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Joe Bonamassa & Mahalia Barnes, Prince Bandroom – 6th February 2015

I met up with Mahalia Barnes and Joe Bonamassa after the soundcheck for their Melbourne gig, at the Prince of Wales Bandroom in St Kilda, promoting Mahalia’s new album “Ooh Yeah – The Betty Davis Songbook“.

We discussed with Mahalia that the gigs are “an introduction to the album for people, basically a chance for us to have a bit of fun on stage“. She mentioned that Joe’s very busy and they were feeling very lucky that they’ve managed to get him out to Australia for a few days.

Joe explained “I had a week in between gigs, I just got done doing Radio City Music Hall and I had a week off.[pullquote]The way to launch a record is to actually come and do a gig and let people know that you’re not just coming for the session and then bail on it.[/pullquote] The way to launch a record is to actually come and do a gig and let people know that you’re not just coming for the session and then bail on it.”

Read the full interview at What’s My Scene Magazine.

Gallery Info
  • Artist: Joe Bonamassa & Mahalia Barnes
  • Date: 6th February 2015
  • Venue: Prince of Wales Bandroom
  • Location: St Kilda, VIC

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