|Birth name||Mahalia Violet Barnes|
|Born||12 July 1982|
|Origin||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Associated acts|| Jimmy Barnes |
The Tin Lids
David Campbell, The Choir of Hard Knocks, Reece Mastin, Joe Bonamassa
Mahalia Violet Barnes (born 12 July 1982) is an Australian singer-songwriter and manager, the daughter of Scottish-Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes and Jane Mahoney. She began performing as part of children's pop group The Tin Lids with siblings, Eliza-Jane 'E.J.', Elly-May and Jackie, but has since become a session and backup singer in her own right. She most recently has sung backup for Joe Bonamassa in the studio, and live.
Mahalia Violet Barnes was born on 12 July 1982 in Sydney.She is the daughter of Jimmy Barnes (born James Swan, 28 April 1956 Glasgow, Scotland) an Australian rock singer, and Jane Mahoney (born Jane Dejakasaya, 1958, Bangkok, Thailand), the stepdaughter of an Australian diplomat. The pair married in Sydney on 22 May 1981, Barnes was named after United States gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson.
When she was eight, Barnes joined younger siblings, Eliza-Jane 'E.J.' and Jackie for the recording sessions of their father's Two Fires album. Their voices are among the children's choir that features on the track "When Your Love is Gone". From the age of nine she formed part of the children's singing group The Tin Lids (after Glaswegian rhyming slang for "kids") with siblings Eliza-Jane 'E.J.', Elly-May and Jackie. The Tin Lids recorded three albums between 1991 and 1994, all of which achieved platinum sales. One of their albums, Snakes & Ladders (1992) was also nominated for the ARIA Award for Best Children's Album in 1993.
Barnes also has an older half-brother, David Campbell (born 6 August 1973, Adelaide), through her father.
Barnes performs regular live gigs around Australia and also backs other artists including R&B singer Jade MacRae, live Sydney band The Hands (whose members include session musicians Clayton and Lachlan Doley) and her father Jimmy. She has worked for MacRae, The Hands, Jimmy (including a duet, "Gonna Take Some Time", which was released as the second single from his album Double Happiness ), Gary Pinto and her uncle Johnny Diesel (married to Jane's sister). She has also contributed to Reece Mastin and his Change Colours album.
Barnes's debut album Volume 1 with the Soul Mates was released in June 2008.
Barnes auditioned for the first season of the Australian version of The Voice with the song "Proud Mary", the episode of which was broadcast on 22 April 2012 on the Nine Network. All coaches pressed their buttons (the first was Keith Urban), then realised that she was in fact Jimmy Barnes' daughter. Mahalia chose to join Joel Madden's team. Mahalia was eliminated in the battle ring when she was pitted against Prinnie Stevens, who is very close to Mahalia.
Barnes became Reece Mastin's manager in early 2015, when he was signed to Social Family Records. She contributed to his Change Colours album. They had been friends before she became his manager, and he has worked closely with the whole Barnes family, with all of them making a cameo on his new record, including daughter Ruby Rodgers (6 years of age) with Ben Rodgers, the bassist on the record Change Colours. Rodgers also plays guitar and bass at his live performances.
(by Mahalia Barnes The Soul Mates)
|Ooh Yeah! - The Betty Davis Songbook|
(Mahalia Barnes The Soul Mates featuring Joe Bonamassa)
(by Mahalia Barnes The Soul Mates)
|Mahalia Barnes Live At The Basement|
|Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates|
(by Mahalia Barnes The Soul Mates)
|Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates Volume 2|
(by Mahalia Barnes The Soul Mates)
|Title||Year||Chart peak positions||Album|
| AUS |
|"Gonna Take Some Time" |
(with Jimmy Barnes)
|"I'm Just Not Ready for Love" |
(as Mahalia Barnes The Soul Mates)
|"Steppin in Her I. Miller Shoes" |
(as Mahalia Barnes The Soul Mates featuring Joe Bonamassa)
|2015||-||Ooh Yeah! - The Betty Davis Songbook|
Jade Aurora Moana MacRae is an Australian soul singer and the daughter of professional musicians Joy Yates and Dave MacRae. MacRae is best known for her top 40 singles MacRae "So Hot Right Now" and "Superstar", both released in 2005. In 2012, following her marriage to Australian hip hop artist Phrase, MacRae continued her musical career under the new moniker of Dune.
James Dixon Barnes is a Scottish-Australian singer, songwriter, and musician. His career both as a solo performer and as the lead vocalist with the rock band Cold Chisel has made him one of the most popular and best-selling Australian music artists of all time. The combination of 14 Australian Top 40 albums for Cold Chisel and 13 charting solo albums, including 17 No. 1s, gives Jimmy Barnes the highest number of hit albums of any Australian or international artist in the Australian market.
Double Happiness is the eleventh studio album by Australian singer Jimmy Barnes. It was released on 18 July 2005 on CD and vinyl. The album contains duets Barnes performed with various solo artists and bands.
The Tin Lids were an Australian children's pop group formed in 1990 with Eliza-Jane 'E.J.', Elly-May, Jackie and Mahalia Barnes all on vocals. They are the four children of Jane and Jimmy Barnes. The group released three albums, Hey Rudolph!, which peaked at No. 6 on the ARIA Albums Chart, Snakes & Ladders, which was nominated for Best Children's Album at the 1993 ARIA Awards, and Dinosaur Dreaming (1993). The group has also released four singles, "Christmas Day", which reached No. 40 on the ARIA Singles Chart and won Children's Composition of the Year at the 1992 APRA Awards, a cover version of Was 's song, "Walk the Dinosaur", "School" featuring the Yunupingu kids, and "Dinosaurs in Space" (1994).
Jackie James Barnes is an Australian drummer, percussionist, pianist, songwriter and singer. He has been performing since the age of four and has appeared on over 60 releases since 1990. He is currently the drummer in the Australian rock band Rose Tattoo.
Two Fires is the fourth studio album by the Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes, and his first United States release for Atlantic Records. It was released in Australia by Mushroom Records and was his fifth consecutive No. 1 album, peaking on release in September 1990 and remaining at the position for four weeks. On 16 June 1991, Two Fires again reached #1, making it the only Barnes album to achieve such a feat. The title track, "Between Two Fires", was co-written with the hit songwriter, Holly Knight. It also includes a bonus track "Stick To Your Guns".
Out in the Blue is the twelfth studio album by Australian singer Jimmy Barnes. It was released on 24 November 2007 as both a single-disc and limited double-disc edition. The majority of the songs on the album were written by Barnes, many of them in relation to his recent heart surgery. Neil Finn contributed the track "Blue Hotel" and Kasey Chambers performs a duet on "When Two Hearts Collide". Jim Moginie of Midnight Oil also appears on the album.
Clayton Doley is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter, television musical director, arranger, and record producer best known for his Hammond Organ virtuosity.
Reece Mastin is an English-born Australian singer and songwriter who won the third season of The X Factor Australia in 2011. Mastin subsequently signed with Sony Music Australia. His debut single "Good Night" reached number one in Australia and New Zealand, and became Sony Music Australia's fastest-selling digital single. Mastin's self-titled debut album debuted at number two on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified double platinum. His second studio album Beautiful Nightmare (2012) included the hit singles "Shut Up & Kiss Me" and "Shout It Out", the latter became Mastin's second number-one single in Australia. "Good Night" and "Shout It Out" earned him two ARIA No. 1 Chart Awards. In 2015, Mastin parted ways with Sony and signed with independent label Social Family Records. His third studio album Change Colours was released in October 2015, and debuted at number 12. In 2018, Reece released a new EP titled Suitcase of Stories under the name MASTIN.
The discography of British-Australian singer-songwriter Reece Mastin consists of three studio albums, two extended plays, one DVD, eleven singles and nine music videos. He won the third season of The X Factor Australia in 2011. Mastin's debut single "Good Night" debuted at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified five times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), denoting sales of 350,000 copies. It also peaked at number one on the New Zealand Singles Chart and was certified platinum by the Recorded Music NZ (RMNZ), denoting sales of 15,000 copies. Mastin's self-titled debut album, which features "Good Night" and selected songs he performed on The X Factor, was released on 9 December 2011. The album debuted at number two on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified double platinum for shipments of 140,000 copies. It also debuted at number one in New Zealand and was certified gold for sales of 7,500 copies.
"Shut Up & Kiss Me" is a song by British-Australian recording artist Reece Mastin, taken from his second studio album, Beautiful Nightmare (2012). It was released digitally and physically on 20 April 2012, as the lead single from the album. The song was written by Hayley Warner and Mastin with Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci of the production duo DNA, who also produced the song. Musically, "Shut Up & Kiss Me" is an upbeat song with pop punk influences, and lyrics about "making out with a girl".
Beautiful Nightmare is the second studio album by British-Australian recording artist Reece Mastin, released on 19 October 2012, by Sony Music Australia. It is the follow-up to Mastin's self-titled debut album, and his first album to be made up of solely original material. In composing the album, Mastin collaborated with several songwriters and producers, including DNA Songs, Benji Madden, Lindsay Rimes, Damon Sharpe, Louis Biancaniello, Brian Howes and Rune Westberg, among others.
30:30 Hindsight is the fifteenth studio album by Jimmy Barnes. The album celebrates 30 years since his chart-topping debut solo album, Bodyswerve in September 1984. It was released in August 2014 and debuted at number 1 in Australia, giving Barnes his tenth solo number 1 album.
Change Colours is the third studio album by British-Australian recording artist Reece Mastin, released on 9 October 2015 by Social Family Records. It is the first studio album released by Mastin since leaving Sony Music Australia, and the follow-up to his 2015 extended play Rebel and the Reason. The album is described as a rock album "high on raw feelings, with songs ripped straight out of real-life experiences that cut to the heart of the matter". It was announced and became available for pre-order on 11 September 2015.
Rebel and the Reason is the first extended play (EP) by British-Australian recording artist Reece Mastin, released through Social Family Records on 1 May 2015. The five-track EP contains the single of the same name and four new tracks. The EP was described as ‘an edgier, rock-laden new sound’ lying dormant in Reece. Mastin said, "I can definitely say that this is completely 100% me and I couldn't be happier with how it's turned out."
Och Aye the G'nu is a 2017 children's album credited to Australian singer-songwriter, Jimmy Barnes and The Wiggles. It was first mentioned by Anthony Field in The Wiggles' 25th anniversary feature interview. The album was released in March 2017 and peaked at number 34 on the ARIA Charts.
Working Class Boy is a 2018 soundtrack album by Australian singer-songwriter, Jimmy Barnes. It is the soundtrack album for the 2018 film of the same name, based on the 2016 memoir of the same name, which became a tour in 2016 and 2017 in which Barnes sang songs and told stories from the memoir. The album was released on 17 August 2018.
Hey Rudolph! is the first studio album from the Australian children's pop group The Tin Lids. It was released in November 1991 and peaked at number 6 on the ARIA albums chart. The album has sold over 100,000 copies in Australia.
Modus Operandi is a live album by Australian musician Jimmy Barnes. The album was recorded at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on 5 October 2019, during the Shutting Down Your Town tour, in promotion of Barnes' 17th studio and ARIA number-one album, My Criminal Record. Modus Operandi features 7 songs from My Criminal Record alongside Barnes' live concert staples. The album was recorded with Jimmy Barnes' core touring band of Danny Spencer, Ben Rodgers, Clayton Doley and Jackie Barnes plus Michael Hegerty, Lachlan Doley, and family/band members Jane, Mahalia, EJ, and Elly-May Barnes.
Flesh and Blood is the nineteenth studio album by Australian musician Jimmy Barnes, released on 2 July 2021 through Bloodlines. The album was announced on 25 March and features production from Barnes' long-time collaborator Kevin Shirley. Barnes wrote most of the record while in the peak of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in 2020.