Elly-May Barnes Inks Deal With ABC Music

27 October 2023 | 9:40 am | Mary Varvaris

"Her Blondie meets Chrissy Amphlett vibes are an electrifying blend of talent and charm that’s simply infectious."

Elly-May Barnes

Elly-May Barnes (Source: Facebook (Jimmy Barnes))

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The Barnes family is filled with musical talent – how could it not be? With Jimmy and Jane Barnes as her parents, you could say that Elly-May was destined to live some kind of life in music. Yesterday (26 October), it was revealed that Elly-May had signed a record deal and is preparing to release new music.

Jimmy Barnes revealed that his youngest daughter had signed with ABC Music yesterday. “Huge congratulations to our youngest girl Elly-May Barnes who has just been signed to ABC Music,” Barnes wrote on Facebook. “I can’t wait for everyone to hear your work, your music, your voice. Proud dad right here.”

ABC Music issued a statement on social media that teased Elly-May’s rockstar future, which read, “We’re delighted to welcome the sensational Elly-May Barnes to ABC Music; her Blondie meets Chrissy Amphlett vibes are an electrifying blend of talent and charm that’s simply infectious.

“New single coming this year, and debut album set for release in 2024!”

Elly-May excitedly added on Instagram, “So this is a thing! I’m so excited I don’t even have wordssss! Thanks for letting me join the ABC family! Ahhh I’M MAKING AN ALBUM WITH ALL MY FAVOURITE PEOPLE!! (And there was cake!! 😭)”

Before the ABC Music signing announcement, Elly-May Barnes revealed she was working on “something special” with producer Kevin Shirley (Silverchair, Journey, Cold Chisel). We’re looking forward to what comes next for Elly-May Barnes.

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Elly-May has been a touring member of Jimmy Barnes’ band for years, with The Music reviewer Jess Holton writing about Jimmy’s A Day On The Green concert in 2014:

“In the spirit of family, Barnes' daughters and son were part of the band, with Mahalia and Elly-May on backing vocals and Jackie on drums. An impressive cover of The Weight by The Band featured keyboard and rolling drums as the vocal work made this cover gripping and fresh.”