Marcia Hines

Since her mid-’70s stranglehold on the title, Marcia Hines will always be our Queen of Pop. Born in Boston to Jamaican parents, the gospel-reared singer was picked as a teenager to star in  Australian stage productions of Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar, and stayed to become a fixture on the pop charts with era-defining renditions of James Taylor, Burt Bacharach and Dusty Springfield. Today, still as bold as brass and as tender as the rain, Marcia’s voice is versatile enough to pay homage to Carole King, REM, Billie Holliday and disco on consecutive albums.

A Hall of Fame inductee and icon of old school showbiz style, she remains an indelible household presence with her own hit-making flair for interpretation.