Hines to kick off tour in Bangalow

MUSIC ROYALTY: Marcia Hines was voted Queen of Pop by TV Week’s readers for three years from 1976.
MUSIC ROYALTY: Marcia Hines was voted Queen of Pop by TV Week’s readers for three years from 1976.

MARCIA Hines will kick off off her Amazing tour next week in Bangalow, promoting her new album and the first single, Remedy.

Remedy is a rocking, musical romp with Hines' trademark voice and celebrity guest Russell Crowe's smouldering growl.

"It was a pretty cool experience. We had worked together before. When the time came to think on who to do a duet with, I asked him and he agreed," she said.

"The song turned out well and then I asked him if he would be kind enough to be on the clip with me, and he said 'I'll be in it if I can direct it'."

The video clip shows Crowe and Hines as surgeons during a procedure.

"There is nothing quite more magical that making music with your friends, and that's what we did," Hines said.

"It shows it, the album. It's a joyous album".

Besides Crowe, Hines also had singer songwriter Mark Lizotte (aka Diesel) collaborating on one song.

She has also announced her return to touring with a six-piece band, led by her producer and songwriting partner, Tom Diesel.

The singer was keen on playing in intimate venues that allowed her to connect with her audience.

"That's far more real. I do like an intimate show," she said..

"I just saw Coldplay at a very intimate venue in Sydney and it was incredible. It was only 300 people but it was fantastic and they loved it".

Marcia Elaine Hines, AM, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in 1953.

She made her debut at the age of sixteen in the Australian production of the stage musical Hair.

In the late 1970s she had several hit singles, including Fire and Rain, I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself, You and Something's Missing (In My Life).

Hines was voted Queen of Pop by TV Week's readers for three consecutive years from 1976.

She has released 18 albums, 29 singles, and sold more than 2.6 million albums, and had seven top 10 singles, spent seven years as a judge on reality TV series Australian Idol and starred in some of Australia's most successful stage productions.

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