BIO



With a powerful voice imbued with honesty, Melbourne songbird Mezz Coleman writes and sings of love, loss and community. After graduating from the Victorian College of Arts with a Bachelor of Music Performance (Jazz Improvisation), Mezz eventually found her home in the folk and indie pop traditions. With her ukulele in hand, she has spent the last decade performing in venues and festivals both large and small in Melbourne and regional Victoria, establishing herself as both a prolific songwriter and engaging performer.


Mezz's recent releases include an EP titled “Words” and a self titled Christmas Album. After successfully launching "Words", Mezz collaborated with her older brother and producer John Carr, to create a Christmas record full of home spun charm. After completely selling out of copies in December 2015, the album was re-released in December 2016. In both '15 and '16 Mezz played a Festive Backyard and Lounge Room Tour, taking donations at the end of each show and raising $2500 for the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre. Mezz's newest single "I am Alive" which she wrote and performed in a play as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival was also released in 2016.

Mezz has released two previous albums, “My Little World” (2006) and “Parts of You, Parts of Me” (2010), both of which received well deserved attention and praise from industry folk, independent radio and fans. Mezz's voice and songs have also appeared on a number of compilation releases.


Many of the wonderful venues and festivals Mezz has had the pleasure of performing at include Federation Square, Hamer Hall,  The Northcote Social Club, Leaps and Bounds Music Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Trades Hall, Yarraville Festival, and the Yackandandah Folk Festival. A story teller at heart, Mezz also enjoys the intimacy of smaller shows and has delighted many audiences with her engaging acoustic backyard and lounge room concerts.


With an independent spirit and a love for all things handmade, Mezz Coleman's music showcases her impressive skills as a vocalist and songwriter, but perhaps more importantly, her unique ability to create art that is honest, raw, lovingly made and heartbreakingly real, which in this modern day has become a rare and precious thing.