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Glenn returns to hometown stage

A sell-out performance at The Cube Wodonga in 2013 helped propel Glenn Starr on to the national and international stage where he continues to enjoy huge success.

But on Thursday, August 24 Starr will return to his hometown with a new musical entertainment experience which is sure to be one of his best.

Having performed at the Albury Carols by Candlelight and being a well-known name on the local music scene, it wasn’t until his 2013 tribute to Michael Bublé that Starr came to the attention of outside industry sources.

He was recommended to an agency in Sydney which secured him a spot on a P&O cruise ship three years ago.

This was just the beginning of his thrilling career of entertaining audiences of all ages onboard some of the world’s largest cruise liners and ships.

Today Starr has performed on about 18 vessels with his singing taking him to places such as Japan, South Korea, Fiji, New Zealand, Indonesia and various destinations around Australia.

It was on board the Holland America, an American-British owned cruise line, that Starr developed the concept for his new show, Hit Parade.

This new interactive show will cover the hits made famous by musical sensations of the 50s and 60s including Gene Pitney, Bobby Vee, Johnny O’Keefe, The Bee Gees and Roy Orbison.

“It’s a very different show to the Bublé show that I did last time,” Starr said.

“It features songs I grew up with, that my father used to play to me. They were part of my childhood even though they came out about 20 or 30 years before I was born.”

Starr said he first came up with the concept for Hit Parade about 20 years ago, but at the time, the opportunity to perform wasn’t available.

“I’ve been building a profile through my corporate band and the Bublé show and that has allowed this concept to happen,” he said.

“The Bublé show was reasonably successful, but the kind of response I’m getting back now indicates to me that Hit Parade is likely to surpass that.”

The one-hour performance at The Cube Wodonga will feature a four-piece band and according to Starr, will likely appeal to a wider demographic.

“It’s a fun and interactive show, not just music but getting people involved,” he said.

“It’s for people like me, whose parents played them these songs, to those who lived through the era and to people who want to bring their parents along.”

Hit Parade will show at The Cube Wodonga at 10am on Thursday, August 24.

Tickets are $19, or $15 for The Cube Wodonga members, and can be purchased in person, by phone on (02) 6022 9311 or online at thecubewodonga.com.au

A sell-out performance at The Cube Wodonga in 2013 helped propel Glenn Starr on to the national and international stage where he continues to enjoy huge success.

But on Thursday, August 24 Starr will return to his hometown with a new musical entertainment experience which is sure to be one of his best.

Having performed at the Albury Carols by Candlelight and being a well-known name on the local music scene, it wasn’t until his 2013 tribute to Michael Bublé that Starr came to the attention of outside industry sources.

He was recommended to an agency in Sydney which secured him a spot on a P&O cruise ship three years ago.

This was just the beginning of his thrilling career of entertaining audiences of all ages onboard some of the world’s largest cruise liners and ships.

Today Starr has performed on about 18 vessels with his singing taking him to places such as Japan, South Korea, Fiji, New Zealand, Indonesia and various destinations around Australia.

It was on board the Holland America, an American-British owned cruise line, that Starr developed the concept for his new show, Hit Parade.

This new interactive show will cover the hits made famous by musical sensations of the 50s and 60s including Gene Pitney, Bobby Vee, Johnny O’Keefe, The Bee Gees and Roy Orbison.

“It’s a very different show to the Bublé show that I did last time,” Starr said.

“It features songs I grew up with, that my father used to play to me. They were part of my childhood even though they came out about 20 or 30 years before I was born.”

Starr said he first came up with the concept for Hit Parade about 20 years ago, but at the time, the opportunity to perform wasn’t available.

“I’ve been building a profile through my corporate band and the Bublé show and that has allowed this concept to happen,” he said.

“The Bublé show was reasonably successful, but the kind of response I’m getting back now indicates to me that Hit Parade is likely to surpass that.”

The one-hour performance at The Cube Wodonga will feature a four-piece band and according to Starr, will likely appeal to a wider demographic.

“It’s a fun and interactive show, not just music but getting people involved,” he said.

“It’s for people like me, whose parents played them these songs, to those who lived through the era and to people who want to bring their parents along.”

Hit Parade will show at The Cube Wodonga at 10am on Thursday, August 24.

Tickets are $19, or $15 for The Cube Wodonga members, and can be purchased in person, by phone on (02) 6022 9311 or online at thecubewodonga.com.au


Last updated: 16-08-2017

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