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Scott Mellis – Interview – 10 August 2010

After months of touring overseas, Scott Mellis (SM) is back in Australia to play a few shows including The Toff in Town, Melbourne on August 24 2010. We (LMM) caught up with Scott and discovered a talented songwriter thats had an amazing few months!

LMM: Scott, you’ve had an amazing last 12 months. Number 1 overall on Triple J Unearthed chart, gigged in the UK and USA and playing with some amazing artists. What have been the highlights and lowlights?

SM: It has all been a big surprise really. I went to the US with no intentions or plans to play music. It was actually quite the opposite. I was frustrated with how my music career was developing and had some issues in my personal life I needed to detach from.

But I lucked out! Basically from when I landed in LA, a series of fortunate accidents started. I got offered opportunities like supporting Jason Mraz and Tom Morello in Los Angeles and to play at SXSW in Texas as well as working with some insanely talented people that I now consider to be my good friends.
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Scott Mellis to perform only Melbourne show for 2010 at The Toff in Town

  Following his 2009 #1 placing of over 10,000 acts competing in the Triple J Unearthed Competition Scott Mellis has been busy opening for Jason Mraz and Tom Morello in Los Angeles after being spotted playing an impromptu acoustic set at a clothing store in Austin while in town for the SXSW music festival. Now he returns to Melbourne for his first (and last) show in the city for 2010 at The Toff on August 24.

Scott Mellis is a 23 year old singer/songwriter from Caloundra originally, moving to Melbourne at 19. Scott Mellis caught the attention of the local music community quickly on his arrival earning a reputation as an eclectic songwriter and performer. This reputation led to Mellis opening for visiting acts including UK folk-rock legend Richard Thompson, as well as Serena Ryder, Brett Dennen, Jeff Martin (Canada), Fink (UK,) and Joseph Arthur (US).

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