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She weighs half as much as her keyboard but she could punch out your Dad. Yes, she is a female singer songwriter…but she’s not shy and retreating or cute. BUT: she’s not 10 tons of slut in a mini skirt and nipple tape, belly dancing on a crucifix. Her voice will stop you in your tracks. It brings grown men to tears on live television (seriously). It soars, then falters, then soars again and it is full off sorrow even when it is full of joy (soft, broken, soaring, sorrow, spitting, sneering, smiling etc etc etc). And she can dance. She grew up in Papua New Guinea, so she is a wild girl that knows which tree has water in it’s trunk, but she speaks French and wears couture even though she can’t afford groceries. She was Triple J Unearthed. She’s the Vanda and Young Song Writing Competition. She’s an APRA Ambassador. She now has 6 ARIA nominations and a Gold Record under her belt. She made an album called “I Believe You Liar” and it’s not like other records. It’s better and it’s hard to tell why exactly. They’re all pop songs but not like you think. They are really, REALLY wordy twisty complicated key changing sons of bitches that you’d have to go to music school for 6 years to play (she did) but after they’re done you can remember every chorus and every hook, and on the second listen you may be able to sing back most of the words. “I knew as soon as I heard Megan choosing not to rhyme “Clementine” with “wine” that here was someone unpredictable. Australia, you have a new and original troubadour to lift your spirits and warm your hearts.” Tim Finn (Crowded House / Split Enz)

My Artists Sessions

Wednesday, March 16

8:00pm CDT

Saturday, March 19

10:00pm CDT