An Intimate and Up-Close Performance with Debra Byrne & Dion Hirini speaks for itself. It is an unforgettable opportunity to experience one of Australia’s great balladeers with one of Melbourne’s finest musicians, performing a selection of songs that have both beauty and soul. Their Victorian tour starts this Sunday 31 January at MEMO Music Hall St Kilda, followed by performances at major performing arts centres in the Plenty Ranges, Colac, Kyneton, and Moonee Ponds in February and March.
Debra has had an amazing career as the leading lady of stage, television and film and Dion is well-known for playing with Vika and Linda Bull as well as many other leading Australian singers and musicians.
Describing the two-hour show Debra said, “Our repertoire covers many genres all with our take, our style.
I’ve played with Dion for 20 something years. We have developed our way, our sound. Dion is a master at feel and finding new arrangements without losing the original essence of a song.
“Dion is a wonderfully gifted singer, musician and a person I enjoy being with on and off the stage. We like to tell a story through song, and I love to bring my theatrical experience to each moment. We perform the songs we adore, not all of the same genre, but mindful that we keep a flow that complements each song.”
In this touring season of shows audiences will be given a rare treat with Debra singing, I Dreamed a Dream, from the musical Les Misérables.
“For the past few years I chose not to sing I Dreamed a Dream, as I felt I was not able to give the song the authenticity it deserved. When I played the role of Fantine in Les Misérables, I was young and vulnerable and understood the character well. As a mature woman I couldn’t feel it and felt I was faking it, which was very uncomfortable and I knew that if not all, some would see through me.
“Recently Dion and I talked about the song and I found a way, at 64 years of age to give it the truth and give me the pleasure of the song. I am looking forward to singing I Dreamed a Dream, again.
I always look forward to our concerts, it’s my me time, my mind yoga my very special happy place. I hope you can join us, “Debra said.
View Debra and Dion performing State of The Heart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRXZlUq0G1g
More information and all ticket links: www.debraanddion.com.au
TOUR DATES AND DETAILS
Sunday, 31 January 2021 – MEMO Music Hall. St Kilda
Friday, 19 February 2021 – PRACC Woodstock Theatre (Plenty Ranges)
Saturday, 13 February 2021 – Colac Performing Arts Centre
Saturday, 27 February 2021 – Bluestone Theatre Kyneton
Saturday, 13 March 2021 – Clock Tower Theatre Moonee Ponds
8pm. Tickets on sale soon