Mahalia Barnes and The Soulmates announce national tour dates

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Mahalia Barnes and The Soulmates announce national tour dates

Image: Mahalia Barnes. Credit: Ben Rodgers

The daughter of well known Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes is hitting the road this February and March.

Vocal powerhouse, Mahalia Barnes, is taking The Soulmates back on the road throughout February and March with dates across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

Kicking off in Melbourne on February 2 2023, Mahalia and her band will hit up stages in Meredith, Bowral, Adelaide, Banyule, Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Brisbane, Avoca Beach, Marrickville, Wollongong and Southern Highlands before finishing up in Bright on March 12.

Mahalia Barnes and The Soulmates Australian Tour 2023

Thursday, 2 February and Friday, 3 February 2023
Birds Basement, Melbourne VIC

Saturday, 4 February 2023
Royal Hotel, Meredith VIC

Monday, 6 February 2023
Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral NSW

Friday, 10 February 2023
Trinity Sessions, Adelaide SA

Saturday, 11 February 2023
Twilight Sounds, Heidelberg Park Oval, Banyule VIC

Thursday, 16 February 2023
Caloundra RSL, Caloundra QLD

Friday, 17 February 2023
Burleigh Town Hotel, Burleigh Heads QLD

Saturday, 18 February 2023
Doo-Bop Bar, Brisbane QLD

Thursday, 23 February 2023
Avoca Beach Theatre, Avoca Beach NSW

Friday, 24 February 2023
The Great Club, Marrickville NSW

Saturday, 25 February 2023
Centro, Wollongong NSW

Sunday, 5 March 2023
Tallagandra Hill Winery, Southern Highlands NSW

Sunday, 12 March 2023
Brighter Days Festival, Bright VIC

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Born into Australian rock royalty and influenced by the music her father, Jimmy Barnes, recorded and played, Mahalia naturally began singing at a very young age. As an artist, she’s drawn to guitar-driven gutsy soul, rock and blues, and is inspired by acts like Ike and Tina Turner and legendary queen of soul Aretha Franklin.

Before the pandemic shut down so much of the live performance industry, Mahalia Barnes and The Soul Mates toured Australia non-stop, playing supports for the likes of US hip hop greats The Roots, Lionel Richie, UK singer James Morrison and gospel/soul legend Mavis Staples, as well as playing festivals and headline shows of their own.

The Soul Mates include Lachy Doley and Clayton Doley (keyboards), Franco Raggatt (guitar), Warren Trout and Jackie Barnes (drums) and Ben Rodgers (guitar/bass). Band members will vary from show to show plus special, surprise guest vocalists on select shows including Prinnie Stevens and Karen Lee Andrews.

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