JIM BRINGS THE CLAN
IT will be a family affair when Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes performs for the first time at Hotel Rottnest on Sunday, March 13, for the Rotto Live concert series.
He will have a son playing drums and his wife and two daughters on backing vocals, but there will be the notable absence of daughter Mahalia on stage with Mahalia Barnes and the Soul Mates opening for Tom Jones at Kings Park the same day.
“We’ll have the whole of Perth covered, which is great,” Barnes said.
“But I’m telling everyone to come and see us rather than Tom; or see Mahalia early and then nip across.”
Barnes, speaking while on a family holiday in Bangkok, said although he had visited Rottnest Island, he had not performed at the tourist destination.
“I’ve been on day trips, swimming, fishing and doing all that sort of stuff; it’s a really beautiful place,” he said.
“I’ve never played there before but I’ve spoken to bands who have and say they love it and the audiences love it, so it’ll be a great Sunday session.”
The concert follows his last visit to Perth in November during the Cold Chisel One Night Stand tour.
Barnes said this time it would be him playing his greatest hits.