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Debut 5-track EP released May 2008



Much of Meliki’s influences came while growing up in Australia to a regular dose of western songs peppered with exotic music CDs of popular indigenous artists sent from her American based family who spent time in Hawaii, Brazil, Cuba, Ethiopia and other countries rich in musical culture. When she took up playing instruments she leaned towards the nylon string guitar to study composers from these foreign shores while developing a strong foothold in contemporary jazz and popular music improvising on piano and bass. In her teens she travelled to many of these places and absorbed the unique feel that makes these rhythms resonate worldwide.

Meliki is a multi-instrumentalist who trained at the VCA. She performed with a number of original acts and coverbands on bass, keys, guitar and vocals while developing her solo act from original guitar instrumentals and later moving into songwriting creating her own folk-pop sound incorporating the rootsy world influences she grew up with. Playing solo Meliki creates her own percussion accompaniment from the guitar fed through a loop pedal. As a group she incorporates bass, keys, drums and percussion as reflected in her May 2008 release EP tracks, many of the instruments being performed herself.

In a short time Meliki developed a regular live performance schedule playing original sets around Melbourne at venues, festivals and special events. With the release of her debut EP Movin' On in May 2008 she has travelled regionally and interstate with plans in 2009 to tour the West Coast USA.

Her experience in a wide range of genres and breadth of playing different rhythms creates an intriguing blend of musical arrangements with an interplay between song and instrumentation infrequently heard in female artists. For pinpointing appropriate places to ‘slot’ her overall sound into genres, she is more akin to male artists like John Butler, Peter Murray and Jack Johnston than the obvious female music successes. Some female artist comparisons have been made in certain elements of her music with Joni Mitchell, Carol King and KT Tunstall with regards to performance or songwriting.