“The heart and soul of Australian rock ‘n roll takes on Dunedin!
The iconic legend Jimmy Barnes and his Soul Deep band returned to shake the foundations and roof off in Dunedin. The blistering set of soul classics in the abundance of new releases made this night electrifying.
Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates had an explosive entrance, with Mahalia being a powerhouse full of soul and blues vocals. Karen Lee Andrews was another significant feature, possessing a truly unique sense of artistic purpose before Jimmy took the reins.
Jimmy’s monumental passion and versatile voice were proudly showcased through his performance! Vocals echoed through the crowd, bringing life to the much-beloved soundtracks. Never being one to slow down, Jimmy went strength-to-strength with each act throughout the night.
Timeless renditions of ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours)’, and ‘I Gotcha’ were unanimously the crowd’s favourite, bestowing his legendary vocals on all. His brand new releases ‘Soothe Me’, a genius reworking of ‘Do You Love Me’ and a previously unreleased collaboration ‘Reflections’ outdid all expectations.
Soul Deep defyingly took on the deep south and succeeded! We cannot wait to see what Jimmy and his band release in the future and hope to see them back soon to share their tremendous talents once again.