New Music Video: Marcia Hines & Russell Crowe ‘Remedy’

Marcia Hines returns with a brand new single and music video. In this one, Australian icon Russell Crowe stars infront and behind the camera. The clip ‘Remedy’ is directed by Russell Crowe himself for the lovely Marcia Hines. Marcia’s new album ‘Amazing’ is out now.

New Music: Marcia Hines ‘Amazing’

The brand new album from Marcia Hines ‘Amazing’ is out now! Marcia returns to her original sound for the first time in 20 years featuring all original material. The brand new single ‘Amazing’ has taken over the Aussie airwaves, it’s a Marcia Hines classic. The album also features greats Russell Crowe and Diesel (Diesel having met with for an exclusive special interview in February this year!)

Grab your copy of the new album and watch for dates on a 2014 tour!

Check out Marcia’s interview and performance on Channel Seven’s ‘Sunrise’.

Ten Things About Marcia Hines!

1. Marcia moved from Boston to Sydney at just 16 to star in the Australian production of Hair, after lying about her age. She was the youngest person in the world to star in Hair, doing it all whilst pregnant with her daughter Deni. 

2. Marcia is the cousin of former US Secretary of State Colin Powell. 

3. Marcia is managed by showbiz patriach Peter Rix, who spearheaded the early ARIAS, and has managed the soul diva for four decades. 

4. Marcia’s debut album Marcia Shines became the biggest selling album by an Australian female artist in 1975. 

5. Marcia is the first Australian female artist to have seven consecutive Top 20 album releases. 

6. Marcia is the only judge to be retained for every season of Australian Idol from 2003 to 2009 – proving herself a powerful mentor to young performers, as the voice of encouragement and experience. 

7. Marcia was inducted into the Aria Hall of Fame in 2007. 

8. Marcia received an AM in the Australia Day Honours 2009 for services to the entertainment industry and to the community (through her charitable work). 

9. Amazing is Marcia’s first album of original songs co-written with Tom Diesel and Ron E Jones. 

10. This extraordinary career shows no signs of stopping. 2014 sees Marcia becoming the face of Foxtel’s SmoothTV, launching her new album of original songs and starring in the world premiere season of a new burlesque, discotheque musical titled Velvet. 

Amazing, the new album out April 4.

Marcia Hines, The Face of New ‘SMOOTH’ Channel on Foxtel

Foxtel today announced that Australian music icon Marcia Hines is joining the new music channel, SMOOTH, as a host and face of the channel.

With a career spanning four decades, Marcia Hines is one of Australia’s most recognisable voices. An ARIA Hall of Fame honouree, she has released thirteen studio albums, achieved gold and platinum sales, was awarded an Order of Australia and is no stranger to television audiences. 

An adult contemporary music channel, SMOOTH is a television extension of Australia’s fastest growing radio brand, dmg Radio’s smoothfm, and launches nationally on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.

The ultimate music destination and an easy place to relax to and escape, SMOOTH will deliver a range of programming such as concert specials, countdowns and music videos from iconic artists such as Madonna, Michael Bublè, Adele, Whitney Houston, Fleetwood Mac, Robbie Williams, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey.

Shaun James, General Manager Music Channels said: “Marcia Hines is one of Australia’s most celebrated and respected musicians and she brings to SMOOTH both her artistic credentials and extensive knowledge and passion for music. We know that our viewers are going to love her and we’re delighted to welcome her to the Foxtel family.”

Marcia Hines said: “Firstly I’m very excited, I know that I’m going to enjoy working on SMOOTH. Music has been a very large part of my life and continues to be, and to me, a day without music is what I call a sad day. So here’s to many days filled with good music and great memories.’ 

The launch of the new channel is part of Foxtel’s re-invigorated music offering which will kick off this summer. SMOOTH joins Foxtel’s stable of music channels alongside popular brands Channel [V], MAX, [V] HITS and Country Music Channel, as well as two refreshed MTV music channels, MTV Dance and MTV Music.

These changes to Music on Foxtel will commence Tuesday, December 3.

Zoo Twilights 2012!

The Melbourne Zoo has put out an impressive lineup of stars for the upcoming Zoo Twilights in 2012. Some of the countries best talent joins together for this one off special performance surrounded by the zoo animals. Big names to feature will be that of Washington, The Black Sorrows, Joe Camilleri, Gurrumul, James Reyne, Marcia Hines, Vanessa Amorosi, Kasey Chambers and Kate Ceberano! Tickets on sale now!
Saturday 21 January – Washington with Big Scary
Sunday 22 January – James Morrison Quintet with Paul Williamsons Hammond Combo
Saturday 28 January – Kate Ceberano with Jade MacRae
Sunday 29 January – BABBA
Saturday 4 February – Kasey Chambers with Bill Chambers
Sunday 5 February – The Pink Show
Saturday 11 February – The Beautiful Girls with The Fearless Vampire Killers
Sunday 12 February – Marcia Hines with Bonnie Anderson
Saturday 18 February – James Reyne & Band & Daryl Braithwaite
Sunday 19 February – Marina Prior & Friends with special guest Kane Alexander 
Saturday 25 February – Vanessa Amorosi with Zoophyte
Sunday 26 February – Wendy Stapleton Swingin’ 60s
Saturday 3 March – Lior
Sunday 4 March – BABBA
Saturday 10 March – Gurrumul with Dewayne Everettsmith
Sunday 11 March – Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda Bull
Saturday 17 March – RocKwiz Live –Salutes the Animals with hosts Julia Zemiro and Brian Nankervis