Author Tina Hutchence, Sister Of The Late INXS Front-Man, Michael Hutchence, To Discuss Intimate Biography At INXS Tribute Shows
Tina Hutchence, sister of the late INXS front-man, Michael Hutchence, has recently published an intimate biography on her brother and will be on hand at the KICK - The INXS Experience shows at Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA on Friday, February 1st and Daryl's House Club in Pawling, NY on Saturday February 2nd to meet and discuss her book with audience members attending the show.
"MICHAEL, My Brother, Lost Boy of INXS," available at www.bookdepository.com, is the story of the life and death of the legendary lead singer of INXS, as remembered by his sister Tina. Michael Hutchence died at only 37 but his fans are legion. He fronted a band that was one of the biggest in the world. Huge through the 1980s across the globe, INXS broke the mold by merging dance and rock with a sexy, infectious romanticism.
Tina adored Michael from the start. From a twelve-year-old holding him in her arms as a newborn, to being his teenage nanny, Tina remained Michael's trusted confidant until his sudden death. Tina's intimate and detailed telling of her brother's story - from faltering teenager with a lisp to raging rock star - blazes with love and adventure, and includes the acquired brain injury that changed everything for Michael; the risky schemes that saw him named in the Paradise Papers expose of 2017; his secret philanthropy in support of East Timor; and his bliss at the birth of his only child, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily. A cry from the heart celebrating the 'lost boy of INXS', Michael Hutchence, this personal and heartfelt biography reveals the incredible, rollercoaster life of Australia's most enduring superstar and shares the private moments of an adored brother, son and father.
Christina 'Tina' Hutchence was born in Melbourne, Australia and managed to attend school in all three eastern states across six schools in four years. As a teenager she moved to Hong Kong and followed her mother into the motion picture industry as a makeup artist, a career she continued in after moving to California in her early twenties. Tina continues to keep Michael's memory alive sharing his story and supporting the Traumatic Brain Injury Association. She is the mother of two children and the proud grandmother to 5.
KICK - The INXS Experience, the most authentic recreation of the highly-popular, late 1980s supergroup, INXS will replicate the live INXS concert experience when they perform live at Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA on Friday, February 1st at 8:00 p.m.. and Daryl's House Club in Pawling, NY on Saturday February 2nd, at 8:00 p.m.
KICK, the only nationally-touring INXS tribute band in the United States, delivers a high-energy, 90-minute jam-packed set featuring INXS' biggest hits, including "Need You Tonight," "Devil Inside," "New Sensation," "Disappear," and "Suicide Blonde," along with some of the deeper tracks from INXS' extensive catalog, including fan favorites "Stay Young," "To Look At You," "I Send A Message," and "Shine Like It Does."
Formed in 2014, two years after INXS stopped touring, KICK - The INXS Experience has beautifully managed to capture the spirit of INXS in both its sound and live performance, bringing the highest level of musicianship to the audience while showing passion for the music of INXS. Vocalist, guitarist, and singer-songwriter Cory Massi is the founding frontman of KICK and has long held the respect and admiration for the late great Michael Hutchence. He even auditioned for the reality TV show, Rockstar: INXS in 2004, where contestants competed to become the new lead vocalist for INXS.
"I loved Michael's singing and his personality," notes Massi. "I saw INXS when I was a teenager in '88 and '89; they were great, and the people were just gaga over them. Michael left a big impression on us with his star power. That guy really had it. Our range is similar, and I just went for it."
With a career spanning 40 extraordinary years and a solid chart history that includes seven Billboard Top 10 hits
(# 1 Need You Tonight, # 2 Devil Inside, # 3 New Sensation, # 4 What You Need, # 7 Never Tear Us Apart, # 8 Disappear, and # 9 Suicide Blonde), INXS is undoubtedly one of the world's most successful bands. In the United States alone, they have sold over 15 million albums, making them the third-highest selling Australian music act in the U.S. behind AC/DC and The BeeGees. Few rock bands have achieved the success and longevity that INXS has enjoyed.
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