Two acclaimed Australian singer/songwriters Melanie Horsnell & Stephen Appel (aka King Curly) will tour Europe together
this Oct/Nov performing at festivals, listening venues and home concerts with an intimate showcase of their songs & stories. They are available for radio interviews and on-air
For European audiences Melanie comes as a returning troubadour to a loving fanbase who have welcomed her many times before. While Steve comes with a Letter Of Introduction from none-less-than
Australian music legend Paul Kelly himself.
MELANIE HORSNELL - Singer, Songwriter, Artist
Melanie is an Independant Australian musician, and has been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as having a voice of ‘the utmost delicateness’, as a ‘songwriting gem’ by The Australian. Based in
the regional town of Candelo in southern NSW, Melanie has recorded ten albums and EPs including her latest, 'Song to Sing on a Saturday Night'. Melanie's critically acclaimed album The Cloud
Appreciation Society was long-listed for the 2013 Australian Music Prize, Quatre Chemins for the 2015 Australian Music Prize, and she was nominated for an APRA award in 2011.
She has toured with Glen Hansard and The Frames, Jason Mraz, Bernard Fanning, Lou Rhodes, Slaid Cleaves and Sarah Blasko among others, as well as touring on her own in Australia and Europe. Melanie
recorded an album in French, writing songs with poet Alain Rivet and pop icon Helena Noguerra. Melanie has also written songs with Wendy Matthews and Catherine Britt, and for film and
Audiences are often interested in Melanie’s personal journey as a single mother of two living in the tiny regional town of Candelo and as a woman identifying as Aboriginal Australian
STEPHEN APPEL (King Curly) - Singer, Songwriter, Artist
Writing music and recording under the name 'King Curly' since 2000, singer/songwriter Steve Appel aka King Curly lives in the Blue Mountains of NSW. Over 15 years now his chiefly acoustic ensemble
has been capturing the hearts of music lovers and some of biggest names in the business largely through word of mouth and independent media outlets.
King Curly has released 6 albums of original songs including a new EP 'Calling For Fire' out this month. His songs have found placements in Australian television (inc Last Man Standing, Packed to the
Rafters) and film (inc Clubland) and been covered by other recording artists (inc Linda & Vika). He has toured by invitation (as opposed to via booking agents), with acts as diverse as k.d Lang,
Paul Kelly and The Cat Empire throughout Australia. The band has been booked at most major Australian Festivals including: Woodford Festival, The National Folk Festival, Byron Blues Festival, The
Gympie Muster, Perth Arts Festival & The Port Fairy Festival
In an unprecedented show of support, celebrated Australian songwriter Paul Kelly has provided King Curly with "A Letter Of Introduction" old school style - in order to help with bookings
Steve's is known for his unusual bent for Australian bush monsters and landscapes as well as his work as an Earthern-artesian and alternative home artist in the Blue Mountains - brought to light in a
recent popular documentary circulating on UTube.
Music Store: www.melaniehorsnell.bandcamp.com
MELANIE HORSNELL - I LEARNED HOW TO LOVE FROM LOVE SONGS
KING CURLY - REVENGE SONG