Mel Hall
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Mel Hall

Northam, Western Australia, Australia

Northam, Western Australia, Australia
Band Folk Country


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Mel Hall, 'The Illusion of Company' (Demo), 2010.



Mel Hall is a folk/country singer-songwriter from Northam, Western Australia. She has often been likened to Laura Marling, and local Perth songwriter Merle Fyschwick describes her music as like ‘Paul Simon sung by Sara McLachlan’.
Her music draws from many influences, from old-time bluesmen like Mississippi John Hurt and Washington Phillips, American country and folk artists like June Carter-Cash, Gillian Welch and Connie Converse, to English folk and punk artists like Nick Drake and Joe Strummer.
Mel's often quirky lyrics are laced with humour, irony and well-observed truths. Her whimsical voice and country-picked style guitar create an intimate mood where her lyrics shine. This is a songwriter from the heart.
Mel released her first demo 'The Illusion of Company' in 2010, and is currently working on an album, expected to be released in mid-2012.
Another passion of Mel's that complements her music is fiction writing, and in 2010 her first short story titled 'Love and a Ukulele' was published through the University of Newcastle. Also, Mel recently proved her songwriting prowess when she was a finalist in the 2011 WAM Song of the Year contest for her song 'Without a Parachute'.
Mel enjoys returning to her roots in the country, and performs at the annual Farm Festival in Grass Valley. Aside from her solo performances, you can catch Mel playing bass with the indie-experimental band Sir Thomas and folk/Peruvian/comic act The Whistling Dogs.