Michelle Wardley
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"Music Life on the Road"

"Road songs always get your foot tapping, and so will travelling musician/ artist Michelle Wardley, who is living the life described in those songs, travelling Australia with her guitar and her dog" - Rodney Michael, The Monitor - Roxby Downs


Discography

No Home Go Hard - Songs From The Gypsy's Handbag 2007
Live from The Road Volume 1 2008
Original Song List

Pullin Away
So Pure
Reflections
Float Away Roll On
Arid Paradise
Walk
Being Alone
Whats The Matter With You

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Uniquely Stylised Legendary Tunes & Original Music.

Michelle is a solo singer songwriter guitarist currently independently touring the country in her Troopy & gypsy wagon as a solo act. Michelle is currently taking booking gigs for 2008 across Australia for corporate, private & public functions. Phone 0438 333 446 to enquire about rates which are negotiable by venue & performance length & include supply & setup of a quality PA for small to medium venues.

An avid fan of live music & festivals, Michelle is greatly influenced by the soul of the Creedence Clearwater, harmonies of The Beatles, the raw energy of Nirvana, Pearl Jam & Hole, the melodies of Coldplay, Frente & The Waifs, the uniqueness of the Chilli Peppers, Garbage, Janes Addiction & The Violent Femmes & the pure talent of Jeff Buckley.

Michelle's first live performances came with her travels at her art exhibitions in Western Australia, Michelle has since played at many venues around Australia to develop her performance skills from the north west of Australia at the Dampier Sailing Club & Whim Creek Hotel, further south in Monkey Mia, Cataby, Tropicana's Beach Cafe & ACDC Art Gallery in Geraldton, Victoria Park Art Centre, Pelicans Cafe & The Purple Goat Cafe in Perth, Paddy's Irish pub in Kalgoorlie, and the Eucla Hotel.

Recent performances have seen Michelle perform to small & large crowds in places such as Eucla on the SA & WA border, Penong & Thevenard, Streaky Bay, Smoky Bay, Port Kenny, Wirrulla & Poochera Hotels on the south Australian Eyre Peninsula, along the Stuart Highway to Pimba, Prominent Hill Gold Mine, Roxby Downs, Andamooka, Woomera, at tiny pubs like Kingoonya (60 kms on a dirt road south west of Glendambo & Kulgera (the first pub in the NT), Alice Springs' Firkin & Hound, Lane Wine Bar, Federal Sports Club, Sean's Bar & Heavitree Gap Tavern.

Currently on the road in South Australia Michelle is open to new bookings and is currenlty recording live & studio material for her debut CD.

Contact can be made through this site or visit www.michellewardley.com for more info or to listen to non original material or www.myspace.com/michellewardley (Please note that the recordings are recorded in-situ as a single track and are not good quality) To view artwork by Michelle Wardley please visit Michelle's personally maintained website www.michellewardlley.com

Michelle's musical background ...........

A self declared hairbrush singer from an early age, Michelle's first love has always been music. Learning the standard alto recorder, piano and flute in primary school, Michelle learnt quite quickly that sheet music wasn't for her & spent most of the time playing by ear.

Music was prevalent in the home life, growing up with everything from the Beatles, to ABBA, Creedence Clearwater, Elvis and Nancy Sinatra Michelle couldn't help but sing along. In 1995 Michelle moved to Albany, where she picked up the guitar for the first time, complimenting her instrument of choice her voice. It was here she met her first fellow band members while completing a Diploma in Horticulture Albany regional TAFE. While working at the Premier Hotel as a barmaid & occasional singer (while then emerging Waifs played in the animal bar), Michelle performed as lead vocalist.

Teaching herself to play by listening to Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Hole, Soundgarden & Elastica Michelle slowly picked up the basic techniques as a rhythm guitarist. In 1996, Michelle moved back to Perth & joined several bands as a lead singer to no avail, finding it hard to meet people with the same dedication and tenacity. Michelle's career took a new turn when she finally quit her full time marketing job to develop her guitar skills & work on a solo career. With her artistic skills Michelle developed an income which soon took over as her major focus & she left her musical dreams on the back seat, restricted to parties, campfires & of late performing at her art exhibitions.

11 years down the track, Michelle has now turned her attention back to the inspiration that inspired her artistic career. MUSIC. An avid fan of live music, Michelle is greatly influenced by the soul of the Creedence Clearwater, harmonies of The Beatles, the raw energy of Nirvana, Pearl Jam & Hole, the melodies of Coldplay, Frente & The Waifs, the uniqueness of the Chilli Peppers, Garbage, Janes Addiction & The Violent Femmes & the pure talent of Jeff Buckley.