Melody Lee Hayden – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?

MLH: A Singer/songwriter Pop rock

I love to write songs and develop new beats


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

MLH: I was a dancer and model in Sydney, played piano and guitar and wrote songs from the age of 10.

It was 1 pm on a Sunday afternoon when a drunk driver went through two red lights to hit me. It Change my life forever. I year in hospital lost part of my left leg, bruising on the brain neck face and back injuries. My dancing and modelling career was over, and I lost my memory for 3 decades. Bruising on the brain the Dr said you may or may not ever remember! Then in 2019 I woke up one day and said I play piano as well as sing and I have written a lot of songs, to my family’s amazement.

I had always sung but covers and dabble a bit in writing but not with any real passion. I really didn’t know who I was musically. I had even forgotten the type of food I liked. I had lost a part of me, and it had locked away, It was like I was living someone else’s life.

That day I sat done at the piano and wrote 70 songs in the following two years I released 8 singles and now and proudly finished my Changed Pt 1 Album on April 8th, 2022 And have all the songs written and demos done for Changed part2 released in July 2022


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

MLH: Jim Steinman, Dolly Parton, Guy Sebastian. Kid Laroi and Creedence.

I was listening to Before I go by Guy Sebastian and it motivated me to follow my dreams and make them a reality


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

MLH: To write and record as many songs as possible and to share my Story my message with as many people as possible, don’t give up even the hardest times can bring something amazing just dare to dream.


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

MLH: I write all my songs, I write about life, people good and bad and the challenges they face,

I am a storyteller. I hope to help you remember or help you choose to forget the best and worst moments of your life.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

MLH: Through Facebook and radio advertising, On my Youtube channel and on the internet


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

MLH: I think streaming is a great opportunity for more people to hear your music.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

MLH: Crying out loud, Jim Steinman, I love it, an amazing mix of rock and theatre and meatloaf did Jim Proud I love the passion and felt every word.


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

MLH: Spitting while talking not a fan and I hate it when a man looks your chest and not your face. wow that happens way too often.


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

MLH: Releasing our first single Stay Safe and having it heard and played in 57 countries

Biggest hit to date a tribute to first responders: Stay Safe

And being able to come back from oblivion and write and release Changed Pt 1


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

MLH: Promoting our new album release and all the videos for the album and then on to Changed Pt 2


PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?

out on every platform on April 8th

Latest singles- Stronger than   
The Rain pours down         
Biggest hit to date a tribute to first responders: Stay Safe

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