Marcia Hines joins Apia Good Times Tour at Perth Concert Hall


Marcia Hines.
Marcia Hines.

FANS can expect “just a bit of me” when Australia’s beloved musical treasure Marcia Hines joins the sixth Apia Good Times Tour this month.

Branded the “biggest tour yet”, Hines makes her first appearance on the line-up alongside returning Aussie music icons Brian Cadd, Russell Morris, Leo Sayer and John Paul Young.

And already Hines knows the tour is going to live up to its name.

“All those guys are such consummate professionals,” the ARIA Hall of Famer said.

“I’ve worked with all in one capacity or another, so it will just be good fun.

“We’ve already done some publicity and a little bit of television and that was a hoot, so to take it on the road is going to be even more fun.”

Each show will feature a solo set from the artists before they come together for the finale with “quite a few different songs”.

“Disco seems to be a really cool at the moment, so I’ll be doing some of my disco songs and some old songs, but we’ll see,” Hines said.

“We’ll go into rehearsals and we’ll work out what’s going to be best for the tour.

“The most important thing for us is putting a show together that the audience is going to remember and appreciate and love – that’s why we’re there.”

Hines, whose career spans four decades and 22 albums, said the tour should be something “different and fun and memorable”.

“It should be new and happening and that keeps it fresh and invigorating for us as well,” she said.

“I love going to see live shows and coming back after its done, going, ‘Oh wasn’t it great? Didn’t we have a great time?’

“So that’s what the guys and I want to create for the audiences.”

And though she’s “very excited” to be working with four musical legends, she’s really looking forward to working with John Paul Young.

“I’m very fond of JPY because we came up together,” she said.

“He was in (Jesus Christ) Superstar and I was in Superstar.

“We go that far back and we also both won King and Queen of Pop, so we’ve got a bit of history and he’s a delightful guy, a great sense of humour.

“They’ve all got a great sense of humour but JPY’s got a very twisted, fantastic sense of humour.”

“It’s good though.”

The 16-show Apia Good Times Tour hits the Perth Concert Hall on May 18.

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Apia Good Times Tour

Who: Marcia Hines, Brian Cadd, Russell Morris, Leo Sayer and John Paul Young

When: May 18

Where: Perth Concert Hall

Tickets: www.perthconcerthall.com.au or on 9231 9999