Mahalia Barnes has been around music her whole life. As the eldest daughter of Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes, you might say she has it running through her veins. Not surprisingly, she s has never considered a career other than music. Named after gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson, Mahalia has always found inspiration in the blues, rock and soul singers of our time. I grew up in a world full of music, but for me it s always been about Soul, Blues + Rock n Roll. I remember Dad playing me Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Ike + Tina and the like as a kid. A powerhouse in the truest sense of the word, Mahalia is without a doubt one of the most impressive female vocalists to come out of Australia.