Singer Connie Mitchell cashing in on Potts Point investment

Singer Connie Mitchell cashing in on Potts Point investment
Singer Connie Mitchell cashing in on Potts Point investment

International music sensation Connie Mitchell is cashing in on her Potts Point investment apartment.

The Sneaky Sound System singer paid $670,000 off the plan for fifth floor apartment in the historic Hampton in 2010.

It was the first pick of apartments that emerged following the hotel's refurbishment.

The over-sized one bedroom apartment with New York style vistas offers East village - Manhattan feel in the heart of Potts Point, according to McGrath Edgecliff listing agent Simon Exleton.

He has a price guidance of $850,000 for its April 4 auction date.

It had been a $650 a week rental for the past few years to the same tenant, showing a five percent yield.

Mitchell is selling up as she has eyes on new digs in Mykonos, an island of Greece, where she and husband, fellow Sneaky musician 'Black' Angus McDonald, relocated their hugely popular Sneaky Sundays.

They've been playing to a few thousand people every Sunday night on the beach at Scorpios.

The couple spend an annual three month residency on the Greek island during the European summer and are looking for a holiday home there.

Of course Sneaky Sundays had previously been a long standing night at nearby Hugo's bar for 10 years, however the lockout laws around the area ended the night, and inevitably Hugo's bar.

Mitchell has spoken out against the lockout laws, suggesting the city was 'a bit of a joke'.

But she may be the beneficiary now however, as neighbourhood prices have soared since the lockout laws were established and as the strip sees a shift in its demographics to professionals.

Angus also bought off the plan in the Hampton however sold for $725,000 in 2014.

The proceeds went to adding a second floor recording studio and swimming pool to their home in Bondi, which they intend on hanging on to. 

In 1996, when she was just 18 years old, Mitchell was a founding member of Primary, an Australian techno band.

She was briefly a vocalist for Machine Gun Fellatio before making her big break in 2004 when she joined Sneaky Sound System.

Angus McDonald and Daimon Downey asked Mitchell to become their singer when she was playing guitar with a friend in a park.

"I thought they were a bit dodgy... You know, two guys coming up to you, excited, jumping around a bit, saying 'Come to our studio'", she said.

Their breakthrough single came in 2006 with I Love It, which peaked a number 24 on the ARIA Singles Chart.

It was in the top 100 for a then record 73 weeks by January 2008.

Mitchell spent a few weeks in 2007 recording vocals for US rapper Kanye West in LA featuring on four tracks on his album, Graduation.

With Sneaky Sound System, Mitchell supported Robbie Williams and Scissor Sisters.

Mitchell has since appeared on albums by West, Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross.

They play annually at a New Year's Day party at Icebergs.

The couple wed in Ibiza in 2015 and had their first child, Iggy Ajax McDonald, in August last year.

This article first appeared in the Daily Telegraph.

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