Northern suburbs performer invited to tour with Boy George


The Voice contestant Chelsea Gibson holding the harmonica that blew Boy George away Picture: Martin Kennealey        d468945
The Voice contestant Chelsea Gibson holding the harmonica that blew Boy George away Picture: Martin Kennealey        d468945

THOUGH The Voice judges did not turn their chairs for Chelsea J Gibson, the northern suburbs performer is ecstatic after being invited to tour with Boy George.

The 39-year-old impressed on her harmonica while performing on the Australian TV show this month, leading a sing-along of the Culture Club hit Karma Chameleon, so much so that the British entertainer wanted her to be part of his show when touring the country later this year.

Though Gibson is yet to hear details, she said George told her he was “definitely serious”.

“It was a big surprise, I wasn’t expecting it,” she said. “It was more than I was expecting. I can just go straight to performing on stage with a mega star.”

Gibson has been performing professionally since she was 17 and this is not her first foray into reality TV, having previously been a finalist on Australian Idol and Popstars, and has performed at events and festivals around the world.

She is returning to work after giving birth to her son nearly two years ago and still has much she wants to achieve.

“I’m not done yet so this is a really, really fantastic opportunity that could lead to other things,” she said.“The experience will be amazing.

“Music is just always going to be something I’ll do in some form until I die.”

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