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sistermadly is Melanie Forbes and Nicci Heffernan, two talented New Zealanders who arrived in Sydney in 1994, to study at The Australian Institute of Music and to pursue their musical ambitions.

This tenacious songwriting team has captured the imagination of musicians, industry taste makers and music fans with their charismatic blend of melodious pop, energetic rock and roots music. Their magical vocal harmonies combined with their individual musical styles, produce irresistible and unforgettable tunes, delivered with the "sheer unaffected joy of singing and playing".

sistermadly have toured Australia and New Zealand, with the likes of Wendy Matthews, Dave Dobbyn, Deborah Conway, Mental As Anything and Air Supply.

Locally, sistermadly perform with artists including Iota, Carla Werner, Jackie Orszaczky, Stella One Eleven, Tania Bowra, Augie March, Floyd Vincent and the Childbrides and Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen (New Orleans).

Their recent TV appearances include The 10.30 Slot on ABC and the popular Foxtel music station Channel V.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, were so impressed with the quality of their demo songs that they offered sistermadly a worldwide publishing deal. As a result zephyrtown, their debut EP, engineered and co-produced by Wayne Connolly (You Am I), was released on September 13, 1999, through Elastic Records on BMG.

The songs from zephyrtown have proven their wide multimedia appeal and are a rich source of musical content for Australian Film and TV productions:

'Something Deep' was selected for the hit movie 'Occasional Coarse Language' and the soundtrack released through Murmur music.
'Never Said' has been chosen for the new Australian film 'Looking For Alibrandi' starring Anthony La Paglia and Greta Scaachi.
Both tracks also featured on the highly popular Channel 9 TV series, 'DoingTime'.
sistermadly were the featured artists on MP3 AUSTRALIA.


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