Hook Line and Sinker
Alyson Murray a Passionate Melbourne based musician. Currently studying a Bachelor in Contemporary Music at the Victorian College of the Arts. She has recently released her debut EP Integrity, thishighly anticipated six-track offering included titles such as Hook, Line and Sinker and Faded which take their inspiration and subsequent shape as an amalgamation of Soul and RnB. With Alyson’s own distinctive contemporary edge. To help put this EP together Alyson worked with an Aria award winning sound engineer Phil Threlfall and producer Charity Balila.
Alyson has featured on local albums such as ZERO by the notorious and prolific Melbourne based Hip-hop artist Maundz, and recently another Hip-hop release titled Destroy & Rebuild by Rates, a Sydney based rapper. To Alyson delight in the recent 2014 Melbourne Jazz festival she even got to share the stage with Derrick Hodge.
Alyson has played at some of Melbourne’s great music venues such as, Bennets Lane, The Toff in Town, The Prince of Wales, John Curtin Hotel, Revolver, The Evelyn and has had a residency at Mocking Bird in St Kilda and at the Atomic Bar in Williamstown. Alyson also performed at Federation Square in the 2013 Melbourne Jazz Festival and Rod Laver Arena in the Boy from Oz production with Hugh Jackman. This July she has performed for the Newport Folk Festival and was apart of a female production FemFox brought together by theatre director Donna Jackson, Musical director Jennifer Lund and festival director Michael Stewart.
Alyson has recently formed a group that go by Melaluka, with some funky bass lines, hard grooving backbeats and some tasty vocal harmonies. Taking inspiration from her soulful idols D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Beyoncé, The Roots and Glasper, just to name a few. These highly talented musicians are gigging around Melbourne and on the 27th of July Alyson presents her Integrity EP Launch at The Toff in Town. Melbourne should prepare themselves for the powerful sound of Melaluka with the smooth soulful vocals of Alyson Murray. They are a band that should not be missed!!