Australian music icon Debra Byrne returns to MEMO Music Hall with Dion Hirini in an intimate and up-close performance on the main floor of the venue. With the audience seated around them, cabaret style, Debra and Dion will deliver an evening of the hits from a diverse range of musical greats including , James Taylor, Ry Cooder, Carole King, Kate Bush, The Eagles, Mondo Rock, Cyndi Lauper, John Hiatt and Paul Simon. Debra talks to Gman on a Big Brekkie. Born in New Zealand and raised in outback Australia Dion Hirini has accumulated an impressive list of national and international artists who have utilised his amazing musical talent.
These include Westlife, Kasey Chambers, Paul Kelly, Tina Arena, Vanessa Amorosi, Merril Bainbridge and Vika and Linda Bull. Debra at age 14 was chosen as one of six original team members of Young Talent Time. By the time Debra was 16 she had won a Logie and the Queen of Pop award and had a single at number one for seven weeks. In the 80s she found her true home of musical theatre with roles in Cats, Jerry’s Girls, Les Miserables, Hot Shoe Shuffle and Sunset Boulevard. She has recorded three solo albums and starred in many Australian television series, most recently as Judy Moran in Fat Tony and Co.