Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Regina Spektor, Katie Noonan, Kate Miller-Heidke


band members

Mezz Coleman- vocals, keys and bad jokes. John Carr- bass, vocals and acoustic guitar Peter Carr- drums and acoustic guitar Ashley Carr- vocals and tambourine Ben "when he's in the country" Paddick- electric guitar plus other friends and neighbours from time to time.


Influences

The beatles, Joni Mitchell, Joan as Policewoman


Bio

With a quirky sense of humour and a voice that can melt the toughest of men into a puddle of tears, eclectic pop songbird Mezz Coleman finds poetry in the mundane, fun in the serious, and depth in the fun. She’ll have you bopping your head to her energetic tunes, singing along to her catchy melodies and you may very well feel a few shiver’s down your spine as she sings one of her heartfelt ballads. Like many great acts such as The Jackson 5, The Carpenters…and…Hanson (?), Mezz collaborates with her siblings. Together Mezz and her 2 brothers have played some unforgettable shows at some of Melbourne’s most well known venues including Federation Square and Manchester Lane. They have enjoyed sharing the stage at local shows and festivals with many of their favourite artists including Georgia Fields, Yelka, the Little Stevies and Ainslie Wills. After releasing her debut EP “My Little World” to delighted fans, great reviews and airplay on radio networks throughout Australia and the US, Mezz is currently getting ready to release her first full length album. Titled “Parts of You, Parts of Me”, she has once again teamed up with her older brother, John Carr to produce the record. Weaving through the album are themes of love, loss and community with hints of her influences; The Beatles, Clare Bowditch, Ben Folds and Joni Mitchell. Her love of all things pop combined with her studies at the Victorian College of the Arts means Mezz’s music contains a simplicity that “isn’t quite jazz” yet a complexity that “isn’t quite pop”. She’s charming and personal and always performs with her heart on her sleeve. "It's like you can hear her smiling when she sings." "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!" “Its kinda simple. Mezz has a fresh melodic feel to her songs, and when treated with her soulful vocal – just feels good!” “Mezz Coleman is one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets.”

Review

poklett

28 Apr 2010

10

'Sunny pop tune' is not a valid way of describing this misleading and monotonous lament.

'Sunny pop tune' is not a valid way of describing this misleading and monotonous lament.

Review

Pippi2

26 Jan 2010

50

In my mind, Mezz bridges the musical link between Australia and Canada, a country where the female voice resonates all the more stronger through singers such as K.D. Lang. Mezz gives the listener a space that is both vast and intimate, bold and restrained. It's simply beautiful

In my mind, Mezz bridges the musical link between Australia and Canada, a country where the female voice resonates all the more stronger through singers such as K.D. Lang. Mezz gives the listener a space that is both vast and intimate, bold and restrained. It's simply beautiful

Review

lexb

15 Jan 2010

50

having known Mezz most of my life .. she is definatley an insipration to me as a singer songwriter and im sure to many other aspiring artists out there, she has a way of making you feel like she wrote every song with you in mind, and her voice isn't one to be mistaken it is pure and has a little bit of edge all at the same time .. all i can say is shes fantastic and if i can one day be hal...

having known Mezz most of my life .. she is definatley an insipration to me as a singer songwriter and im sure to many other aspiring artists out there, she has a way of making you feel like she wrote every song with you in mind, and her voice isn't one to be mistaken it is pure and has a little bit of edge all at the same time .. all i can say is shes fantastic and if i can one day be half as good and do half as well as Mezz then i will be extremely grateful !

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