Mandy stands fragile, bare souled on stage, with a couple of beautifully made stringed instruments to accompany ballsy and intuitive lyrics. Known here and overseas for her vivid words and sensitivity, Mandy’s presence springs from her love of ballads and contemporary folk.
‘Mandy Connell is the latest in a long and distinguished line of talented female musicians to grace the musical scene in Australia. A fine singer and songwriter in her own right, she also has the knack of taking other peoples’ songs, and by virtue of her original and unique interpretations making them her own, the mark of a truly gifted performer.’..- Eric Bogle
Singer, songwriter and winemaker, Kelly was born and bred amongst vineyards in South Australia’s Riverland region. Armed with a unique voice the alt-country/soul inspired award-winning songwriter has gone on the win the national Telstra Road To Discovery for her songwriting, independently released 2 full length albums and performed at iconic national and international festivals both solo and with her band.
Last year she released her 2nd album, “Small Dreams”, recorded live in the studio in Nashville with producer Neilson Hubbard and an all-star band including the likes of Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) and Kim Richey.