Ahead of her keynote address at new music festival and conference, Bigsound, in September, we caught up with Australian pop iconic and ARIA Hall-of-Famer, Tina Arena, to run through a playlist of her current favourite local acts.
Following her Bigsound appearance, Tina Arena heads out on an extensive national tour through September to October in celebration of her recently released Innocence to Understanding greatest hits compilation. Tickets available now.
Tina Arena 'Innocence to Understanding' Tour
Wednesday, September 6th: The Tivoli, Brisbane
Friday, September 8th: The Tivoli, Brisbane
Saturday, September 9th: The Star, Gold Coast
Sunday, September 10th: Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
Tuesday, September 12th: Civic Theatre, Newcastle
Wednesday, September 13th: Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
Friday, September 15th: Plenary, Melbourne
Saturday, September 16th: Plenary, Melbourne
Sunday, September 17th: Coast Hall, Deakin University, Geelong
Friday, September 22nd: WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
Saturday, September 23rd: ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney
Sunday, September 24th: Canberra Theatre, Canberra
Tuesday, September 26th: Princess Theatre, Launceston
Wednesday, September 27th: Theatre Royal, Hobart
Thursday, October 5th: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Friday, October 6th: Crown Theatre, Perth
All words below by Tina Arena.
Wonderful singer and killer song-writer, Penelope is a really interesting new Aussie talent, very versatile and diverse with her sounds.
I love this band, love them sonically, visually and their sense of humour and irony. Was a lot of fun working with them.
Great melodies, distinctive vocals... I think she's a really interesting artist.
Great song. Infectious and makes you feel good.
Nat's a great Sydney singer & DJ who teamed up with Jon Hume on this feel good dance track.
Brisbane girls doing pop their own way. Love them, their attitude and their sensibilities… There's good pop coming out of Australia.
Produced by Moza Beats, great Sydney musos with a real electro feel. So good to have Dannii Minogue doing music again and experimenting and creating with these guys.
Love both of these artists. A really fresh sparse sound. Troye is doing so well and I've collaborated with Alex Hope and I think she's incredibly talented and going to do big things as a writer in the USA.
Needs no introduction, great vocalist, great song-writer and one of this country's best.
From NSW and now smashing it in the USA, Clare is a real story-teller. She plays Scarlett in the TV series Nashville and I love her voice and that TV show!