Jimmy Barnes Donates Album Proceeds to Flood Relief
Australian rock star Jimmy Barnes has confirmed plans for his family to help flood affected Australians by donating proceeds from the sales of an exclusive new album called 'Floodlight' to be donated to the Queensland Premier's Flood Relief Appeal.
Available for 3 months only at just $4.99 on iTunes, the 16 track album includes contributions from Jimmy, son David Campbell, daughters Mahalia and EJ Barnes, brother John Swan, brother-in-law Diesel and son-in-law Ben Rodgers (The Middle Class).
The album also includes three previously unreleased live recordings by Jimmy, David Campbell and Mahalia Barnes from their performance at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and rare solo recording by Jimmy from 1997 titled 'Never Give You Up' As Jane Barnes says, "Jimmy and I and all the members of our family truly believe that this is simply about a sense of community. It is about Australian families helping other in their time of need in whatever way they can. We are fortunate enough to be able to make and share our music and if we can help the victims of these floods by doing that then it's a very small price to pay".
David was one of the first Australian Artists to agree to perform at the Nine Networks appeal for the Queensland floods in January where he sang 'You'll Never Walk Alone' and announced the release of the 'Floodlight' album.
David adds "Like most Australian's, once I saw what was happening, I wanted to help. The Floodlights concept was my Dad's idea and it's our family doing our bit to help other families. I am honored to be a part of this."
Similarly, Mark Lizotte (aka Diesel) tours relentlessly and spends a lot of his time playing to both metropolitan and rural Australian audiences. Diesel has contributed two songs, the second of which is a brand new recording which will feature on his forthcoming album '7 Axes To Grind'. In Mark's words "From blues to rock to swing, Floodlight has something for everyone."
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