Jimmy rocks Yamba
By LEIGH PRITCHARD
THE heat was too much for Mahalia Barnes at her father Jimmy's, pictured, sold-out concert at Yamba on Wednesday.
A Premier Artists spokesperson confirmed Mahalia suffered from heat exhaustion at the Yamba Golf and Country Club after the show.
"They have been on the road for a long time working constantly, since before Christmas," the spokesperson said.
"She had a good night's sleep and was fine the next day.
"They loved the gig and there is no reason they wouldn't come back."
A Townsend man who attended the gig said the band rushed off the stage after one encore and Mahalia 'looked distressed'.
Yamba Golf and Country Club manager Todd Campbell said with a capacity crowd of 600, the auditorium can get 'pretty warm'.
"It is pretty hot on stage, the lights throw off a bit of heat," Mr Campbell said. "It was an awesome night though."
Mr Campbell said Jimmy Barnes played a round of golf in the afternoon before the show.
During the show, Jimmy joked Cold Chisel's song, Flame Trees, written about Grafton by Don Walker, would have been called Jacarandas had Walker been able to find words that rhymed with Jacaranda.