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Rock legend Jimmy Barnes holds week-long gig at Kandooma

Shahudha Mohamed
17 September 2019, MVT 11:47
Aerial view of Jimmy Barnes' concert at Holiday Inn Kandooma. PHOTO/KANDOOMA
Shahudha Mohamed
17 September 2019, MVT 11:47

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives hosted award-winning Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes for a full week in his third series of gigs at the resort.

His entourage of equally talented family members, including soul diva Mahalia Barnes and David Campbell, joined Barnes for a total of five exclusive shows at Kandooma.

Throughout the week, Jimmy performed his favourite songs against the Maldivian sunset every evening in the idyllic atmospheres of the resort's sunset deck, surf corner, and main beach.

Jimmy Barnes performs at Holiday Inn Kandooma. PHOTO/KANDOOMA

Barnes and family come as part of the Surf Music in Paradise (SMIP) series, powered by The Perfect Wave Travel, which fuses a love of the ocean and music in one unique offering.

Working closely with the best surf resorts in the Maldives and Indonesia, SMIP features music royalty the likes of Bernard Fanning, The Hoodoo Gurus, and Ocean Alley performing intimate gigs that ensure guests enjoy direct interaction with the performers.

Jimmy Barnes is a Scottish-Australian rock singer and songwriter. His career both as a solo performer and as the lead vocalist with the rock band 'Cold Chisel' made him one of the most popular and best-selling Australian music artists of all time.

The combination of 14 Australian Top 40 albums with Cold Chisel, and 13 charting solo albums including nine number one’s, give Barnes the highest number of hit albums of any Australian artist.

During Jimmy Barnes' live concert at Holiday Inn Kandooma. PHOTO/KANDOOMA

Mahalia Barnes, Jimmy’s daughter, is the rock and soul lead singer of the group MAHALIA BARNES + THE SOUL MATES. They released their debut album in 2008 and have since been touring extensively around Australia.

David Campbell, Jimmy’s son, is an Australian singer, stage performer, and television presenter, having performed and recorded various genres of music from rock to the classics. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2019 for his service to entertainment and the arts.