“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)
Melanie has been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as having a voice of “the utmost delicateness” and as a “songwriting gem” by The Australian. Based in Candelo in southern NSW, Melanie has recorded eleven albums and EPs including her latest solo album, Song to Sing on a Saturday Night, and a recent duo album with Steve Appel, The World Has A Gentle Soul. 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 Glen Hansard and The Frames, Jason Mraz, 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.
AT FOLK ALLIANCE 2019 I’M LOOKING FOR:
I’m looking for a booking agent for Canada/Europe/US/NZ, I’m looking for local distribution in these territories (opportunities to boost my own labels presence), and looking to connect with festivals worldwide. I also am seeking airplay for current album.
Jon Howell (Australian booking agent)
WEDNESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY
The Folkchef’s Kitchen
Access Film Music BLUE
THURSDAY 14TH FEBRUARY
The Sloan Agency
The Mountain Room
FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
Australia & New Zealand Showcase Room
FAI International Room
SATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY
Chicago Mike’s Music Joint