Australia’s beloved musical treasure Marcia Hines, with a career spanning five decades, has released 22 albums, selling 2.6 million copies, and has garnered countless chart-topping singles and multi-platinum records globally.
Marcia is an inspiration to women and Australians everywhere, constantly reinventing herself and setting industry benchmarks; moving from Boston Massachusetts to Sydney at just 16 to star in the Australian production of Hair, being the first black woman to star in Jesus Christ Superstar and advocating ceaselessly for diabetes.
Marcia was Australian Idol’s favourite judge for the show’s seven consecutive years and was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007. She received the Order of Australia (AM) in 2009 for her services to the Australian Entertainment Industry as a performer, judge and mentor, and to the community through a range of charitable organisations.
Since 2015 Marcia has starred in the circus/burlesque/discotheque spectacular Velvet, directed by Craig Ilott and now a global success story with shows running in Europe and North America. Velvet morphed into Velvet Rewired and 2023 saw Marcia return to the stage in this production in a sell-out Australian tour that included eight weeks at the Sydney Opera House. There have been other productions including Pigalle for the Sydney Festival, Saturday Night Fever at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, and in 2020 she became ‘The Dragon’ in the Australian premiere of Shrek The Musical.
It has now been over 50 years since Marcia first arrived for Hair and to celebrate this extraordinary career, ABC Records and Midnight Records are releasing a 22-song celebration of her amazing journey. From Fire and Rain to What I Did For Love through countless reimagined ballads and elegant, up tempo discotheque standards like You and Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees, Still Shining is a fitting tribute to a great Australian. There are two new songs produced by the LA-based Australian producer/composer, Michael Fatkin which are destined to become anthems to generations of Australians who have grown up listening to Marcia’s work.
There is a gospel album in the pipeline, as well as a national tour of both regional centres and capital cities, all to be completed before the end of 2023.
It is a story of strength, commitment and relationship to an audience that has loved and admired her from the day she first arrived and became part of Australian culture. Marcia Hines is a wonder to behold and remains at the very forefront of modern musical endeavour.
Please note that Marcia Hines will not be performing on the following dates:
Melbourne – Fri 9th, Sat 10th, Sun 11th, Sat 24 February, Sat 2nd, Sat 9th, Sat 16 March 2024.
Sydney – Sun 24th March.