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What’s new in ‘22?

Gigs are back!

Let’s face it, the last couple years have been brutal for the entertainment industry, so it’s exciting to see events - both large and small, back on again.

Mel is back on stage doing her thing again this year, with a number of regional gigs already in the diary and more to be announced soon.

The Women in Gippsland, International Women’s Day Event (SOLD OUT) saw her take to the stage to both perform and MC at the West Gippsland Arts Centre - something Mel looks forward to doing more of, along with some other exciting new roles in West Gippsland. Watch this space for more about that!

live at the bundy

Mel supporting The Chantoozies

Mel is absolutely stoked to announce that she is supporting The Chantoozies, Australia’s favourite female band, at Live at The Bundy on Saturday, November 17, 2021! The Chantoozies have toured extensively throughout the country for over 3 decades, often sharing the stage with iconic Aussie bands, Daryl Braithwaite, James Reyne, Hoodoo Gurus, John Farnham, just to name a few or legendary international acts, Billy Joel, Rick Astley, Go West, Bananarama and Billy Ocean. The girls (Ally & Eve) are backed by their amazing 4 piece band and deliver a fabulously fun show packed with a blend of Chantoozies hits and well-known covers. They love to sing, dance and laugh but mostly, they love to perform (show off) for an audience and they can’t wait to get on-stage and do just that!

This show is currently SOLD OUT, however, COVID restrictions may allow the venue to release further tickets, so get on the waitlist via the Try Booking link below.


6PM – Community BBQ

7PM – Doors

7:30 – Mel Pollard

8:30 – The Chantoozies

BYO Drinks

Tickets HERE $45 -


New Single Available Everywhere from February 13, 2021

Don’t Let Go is the second single off Mel Pollard’s highly anticipated, upcoming debut album titled, ‘44’, expected to be released this year.

Just like with her first single, Lose Control, Don’t Let Go was a total DIY job, recorded  in Mel’s apartment in Melbourne.  

An up-beat, catchy song, driven by an eighties-rock inspired bass line, Don’t Let Go could be confused as being a song about love, and while it is on one level, it is also very much a song about mental health - the highs and lows and the battle to see the light through the darkness. Written during the extended COVID isolation period in Melbourne, Mel was inspired by the uncertainty of everything and the way anxiety about the lack of control affected her personally.

If you like your rock over-easy with a bit of sweetness to taste, there’s a good chance this song will become the latest one to get stuck in your head - for all the right reasons. 

Don’t Let Go is now available for digital download and streaming at all major online stores as well as right here. Check out the music clip below or on YouTube and Mel’s socials (@melpollardmusic).

2020 Wrap

Thanks for your support

2020 has been a challenging, painful and weird year for many (we really hope you're all okay!), so Mel is very excited to have been able to finally get into the game and release 3 new singles from 3 completely  different projects! One of those being a satirical, acoustic Christmas song which was originally written and recorded in 2017!  

Lose Control, Mel's first ever solo single from her upcoming debut solo album, 44, Singing the Song of My People from Bear Pants and Raffman and (Whoop Di Dee) It's Christmas, were all written, performed, produced and recorded by Mel and are all available to download here, or from your favourite online download or streaming store.

Check them out below, or tap the button to go to the store.

(whoop di dee) it's christmas

Dec 7, 2020

A few years back, Mel wrote and recorded a satirical, acoustic Christmas song for people who don't really like Christmas songs.  It has only been available to view and listen to as a video on YouTube, but as a last-minute Christmas surprise, Mel decided to release it as a single that you can either download ON SALE below; or (as of December 19, 2020) download from your favourite store or add to your holiday streaming playlist. 

You can check out the video below too.