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.

Snap Scene: Jimmy Webb and Friends, Hamer Hall, 9th August 2018

August 15, 2018 Mandy Hall

The multiple Grammy-winning songwriter has topped the charts: from pop to country to disco numerous times with interpretations by some of the industry’s greatest. He’s worked with Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt, and too many others to name. Jimmy’s been covered by everyone from Guns n’ Roses to Josh Groban to Little Big Town. Since Webb’s Grammy sweep in 1968 when his own “Up, Up and Away” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” vied for Song of the Year (and “Up” won), to the use of his “Do What You Gotta Do” in Kanye West’s “Famous,” the man often praised as “America’s Songwriter” remains an icon in popular music – and continues to challenge his artistic boundaries with projects like a classical nocturne. His most famous songs are touchstones for a generation yet remain timeless – “MacArthur Park,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Worst That Could Happen,” and “Galveston.” His memoir, The Cake and the Rain, The Wall Street Journal (USA) described as “quite possibly the best pop-star autobiography yet written.” […]

Snap Scene: Albert Lee, Caravan Music Club, 4th August 2018

August 9, 2018 Mandy Hall

Grammy winning legendary guitarist for Emmylou Harris and Eric Clapton returns for first Australian shows this decade. “He’s the greatest guitarist in the world. The ultimate virtuoso. His skill is extraordinary, his ear is extraordinary and he’s gifted on just about every level.” – Eric Clapton

Albert Lee is one of the absolute greatest guitarists in both rock and country music history. Included on Albert’s CV are performances and recordings with Keith Urban, Tommy Emmanuel, Dave Edmunds, Willie Nelson, Bill Wyman, Carlene Carter, Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Bert Jansch, Herbie Mann, Keith Richards and Dolly Parton. […]

Snap Scene: The 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show – Day 2 – feat. Shannon Bourne, Diesel, Irwin Thomas. 5th August 2018

August 8, 2018 Mandy Hall

The 2018 return of the Melbourne Guitar Show rocked Caulfield Racecourse on August 4th and 5th. This year, it was bigger than ever.

Proudly presented by Triple M and Australian Musician, the lineup boasted an impressive haul of both local and international artists, and featured amongst the bunch was none other than UK guitar legend Albert Lee.

In addition to some killer performances from the artists on this massive lineup, #MGS2018 also held a monster exhibition that featured a gigantic variety of electric and acoustic guitars, effects pedals, amps and more state-of-the-art guitar technology, both home-grown and from around the world.  Its Australia’s biggest guitar pop-up shop, and that’s not all.  The Melbourne Guitar Show hosted information seminars, demonstrations, and live performances from Australia’s most talented guitarists.

Star Scene: Albert Lee

August 3, 2018 Mandy Hall

Albert Lee’s scene is cars. He says – I like to mess around with cars. They can be really frustrating, but really rewarding if you can get it running yourself without spending a fortune. […]

Q&A Scene: Guitarists Special – Justin Bernasconi

August 2, 2018 Mandy Hall

Cambridgeshire-bred, Melbourne-based fingerpicker, singer and songwriter Justin Bernasconi has just released his second solo album Barefoot Wonderland. The follow up to his acclaimed 2015 record Winter Pick, Barefoot Wonderland is a wonderful, feel-good journey through Justin’s eclectic musical tastes featuring nods and winks to the Delta Blues, Appalachian Bluegrass and English Folk. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips sat down with Justin for a chat about the creation of the new album and the guitars used on it. […]

Q&A Scene: Guitarists Special – Jeff Lang

August 2, 2018 Mandy Hall

Australian guitarist-songwriter-vocalist-producer, Jeff Lang has built a reputation for making startling music that is accomplished, intricate, gutsy, melodic and loaded with soul. Anyone who witnessed Jeff at the 2015 MGS will know what an amazing, energetic show he performs. […]

Q&A Scene: Guitarists Special – Shannon Bourne

August 2, 2018 Mandy Hall

Melbourne Guitar Show regular Shannon Bourne is known as one of Australia’s premier guiatrists. Shannon has just released an incredible new solo instrumental guitar album, ‘Words Fail’ and will perform music from it at the guitar show. One not to miss. […]

Q&A Scene: Guitarists Special – Brian Campeau

July 31, 2018 Mandy Hall

For the Sydney Guitar Festival, Brian will be arranging music for a unique performance where the audience is to be blindfolded.

After receiving rave reviews from his SOLD OUT SGF 2017 performance, Brian returns for his victory lap with ‘Get Blind with Brian! The Sequel.’ […]

Snap Scene: Jeff Martin, Leadbelly, Newtown – 5th July 2018

July 12, 2018 Mandy Hall

Jeff Martin’s reputation as a world renowned live performer is well known and he has been labeled everything from “child prodigy”, “virtuoso guitarist”, and a “singer with perfect pitch”.  Jeff formed The Tea Party with his lifelong friends, Stuart Chatwood and Jeff Burrows in 1990 after many years of playing in bands together throughout their childhood. With a career spanning over 20 years , 8 major-label releases and 4 million record sales later The Tea Party have successfully gained the attention of fans on a worldwide level, as well as touring a countless number of times throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.  Much of the band’s success can be attributed to their phenomenal stage presence and impeccable artistry and musicianship with a wide variety of instruments and sound textures; the trio’s sound draws heavily on the rock and blues of the 1970s, as well as displaying some psychedelic influences with elements of Middle Eastern, Celtic and Mediterranean music. […]

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