Melissa Western

melissa - CopyOne of Brisbane’s leading vocalists Melissa Western celebrates the work of acclaimed lyricist Johnny Mercer. Known for penning some of the best-loved standards including One for My Baby, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, Moon River and That Old Black Magic, Mercer’s lyrics are beautifully interpreted by Western’s soulful sound. http://www.melissawestern.com

Recently returned from a year touring in the UK singer-actor Melissa Western has been described as “a force of nature” (Broadway Baby) with “a sparkling charisma and exceptional vocal talent” (Arts Hub). One of Brisbane’s leading vocalists she is well known for her ability to capture an audience through the story of song. In this set she celebrates the work of acclaimed lyricist Johnny Mercer. Known for penning some of the best-loved standards including One for My Baby, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, Moon River and That Old Black Magic, Mercer’s songs are synonymous with the golden era of jazz and Hollywood. Mercer’s lyrics range from stunning torch ballads to peppy swing standards and are beautifully interpreted by Western’s soulful sound and versatile vocal ability