Acclaimed Sydney‐born songbird Melanie Horsnell’s music has a simplicity and understated reverie. She crafts bittersweet songs of longing, separation and new beginnings woven together with a feathery, starry‐eyed voice and a delicate but timeless presence, which has made her music so adored.
Melanie's music is loved in France, she was nominated for an APRA award in 2011, she’s played alongside Bernard Fanning, Sarah Blasko, Jason Mraz, Josh Pyke and Glen Hansard and The Frames and written songs with Wendy Matthews and Catherine Britt for film and television. She broke out on the Sydney scene in 2000 and has been wowing audiences and listeners around the country and overseas ever since.
In 2003 came her critically acclaimed debut album The Adventures of… produced by none other than Garth Porter; and in 2008 Melanie followed up with another album which continued to impress the critics - Complicated Sweetheart - which hit high rotation in radio around Australia. This offering was a coming-of-age, with heartbreaking songs of small town love and loss written in Candelo, her new home beneath black mountains.