“A promise of a softly lit afternoon in the company of Melanie Horsnell… with a voice of the utmost delicateness…” – Bernard Zuel (The Sydney Morning Herald & The Age)
Singer-songwriter Melanie Horsnell has been enthralling audiences and building a loyal following across Australia, Europe and North America for the last two decades. A prolific composer and talented musician gifted “with a voice of the utmost delicateness”(SMH) she has the ability to silence a noisy pub or engage a theatre crowd in a joyful singalong.
In recent years Melanie has topped the Australian Country Music Charts with her trio The New Graces, toured Ireland, Western Europe, Canada and the Australian East Coast. Her music has an immediacy and honesty that touches the soul “her ability to capture her landscape, both literal and emotional” (Timber and Steel).
Based in deepest darkest Candelo in southern NSW, Melanie has recorded Eleven albums and EPs including her latest solo album, ‘Trobairitz’ which debuted at #6 on the Australian AIR chart. Melanie’s critically acclaimed album The Cloud Appreciation Society was long-listed for the 2013 Australian Music Prize, Quatre Chemins for the 2015 Australian Music Prize, and she was nominated for an APRA award in 2011.
She has toured with The Frames, Jason Mraz, Glen Hansard, Bernard Fanning, Lou Rhodes, Slaid Cleaves and Sarah Blasko among others, as well as touring extensively on her own in Australia and Europe. Melanie recorded an album in French, which was funded by the highly successful Pozible campaign and gave Melanie a six month residency in France, writing songs with poet Alain Rivet and pop icon Helena Noguerra. Melanie has also written songs with Wendy Matthews and Catherine Britt, and for film and television.