Since graduating from the prestigious NSW Talent Development Project in 2010, as one of the youngest singer songwriter’s to ever complete the course, Melanie Dyer has been busy making her mark in the music industry.
Last year Melanie made the brave decision to enter NBN’s hit reality show ‘The Voice’ and although the judges didn’t turn for her, she was given the chance to perform a song she wrote.
This performance named Mel ‘The One That Got Away’ from that very first series and consequently landed her a major record deal with Mercury Records of Universal Music Australia.
In the years Melanie has spent developing her career, she has had support and encouragement from many generous people and organisations. The ‘NSW Sport and Tourism Youth Foundation’ and ‘Variety the Children’s Charity’ have both provided Mel with financial scholarships and are hugely responsible for how far Mel’s been able to take her music journey so far.
This month marked the 25th anniversary of the NSW Sport and Tourism Youth Foundation. A celebratory Gala Event was held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre where the Hon. John Brown, Chairman and Patron of the Foundation, invited back an A-list of past legends to share proud stories of their relationship with the foundation.
Legends of the foundation include Bob Hawke, Paul Hogan, Alan Jones, Bart Cummings, Steve Waugh and Paul Kelly.
Melanie was invited to perform at the event and felt honoured to be inducted into the Legends Roll as a ‘Prospective Singing Legend’ alongside such a high calibre of Australian greats.
Melanie was also excited to announce that she has been invited to perform this year at Variety’s ‘The Great Australian Songbook’ Concert on August 12.
Combine 22 of Australia’s finest singers with some of Australia’s greatest songs; add in one of the country’s most respected children’s charities and the result is a unique one-off concert event.
The roster of headlining artists includes Angry Anderson, John Paul Young, Wendy Matthews, Shannon Noll, Damien Leith and many more. The event will be held at Sydney’s The Enmore Theatre.