Matt Fraser, the psychic medium with the messages, at The Hanover Theatre

Richard Duckett

Worcester Magazine

Matt Fraser thinks he can see a busy afternoon ahead for himself on Jan. 22 at The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts.

“The show actually takes place in the audience,” Fraser said of going in close to where people are seated. He’ll even be venturing up to the balcony, he anticipated. “I’m trying to reach as many people as possible.”

It won’t be a dead audience. Although, actually, from his view, probably half of it will be.

“The souls of people who have passed away will start to talk with me. I have to leave the stage to talk to these people. I’m sure I’ll be going to the balcony,” Fraser said.

A psychic reaches for the ‘stars’

The event is titled “Matt Fraser: America’s Top Psychic Medium,” and Fraser, who lives in Rhode Island, has established a big following nationwide

Fraser has had his own television series “Meet The Frasers” on E! Entertainment; written best-selling books (“We Never Die: Secrets of the Afterlife”; “When Heaven Calls”; “The Secrets to Unlocking Your Psychic Ability”); performed sold-out events around the country; appeared on numerous television shows and media outlets; and done readings for celebrities, including Donnie Wahlberg, Dorinda Medleyand Karamo Brown. All this, as he says on his website, “with the mission of reconnecting friends and family with the spirits of those who are no longer with us.”

Fraser has been to Mechanics Hall several before, but returns to Worcester for the first time since the pandemic with a visit to The Hanover Theatre. The Jan. 22 event will kick off a Massachusetts tour, he said during a recent telephone interview.

Asked if being psychic medium means he has clairvoyant powers of seeing into the future, Fraser said, “Every psychic medium is different. I can tell you, doing this work, every psychic medium has a special gift. I really focus on communication with the spirit world.”

Body and spirit

He could be called a medium delivering messages. With that, “sometimes someone from the spirit world can make predictions,” he noted.

“It’s really the spirits who take over the show,” he said. In terms what he sees, Fraser said, “I see shadows of silhouettes. It’s not like a clear picture. I might see a silhouette of a boy … so I know it was a young person who passed away.” Information about the spirit and the person the spirit is trying to communicate with comes to Fraser “in a flash,” he said, involving all his senses so that he suddenly knows details about the audience member, the spirit, and the relationship between the two and what the message is the spirit wishes to convey.

“I’m just as in shock as the person in that audience,” Fraser said.

Skeptics welcome

Many who show up at events are hoping to make contact with deceased loved ones. Those who are skeptical about the whole process are not likely to be at The Hanover Theatre on Jan. 22, but Fraser said they would be welcome.

“I love the skeptical ones,” he said. “I don’t expect anyone to believe what I do. Absolutely not until you experience what I do first hand. I see so many skeptics become believers. I’m not here to prove anything to skeptics, but what I’m hoping is that they’ll come and give it a try and have an experience that can be life-changing.”

Seeking signs

In an earlier interview with the Telegram & Gazette, Fraser said said he initially suppressed his sixth sense of being able to see and hear the dead while growing up in Cranston, Rhode Island. “It started with my grandmother. My grandmother was a medium, so was my mom. It was considered taboo … Later in my teens I realized they (spirits) were coming to me because I could see them and hear them.”

Fraser got a job as an emergency medical technician in Boston, but out of curiosity, Fraser said, “I saw a medium for myself. I realized I didn’t have to be an EMT to help people. I could use this and help people emotionally. Word traveled quickly. I had to leave my full-time job.”

He said he started doing events and readings because “my loved ones talk to me and I want people to have a sense of comfort. ” Deceased loved ones in the spirit would “watch over every part of our life. Many times they send signs to let us know that they are with us.”

‘There is obviously a heaven’

All souls communicate differently, he said, so every event is different. Some souls are pushy, he said, while other spirits are more reserved. “What it shows is that when we pass on we still retain our personalities,” Fraser said. “With every reading the audience learns something new. We learn about the afterlife. There obviously is a heaven. I wouldn’t do what I do there wasn’t a heaven.”

Fraser said he understands that some people may have troubled feelings about their former relationship with a person who is deceased.

“All the time. These are the readings you might not want to happen but have to happen. One of the saddest things is unfinished business. That’s’ where the healing comes in. (For example) An argument that wasn’t resolved.”

At events and readings the spirit and the person who is alive are “able to resolve that problem in a way they weren’t able to,” Fraser said.

Fraser finds that both the living and the spirits of the departed are seeking validation and closure.

A life-changing time

While the pandemic shut down in-person shows, Fraser said, “More people reached out to me (than ever before). They were afraid.” They asked “do we truly live (after death). I feel so truly blessed to answer that question and give that hope to people.”

“Meet the Frasers” ran for 10 episodes in early 2020, and focused on the relationship between Fraser and his pageant queen girlfriend Alexa Papigiotis,along with their respective and highly visible and involved families.

The pandemic shut down more episodes of the show but Fraser has switched to streaming his series, now titled “The Frasers Plus One” to Facebook Watch. An all new special on Facebook Watch premiered Jan. 6.

As the new title might suggest, some things did happen during the pandemic regarding the couple.

They were married Oct. 9, 2021, and on Aug. 8 last year became parents of their first child, a son, named Royce.

Fraser and Papigiotis first exchanged pleasantries on Instagram (Papigiotis wasMiss Rhode Island Teen USA at the time), and then had a coffee date at Coffee Connection in North Providence.

There were some unusual aspects about the first date given Fraser’s line of work.

“When we first met she was afraid to talk about death and dying,” Fraser said.

But some things are clearly meant to be in the land of the living.

“She started to come to the shows and went from fearful to being one of my biggest supporters,” Fraser said.

THT: Matt Fraser: TV star and America’s top psychic medium

THT: Matt Fraser: TV star and America’s top psychic medium

Catching up with Matt Fraser: TV star and America’s top psychic medium

Matt Fraser is a star of the hit reality television series Meet The Frasers on E! Entertainment, as well as America’s top psychic medium. He chatted with #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos about his latest endeavors.

He is enjoying time at home with his wife, Alexa, and his new baby Royce. “We have been trying to sleep every spare moment that we get,” he said. “Work, sleep, talk to dead people, and do it all over again. The baby is five months and it’s going by so quickly. It’s crazy.”

Fraser is excited to be touring Canada for the first time ever, in addition to his shows in the United States. “For two years, there was no touring or going out. I like seeing how excited people are,” he said. “To be honest, I was surprised to find out that I have fans and followers in Canada. When it sold out, I honestly couldn’t believe it.”

“I have been having so much fun, it’s amazing,” he added. “Going back on the road and seeing everybody hugging and kissing one another and having fun is something that I missed so deeply. We missed all that for two years. The pandemic made me realize how much I love my job and doing what I do.”

A bestselling author of When Heaven Calls and a true global phenomenon, Fraser has caught the attention of major media outlets across the country such as the New York TimesPeople Magazine, and CBS Radio. He has also been a sought-after guest on such popular television shows as The Real Housewives, Botched, and The Doctors, among others.

On the success of his latest book, “We Never Die: Secrets of the Afterlife,” he said, “Thank you so much. I am so excited, I am already starting my third book believe or not. The nice part about the pandemic is that I really learned how to take some downtime and some time to relax.”

His New Year’s resolution for 2023 is to “just to try to slow down a little bit.” “Take some time to enjoy the moment, now that Royce is here,” he said. “I enjoying looking at the baby growing, and learning to balance things a little more. He is almost going to be a toddler soon. I realize how precious these moments are.”

His wife Alexa is of Greek origin, and he noted that her grandfather would call his baby “the little Fraser boy” when he was first born. “In the Greek culture, they don’t call the baby by its first name until the baby baptized,” he said.

This past summer, he played at Palladium Times Square in New York and he praised the venue for its “intimacy.” “It was easy to navigate and every seat was a good seat,” he said.

On the title of the current chapter of his life, he said, “Just Keep Going.” “That’s what it is,” he admitted. “We just keep going and see what heaven provides.”

For Fraser, the word success means “family.” “At the end of the day, success is coming home to your family,” he said. “It’s about spending time with the people that you love.”

“Thank you for the bottom of my heart, to me, they aren’t just fans and followers, they are family,” he told his dedicated fans.

To learn more about Matt Fraser, check out his official website and follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

SHOWBIZ CHEAT SHEET: Matt Fraser Returns to TV: ‘We’re so Excited!’

SHOWBIZ CHEAT SHEET: Matt Fraser Returns to TV: ‘We’re so Excited!’

When psychic Matt Fraser spoke to Showbiz Cheat Sheet in April 2020, he was teased that E! was still gearing up for another season of his reality TV show Meet the Frasers.

Matt and (then) fiancée Alexa Papigiotis were engaged and he dished that filming was already underway but was paused due to the pandemic. Like everyone else, Matt was hoping for a short pause – which turned into multi-months of isolation.

“It was crazy because the pandemic came in and it shifted everything,” Matt recently told Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “I feel like it changed TV as we know it. It was kind of weird because we had almost two years, where the world missed out on everything. We missed out on so many shows. We missed out on so many people’s lives.”

Fans of psychic Matt Fraser will finally get to catch up with the Frasers

Even though he couldn’t move forward with another season of Meet the Frasers, Matt continued to host live virtual readings and he wrote more books. He teased that his new book, “We Never Die: Secrets of the Afterlife” is definitely not his last.

Matt Fraser from the new show 'The Frasers + ONE' holds a puppy and smiles

Eventually, Matt returned to the road and his tour continues to be in high demand.

But fans still wonder what happened since Matt and Alexa got engaged, but they also missed seeing his fun family who seems to believe that social distancing doesn’t exist when it comes to family. Now fans can catch up with the Frasers on Friday, January 6 at 8 pm on Facebook Watch with The Frasers +ONE.

“The same thing happened with Alexa and I is that there was just this big gap,” Matt said since his show Meet the Frasers Season 1. “What was so amazing is that the moment that we got the all-clear and the moment that everything started to get back to normal, it was the time when Alexa and I actually found out that she was pregnant.”

Psychic Matt Fraser gets married on the new show … and here comes baby!

In 2020, Matt hoped that fans would follow not only their journey to the altar but their dream to have a baby someday. “And the moment that happened, filming started right back up. So we’re so excited,” he said.

The trailer will hook anyone who watches it. Matt and Alexa recount their lavish Palm Beach, Florida wedding and the thrill of learning that Alexa is pregnant. “My head is killing me,” Matt is seen telling Alexa. “You know how you have pregnancy brain? I have psychic brain.” Hilariously adding, “I have a conga line full of dead people right behind me.”

Matt said he was thrilled to return to TV, especially to a streaming platform like Facebook Watch because fans don’t have to pay for it, they can access the show at any time, plus it has a wider, global reach.

“The only difference is we had to find a different home,” Matt said referring to the move from E! to Facebook Watch. “So now we are streaming, which is amazing. And the new show is The Frasers + ONE, which is a one-time special that’s coming out to bring everybody back and show them what happened during that time when we were on hiatus.”

He even wears a pregnancy suit on ‘The Frasers + ONE’

Matt may be a psychic medium, but he admitted to being pretty clueless about what his wife endured during her pregnancy. Fortunately for Alexa, his friends and family were happy to help him find out. He’s seen putting on a pregnancy simulation suit and the result is nothing short of comical.

“This is my first time having a child and more importantly, learning the ropes of how to deal with pregnancy just like Alexa was. So, I had to learn just as much as she did!” he shared.

THE NEWS HERALD: Matt Fraser Talks After-Life Lessons

THE NEWS HERALD: Matt Fraser Talks After-Life Lessons

Psychic medium Matt Fraser will bring his show to MGM Northfield Park on Oct. 27. (Adriel Bencosme)

 

Psychic medium Matt Fraser talks after-life lessons ahead of MGM Northfield Center Stage show

‘They don’t speak the same way we do here in this world, but when I connect with the souls, they’ll start to make me feel things,’ he says

 

“I literally feel like the operator in heaven,” says psychic medium Matt Fraser during a recent phone interview.

“Remember back in the day, you would call the operator and say, ‘I wanna get in touch with this person,’ and then they would go and make the connection happen? That’s basically what I do every single day — it’s about putting people back in touch with the people they miss.”

The celebrity medium says he plans to put some people back in touch at his appearance Oct. 27 at MGM Northfield Park.

 

“They’re fast-moving pictures that show me a lot about a person’s life. They can show me milestones, challenges, things that they went through, favorite memories. I take all of these pieces, and I put it together to deliver a message to that person.”

It’s been a busy few years for Fraser.

He tours like crazy, makes slews of television appearances, filmed his own television series, “Meet the Frasers,” on E! back in 2020, and published two books in two years.

Most recently, he became a dad.

Fraser and his wife, Alexa Papigiotis, welcomed their first child, Royce Matthew Fraser, just a couple of months ago.

He says it’s too early to tell if baby Fraser will inherit his ability, but he says there’s a little sign that he might.

“When Alexa was first pregnant with him, she started having premonitions,” Fraser says.

“She would say things, and all of a sudden, things would come true. Then it went away after he was born. So we were kinda looking at each other like, ‘Could this be?’ I think that’s a telltale sign, but I don’t wanna jinx it yet, so I’m just kinda keeping my fingers crossed. We’ll see what happens.”

Fraser says he was born with an ability to connect with the dead, which, naturally, freaked him out as a young boy.

Suppressing his ability was easier than confronting it, so that’s what he says he did for many years.

Celebrity psychic medium was not on his agenda, so he became an emergency medical technician instead.

“I had extreme empathy for people,” Fraser says about his time as an EMT. “I always felt people on a different level — I could feel the pain that they were going through; I could feel the sadness.

Eventually, Fraser for the first time visited a medium, who, according to him, told him he should use his gift.

“I said to her, ‘I wouldn’t even know how to use it — I pushed it away! I don’t think I’m psychic anymore.’ I remember she laughed and she said to me, ‘You never lose your ability.’”

Sure enough, his ability came back, and he gained a following.

“I think that my ability helped me in that way.”

Fraser says being bullied in high school prepared him for handling skeptics later on in his career.

“If you’ve gone through a bullying experience and you’ve overcome it, then it really sets you up to be able to walk through life and not care what people say about you,” he says.

“People … made fun of my gifts when I tried to talk about this,” he continues. “I had a weird accent to them, I was not into sports. I was a different kind of kid.”

It’s hard to imagine now, with Fraser’s vibrant and outgoing personality, but there was a time he wanted to be invisible.

“I remember not talking and hoping people wouldn’t see me or wouldn’t come up to me; I didn’t wanna be approachable. I was really introverted at that time. I really suppressed who I was.”

Eventually, Fraser decided to get back to who he truly is.

“I believe that the experience that I had led me into the journey that I’m doing right now. Being a medium and coming out and telling people that you’re psychic and you have this ability, it also comes with a lot of criticism.”

Now, he says, he loves reading skeptics.

“I think that’s one of the best things; when you can take a skeptic, someone who really doesn’t believe, and show them, ‘Hey, look, your loved ones are here.’ I think those are the best readings that I do.”

The one thing Fraser wants you to know about this show is that It doesn’t matter where you sit.

“I don’t care if you’re sitting in the front row, back row or side row. I mean, I have taken the elevator to the third-floor balcony to read people. During the event, I am all around the room delivering messages,” he says. “If your loved one has a message for you, I will get it to you.”

PEOPLE: Matt & Alexa Fraser Welcome First Baby !

PEOPLE: Matt & Alexa Fraser Welcome First Baby !

 

Psychic Medium and 'Meet the Frasers' Stars Matt and Alexa Fraser Welcome Their Baby Boy

 

Matt Fraser is officially a dad!

 

The psychic medium, 31, and wife Alexa Papigiotis, 24, who are featured on E!’s Meet the Frasers, welcomed their first baby together, son Royce Matthew Fraser, on Monday, August 8, a rep for the couple confirms to PEOPLE.

 

Baby Royce was born via Cesarean section three weeks before Alexa’s due date, weighing 6 lbs., 12 oz.

The surprising birth took place in Rhode Island while the medium was at an event in Wheatland, California. Alexa was out to dinner with family celebrating her own birthday when her water broke at the table.

“A few minutes before my show, I was expecting a phone call from Alexa checking in to see how things were going. I never imagined that she would be calling me to tell me that her water had broke,” the When Heaven Callsauthor shares with PEOPLE. “I was in complete shock! I immediately broke down into tears knowing that I wouldn’t be there to help her.”

Matt’s team worked on finding him a way home as he took the stage, but he couldn’t resist the urge to check his phone and ended up FaceTiming Alexa mid-show, as she was being wheeled into the operating room.

“The audience was yelling, ‘What’s happening?’ ” Matt recalled of the chaotic moment.

 

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The medium took a red-eye home after his event and was on FaceTime with sister-in-law Ava Papapigiotis, who was outside the operating room during the c-section. Also there to support Alexa was her mom, Sharon Ciolli. Royce is the first grandbaby on both sides of his family.

The situation was also emotional for Alexa, who had begun having fears about giving birth after learning Royce was breech.

“Matt and I tried exercises, yoga techniques and even saw a chiropractor, but Royce decided he would come on his own time. Three weeks early!” the new mom tells PEOPLE. “My dream of a natural birth quickly turned into an unplanned c-section. However, when I held him for the first time, he was perfect and nothing else mattered.”

Matt was overcome when it was time to meet his son. “The moment I walked into the room and Alexa asked if I wanted to hold him, all I could do was look at him and cry,” he shares. “It is the most incredible feeling in the world.”

 

The couple first announced their happy pregnancy news exclusively with PEOPLE in March.

“I was so excited the moment I found out Alexa was pregnant,” Fraser told PEOPLE at the time. “We wanted to take some time to enjoy the news with friends and family before sharing it with the world.”

“For me, the most exciting moment was hearing the little fluttering heartbeat for the very first time and watching the moment on the ultrasound. It was the most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed,” added the When Heaven Calls author.

Papigiotis said that adding to her family is a “dream come true.”

“We cannot wait to start this journey together, and officially start actual LIFE as I’ve been saying! Life is about to get so much more beautiful together, turning the two of us to three,” she added.

Fraser and Papigiotis tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Palm Beach, Florida in October. The couple, who first met in January 2017 and got engaged more than two years later in May 2019, wed at the historic Henry Morrison Flagler Museum with nearly one hundred friends and family members in attendance.

SHOWBIZ: Matt Fraser’s Jaw-Dropping Baby Premonition

SHOWBIZ: Matt Fraser’s Jaw-Dropping Baby Premonition

Matt Fraser and Alexa Reveal Jaw-Dropping Baby Premonition – Weeks Before She Got Pregnant [Exclusive]

 

Matt told Showbiz Cheat Sheet he worked hard to ignore any signs that indicated his baby’s gender because he wanted to get the news along with his wife. However, Alexa may have already known she was going to have a baby boy and she shared a shocking dream she had months before she got pregnant.

 

Matt Fraser’s wife Alexa had a psychic dream about her baby – before she got pregnant

 

Like many couples, Matt and Alexa started experiencing some anxiety when Alexa didn’t get pregnant right away. “We started to get nervous when all of a sudden, Alexa was getting those negative [pregnancy] test results. And we were like, what are we doing wrong?” Matt recalled.

 

Alexa and Matt Fraser pose at E! News studios
Alexa and Matt Fraser | Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for IMG

Alexa’s mother told them to “trust the process” which is when Alexa had a life-changing dream. “We started trying for a baby after our wedding. So in October,” Alexa said. “I want to say the end of November, it had to be around that time. I had a dream and it was so detailed and it was so clear. And I don’t normally dream like that. I mean, we all have crazy dreams like they’re all over the place.”

 

She missed that baby from her dream

 

“I looked down and in the dream, I had the [baby] bump and I was like, ‘Oh my god, Matt, I’m pregnant,’” she recalled. “Then I flashed and all of a sudden I’m in labor. And we have the baby. In the dream, I’m holding the baby in my arms and I can clearly see the baby from my point of view in the dream.”

 

 

That’s when she knew she was having a baby boy. “It’s a little baby boy,” she shared. “And he’s swaddled and he had like one of those little blue hats on. And we want to name our son Royce. So in the dream, I literally said, ‘Oh my god, this is Royce, it’s Royce.’ It’s him.”

 

“And it was so clear,” Alexa recalled. “Long story short, the dream was absolutely beautiful. I feel so lucky that I had that dream.”

 

“The day after, when I woke up, I told Matt right away and I kept saying over and over, like, ‘You’re going to think I’m so weird for this, but I miss that little baby from my dream,’” Alexa recalled. “I miss him. He was just so cute. I wanted to be with him. It was like, I left the dream without him, and now I really missed him.”

 

What is the meaning behind baby Fraser’s name?

 

Weeks later, Alexa and Matt got the news they’d been waiting to hear. “So then in December, we found out I was pregnant, and as soon as I found out, I just knew it was a boy,” Alexa said. “I knew it in my heart, in my gut, and my soul that it was a boy.”

 

The couple also shared how they arrived at the name Royce. Matt and Alexa wanted the baby to have a unique name and had actually chosen it, without realizing it, when they were dating. “We were in Las Vegas for one of my shows,” Matt recalled.

 

“And we were walking down the strip and they had this store that said, Royce. It was just spelled out,” Matt recalled. They didn’t recall what kind of store it was but loved the name and the overall vibe. “It’s funny because we both looked up at it like it’s a big sign, and we were like, You know, that’s a cool name,” he added.

 

Alexa looked up the meaning behind Royce and said “So apparently it’s like a German name, and it’s the name for fame and it’s son of king,” Alexa said as Matt laughed.

 

Alexa is due in late August so Matt will continue with his nationwide tour. He is especially looking forward to his New York City show. “This month, April 30th, I’ll be in New York City. And this is my first time in New York City actually ever doing a show there,” Matt said. “I’m going to be live in Times Square which is a huge, huge honor.”

 

 

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