Award winning indie-folk artist Mel Parsons is well recognised as one of New Zealand’s established songwriting stars.
The singer-songwriter and touring artist released her third studio album ‘Drylands’ to critical acclaim in 2015 with a Silver Scroll finalist nod for ‘Get Out Alive’; winning the 2016 NZCMA Best Song for ‘Alberta Sun’ and the 2015 VNZMA for Best Engineer.
Since its release ‘Drylands’ has spent 45 weeks in the IMNZ Album Charts, peaking at No.2. The release follows the success of both her debut album ‘Over My Shoulder’ in 2009, and sophomore offering ‘Red Grey Blue’ in 2011, both of which were VNZMA finalists for NZ Folk Album of the Year. Testament to Parsons’ songwriting is the endorsement of Canadian music royalty Ron Sexsmith, who lends his voice to the ‘Drylands’ track Don’t Wait.
Parsons continues touring relentlessly, with shows and festivals throughout New Zealand and around the globe. Parsons is also a past member of Kiwi musical supergroup ‘Fly My Pretties‘, with sell out tours and festival performances throughout Australasia.
"Exceptionally written, beautifully arranged and remarkably consistent" - The Music AU
“Captivating... impressive new material” - NZ Herald
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