October 2017 Featured Artist: Jim Lawrie
Alt-Country powerhouse Jim Lawrie's career in music has taken a huge step forward following the release of his critically-acclaimed album 'Slacker of the Year' earlier in 2017. We sat down with Jim to speak about life as a songwriter, his specific musical journey and that truly unmistakable voice of his. Lawrie's first introduction to music was as a drummer for some other reputable songwriters, which eventually developed into a desire to speak out for himself, and so began his incredible...
September 2017 Featured Artist: Anna Smyrk
Adorable folk-pop songstress, Anna Smyrk, opens up about her long experience in the music industry, performing as a front-woman for 'Anna Smyrk and the Appetites,' and more recently establishing her solo career. Learning, challenges, her future journey and the very different life experiences that have led her to where she is today. Smyrk is no stranger to the Melting Pot community, having performed at numerous Songwriters in the Round shows - sometimes armed with a keyboard and...
Live Review: Chester Brix, Ben Whiting and Amistat live at the Toff
It was a chilly Thursday evening, but one which offered a great opportunity to see some of the best of what Melbourne has to offer in the local original music scene. A tempting lineup with a number of names and faces that are no strangers to Melting Pot’s own events – Amistat, Ben Whiting and Chester Brix - and they did not disappoint. Twin brother outfit Amistat were first up with a short set of 30 minutes. They relayed Ben Whiting’s friendly jibe – “What are you goi...
Featured Artist - Ben Whiting
Ben Whiting is a singer/songwriter infusing folk/pop/alternative with a his own unique touch of melodic lyrics sung with a softer and higher tone than usual.
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...