Stevey Arena

Stars of Northern Rivers 2023

I'm fundraising for my dad

My name is Stevey Arena and I am the eldest daughter of Chris CM Murphy, long-time manager of INXS. I am seriously dedicated to fulfilling my father’s legacy and continuing his plans for Sugar Beach Ranch, a beachside haven in South Ballina.

He was not only my dad, he was my best friend, my role model, my dancing partner and my biggest fan.

Growing up, there was always parties and events at every opportunity…dad loved to entertain and always ensured he had a rural property to balance out the intense life he lived on the road whilst managing INXS. 

He worked hard and played hard too…

There are too many memories to recall of us dancing together, there was always a twist contest to be battled out or a fat boy slim track turned up so loud we would shake the windows. My favourite memory however is dancing to the song from pulp fiction - jack rabbit slim’s twist contest -  with my dad at my wedding… 

When my dad was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer - mantle cell lymphoma in late October 2020, he sat me and my brothers down and told us not to be sad as he had lived 6 life’s… travelling the world, meeting the Queen, and playing polo with Prince Charles, now the King, eating delicious food in every corner of the world, loved his family and had a lot of fun. 

He contributed so much to this world - from agriculture to entertainment- through his dedication to always finding a better way in all his endeavours. He was and will always be an innovator and entrepreneur. 

I am dancing for him, and dancing for me… it’s part of my healing process… 

But most of all to help raise monies to support the cancer council in their efforts to create awareness and prevention about cancer. Dads cancer journey was swift, from diagnosis to passing was less than 3 months, I barely had a moment to understand what was happening, but the team of doctors who treated him and the counselling systems through the hospital were very supportive.  

If you were lucky enough to meet my dad and luckier still to dance with him, then you would also know he would want you to support this cause. 

Thank you for your support… I promise to dance my heart out for you 🤍

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Thank you to my Sponsors


Andrew & Marlina

Awesome Stevey .!! .. Your gonna knock em' out , Love , Andrew & Marlina


Joseph Pride

Wishing you all the best. From Joe, Kylie and family. Xx


Jon Farriss

Hey Stevey, we know you will be incredible and Chris will be LOVING your dancing - well done - all the best, Jon, Kerry, Avani & Dannan xxx


Katrina Beohm Pty Ltd

I was invited to donate to another star and became curious about the lineup. Your bio, Stevey, is touching. This event is a beautiful way to honour your Dad and your memories. I look forward to cheering you on Saturday, Stevey. Best wishes, Katrina.


Mistry Fallahi Team

Good luck Stevey! We will be supporting you from afar.



Sending love… fantastic cause xx


Brendan Fahey


Jo Mcgown


Rachel Caralis

Amazing Stevey



Go Girl


Dylan Family ?


Tanya Allan

Dancing Queen


Janice Thomsen

Love you.Nanna


Michele Dignam

U got this petal. Kia kaha! 🙏


Brave Pride

Hoping Coal Crusher can help sponsor the rest for you after this weekend😊


Linda Kury



Samantha Evans

So proud and can't wait to cheer you on on Saturday XXXX


Tim Wilkinson

Dance away the night for us too Stevey. xxx


Tim & Beth

You're amazing Stevey!


Harry Della

Well done Stevie good luck from Harry and Sharon della


Carol Cook

Good luck stevey🤗 very proud of you. Xx


Tony And Jen

Dance your heart out Stevey!


Maine Fam

What a great cause, go Stevey! Xx


Karen Griffin

Good luck Stevey! You’ve got this and I know your Dad is going to be right there on the dance floor with you! ❤️


Rob Schwamberg

Go Stevey May the force be with you Rob




Wendy Moss



Good luck … XxA


Charlie And Randal

Big love form Charlie and Randal xx


The Colemans

You are incredible! Love Carli, Jamie and Frankie x


Barbara Joblin

I knew Chris Murphy and had a wonderful journey with CM he was a kind and generous man and loved his children . Stevey is a wonderful ambassador for her dad CM




Paul & Rochelle




Marianna Easterbrook

Go Stevey !! You are a superstar 🤩


Sarah Langbridge

You’re a super star Stevey! You got this 🤩 xx


Brett Ward


Tayla Scott

Proud of you


Deb Bibby

Good Luck Stevey - he’ll be dancing right beside you . Big hug x


Dom & Carlii Lopresti

Dance like only one person is watching Stevey - Sir Chris. He would be very very proud of you.


Kris O'sullivan

Go Stevey!


Simone Mccolgan


Jake Turner

Miss you mate, catch up is well overdue


Warren Baldacchino

Cheers to CM Murphy. I’m glad to be his neighbour for a few years and share stories with him while he was living his best life. Glad you have his fire in you Stevey. Be his Dancing Queen! X


Colin Barry

Hi five Stevey!


Erin Simmich

Good luck 💃🏼🪩



Hope it goes well!


Robyn Stoddart

Beautiful words Stevey, I wish I could've met him. All the best with the show! I'm sure you'll smash it! XXX


Edwina Black

Go Stevey! Can’t wait to see your performance!


Jenny G

Go girl. Your Dad would be proud.


Christie Barnes


Meagan Kruger

Go Stevey! Can't wait to see you dance your heart out for your dad 💗


Fliss Jom

Love it - Dance it up Stevey!


Roxanna Chan


Penny Higgins


Mark And Anne Kroehnert

Good luck Stevey!!👍👍