Our Queen of Pop will take to the 'rage' couch this weekend.
Marcia Hines, an Australian music icon, will join forces with a cultural icon this weekend when she guest programs rage. You can see her on the ABC this Saturday at 10:30 am and again at 11:58 pm.
Hines promises a diverse exploration of music for her guest programming slot, including music videos by Sting, Aerosmith, Daryl Braithwaite, Beyoncé, D’Angelo and many more. Her guest programming episode also marks rage’s first episode of Aus Music Month.
“It is truly a blessing for us to bring her boundless energy and passion to the rage couch (throne*, because Marcia is the Queen of Pop),” a statement from the rage Facebook page reads. “Expect a rollercoaster ride through rhythms of pop, funk, and a smidge of Aussie rock, as she shares the songs that have inspired and shaped her path. With everything from Daryl Braithwaite, to Beyoncé to D’Angelo, this is one playlist that truly reflects the life and times of its remarkable curator.”
Her episode plays the night after her new album, The Gospel According To Marcia, arrives on streaming services, digital and physical formats.
The Gospel According To Marcia features classic soul songs, including Amazing Grace, a cover of Bill Withers’ Lean On Me, Paul Simon’s Loves Me Like A Rock, and more. You can pre-order the album here ahead of its release tomorrow.
“This album represents a coming home for me,” Hines commented in a press release. “My childhood life in Boston accompanying my godmother, Flo, to church on Sunday mornings gave me joy and happiness. That same joy and happiness surrounds every song, old and new, that I've chosen for this album, and I am so proud to introduce it to you!”
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Hines’ appearance on rage and new album comes ahead of her upcoming return to Australian Idol.
Marcia Hines is touring Australia on her Still Shining – 50th Anniversary Concert Tour. She ends the run in New South Wales and Victoria – you can find the remaining tour dates below.
4 November – Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra NSW
6 November – Frankston Performing Arts Centre, Melbourne VIC
10 November – Swan Hill Town Hall, Swan Hill VIC
11 November – Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury NSW
Tickets are on sale here.
Marcia Hines guest programs rage
Get ready to groove and move! This weekend our guest programmer is none other than the legendary soul, pop, funk, R&B, musical sensation Marcia Hines. Known for her incredible vocal talent and magnetic stage presence, Marcia's contributions to the music world are nothing short of iconic. The singer and performer has shared the stage with some of the most celebrated artists in history and lent her musical expertise as an Australian Idol judge (which she is about to do once again!). She’s also an ARIA Hall Of Fame inductee, making her the perfect person to help us launch our Ausmusic Month lineup! With her newest album The Gospel According to Marcia Hines arriving this Friday, Marcia’s unmistakable voice continues to touch the hearts of generations. It is truly a blessing for us to bring her boundless energy and passion to the rage couch (throne*, because Marcia is the Queen of Pop). Expect a rollercoaster ride through rhythms of pop, funk, and a smidge of Aussie rock, as she shares the songs that have inspired and shaped her path. With everything from Daryl Braithwaite, to Beyoncé to D’Angelo, this is one playlist that truly reflects the life and times of its remarkable curator. Catch Marcia Hines guest programming rage this Saturday from 10:30am and 11:58pm on ABC TV.Posted by rage on Monday, October 30, 2023