About Mandy Hall
Mandy is a music photographer & writer. She runs Mandy Hall Media, which includes Social Media marketing, PR & Graphic Design for the music industry. She is also a web developer - she created and supports this website.

Q&A Scene: Brooke Penrose – Saint Jude for Reservoir Stomp

October 19, 2017 Mandy Hall

Melbourne’s Saint Jude shamelessly wear a rhythm and soul tapestry of influences on their sleeves. Reminiscent of the Muscle Shoals and Shangri-La eras of rhythm-drenched country-soul and rock’n’roll, Saint Jude ring out in a mess of jangling guitars, swirling organ and tapered four-piece gospel harmonies that have become synonymous with their dynamic live show. Born out of Melbourne’s country and rhythm scene, Saint Jude debuted in 2011 to rave reviews as a PBS FM’s album of the week, with The Age’s Jo Roberts contending that ‘[they’re] one of the best new bands you’ll hear all year’. […]

Snap Scene: Old Crow Medicine Show & Valerie June, The Enmore, Newtown – 3rd October 2017

October 17, 2017 Mandy Hall

Acclaimed Statesiders Old Crow Medicine Show returned to Australia for the first time in eight years to play a string of East Coast dates this September and October, in addition to their already-announced performance at the Caloundra Music Festival. On their Australian shows, Old Crow Medicine Show pay tribute to their music icon, Bob Dylan, by playing his seminal 1966 album, Blonde On Blonde, in full. […]

Snap Scene: Mental As Anything & Taylor Sheridan, Caravan Music Club – 17th Sept 2017

September 21, 2017 Mandy Hall

Nearly 40 years of recording and non stop touring. 25 top 40 hits in Australia. Sustained international airplay and Mentals are still at it. Martin Plaza and Greedy Smith are always writing songs. They can’t stop! Here comes a loony chunkabilly track from Plaza. Slide guitar harmonica and laconic vocal take us to his bedlam. -Goat Tracks In My Sandpit-. A troubled soul? […]

Q&A Scene: Laura Dunemann for Comedy 4 Karma

September 11, 2017 Mandy Hall

Comedy 4 Karma, the annual fundraiser for the Daylesford Dharma School on Saturday 16th September at Daylesford Town Hall is set to host a stellar bill of comedians including Bob Franklin, and MC Dave Callan, plus more to be announced soon. […]

Q&A Scene: The Tommyhawks

September 8, 2017 Mandy Hall

Exploding with quirky, dramatic, trippy and heartfelt songs, This Is Not A Desert Island is the third EP from the Perth group. Set for release on Friday the 8th of September the EP explores the idea of trying to control one’s own state of mind and mental health… and often failing. Focusing on trying to grow up and figure out who we are and who we want to be. While the second single from the EP, ’Summertime’ is about the process of coming out of a dark place and finding peace within. […]

Q&A Scene: Vera Blue

September 7, 2017 Mandy Hall

Perennial sees Vera Blue finding arresting new ways to channel a voice Australia has already fallen for. Unflinchingly honest, it’s the album she had to write, with a sound that is entirely her own. […]

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