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Mel Parsons

With home as a hotel room and living out of a suitcase, Mel Parsons built up a solid fan base the old fashioned way - on the live circuit. Parsons has a great stage presence and is recognised as an established songwriter.

The indie-folk singer released her third full-length album Drylands to critical acclaim, with a Silver Scroll finalist nod for Get Out Alive in 2015, winning the 2016 New Zealand Country Music Awards Best Song for Alberta Sun and the Vodafone New Zealand Music Award for Best Engineer. Parsons continues touring with international shows and festival performances.

Solo or along with her band, Parsons is an engaging performer with a naturally emotive voice and sharp wit. With a wide breadth of material, she swings from gutsy and rhythmic hand-clappers, through to pin-drop ballads in a heartbeat.

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