One of Australia’s leading entertainers Debra Byrne, and her musical collaborator of close to 20 years singer and guitarist Dion Hirini, perform their intimate and up-close performance of the songs they love to sing – streamed live from the Art Deco magnificence of St Kilda’s MEMO Music Hall on Sunday 14 June 2020.
Debra Byrne had always wanted to sing the songs of JD Souther, James Taylor, John Hiatt and many more singer/songwriters. So, when Gary Van Egmond an Australian promoter who was touring The Highwaymen asked whether she would be the support act for them, Debra jump at the opportunity.
“One of the highlights of my career was to be the support act for the Highwaymen,” said Debra. “It was an extraordinary experience and it reignited a dream that I could perform the songs closest to my heart. I had been performing in musical theatre and though I loved the chance to bring characters to life through song, the lack of freedom to change was always a challenge for me.”
Now, after an amazing career as the leading lady of stage, television and film, Debra once again fulfils this dream. “Dion is a wonderfully gifted singer, musician and a person I enjoy being with on and off the stage,” says Debra.
“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 compliments each song. I hope you will enjoy the experience as much as we do.”
An intimate and up-close performance with Debra Byrne & Dion Hirini speaks for itself. It is an unforgettable opportunity to experience one of our great balladeers with one of Melbourne’s finest musicians, performing a selection of songs that have beauty and soul. Take a sneak peak here!
The performance will be live-streamed from MEMO Music Hall on Sunday 14 June 2020 – 7.30pm. For more information and to book tickets, visit: www.memomusichall.com.au for details. Proceeds from the event will be split between MEMO Music Hall, Renegade films and the artists.
Image: Dion Hirini and Debra Byrne (supplied)