D.O.B: 1st Sept '78 (which makes
the great date of 1/9/78 !)
From: Nottingham, UK
Website: Strong As Chains - http://www.tina-arena.wildspices.com/main.html
Fave Tina track: "Stay"
Best Tina moment: Finding the
UK promo of "In Deep", getting home and realising
the one I was holding wasn't the one I'd picked up from
the shop's shelf.
Longest Tina moment: Walking
2 miles back to the shop to get the other promo.
Best recurring Tina moment: Listening
to "Don't Ask" with someone new, getting to
that bit in "Wasn't It Good" where it all
changes and hearing them go "Wow! Who's this?"
Best Tina site excluding my own ;^) :
Rarest Tina CD I own: UK Mastering
Studio CD of "Burn"
Fave Tina cover art: UK
"Burn" CD1 - just look at that hair!
date: April '95
The time: 7pm
The scene: Me, sat on the sofa, watching
the show that is older than myself, the long-standing
and still going "Top Of The Pops"
warm spring evening, the sun just setting, being curled
up on the softness of the sofa watching and listening
to all the new songs which are topping the charts.
Little was I to know that the events of this evening
were to change my whole life for the better...
now, the debut single from an Australian singer, it's
Tina Arena with 'Chains'"
camera swept from the darkness onto the stage cloaked
in a mist of dry ice, a bright white light shining forth
from behind, and stood in the centre was an enchantress
dressed all in silver. She started singing sexily
and powerfully, and my world stood still. For
the 4 minutes that followed I was transfixed, unable
to move through sheer wonder. I knew I would have
to get this song - just listen to that voice! -
and I got that excited feeling you get when something
big's about to happen and you just can't wait.
It didn't come out for several weeks, but eventually
I found it and it's still one of my favourite CD's of
all time. I got the album the week it was released,
and listened to it every day for the whole of the summer.
My mum even has a copy hidden away somewhere.
And since that first moment I've just loved her to bits.