Thursday, September 26, 2013

26-31 October 2013: Melanie Horsnell (Australia) MSIAN tour

It was around 2000, that independent music entrepreneur and promoter Jasmine Low of Go International Group and founder of Doppel Music World first started attending gigs at the Excelsior in Sydney. She became a regular and after relocating back to Kuala Lumpur in 2003, started off her own series of gigs called ‘Valhalla Open Mic’ and ‘Doppelganger Open Mic’ - she says, inspired by Melanie Horsnell. Jasmine and Melanie kept in touch and in October 2013, Melanie would play her first Malaysian Tour. This tour will kick start the 6th Independent Youth Festival, a.k.a. FEYST. Read more about it here:

Melanie is currently touring Europe made Pozzible by a crowd funding exercise.

FEYST: Independent Youth Festival presents...
Melanie Horsnell Malaysian Tour (26-30 October 2013)

Saturday, 26 October 2013
Bihzhu's #CribConcert 6 feat. Melanie Horsnell
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Sunday, 27 October 2013
Melanie Horsnell feat. Reza Salleh
No Black Tie, Kuala Lumpur
RM40 pre-sale / RM50 at the door

Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Melanie Horsnell
Chinahouse Penang
RM40 pre-sale / RM50 at the door

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With more shows to be announced soon!

Melanie Horsnell (Australia)

Melanie first picked up a guitar at the age of five, learning the classical and flamenco styles of play, and began busking at Manly Beach at the age of ten. By her late teens, she still hadn’t really thought of continuing her music career – she had her heart set on managing Woolworths – until she won a spot on The Northern Composure CD and national songwriting competitions. From there she headed to London for a year, busking on a daily basis and working on her songwriting skills.

Back home, Melanie began her residency at the Excelsior Hotel iGlebe in 2000 and became regarded as one driving forces behind Sydney’s blossoming "NuFolk" movement. Over the years at the Excelsior, Melanie performed with some remarkable artists including Paul GreeneAndy Clockwise, Bertie Blackmanperegrine, Tim Ireland and Wesley Carr, while at the same time played host to many emerging artists, most notablLaura Imbruglia. Her residency continued for 4 years, but there were larger things afoot for the young songstress.

In 2001, Melanie independently released her first EP, Don’t Know What to Say, followed the next year her second EP Magic Mirror (produced by Garth Porter), which was soon picked up by radio across the country and led to Melanie signing with Shock Publishing worldwide. Soon after, Melaniewas approached to write songs for popular children’s show The Saddle Club and to score the soundtrack for the film Love in the First Degree.

In 2003, Melanie began work on her debut album, The Adventures of..., again with Garth Porter behind the desk. Its first single "Birds" earned Melanie high rotation on the Triple J network.

In 2004, she signed to Rounder records in Europe, after a demo of The Adventures of... found its way into the hands of Bert Pijpers of Rounder Records. The Adventures Of... was released in The Netherlands, Germany and the UK - in February 2005, the album was released in rest of Europe.Melanie even did a crash course in French to record the French version of the beatlesque pop gem "I Just Want Some Love" which helped The Adventures Of…wind up as feature album on national radio in France that year. Having made no less than four tours of Europe over the years, she also played to a packed house at The Esplanade in Singapore in early 2005.

Her Australian fans were satisfied when they finally saw the release of her album The Adventures of... in September 2005 through Inflatable Girlfriend Records/MGM. Melanie has also managed many Australian tours, often with her band "the Inflatable Girlfriends" (ironically made up of male musicians), as support for The Frames, Josh Pyke, Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger), Lou Rhodes (Lamb) and Jason Mraz.

Melanie has supplied vocals for several songs used in television commercials, including McHappy Day, Johnnie Walker, Huggies, Women's Weekly, Bonds (company) and National Grid plc (in the United States). In addition, Melanie and Elliot Wheeler came together in the side project "Forever Thursday," with Melanie as the lead singer on the song "How Can It Be", music for a J.C. Penney advertisement shown during the 2007 Oscars.

In 2008 Melanie went back into the studio with producer Paul Mckercher (Augie March, Magic Dirt, Little Birdy, Eskimo Joe) to lay down 12 new tracks for her album Complicated Sweetheart. The first single from the album features a track "Mary Mary" and two bonus songs, "Christmas in the suburbs" and The Saints song "Massacre", and was released in July 2008. "Mary Mary" received immediate airplay on National Youth Broadcaster Radio Triple J and also FBi Radio, RRR and a number of other stations. Complicated Sweetheart was released in Australia on 6 September 2008 through Inflatable Girlfriend Records/MGM.


Some of her hits:
I Just Want Some Love

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