Point Cook singer and songwriter Michelle Gardiner has released her debut EP.

Gardiner’s self-titled record reached number three on the iTunes Country Albums chart and number 28 on the iTunes All Genres Albums chart.

“I couldn’t have been happier with that result,” Gardiner said.

“The EP itself is comprised of four self-penned songs, centred on my journey through life and love which I hope can inspire and encourage.”

Gardiner recorded the EP with producer Michael Zammit at Airwaves Recording Studio in Altona Meadows.

“We make a great team and he has a wonderful ability to make me feel at home in his studio which is important when trying to creatively express yourself,” she said.

Photo by Damjan Janevski.

Gardiner said she was also looking forward to heading to Tamworth next year, and the release of the video clip for her next single, due out in November.

She said the clip was filmed at The Brook in Point Cook, The Avenue nightclub at Pacific Werribee and in the Point Cook Town Centre.

Gardiner said the best thing about performing music was the way it brings people together.

“The energy you feel in a room where there is live music is so magical,” she said.

“Everyone is there for different reasons, have different circumstances and yet the music can bring everyone together to forget their troubles, reminisce, fall in love, move on, dance and just feel great.”

Gardiner will perform at the Waterstone Café in Sanctuary Lakes on October 4.

Details: michellegardinermusic.com.au