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.