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Mel Parsons up for three MMF Awards

April 14, 2016

Finalists for the 2016 Music Managers Forum Awards were announced on Wednesday, recognising the clock work behind some on the country’s biggest music stars. As well as shaping the careers of the artists and running their day-to-day business affairs, the role of a music manager has in recent times extended responsibilities to crowd funding to, marketing, and social media.

Lorde’s former manager and Sol3 Mio’s current manager, Scott Maclachlan, is up for NZ Manager of The Year and the International Achievement award, which he took out both in 2015 and 2014. Those also up for the awards are Marlon Williams’ manager Alastair Burns, and Ashley Page, who looks after Broods, and won manager of the year in 2015.

​Burns is also nominated for Breakthrough Manager of The Year, joined in the category by the self-managed Cantabrian singer Mel Parsons. Parsons is also up for Best Independent Tour for Drylands, and Best Self-Managed Artist.


February 15, 2016

Kicking off on March 30th 2016, Mel Parsons will join with actors/comedians Amelia Dunbar & Emma Newborn to tour their new double bill show around 20 South Island wool sheds.

Sons of a Bitch’ & Mel Parsons promises an unmissable community get-together – an evening of music, theatre, and comedy, complete with a fundraising BBQ for the local school, and bar.

Travelling by trusty horse truck (and carting a bar, 150 chairs, stage curtain, props, full production equipment and crew along for the ride) the talented trio will capture audiences once reserved for the likes of the Topp Twins, Fred Dagg, and Murray Ball, transforming working wool sheds throughout heartland New Zealand into real-life show spaces for an unforgettable night in the country.

Click HERE for more info on the tour

Click HERE to book tickets