After years touring the globe, The Australian INXS Show is returning to home shores for an extensive run of concerts including The Art House at Wyong on July 27.
The six-piece outfit formed from the seed of an idea planted a decade ago and has since performed an INXS theatre experience in Dubai, India, Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
Over the next year the show will play concerts in every state, bringing faithful recreations of INXS’s extensive back catalogue, ensuring that the spirit of the band lives on.
The legendary vocals of the late Michael Hutchence are channelled by the explosive and flamboyant Dellacoma Rio.
The globe-trotting singer is joined by the guitarist and saxophonist Rob Moody, who not only takes on the role of Kirk Pengilly, but first created The Australian INXS Show a decade ago as a tribute to his love of both INXS and the classic music of the 1980s.
The group’s decades of experience is rounded out by the addition of in-demand drummer Noel Tenny (as Jon Farriss), prolific bass player Sam McAinch (as Garry Gary Beers), veteran keyboardist Adrian Sorgini (as Andrew Farriss), and guitarist Adam Heath (as Tim Farriss), who has not only toured with Eurogliders, but even opened for music legend Elton John.
Describing the band’s show as “energetic, breathtaking and packed full of fun times for all”, Rio recalls that his own natural likeness to Michael Hutchence has been a constant source of inspiration.
“It’s been an absolute dream come true with this band,” he said.
“Playing the INXS songs, the way we do, to people who have connected so deeply with these songs is a real blessing.”
He and the rest of the band hope to provide and inspire the same level of amazement and excitement that INXS themselves did for more than 35 years.
“Michael and the band left such an indelible mark on Australian culture, so it just felt natural to work on a show that honours his memory,” Rio said.
“I often say from the stage that we want to make the audience feel how they felt when they first heard or saw INXS back in the day and that is truly what our aim is.
“We don’t just play the songs, we want to bring the same energy and passion that Michael and the band brought.
“We’ve been crafting this show for several years now and we’re excited to be able to bring it to so many INXS fans across the country.”
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