This Sound Nation Album and single news, New Female Singer-Songwriters, New pop acts Australia exports Top 20 Aria dance chart star Melissa James and her stunning new single Left in the Cold

Australia exports Top 20 Aria dance chart star Melissa James and her stunning new single Left in the Cold

 

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Melissa James made her mark on a burgeoning dance scene in 1995 with the infectious groove of her second single “Baby Come Back”.

This song earned Melissa a Top 20 Aria dance chart and subsequent national media exposure through high rotation air-play and an appearance on Channel 9’s “Hey Hey It’s Saturday”.

A period of personal re-assessment saw Melissa close herself away whilst she continued to explore new musical terrain through song-writing , various session work and surrounding herself with some of the finest musicians in Australia.

A six page feature in Black & White Magazine – “The Rock Album” unleashed a new look Melissa with a fresh attitude and a batch of self-penned tunes leaning more towards pop, rock and soul.

“Beautiful Day” was written and produced by Melissa and Ashley Cadell the producer & writer for Kate Ceberano , Peter Andre and Swoop.

Melissa said “”Nature gave me a voice with a five octave range so it’s up to me to explore everything that I can do with it.”

Melissa produces songs with sing-along chorus’s and a bright breezy Radio friendly attitude that feels just like summer with the voice of a pop diva.

The current band line up consists of:

Melissa James – Vocals
Shane Ryall – Guitar
Kevin McFerron – Drums
Dave Daharamasena – Bass

Single Releases Melissa James has been involved in:

“Up There Cazaly”: Columbia/Sony. Rap performed by Melissa James. This release reached the #20 on the National Pop Aria Charts.

“I Just Wanna Make Love To You”: Columbia/Sony. This recording was a remake of the Willie Dixon tune, which debuted at #100 on the National Pop Aria Charts. The B-side of this release, “Where Are You Now”, was written by M. James / Quinlan / Carter / Inglis.

“Love You Right”: 1994 EMI. Recorded by the famous dance act “Euphoria”. “Euphoria” had requested Melissa James perform the rap. This release had reached #1 on the National Pop Aria Charts.

1995 earned Melissa James a record deal with “Rooart/La Digue”. Melissa released a dance/cover version of “Baby Come Back”. This release had reached #11 on the National Dance Aria Charts. The B-side “Sweet Possession” was written by M. James / R. Inglis.

“That’s Alright With Me” was due to be Melissa’s next release with “rooArt / Shock”. During this time “Rooart” was consolidating with BMG Australia.

“Beautiful Day” was released in 1998 via rooArt / BMG.

The brand new single “Left In The Cold” was recorded and produced by Ashley Cadell at Metropolis studios in Melbourne and is out now.

Online:

https://www.facebook.com/Melissa-James-180356345342135/ https://twitter.com/Melissa__James

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18IwwjWxxrzyJXmdjf8M1w

 

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