Following the success of her debut record ‘Over My Shoulder’, Tui-award finalist Mel Parsons will be bringing her new album tour Red Grey Blue to the YOT club tonight!
One of NZ’s rising songwriting stars, Mel Parsons is in her element on stage, and is known for ‘pin-drop’ performances — drawing in her audiences and keeping them all night. With a voice that “could work any night in Nashville, yet somehow sounds intrinsically New Zealand” (Black Magazine)
Always a fan of a catchy tune, and a sucker for sweet vocal harmony, Mel’s style has unsurprisingly ended up sitting somewhere in the country infused pop-folk sort of a vein. And despite four years of music study her songwriting remains purely intuitive:
“The songs themselves come from goodness knows where a lot of the time. I am not a prolific writer but it seems that when songs do come out there is often something to them. Lyrically, I think the feeling behind a lot of them is obvious enough! Of course there is always a bit of poetic license thrown in there, but in general, my inspiration comes from from my heart and things that have touched it in good or bad ways…” (Amplifier)
Door sales limited at $25 so get in quick! Show starts at 8.30pm.