Todd McKenney to perform Peter Allen and more at The Cube

Ready to go: Performer Todd McKenney can't wait to head into Campbelltown in September to sing some of his favourite tunes.

Ready to go: Performer Todd McKenney can't wait to head into Campbelltown in September to sing some of his favourite tunes.

Todd McKenney is ready to bring a bit of sparkle to Campbelltown.

The ever-popular performer is heading to town in September with his brand new show, Todd McKenney sings Peter Allen and Lots More, and has just bought several new sequined suits to mark the occasion.

But he doesn't want to be the only one shining on the night.

"I'm going to look like a mirror ball up on stage, so if the audience wants to join me with some sparkles, that's fantastic," he said.

"This is going to be a sequin tour for me.

"I've got three suits made that are completely full of sequins and rhinestone-lined."

McKenney said he was looking forward to bringing his show to Campbelltown Catholic Club's The Cube venue, as he always had a great time inside.

He said the cavernous space meant he often wandered into the crowd for a chat.

"Campbelltown is such a big venue, and we always want it to be full, to have people hanging off the rafters," McKenney said.

"There's so much space I often find myself going down among the audience, getting to sing in their faces.

"I haven't been able to do that for so long now - I'm desperate for some live interaction."

The Dancing With the Stars judge came to prominence with his portrayal of Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz stage show, and loves that he gets to continue keeping the Aussie performer's musical genius alive.

But his new show isn't only about Peter Allen.

"The audience will get all of the Peter Allen hits that he's known for, which they love, but they'll also get a whole lot of songs by other performers like Bette Midler, Tom Jones, Michael Jackson, even some disco," McKenney said.

"They'll know pretty much every song in the show, and interspersed with the music will be some great stories that I've accumulated throughout my life and career.

"I treat the chats with the audiences as importantly as the songs, and my shows tend to be very funny, so people can expect a good laugh.

"I encourage them to ask me questions and make requests - it gives the show a very friendly and warm and loose feeling."

McKenney said the show was "razzle dazzle from beginning to end".

He said he always loved seeing new audience members who've seen him on TV and want to see what we can do in the flesh.

"It's always one of my joys having new people in the audience as well as the die-hard supporters," McKenney said.

"Dancing With the Stars sends some people into my audience and shows to see if I can actually do anything, not just loudmouth off on the TV.

"I find that people bring in score panels, ever since Dancing started.

"I get scored and it's hilarious, everything from a one to an 11.

"People are prepared to have fun and play along. I'll go along with anything, as long as they don't throw cabbages and fruit!"

McKenney said he had great support from the Allen family and was honoured to help keep the Aussie legend's music alive for new generations.

He said his favourite tune to perform was always Allen's Tenterfield Saddler.

Don't miss Todd McKenney live in concert at Campbelltown Catholic Club's The Cube on Saturday, September 25.

Tickets, info: toddmckenney.com.au.

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