With Melanie Gray
So What’s it about?
In this episode we talk to Melanie Gray from the Northern Territory about her music, songwriting and the important role of education in your music.
Inspired by a life of adventures around Australia, Melanie Gray writes songs that entice you back to the country. There’s a refreshing authenticity to her song writing. It’s unashamedly celebratory, it’s genuinely optimistic and her songs have a knack for creeping into your heart and filling it with sincere joy. Musically it feels like you’re flying above incredible Australian landscapes – almost like a bird’s eye view of our beautiful country translated through song.
As a performer Melanie Gray is distinctly Aussie. Laid back, humble, engaging, and likeable. She creates comfort and familiarity at her live shows – you feel like you’ve known her for years. That warmth comes from an honest place of growing up in the Top End
Melanie Gray’s style is reminiscent of down-to-earth and lyrical country music singers John Williamson and Graeme Connors. But she owns the modern Australiana country music style with her own heart-felt, catchy and sometimes comical interpretation of stories. Her unique compositional style has been influenced by experiences in pop, bossa nova, jazz and classical bands, but the undeniable influence on her music is the celebration of panoramas, histories and cultures that make up our beautiful country.
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