet him,” Mrs Smith said.

Mrs Smith described Sheeran as “friendly” and “down-to-earth”.

Ed Sheeran and Chris Smith.

“As soon as we walked in, Ed opened his arms to give me a hug and he was chatting to us for ages,” she said.

“It felt like it was me and him just sitting in a bar chatting.”

Mrs Smith said Sheeran gave her 12-year-old son Mitchell tips on how to play the guitar.

Ed Sheeran gave 12-year-old Mitchell Smith some pointers on playing guitar.

“Ed told my son he was 11 too when he started playing guitar,” she said.

“He also chatted to my 11-year-old daughter Charlotte, who loves dancing, and shook hands with her and told her if he ever needed a back-up dancer she would be the first.”

Ed Sheeran told 11-year-old Charlotte Smith she would get the first call if he ever needed a back-up dancer.

Mrs Smith said Sheeran signed memorabilia and took selfies with all of them.

“We’re big fans – we went to see him at NIB Stadium last time,” she said.

“The concert was amazing – he’s so talented.”

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