Melanie comes from a long line of Western Queensland storytellers. She was Australian Champion Bush Poet for three consecutive years, won the Qantas Waltzing Matilda Bush Poetry Championship and represented Australia at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, USA.
Susie is an all-round bull artist who took out Yarn Spinner of the Year at the National Folk Festival in 2008 and has won a swag of bush poetry prizes including Australian Champion Bush Poet 2009.
Susie and Mel teamed up in Winton in 2009 to form a two-woman show, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and have twice toured New Zealand. Their 2-woman variety show features stand-up comic verse, outrageous yarns, Aussie bush poetry, a bit of singing and a lot of bull. They now run their own Bush Theatre, ‘A Hidden Gem’, at Lightning Ridge.