Spending her early twenties soaking up the raw energy of the Brisbane and Melbourne Rock scenes, Mel sang and played keys with Screamfeeder’s Kellie Lloyd in a band called the Warm Guns, sharing stages with seminal groups such as Violent Soho and Urge Overkill.
Known for her vocal prowess, Mel also lent harmonies as BV to many Brisbane rock groups, including Tim Steward, touring as a member of his band.
With degrees in jazz, a career spanning over 15 years, and a gift for funny storytelling, Mel has evolved into an iconic performer who is downright dynamic, raw and honest.
Mel thrives in front of a live audience, taking the stage at QLD’s finest venues such as Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, The Tivoli, Brisbane Jazz Club and JMI Live.
Co-founder and singer of a female-led jazz band, Yas Queen, Mel has featured at Brisbane Festival’s renowned Spiegeltent, swing dancing festivals and regional centres.