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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...
August 2017 Featured Artist: The Hunter Express
Fresh-faced singer/songwriter Brad Ellis, AKA 'The Hunter Express,' had begun building a formidable repertoire of original music and an emotionally-charged live act to match. His debut EP 'Bluestone Lane' received widespread acclaim from Melbourne's singer/songwriter community and he has since held a swag of shows including a month-long residency at The Gasometer Hotel. The Hunter Express embarks on new territory, with his first full-length release currently in the works for an upcoming r...
A Songwriters guide to Copyright, Publishing & Royalties in Australia
For some time now I have received questions from artists about copyright and publishing.  Although we hear of high profile music copyright cases in the media such as Land Down Under / Kookaburra or Blurred Lines, the real importance of understanding copyright today as a songwriter or musician is that it enables you to understand how to make money and therefore build a career from your music.   [Some artists get uncomfortable talking in these terms so let me be clear: there is NOTHING...

Featured Artist - Ben Whiting

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.
Watch Ben perform live at Melting Pot's Songwriters in the Round
Ben Whiting performing Dirty Hands in the round with Andy McGarvie and Gen Chadwick on Friday 6th of February 2015.

Artists from our latest event

Grim Fawkner
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
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.
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.
Dan Lethbridge
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.
Timothy Nelson
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.

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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...