Gloves, glitz and glamour
Debra Byrne started her performing career young. At the age of 10 she sang and danced her way to public profile on Young Talent Time. Since then her life has been a drama - both on stage and off. Her life has encompassed popular success, drugs, scandal and depression.
At 15 she was voted Best Teenage TV Personality at the Logies two years running and was twice awarded Australias Queen of Pop.
She has won many awards for her performances on record (her latest CD is New Ways to Dream), television and film and was especially highly acclaimed for her leading theatrical roles in Cats, Les Miserables, Jerrys Girls, HotShoe Shuffle and Sunset Boulevard.
Debra is in top form and is coming to the Ballina RSL Club on Friday, February 16, to perform in a show called Girls Girls Girls. Its a dinner show with Wendy Stapleton and Nikki Nicholls and its a glamour event.
The show features songs from the London pop era like Downtown, I Know a Place, Dont Sleep in the Subway, Its My Party, and To Sir with Love. And country songs like Harper Valley PTA, Stand By Your Man, Silver Threads and Golden Needles, and Help Me Make it Through the Night. As well as songs from the Supremes (Baby Love) and Dusty Springfield (Windmills of Your Mind).
The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are $39.90 and include a two-course meal. Tickets are available from the Ballina RSL Club bottleshop (6686 2544).
Freebie: The Echo has a double pass to give away to some lucky reader. To go in the draw to win phone 6622 2888 between 10.15am-10.30am next Monday, February 12, and tell us who was the compere of Young Talent Time? Hint: It wasnt John Paul Young, but close.