Embedded in our culture, INXS is one of Australia's greatest bands and the recently released documentary, MYSTIFY: A musical journey with Michael Hutchence, reminds you of the magic that is INXS.
Inspired by this insightful and revealing rock doco, 2005 Australian Idol and 2019 The Voice Finalist, Lee Harding, will perform a selection of rare tracks and huge hits by Michael Hutchence and INXS in his new show MYSTIFY: The Songbook of INXS.
"There have been many rockstars who have influenced my life, but INXS, they changed my life."
"Michael Hutchence just had something so different about him that he sucked me and millions in right away. The pure way he was on and off the stage just spoke to me...the ease of how he would command a stage, and audience, no matter the size was something I knew I wanted to do as well."
"The movie, MYSTIFY gave me an insight otherwise never seen or heard...I knew I had to do something to pay homage to such an amazing man who had such charisma, sex appeal and iconic vocals."
"Putting this show together and performing the Songbook of INXS from MYSTIFY is my way of saying thank you to the man that changed me. I won't be trying to mimic him by any stretch of the imagination, but I have been told we have similar traits both on and off the stage...I hope you enjoy what I bring to this to make a noise that will be heard all the way to the heavens and hope Michael will be smiling down on a legacy he began that never has and never will end," Lee Harding.
MYSTIFY: The Songbook of INXS will see Lee share his connection with INXS and their music and will feature an up close and personal acoustic performance of songs from the movie - including 'Need You Tonight', 'Never Tear Us Apart' and 'Original Sin' along with a selection of rare tracks.
Lee Harding - Vocals
Rhys Warden - Guitar