New Year’s Eve is set to go off in style at Bankstown Sports Club, with singer, actress and TV personality Marcia Hines counting us down to 2017. The John Field Band will warm up the crowd as a 3-course dinner is served from 7.30pm in The Grand Ballroom, before the ARIA Hall of Famer takes to the stage for her Disco Inferno show.
We caught up with Marcia ahead of her visit to Bankstown Sports, and she says her Disco Inferno show was actually the result of another production she’s been involved in recently.
“I was doing a show called Velvet for most of last year and that was a disco-inspired show. It’s worked very well and I believe we’re going to take it around the world next year. I think the inspiration for this show came from that; the reaction we got from the songs we were performing was incredible. The songs are pretty cool and are all disco-themed; songs like Disco Inferno and Never Knew Love Like This Before. I can’t tell you too much otherwise there won’t be any surprises on the night!”
Marcia says the energy from the songs in the show and the enthusiasm from the audience creates such a great atmosphere in the room.
“I try and make the show as proactive for the audience as possible. I want them to be a part of it. I try and encourage them but as soon as the music starts, I don’t really have to do too much! They just jump up and dance! So, bring your dancing shoes. It’s a fun show and hopefully everyone comes out and has a great time”.
“If you want to dress up in your disco clothes you are more than welcome to, but most importantly just come and be happy. It is New Year’s Eve after all!’
Disco Inferno is high energy from start to finish, and Marcia admits she has no idea where she gets all of her energy from, after being in the music industry for so long.
“It’s just what I do. This is the thing that I truly love in my career. I love doing my performances. I’ve been a musician since I was about 4 years old; I knew what I wanted to do back then and I didn’t have a stage mum, which was great. I had a mother who encouraged. So, when opportunities arose she would always talk to me about it and weigh up the pros and cons with me, and would then ask me what I thought. And I think that’s a great thing to have in a parent”.
“I just love doing what I do. It’s my passion and I love looking into the audience to see how much fun they’re having, and it’s working a treat right now”.
Bankstown Sports Club’s New Year’s Eve event kicks off at 7pm in The Grand Ballroom on Saturday, 31 December 2016. Tickets are $119 per person and include a 3-course meal and entertainment. The midnight NYE fireworks will be shown live on the big screen.