Isabella Manfredi

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Premiered on triple j, ‘One Hit Wonder’ is a bitter-sweet send off to a love gone awry. It's a call and response realisation backed by a muscular drum and bass groove, invigorating percussion, melancholic piano and a ripping guitar solo, with Isabella’s stirring vocal reflections crafting blissful harmonies out of a dissonant situation.

Pre-pandemic, Isabella spent much of 2019 collaborating, and recording in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, London, Paris, and Berlin. Returning to her hometown of Sydney she continued working on her debut solo album with award-winning co-producer Chris Collins and an all-star line-up of the country’s most talented artists and songwriters.

At the beginning of the year, Isabella announced she had parted ways with her band The Preatures and released her debut solo single ‘Jealousy’. The single was instantly added to full rotation on triple j, supported by FBi Radio, 4ZZZ, Three D Radio, Radio Adelaide, Triple R, Edge Radio, SYN Radio, 2SERFM and further community radio stations around the country. ‘Jealousy’ won praise with the likes of NME, The Guardian, Rolling Stone Australia, Junkee Music, Life Without Andy, Tone Deaf and Music Feeds and added to numerous playlists across all streaming platforms.  

With multiple ARIA nominations, accolades and global tours under her belt, Isabella has become a strong artist advocate in the Australian music scene. She is a founding member of #KeepSydneyOpen, has spoken openly as part of the #MeToo and #MeNoMore movements (including as panellist on Q&A), was part of the advisory board for the inaugural AWMA’s (Australia Women in Music Awards) patroned by Chrissy Amphlette and is an APRA ambassador and mentor.

QMF 2022 is part of ALWAYS LIVE, a new state-wide celebration of contemporary live music supported by the Victorian Government through Visit Victoria.
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