Port Macquarie musician Reggie 'D' has put his musical quiz trivia to the ultimate test on television game show, Millionaire Hot Seat.
The front man of Reggie D & the Bloozers band is locked in to make his debut as a contestant on the Channel 9 show from 5pm to 6pm on Wednesday, July 3.
Among hundreds of contestants to audition in Sydney during January, Reggie passed a practice questionnaire with 14 out of 20 correct answers to contest the $1 million prize television quiz game featuring six contestants.
"They fly you down (for Millionaire Hot Seat), they pay for accommodation, breakfast and they pick you up from the airport," said the musician.
"It's a rock star feeling.
"You get all sorts of people on the show and this was true in my group with writers, teachers and people from all walks of life.
"I found out there was a couple of teachers in my team and I thought 'here we go, I'll probably get beaten'."
It's not the first time televised fame has found the blues band member after he appeared as an invited audience guest on the same show around four years ago when partner, Deb took on Millionaire Hot Seat.
Reggie also made an appearance on Better Homes and Gardens in December 2017.
"You're not allowed to say anything about how you went on the show," he said.
"Although as far as a contestant goes, I went okay and the experience is something I'll never forget.
"When it's on I'll probably have a glass of red wine, cheese, biscuits and have people over to watch it."
During his 33 years in Port Macquarie he has fundraised for charities, spruiked at stores and busked along Horton Street.
He is a regular performer at music venues such as Tacking Point Tavern, Port Macquarie Hotel, The Beach House, Finnian's Irish Tavern, Town Green Inn, Panthers Port Macquarie and The Royal Hotel Kew.
Musical trivia did come in handy for the competition, according to Reggie.
"General knowledge was one of the things I had an easy time with, music as well, and I would say that I'm strong in geography," he said.
"I do travel a bit and have picked up a few things.
"There is always questions that you stumble on and you just have to guess or go with your gut feeling.
"I thought in the beginning that if I knew or thought I knew the answer, I'd go for it.
"I would recommend people to give it a try, even for just the experience of being a rock star."
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