Multi-Golden Guitar Award winner and chart-topping singer-songwriter Melinda Schneider is heading to Newcastle this weekend.
The balladeur will present Love Songs, an intimate two-hour concert, at Lizotte on Saturday September 3.
It’s a show inspired by the unconditional love Schneider has found with longtime partner Mark Gable of the Choirboys, whom she will marry in 2022.
“I have lived happily without marriage for 13 years with Mark,” she said.
“But our little boy Sullivan, who is eight, came to me last year and said, ‘Will you please marry daddy?’, ‘I just don’t want anyone ‘someone else marries you’.
“How could I refuse such a beautiful proposal?
In this emotional, intimate and moving performance, Schneider will perform a selection of her own original love songs spanning her four decades of entertainment, as well as timeless romantic cuts from Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton and more.
She will also present new tracks from her upcoming 15th studio album which will be released in 2022.
According Sydney Arts Guide“When Melinda sings ballads, she has the power to make you cry.”
Schneider continues to tour the country each year as a performer, while writing, recording and advocating for mental health, having shared his own lived experience of it in late 2020.
In recognition of her artistic achievements, she has won six CMAA Golden Guitar Awards and is a two-time ARIA Award nominee and APRA Award nominated songwriter.
Schneider’s songs have been recorded by many artists, including John Farnham, Paul Kelly and the late Olivia Newton-John.
To date, she has released 14 studio albums, two of which are certified gold records, and she is closing in on a third with her offering, Melinda Does Doris: A Tribute to Doris Day.
Come celebrate love with Melinda Schneider at Lizotte.