Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Australian solo artist Deni Hines will amaze audiences in Việt Nam next week.
Through her smooth voice, the songstress will showcase Australia’s contemporary musical culture at the on-going Huế Festival.
At just 15 years old, she started singing as a backing vocalist for INXS, Kylie Minogue, WaWa Nee, Jimmy Barnes and Peter Blackely. Hines soon gained mainstream attention as the front woman for The Rockmelons.
Her first single It’s Alright released in 1995 became a top smash in Australia, Japan and France and won an Australian ARIA Award.
Her debut album Imagination, the following year, made Hines an international star. Since then, she has released seven albums and 23 singles. She has been nominated for multiple ARIA awards including Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release, Best Jazz Album.
In November 2016, her album The Soul Sessions was released with the lead single What About Love is a track co-written by herself and Edward Said.
Described Hines and her latest album, the Australian news website Glam Adelaide wrote: “An infectious smile, beauty for miles, and a voice that’s as smooth as chocolate. An intelligent and strong woman, Deni Hines is back with a killer new album: The Soul Sessions.”
She has also collaborated with world renowned bands and singers such as the Australian jazz maestro, James Morrison. She is also the first Australian artist to co-write a song for Beyoncé – Bienvenue with French hip hop act IAM. Hines has also acted in musicals, films and earned herself an Australian Helpmann Nomination for Best Supporting Actress, playing Reno in Dusty: the Musical.
Since relocating to Bangkok, Hines has been performing with The Soulful Crew. A band comprising of highly accomplished soul, funk, R&B and blues musicians. Members of The Soulful Crew have toured and recorded with the likes of Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Who, YothuYindi, John McLaughlin, and Whycliff.
At the Huế Festival, Hines will offer a street performance on April 29, from 4.30pm to 5.15pm. The next day, on April 30, she will perform at the An Định Palace, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm; and on May 1, at the Peace Bamboo Family, from 1pm to 2.30pm, and at the Tây Thái Hòa stage, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. — VNS