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: 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. […]

Q&A Scene: Shannon Bourne

July 11, 2018 Mandy Hall

A veteran of Melbourne’s music scene, Shannon Bourne’s career began as a sideman to blues legend, Chris Wilson. Since then he has collaborated with and accompanied some of Australia’s most highly acclaimed musicians, including John Schumann, Vika Bull, The Black Sorrows, Tex Perkins’ Band of Gold, Matt Walker, Broderick Smith, Jimmy Dowling, Kerri Simpson, Monique Brumby, Thomas Hugh and Checkerboard Lounge. […]

Snap Scene: In Oakleigh Tonight with Deborah Conway & Ash Naylor, Caravan Music CLub. 21st June 2018

June 27, 2018 Mandy Hall

Host RRR’s Jon von Goes and the IOT house band were joined by guests Deborah Conway and Ash Naylor (Even).

lt’s like being at home watching telly when there were 4 channels and everything was live. Singing, dancing, interviews, a desk, a couch, a house band, a house poet, a barrel, a wheel, prizes, mall talk, local legends, big names, small names, dinner, show. All in the comfort of the caravan music club where drinks are still reasonably inexpensive. […]

Star Scene: Jeff Martin

June 27, 2018 Mandy Hall

Jeff Martin’s scene is cooking. He says – I love cooking food here at our house. There’s a different part of the world being cooked in this kitchen every night. My scene is obviously consumed by my music, but the love of my wife and my children. […]

Q&A Scene: Paul Capsis

June 23, 2018 Mandy Hall

Fresh from crawling out of the ancient skin of Quentin Crisp, multi-award winning Australian performer Paul Capsis returns to what he loves doing best singing tunes in an exclusive three-night season at MEMO Music Hall St Kilda. […]

Q&A Scene: Ant Beard from Caravãna Sun

June 13, 2018 Mandy Hall

Raucous indie surf rockers Caravãna Sun have today announced their infectious new single Beauty and The Pain, written to celebrate the good and the bad times within a relationship, set for release on May 25. The group have also announced a video to accompany the track, directed by Jay Wennington at Bad Seed, the vid documents the creative process behind Beauty and The Pain and gives fans special insight into its conception. Caravãna Sun are hitting the road to play Beauty and The Pain for audiences across the country, kicking off at Clancy’s Fish Pub in Fremantle on May 25 then moving through Broome, Melbourne, Sydney, Sunshine Coast and wrapping up at Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane on June 8. […]

Snap Scene: Xylouris White, Corner Hotel, 2nd June 2018

June 11, 2018 Mandy Hall

Xylouris White is firmly rooted in the past and future. Playing Cretan music of original and traditional composition, the band consists of Georgios Xylouris on Cretan laouto and vocals and Jim White on drum kit. Xylouris is known and loved by Cretans and Greeks at home and abroad and has been playing professionally from age 12. Jim White is an Australian drummer known and loved throughout the world as the drummer of Dirty Three, Venom P Stinger and now Xylouris White. For the last four years these two men have been performing as Xylouris White, the culmination of 25 years of friendship forged through music and place. […]

Remembering Ros O’Gorman 1960 – 2018

May 31, 2018 Mandy Hall

It was always a good gig with Ros in the pit. A beautiful person. She loved music, family, friends and a good Chardonnay.

Quite frankly, What’s My Scene would not exist without Ros. Her mentorship and tireless enthusiasm kept us going.

A great friend. An excellent photographer. We’ll miss you Ros. […]

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