MEL PARSONS | APRA Member since 2003
Indie-folk singer songwriter Mel Parsons’ star is on the rise. Following the success of both her debut album ‘Over My Shoulder’ in 2009, and sophomore offering ‘Red Grey Blue’ in 2011, she has just released her third album ‘Drylands’ to critical acclaim, returning triumphant from a 23-date headline tour of NZ, following performances at WOMAD, Woodford Folk Festival (AU), Folk Alliance International (US), and Byron Bay Bluesfest this summer.
Since its April release, ’Drylands’ has spent 11 weeks in the IMNZ album charts, peaking at No.2. Parsons is a two-time Vodafone NZ Music Award finalist for Folk Album of the Year and a current finalist for the coveted APRA Silver Scroll award. She has built up a solid fan base the old fashioned way - winning over audiences on the live circuit. Along with NZ performances, Parsons has had recent tours in Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and Germany. She is also a cast member of Kiwi musical collective Fly My Pretties.