A favourite of the 2011 series, Andrew’s down-to-earth and charismatic personality, in addition to his amazing voice, struck a chord with fans of the show. His popularity soared, with Andrew only missing out on the Winner’s title by a mere one percent of national votes.
Andrew, a 41 year old former sales manager from Clyde, Victoria impressed judges with his soulful rendition of Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ at his first audition – a song that was suggested by his four children who inspired him to try out for the show.
“I never started along this path for so-called fame. I did it to show my children that anything can be done and that 'can’t' is not a word I want to hear from them very often,” Andrew said.
The X Factor proved to be something a whole lot more than what he and his family could ever have imagined. Now, Andrew has visions of recording an album featuring many of his self-written songs and touring Australia with a band to sing and entertain for a living.
On Friday 20th of January, Andrew Wishart will perform in an outdoor twilight concert on the lawns of McCracken Country Club. With many families already heading to the seaside town of Victor Harbor over Summer, this twilight event will be a perfect opportunity to pack a picnic and enjoy a relaxed evening of entertainment.
Presented by the Naracoorte Hotel, Andrew Wishart will also perform at the Naracoorte Town Hall on Saturday 21st of January. The concert will kick off with local supporting guests before Andrew takes the stage. Fans will get a rare opportunity to see the celebrity perform up close for an intimate event, with tickets limited to just 400.
CEO of Country Club Hotels & Resorts, Andrew Bullock, hopes that the two concerts will help support tourism within the regions, as well as benefiting the local communities. “We hope these events will entice additional visitors into each region, whether it’s just overnight or as part of an extended holiday,” Mr Bullock said.
“Being proudly South Australian owned and operated, we’re always on the lookout for opportunities to promote and increase tourism within our fantastic state. We hope that Andrew Wishart’s popularity with X Factor fans and everyday South Aussies will allow us to do just that, as well as provide a great night out for the locals in each town.”
Tickets to both shows are on sale now.
McCracken Country Club, twilight concert on the lawns | Friday 20th January 2012
Adults $40 | Children $15 | Family $100
Phone 08 8551 0200 to purchase tickets – also available at the door (if not sold out prior)
Naracoorte Town Hall, presented by the Naracoorte Hotel | Saturday 21st January 2012
Adults $45 | Children $25
Phone 08 8762 2400 to purchase tickets – also available at the door (if not sold out prior)
More information: www.countryclubs.com.au