Maxine Nightingale is the voice behind the hits Don’t Push Me Baby and Love on Borrowed Time and this Mardi Gras she’ll be performing at venues across Sydney.

“Come down to my shows – I’m going to get you warmed up for Mardi Gras – and remember to wear the most outrageous outfits,” the diva told SSO.

After spending all of 2007 touring with the Village People, Nightingale said she thought it was time she came to visit to help put the disco back into Australia.

“I was asked to put on a disco show,” she said. “At my show you can expect the best of the disco 70s as well as all my own hits.

“I will have a band, singers and dancers. I’m going to raise it to be the fine art it is and show how amazing disco still is after all these years.”

Nightingale is a Grammy Award-nominated artist whose records have earned both platinum and gold sales recognition around the world. Her hit Right Back Where We Started From reached number one in Australia back in 1976 and became a hit all over again in the late 1990s thanks to Sinitta and production team Stock, Aitken and Waterman.

On Wednesday 27 February, she will perform an exclusive show for the gay community at Slide nightclub.

“The gay community love to have fun, they love great dance music and they know a diva when they see one,” Nightingale said.

“At Slide I’ll give you a great show. I’ll do my favourite songs and some from the new show – people will be ready to party for Mardi Gras.

“Disco is still alive because the music is so infectious and all these years later it doesn’t sound dated. You all must come to the show and see what you’re missing.”

Maxine Nightingale will also perform at the Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL on Friday 15 February, South Juniors on Saturday 16 February, Rooty Hill RSL on Saturday 1 March, Burwood RSL on Thursday 6 March and Norths Leagues Club on Friday 7 March. Bookings for the Slide show on slide.com.au. For more information on the other shows check out www.maxinenightingale.biz.

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