KING CURLY & MELANIE HORSNELL - AUSTRALIAN SINGER-SONGWRITERS EUROPEAN TOUR OCT/NOV2017
Two acclaimed Australian singer/songwriters Stephen Appel (aka King Curly) & Melanie Horsnell will tour Europe together this Oct/Nov - with an intimate showcase of their songs presented separately and together.
Join us at Kitschnbake for a fantastic night of music. Tickets £10, available from the venue or online. non-alcoholic refreshments available to purchase or BYOB (£5 corkage payable to the venue)
Melanie 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 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 extensively on her own in Australia and Europe. Melanie recorded an album in French, which was funded by the highly successful Pozible campaign and gave Melanie a six month residency in France, 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 television.
"Horsnell is a songwriting gem, shining light on everyday life with gentle accuracy." Stephen Fitzpatrick, The Australian
Hailing from the Blue Mountains NSW, King Curly is the invention of local singer/songwriter Steve Appel – a long time enigma of original Australian music. Over 15 years this chiefly acoustic ensemble has been capturing the hearts of music lovers and some of biggest names in the business while remaining virtually unknown to commercial airwaves.
King Curly has toured by invitation with acts as diverse as k.d Lang, Paul Kelly and The Cat Empire throughout Australia, Europe and the US.
After a long absence from the stage, building alternative-design mud houses, Steve Appel has re-emerged to showcase a new King Curly EP, “Calling For Fire”: songs imbued with apocalyptic foreboding, inspired by the inflammable nature of the Australian bush and the wider world at large. Appel is a true creative.
“Appel is a true creative, his songs are beautiful and relevant to the times.”