60 Seconds With... Melody Moon
Define your genre in five words or less:
Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?
I usually get Julia Stone, Bjork or Sarah Blasko. Emotional vocals, interesting instruments and a hearty message tucked away in there somewhere.
What inspires or has influenced your music the most?
The forest. And despair; finding the little glimmer of hope within it, and turning it into a song.
When are you releasing your EP?
Friday June 29. We're launching it (Carried Away EP) at the Wesley Anne that night. I'll have my amazing new band of guitar, cello, trumpet, keys, ukulele, melodica, glockenspiel, double bass and drums. And there'll be support from some of Melbourne's finest folksters: Frankie Andrew, Tom Francis and Tane Emia-Moore. 8-11pm, come! Oh and my mum's baking sweets.
When, and why did you start writing music?
I grew up in the Stoney Rises, 20 minutes out of town and had a lot of time on my hands. I was naturally a very expressive kid and couldn't do anything less than sing and write songs about life, the snakes and the boys at my primary school. It made me very happy... and it still does.
If your music was a chocolate bar, which one would it be, and why?
Oh it would be a block of bitterly-sweet Mayan Gold dark chocolate, with a twist of orange freshness. Mmm...chocolate.
How do you balance making and playing music with your other commitments?
Well I'm a bit of a free spirit, but I do have my own magical children's entertainment business, Fairy Melody. So I fly into kids' birthday parties and events mostly on the weekends and during the day, and still have plenty of time for singing and gigging with my music at night. It's a pretty amazing life!
Anything else to add?
Yes come to the EP Launch on Friday, it's going to be a wild night... dress oceanic!