My Christmas Tour and Album

Just a quick hello to all my beautiful friends and fans to say a HUGE THANKS for the incredible support we received late last year for my Christmas Album. I (along with my brother/producer John Carr) poured so much heart and soul into the record, and it was so exciting to know that people were listening to it all over the world. At one stage in December we actually sold out of CDs and had to do a last minute dash back to the printers (and an all nighter or two in front of the sewing machine hand making each CD cover!!) It was insane and beautiful all at once. So thankyou, thankyou...for purchasing CD's for yourselves and loved ones and for saying such kind things about it!
To everybody who so willingly hosted a show in their home as part of my Christmas "Back Yard" Tour...thankyou!! It was such a humbling experience to be invited in to your homes to play music for you families and loved ones. It was such a new experience for me as a performer, to share my music in such an intimate setting, and I hope you enjoyed hosting the shows as much as I enjoyed playing them! Your hospitality meant the world to me.
And lastly, to everybody who came along to a show or two to hear me play, sing along, buy my record and (most importantly) donate money to the ASRC...thankyou for being such generous and giving audiences. You are the reason I play and make music. I loved playing these shows so much, and can't wait to do it all over agin this Christmas! (We are thinking of making it an annual event!)
I am so proud to announce that after "passing the hat around" at each show we managed to raise $1091.70 for the ASRC. I went and visited them last month to have a bit of a look at the wonderful work they do, and to pass the money over. They are an incredible organisation and if you haven't heard of them before I encourage you to head to their website www.asrc.org.au to learn more about them!
So that's it folks. I have been enjoying a very low key start to the new year, but as always there are whole bunch of new musical adventures and plans in the pipe works, so stay tuned for more musical merriment as the year goes on.

Lots of love, MEZZ xo

CHRISTMAS ALBUM OUT NOW!!!

I'm very excited to announce that I have been working really hard on a Christmas Album, and it's now available for you to purchase! Featuring 10 tracks (9 carols + an original song) this has been one of my favourite records I have ever worked on. Produced by John Carr and featuring a whole bunch of wonderful musicians (who I am lucky enough to call my nearest and dearest), I think we have captured something pretty special.
I have made every single CD cover by hand, partly because I'm insane, and partly because I want everybody who buys a CD to feel as though they have received a unique little gift from me. One made with a lot of love. I've been up late the last few nights finishing them off!
We will be playing a whole bunch of shows in people's lounge rooms and backyards over the next 5 weeks to launch the album. I can't wait! I'm so honoured that people would open up their home for me to come and perform in. The shows will have a really lovely, intimate and Christmassy vibe. We will be passing the hat around at each gig to raise money for the wonderful Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. You can check them out by clicking here. Hopefully we can raise heaps of cash for them. I'll keep you posted!
 
To order a copy of my album CLICK HERE and it will take you straight to the link to purchase my album from my bandcamp page. CDs will be posted out to you asap. Please note- at this stage we are going old school and only selling cd's (no downloads.) We'll see how that goes! Thanks so much for your support, and I really hope you enjoy listening to the album. I have so enjoyed making it for you!!
 
Merry Christmas
Mezz xx
 

A few things...

Well, hello there!

Thanks for dropping by!

I'll be playing a gig on Sunday September 13th down at the Little Foot Bar in Footscray. I'll be joined on stage once again by Peter Carr (guitar.) We'll be playing two sets of original tunes between 6 and 8pm, and may throw in a sneaky cover or two as well. Entry is free, and we would love to see you there! (Little Foot Bar 223 Barkly St, Footscray.)

Head on over to Tigress Mag to read my most recent interview. We chatted about all sorts of things...making music, motherhood, zine making, feminism, body image and more. And don't forget to head on over to www.mezzcoleman.bandcamp.com to hear my newest EP, "WORDS." You can have a listen, download or order a copy of the CD!!


That's all for now!

Mezz xx

Our EP Launch

Huge thanks to everybody who came down to our EP Launch last weekend. It was such a lovely crowd, and a perfect way to spend a cosy and wintery Melbourne afternoon, packed in tight together at the lovely Some Velvet Morning in Clifton Hill.
Thanks to the fab Dash who played a beautiful set before us. Go and check them out if you haven't already, they play an original blend of melancholy folk which is both heartbreaking and heart lifting. Such a  great combo.
Thanks to the wonderful Pete Carr who played guitar with me on the EP and at the show, he is a great musician in his own right, it is always a joy and a privilege to make music with my super talented little bother. And thanks also to Jason Carter who not only produced our EP but came along to the gig and helped with sound. What a great guy!
Oh and thanks to all the cute kids and babies that let me cuddle them afterwards!!!!
 
You can now listen, download or order a limited edition CD over at www.mezzcoleman.bandcamp.com
 
Please head on over and support good, local, indie music!!
 
Thanks guys
 
Mezz xoxo
 
 

Interview

Hi there,

I'm getting so excited about launching my EP "Words" out into the world next week! If you are in Melbourne it would be wonderful to see you at my launch. All the details are below. (Btw, if you have kids and were unsure whether you can bring them or not, it's totally cool if you do!!)

A few days ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed over at the wonderful magazine, Tigress. Click here to have a read about my new record and more.

Mezz x

"Words" EP Launch- July 4th

 
Super excited to let you know that I will be launching my newest little EP "Words" on July 4th with an afternoon show at the delightful venue, Some Velvet Morning in Clifton Hill, Melbourne. Please come along for a lovely arvo of acoustic music (with special guests DASH) and be one of the first people to get your hands on a copy of my new EP!!
My newest EP "Words" is a collection of songs inspired by the concept of "growing up"; living with the pain of losing one's innocence, yet still holding onto a childlike hope that love is the answer. The tracks have been recorded in a simple and minimal style, to capture the live acoustic sound we have been performing the past few years. Recorded by our mate Jason Carter and featuring myself and some great muso's this little "coming of age" record has been a whole heap of fun to put together for you all to hear.

Mezz xox




Christmas albums, back yards, lounge rooms and YOU!


Super excited to announce that I'll be recording a Christmas record and launching it with a bunch of lounge room/backyard shows later this year throughout November and December. My Christmas album will feature some traditional carols and a few originals, focussing on the plight of refugees and asylum seekers...Christmas and politics mixed!

We are looking for people who would like to host a show in their back yard or lounge room. The plan would be to come and play some tunes for you and your friends, perhaps sell a few cds, and "pass the hat" around at each gig to raise money for the wonderul Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) who are awesome and do the most wonderful work with and for refugees and asylum seekers in the community and detention centres.

I am happy to play anywhere in Melbourne and country Victoria and would consider venturing into NSW too....we are not organising details at this stage, but we'd love to get a sense of whether there is interest, whether YOU (or a community group) would be keen in hosting one of these shows? All you would need to provide is a small space (with power) where I can set up a keyboard and ukulele, and then invite whoever you would like to come listen.

If you are keen to be involved please send an email to mezzcoleman@hotmail.com

Mezz

Well, hello there!!

...and welcome to my new look website and blog. We have had a lot of fun creating this new space, a site that will hopefully be useful for people interested in finding out more about my music, but also with links to some of my other creative adventures as well. I will also be using this space to blog about any ideas, thoughts and projects I may feel worth sharing from time to time.

Please click on the above links to hear and learn a bit more about me and what I get up to.

Thanks so much for your support, I look forward to watching this online space develop and grow into something lovely.

Thanks for popping by, please do so again soon!!

Mezz xoxo

NICE THINGS PEOPLE SAY

"Singer/songwriter Mezz Coleman's impressive debut, a fusion of pop, rock, jazz and baroque is highlighted by sparse, thoughtful arrangements ,intelligent lyrics sung in a convincing, laid-back style and melodies that stay in yourhead" -Billy Pinnell, Working Dog Media, Triple R, 3AW

"Once in awhile something special comes along...you feel it from the very first track "Personal" to the very last. This is an album I find very hard not to enjoy. If you haven't got a copy, you are missing out on something." -Michael Kelly, Australian Internet Radio

"Its kinda simple. Mezz has a fresh melodic feel to her songs, and when treated with her soulful vocal – just feels good!" -Ben Brazil, Melbourne Fresh

"Lush and intricately crafted, Mezz Coleman's music is as charming as she is. With her sweet but confident voice, incredible harmonies and toe-tappable rhythms, Mezz creates music to wake up to - music that refreshes, inspires and gives you a kick usually only found in strong coffee!" -Lauren Salatheil, Numurkah Music Festival Director

"It's like you can hear her smile when she sings."- We overheard a lovely listener say this at a show. We liked it.

CONTACT MEZZ

Would you like to host Mezz at your place for a back yard or lounge room gig?
Or perhaps you are interested in singing lessons with Mezz? Please feel free to get in touch with any questions or booking inquiries....
Conatact Mezz via email mezzcoleman@hotmail.com

If you would like to know more about the zine Mezz makes, visit www.hundredsandthousandsmag.blogspot.com or email the team directly hundredsandthousandsmag@gmail.com

GIGS

Yes, we indie musicians love it when you buy our music, tell us it's great, and "follow" us online...but nothing says "I like your music" more then actually coming out and supporting us at live shows! There is still nothing better then the live show, so do pop these dates in your diary and come along.....
 
Little Foot Bar
Sunday 13th September
6-8pm (two sets)
223 Barkly st Footscray
free entry
 
"Words" EP Launch!!
July 4th
3pm
Some Velvet Morning
123 Queens Parade
Clifton Hill
 
 
"GLOBAL JAMBOREE"
Footscray Primary School
Friday April 24th
5-8pm
(Mezz will be playing at 5.30)
cnr Geelong Rd and Barkly St
Footscray
 
Little Foot Bar
Sunday 29th March
6-8pm (two sets)
223 Barkly st Footscray
free entry
 
Federation Square
February 12th
5.30 pm
Federation Square,
Melbourne CBD

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