"Spinning records on my dad's record player and dancing around the living room made me the artist I am today, It gave me the solidest of roots in so many different genres, i wanted to sing like Linda Rondstadt, and write songs like Bob Dylan, I had some pretty big aims right from the get go"
Growing up in a house that held over 7,000 records, and being named after a Rolling Stones song, paved somewhat of a destiny for Melody Moko. Tenanciously bursting onto the music scene as a child, her father packed her in a car, old guitar and cassette mix tapes for company, and set out to give his daughter a musical education, cutting her teeth playing in small festivals across Australia. Melody blossomed when she decided to write for herself,as a young teenager won a stack of songwriting awards and was a finalist in the Telstra Road To Discovery and Toyota Starmaker competitions.
Taking off on a pilgrimage to the US, Melody honed her craft singing in Nashville at the famous Bluebird Cafe, The Continental Club in Austin, Texas and Hank's favourite hangout, Tootsies. Following on with a second trip to perform at "The Americana Festival" in Nashville.
Returning to Australia, Melody relocated from Adelaide, SA to the hillbilly heaven of NSW's Central Coast,toured her EP "Walk That Wire" and joined Tim Rogers(You Am I)on a tour around Australia.
Cut from the same cloth as artists like Brandi Carlile, Kathleen Edwards and Brooke Fraser, Melody's debut record "The Wreckage" is long awaited. Sometimes a little bit Indie pop, sometimes a whole lot country, Melody writes without pretence and "The Wreckage" sets out to prove that alternative country music isn't always dark and twisted tales of heartbreak and revenge, and letting your toes break free of your tightly laced boots and tap is okay too.
Co-Produced by Michael Muchow, a highly regarded producer (Megan Cooper, Katrina Burgoyne, Bec Willis) and picker (Kasey Chambers, The McClymonts, Halleyanna Finlay, Shane Nicholson) and one of Australia's biggest names in country music Catherine Britt, Melody's record is one of the most anticipated releases of 2016, pushing conventional boundaries and placing her feet firmly in that sweet spot. Melody will tour "The Wreckage" in 2016 throughout Australia and The USA.