The Border’s own Glenn Starr returns home with a new show – Hit Parade – at The Cube Wodonga on August 24.
He developed the concept for his new show while performing on board the Holland America, an American-British owned cruise liner.
Hit Parade is an interactive show covers the hits made famous by stars of the 50s and 60s including Gene Pitney, Bobby Vee, Johnny O’Keefe, The Bee Gees and Roy Orbison.
“It’s a very different show to the Bublé show that I did last time,” Starr says.
“It features songs I grew up with, that my father used to play to me.
“They were part of my childhood even though they came out about 20 or 30 years before I was born.”
A sell-out performance at The Cube Wodonga in 2013 helped propel Starr on to the national and international stage where he continues to enjoy huge success.
Having performed at the Albury Carols by Candlelight and being a well-known name on the Border music scene, it wasn’t until his 2013 tribute to Michael Bublé that Starr came to the attention of outside industry sources.
He was recommended to an agency in Sydney which secured him a spot on a P&O cruise ship three years ago.
This was just the beginning of his thrilling career of entertaining audiences of all ages onboard some of the world’s largest cruise liners and ships.
Today he has performed on about 18 vessels with his singing taking him to places such as Japan, South Korea, Fiji, New Zealand, Indonesia and various destinations around Australia.