"Best current British Blues Singer I know" - The words of BBC 6 Music's Tom Robinson who has long given a nod of approval to the work of this singer-songwriter. Melissa James, is, however, much more than a blues singer. Appearing in Parliament to lead Parliamentarians in a Big Sing of her song, Live Again. She is a singer with an incredible passion for her cause. The creation of her project SING4SANE is a testament to that. An initiative which sees "pop up" Big Sings appear in public spaces alongside anyone who wants to raise their voice and sing in the name of mental health, wellbeing and joy. This also saw Melissa invite willing participants to join her at RAK Studios to sing and record her song, "Live Again" for the purposes of mental health awareness and to build togetherness among like-minded individuals.
Melissa's music blends folk, gospel, jazz - and life tales - and her songs are never without a big helping of soul.
"James takes all of her musical loves - jazz, blues, soul, folk - and wraps them up into songs that achieve an astonishing array of moods and emotions" Jazzwise
"Melissa's vocals are sensitive, soulful and emotional..." Maverick