MELODY POOL & MARLON WILLIAMS
JOIN FORCES FOR CO-HEADLINE TOUR
Two of Australasia’s most exciting young musicians will join forces this July and August for a co-headline tour across the country.
Singer-songwriters Melody Pool, hailing from the Hunter Valley, NSW and Marlon Williams originally from Christchurch, NZ will treat audiences to their outstanding individual talents for a run of shows that are certain to captivate audiences everywhere.
“The Hurting Scene is one of the most accomplished debuts by an Australian singer-songwriter for many years,” wrote Iain Shedden about Melody Pools’ debut album in The Australian.
Melody has spent the last 12 months touring the World including a sold-out tour of the UK and Europe with The Milk Carton Kids, and also the Americana Music Festival in Nashville. In June Melody will join Gabrielle Aplin on her Heavenly Sounds shows in both Brisbane and Sydney.
Described as “the impossible love child of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt”, Marlon Williams is a 2-time New Zealand Music Award winning singer-songwriter touted by Rhythms Magazine as the “Artist To Watch” in 2014.
Living up to the hype, Williams featured on SBS’ Rockwiz last week and has been announced as main support for the First Aid Kit tour in July. He also performed at the Sydney Opera House in April for TEDx Sydney alongside Megan Washington and Lior.
‘Strange Things’ (released 28 May) is the first single from Williams’ debut solo album, due for release in October. Lilting, quirky, beautiful and haunting, ‘Strange Things’ offers a taste of Williams dark sense of humour, and ability to find magic in the morbid.
Background info Melody Pool
Melody Pool is a young artist with an old soul.
Her debut album, The Hurting Scene, sends the listener time-travelling to coffee houses in the late ’60s, with songs reminiscent of early Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne.
Crowdfunding enabled Melody to make The Hurting Scene in Nashville with producers Jace Everett and Brad Jones.
After releasing the album independently, Melody signed to Mushroom Music Publishing & Liberation Music who re-released The Hurting Scene in July 2013.
Tales of lost love, infidelity and asserting independence, The Hurting Scene contains a dozen original songs that are beguiling and bittersweet. “I’m in love,” Melody sings, “and you’re to blame.”
Jace Everett said simply: “The Hurting Scene will break your heart.” Melody dedicated the album “to anyone living on the hurting scene”.
Background info Marlon Williams
Williams first came to recognition in New Zealand at only 17, fronting acclaimed alt-country band The Unfaithful Ways. They supported Justin Townes Earle and Band of Horses, featured on an internationally released Townes Van Zandt compilation and were nominated for the Critics Choice award at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards. Showing a willingness to push boundaries, Williams then joined Delaney Davidson for a series of duet albums titled “Sad But True – The Secret History Of Country Music Songwriting”, winning the New Zealand Country Album and Country Song of the Year in 2013.
Relocating to Melbourne in July 2013, Williams built a word of mouth following performing a 2-month residency at the Yarra Hotel and supporting the likes of Robert Ellis (US), Jordie Lane and Wagons.
MELODY POOL & MARLON WILLIAMS CO-HEADLINE TOUR DATES
JULY / AUGUST 2014
Thu 17 Jul Beav’s Bar | Geelong, VIC (18+)
Fri 18 Jul Leaps & Bounds Festival |
Fitzroy Town Hall, Melbourne, VIC (18+)
Sat 19 Jul Caravan Music Club | Oakleigh, VIC (18+)
Sun 20 Jul Major Tom’s | Kyneton, VIC (18+)
Thu 24 Jul Grand Poobah | Hobart, TAS (18+)
Fri 25 Jul Royal Oak Hotel | Launceston, TAS (18+)
Sat 26 Jul The Wheatsheaf Hotel | Adelaide, SA (18+)
Sat 2 Aug Newtown Social Club | Sydney, NSW (18+)
Sun 3 Aug Lizotte’s | Newcastle, NSW (18+)
Wed 6 Aug Armidale Club | Armidale, NSW (18+)
Thu 7 Aug Black Bear Lodge | Brisbane, QLD (18+)
Fri 8 Aug St Martin’s Parish Hall | Mullumbimby, NSW (18+)
Sat 9 Aug No. 5 Church Street | Bellingen, NSW (18+)
Sun 10 Aug Lizotte’s | Central Coast, NSW (18+)
Tue 12 Aug The Front Gallery | Canberra, ACT (18+)
Thu 14 Aug Ararat Hotel | Ararat, VIC (18+)
Fri 15 Aug Harvester Moon | Bellarine, VIC (18+)
Sat 16 Aug Baby Black Café | Bacchus Marsh, VIC (18+)
Sun 17 Aug Bridge Hotel | Castlemaine, VIC (18+)
Sat 23 Aug X-Wray Café | Fremantle, WA (18+)
Sun 24 Aug Settler’s Tavern | Margaret River, WA (18+)
Tue 26 Aug Ellington Jazz Club | Perth, WA (18+)