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: Whole Lotta Love feat. Dallas Frasca, Nicole Hawkins, Steve Balbi – State Theatre, Sydney. 15th September 2018

September 20, 2018 Mandy Hall

This show pools the pinnacle of Australia’s musical talent, both vocalists and musicians, to capture the magic and emulate the spirit of Led Zeppelin’s signature sound. Inimitable Creative Director, Joseph Calderazzo will lead an all-star 9 piece band, including string section to recreate and reinterpret benchmark releases including ‘Stairway To Heaven’, ‘Black Dog’, ‘Kashmir’, ‘Babe I’m gonna leave you’, ‘Kashmir’, ‘Battle of Evermore’ ‘Rock and Roll’ and so many more. […]

Snap Scene: The Ones We Love: Celebrating R.E.M. feat. Jeff Martin, Steve Kilbey, Ron Peno – The Palais, 6th September 2018

September 11, 2018 Mandy Hall

Paying tribute to R.E.M. performing songs from their rich back catalogue including – Losing My Religion, The One I Love, Man on the Moon, It’s The End of the World, Radio Free Europe, Drive, Orange Crush, Everybody Hurts, The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight, Nightswimming, Stand, Fall on Me, Driver 8, Shiny Happy People plus plenty more. […]

Snap Scene: Remembering Spencer P Jones

August 22, 2018 Mandy Hall

Spencer P Jones, (Beats of Bourbon, The Johnnys, Paul Kelly) passed away on the 21st of August after a long battle with cancer. His wife Angie confirmed the news on Facebook overnight.

“My husband, my partner, my soulmate and my friend Spencer Patrick Jones passed away peacefully earlier this evening holding my hand after being sung a beautiful song by Angela Howard,” she wrote. 

“It was truly beautiful and he is now at peace with his brothers in arms Brian H Hooper and Ashley Morgan Jones.”

Here are a few of the memories we have of Jones over the years. […]

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. […]

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