Melanie Horsnell

Melanie first picked up a guitar at the tender age of five, learning classical and flamenco guitar. At just 10, she began busking at Manly beach where passers by were intrigued by the little flaxen haired doll with the oversized cowboy hat. By her late teens, she still hadn't really thought of continuing her music career - she had her heart set on managing Woolworths - until she won a spot on The Northern Composure CD and national songwriting competitions. From there she headed to London for a year, and the songs really started to flow. Melanie spent the year busking on a daily basis and working on her songwriting skills.

In 2001, Melanie independently released her first EP, Don't Know What to Say, followed the next year her second EP Magic Mirror (produced by Garth Porter). A brilliant release, Magic Mirror was soon picked up by radio across the country and led to Melanie signing with Shock Publishing worldwide. Soon after, Melanie was approached to write songs for popular children's show The Saddle Club and to score the soundtrack for the film Love in the First Degree.

Next Melanie began work on her debut album, again with Garth Porter behind the desk. The first single “Birds” earned Melanie high rotation on the Triple J network and saw her embark on countless adventures across the country.

Somehow crammed in between her European tours, Melanie has managed several Australian tours, including supports for The Frames, Bernard Fanning and Josh Pyke and in 2006, the well-known McDonalds ‘Inner Child' advertisements with Melanie's vocals won an APRA-AGSC Screen Music Award.

Melanie Horsnell

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