The daughter of one of Australia’s most famous rock vocalists, Jimmy Barnes, Mahalia Barnes started her career as a child star vocalist.
Since then, Mahalia has worked as a lead singer for her own band, and as a backing singer for soul and RnB artists like Johnny Diesel and her father. Mahalia performed on Australia’s first season of The Voice, covering the Tina Turner standard ‘Proud Mary’, and that fiery, soulful energy is a good example of her style. Expect energy, brooding soul, and live intensity from this veteran of Australian music, backed by a rock-steady trio.
Mahalia Barnes (vocals) Ben Rogers (bass) Franco Raggatt (guitar) Evan Mannell (drums)
Special support: Joy Yates and Dave Macrae
This lifelong couple, are supremely talented and cherished legends of Australian jazz. Joy Yates is a lifelong jazz singer and performance teacher whose career spans five decades and several continents. Her partner, Dave MacRae, a brilliant musician, producer, composer and arranger with outstanding jazz credentials. The two have collaborated with artists like Cat Stevens, Cliff Richard, Chaka Khan, Van Morrison, Ronnie Scott, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Bernie McGann, John Pochee, Graeme Lyalll, the Buddy Rich Band, Chet Baker, Jon Hendricks, Clarke Terry, Scott Walker and many, many more.
Joy Yates (vocals) Dave McCrae (piano)
Do not attend if you are feeling unwell. Shows will be seated and limited to 60 per sitting, with patrons seated to allow for social distancing. Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff. The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including: Hand sanitiser dispensers, signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue, and regular sanitising of the venue and facilities.