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: HEN

December 18, 2017 Mandy Hall

You may recognise Hen from her previous artist name, ‘Julia Henning’. Under this name (her actual, mum-given name) she has toured the country, released an album, climbed the triple j unearthed charts (claiming the #1 spot on multiple occasions), been featured on Channel Ten’s ‘Offspring’, featured at the world renowned WOMADelaide festival, performed her originals to packed audiences at the Sydney Opera House, had a documentary made about her and several other very exciting things that look good in a bio. […]

Q&A Scene: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

December 15, 2017 Mandy Hall

Since forming in 2015 Perth natives Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have had a head spinningly busy 18 months.

Not only have the psyche rockers dropped two head rattling LP’s, ‘High Visceral’ Part One and Part Two to rave reviews “Entrancing, mind altering, and a breath of fresh air. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are revitalising the Psych Rock genre one riff at a time”. Happy “Truly brilliant, intricate guitar riffs, great percussion and mesmerising vocals 9/10.” Xpress. They have sold out both national tours and supported the likes of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Murlocs, Dune Rats, Black Mountain, and Skeggs. ​​​​​​​ […]

Snap Scene: The Church, 170 Russell, 1st December 2017

December 8, 2017 Mandy Hall

Singer, lyricist and bassist Kilbey explains this 26th album from the ARIA Hall of Famers is what he terms the band’s “water record” — “I guess water is my element,” he notes. “I’ve always marveled at the sea and rivers and rain. It wasn’t conscious at all but on reflection, it definitely is a preoccupation on this record.” […]

Snap Scene: Culture Club, Rod Laver Arena, 30th November 2017

December 7, 2017 Mandy Hall

Culture Club are sounding better than ever as Boy George and the rest of the original line-up including Roy Hay, Jon Moss, and Mikey Craig are now joined by an incredible group of great musicians including extra percussionists, keyboard players, backing singers and a horn section. This bigger line up now stands as an incredible musical revue that adds a whole new element of warmth and sound to their live shows, all of which are consistently receiving glowing reviews. […]

Snap Scene: Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins), Rod Laver Arena. 30th November 2017

December 6, 2017 Mandy Hall

The Thompson Twins had huge hits on both sides of the Atlantic. Songs such as ‘Hold Me Now’, ‘Doctor Doctor’, ‘You Take Me Up’ and ‘Love On Your Side’ provided the soundtrack for so many people’s lives worldwide in the mid-eighties. In 1985 The Thompson Twins played ‘Hold Me Now’ at Live Aid in Philadelphia and also performed the Beatles ‘Revolution’ with Madonna. […]

Snap Scene: Eurogliders, Rod Laver Arena, 30th November 2017

December 5, 2017 Mandy Hall

Eurogliders are an indie pop band who formed in 1980 in Perth, Western Australia, which featured Grace Knight on vocals and Bernie Lynch on guitar and vocals. In 1984, Eurogliders released an Australian top ten album, This Island, which spawned their No. 2 hit single, “Heaven (Must Be There)”. “Heaven” also peaked at No. 21 on the United States, Billboard Mainstream Rock charts and appeared on the Hot 100. […]

Snap Scene: Dave Graney “Workshy” Book Launch, Camperdown, NSW. 26th November 2017

December 4, 2017 Mandy Hall

Workshy is the highly anticipated follow up to Dave Graney’s popular 2011 autobiography, 1001 Australian Nights. Australia’s legendary showman will captivate readers anew with stories of all the varied day gigs he had on the way to his nightlife artistic ambitions, along with decades of gigging around the country and the extraordinary 40-year partnership with his wife and drummer Clare Moore. […]

Q&A Scene: Monique and Mike of Alien Knife Fight

December 1, 2017 Mandy Hall

Indie Art duo Alien Knife Fight may be best known for their punk tinged blues styling, and front-woman Monique Ortiz for her mastery of the bass guitar in all forms, but the intensely creative Texas pair’s aesthetics transcend both medium and genres, as is showcased in their newest music video for “Clocks”. The video, filmed entirely on an iPhone with artistic direction and editing by the couple themselves, was actually created as a vehicle for an earlier track of Ortiz under her previous project, Bourbon Princess, off of debut album Stopline. […]

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