Tina Arena’s journey is the stuff of Australian music folklore, dating back to the mid-1970s when all of Australia knew her simply as “Tiny Tina”, arguably the most popular singer in the country … by age nine! Tina’s debut studio recording, 1977’s Tiny Tina & Little John (co-starring John Bowles, her 12-year-old cohort from the legendary variety TV show Young Talent Time) had Tina belting out pitch-perfect covers of chart hits of the time such as ABBA’s Ring Ring and When I Kissed The Teacher.
Needless to say, generations of Australians have grown up with Tina Arena and her music ever since. The child star matured into one of our most successful singer/songwriters, the possessor of a voice for the ages, and she’s now a veteran with total album sales topping ten million.
Tina’s phenomenal recording career has produced hit after hit, from her earliest breakthrough singles, 1990’s I Need Your Body and The Machine’s Breaking Down, through to the iconic songs that generations of Australians know off by heart – Chains, Sorrento Moon, Wasn’t It Good, Burn, If I Didn’t Love You, Symphony Of Life, Heaven Help My Heart – as well as more recent classics, including 2013’s Only Lonely and You Set Fire To My Life.
Performing with Tina will be some of Australia's shining musical theatre and opera stars, including opera superstar Paulo Szot, fresh from the West End Kurt Kansley, acclaimed musical theatre performer Michael Falzon and introducing Alexis van Maanen.