#onething – Byll Stephens (The Little Stevies)
The #onething is a new series we have put together to inspire artists (and anyone else) who follows what we're doing at Melting Pot. We're very excited to have Byll from The Little Stevies and The Teeny Tiny Stevies to start it off. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSKHbe1VRcc The Little Stevies, sisters Sibylla and Bethany Stephen, are not your average siblings. Four years apart in age, the sisters have spent their whole lives honing their craft at performance and songwriting, both by ac...
Why touring is still important for an independent musician
Over the last two years I have asked for the insights of artists and music industry professionals regarding independent music tours. I received so many responses with useful tips and suggestions that this has been turned into an ebook – On Tour: A Guide to Planning, Booking & Promoting a Killer Music Tour - which is a handy go-to resource for anyone looking to put their own tour together. It will save you time, money and make sure you avoid the same mistakes of those that hav...
Melting Pot’s Top 4: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
Hello and welcome back to another installation of 'Melting Pot's Top 4' - thanks so much for sticking with us as we continue to bring you the 4 absolute must-see gigs in Melbourne this coming week. We're scouring deep and hard to find you the cream of the crop that live music in this town has to offer! -- //SATURDAY// amarillo + james kenyon + mick daley World Record Store Day is upon us again and that has given AMARILLO and JAMES KENYON the perfect opportunity to do yet anot...
Featured Artist - Greg Steps
March 2017 Featured Artist: Jemma Nicole
Adelaide native Jemma Nicole has called Melbourne home for a while now, and her immersion into the Folk and Americana scene in this town has been a gradual, yet impressive success. Surrounding herself with like-minded and supportive musicians has built for her a loyal and knowledgeable fan base - and continued releases and new material have kept a fresh aspect to her amazingly dark-yet-uplifting country sound. Jemma has recently released her latest single, 'Guilty and Free' at the B.East...
Watch the full interview with Melting Pot's Josh Forner
Feature artist Jemma Nicole talks with Melting Pot's own Josh Forner about her background in the medical industry, the importance of the local Americana music scene, the process of recording her album (released last year) as well as revealing some exciting news about what she has planned for the rest of the year.
Artists from our latest event
Grim Fawkner is an itinerant minstrel, whose acoustic works range from upbeat folk/country, to soulful balladry, with elements of blues, pop & indie thrown in.
Lucy Wise’s masterful storytelling and musical clarity capture the hearts of audiences wherever she goes. Her soulful vocals and intricate ukulele and guitar playing have made her a festival favourite across Australia and internationally.
Inspired by the likes of Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell, Domini's poignant lyrics and transporting melodies open little windows into intimate moments. Her strong, pure voice lilts and croons across a colourful tapestry of harmonies, fingerpicked ukulele, guitar and glockenspiel.
Dan Lethbridge is a musician based in Melbourne, Australia. Part dusty folk singer/part electric guitar slinger, Dan has released three albums - the most recent being the genre-bending 'Inner Western'.
Brooke Taylor & Delsinki Records
Born and raised singer/songwriter Brooke Taylor is 5 foot 2 inches of acoustic, melodic, bluesy grunt. With a voice that can cover country to blues with equal poise and assurance, she writes with a penchant for human vulnerabilities that her audience can empathise and relate to.
Perth based singer/songwriter who, after a decade of writing, recording and touring with his bands The Infidels, High Horse and The Kill Devil Hills, recently released his debut solo album 'Words Like Young'. Nelson's tunes combine 70's west coast alt country with 90s slacker indie rock.
Domini Forster // Are You Well?
Domini Forster performing "Are You Well?" in the round with Grim Fawkner and Lucy Wise at Cromwell Studios on Friday 9th of December 2016. Domini Forster: Inspired by the likes of Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell, Domini's poignant lyrics and transporting melodies open little windows into intimate moments. Her strong, pure voice lilts and croons across a colourful tapestry of harmonies, fingerpicked ukulele, guitar and glockenspiel. https://dominiforster.com/ https://www.fa...
Lucy Wise // Winter Sun
Lucy Wise performing "Winter Sun" in the round with Grim Fawkner and Domini Forster at Cromwell Studios on Friday 9th of December 2016. Lucy Wise: Hailing from the far South Western corner of Australia, singer-songwriter Lucy Wise has delighted audiences across Australia, New Zealand and the UK with her unique blend of folk, chamber and pop music combined with masterful storytelling. Drawing inspiration from her background in Appalachian and Celtic folk music, as well as legendary...