Jade set to shine on re­turn to Perth

Sa­man­tha Jade em­barks on her first na­tional tour.

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS - Tanya MacNaughton

SINGER Sa­man­tha Jade has al­ways dreamed of singing at As­tor Theatre, so the venue was her nat­u­ral choice when it came to plan­ning her first na­tional head­line tour, Best of My Love – Live.

“As­tor Theatre is a very pre­cious place for me,” Jade said.

“I’m from Mor­ley so if you have to drive to the city, which we went to a lot when I was lit­tle, you go down Beau­fort Street and see As­tor Theatre.

“My mum used to live in Mt Law­ley, so we’d go for cof­fee on that street and my dad grew up there. It’s where he first lived when he ar­rived from In­dia.”

Jade will per­form songs from her lat­est disco al­bum Best of My Love,

along with her pre­vi­ous hits in­clud­ing What You’ve

Done To Me and Firestarter.

“I’ve al­ways loved disco; it’s such a fun genre,” she said.

“Mak­ing the record was great but I was re­ally push­ing for the tour be­cause I was imag­in­ing all the chore­og­ra­phy I could do.

“I want ev­ery­one to come and for­get about ev­ery­thing that’s go­ing on in their life, good or bad, and just lose them­selves in the mu­sic. That’s what I love about go­ing to shows and that’s what I re­ally hope to put on for peo­ple.”

Be­ing a Perth girl, Jade de­cided she wanted to en­sure her home town was part of the in­au­gu­ral tour and an­nounced a com­pe­ti­tion for her Perth con­cert.

The win­ning en­trant, judged via 60-sec­ond video au­di­tion, will win a one-onone men­tor­ing ses­sion with Jade be­fore per­form­ing a 20-minute open­ing set for her As­tor Theatre show.

“I haven’t seen any en­tries yet but my man­age­ment are say­ing some of the ones that have come through so far are re­ally good and they’ve wished me luck choos­ing the win­ner,” she said.

“I just want to see some­one truly be­ing them­selves and singing with heart and soul.

En­tries are open un­til Au­gust 31 at smar­turl.it/SJ.PerthSup­port­Comp.

Sa­man­tha Jade

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