“There are rare moments in country music where everything changes: Kasey Chambers’ ‘The Captain’, Sara Storer’s ‘Water Buffalo’. They have been few and far between recent years. Melody Moko’s stunning debut has changed that.” – Sue Jarvis (Capital News)
Growing up in a house that held over 7,000 records, and being named after a Rolling Stones song, paved a destiny for Melody Moko. Tenaciously bursting onto the music scene as a child, Melody blossomed when she decided to write for herself, won a stack of song writing awards and was a finalist in the Telstra Road To Discovery and Toyota Star Maker.
Taking off on a pilgrimage to the US, Melody honed her craft singing in Nashville, Austin and various venues across the US. Following on with a second trip to perform at The Americana Festival in Nashville. She has toured as support for Tim Rogers, The McClymonts and for two consecutive years as a guest with Fanny Lumsden.
Melody writes without pretence and her debut album The Wreckage sets out to prove that alternative country music isn’t always dark and twisted tales of heartbreak and revenge, and letting your toes break free of your tightly laced boots and tap is okay. Produced by Michael Muchow, a highly regarded producer, and Catherine Britt, The Wreckage has made a huge impact since its release with two singles charting on CMC, debuting number 4 on ITunes Charts. Melody was also nominated for a CMC Award for Best New Artist in 2017.
Melody has continued her trajectory touring both in Australia and the USA, supporting artists such as Troy Cassar-Daley, Catherine Britt & Fanny Lumsden. This year Melody successfully crowdfunded $17,000 to make her second album and heads to the USA in September to work alongside Grammy nominated producer, Neilson Hubbard.