Melissa James - Compilation



Pop/Rock

Melbourne
VIC
Australia

Band Description

Melissa James is Pop, some sweet melodies and slight Rock with guitar influence. Her music is energetic and exciting. You'll be tapping your feet. Songs are full of hooks that won't leave your head. The Band is five piece featuring two guitarists.


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Artist Biography

Melissa James 

Biography

Melissa 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. We just knew we hadn’t seen the last of Melissa James!

A six page feature in 1998 Black & White Magazine - "The Rock Album" led us into 1998 where a new look Melissa has re-surfaced; fresh attitude, a batch of self penned tunes and a leaning towards a spicy combination of pop, rock and soul. "BEAUTIFUL DAY" was written and produced by Melissa and Ashley Cadell (producer & writer for Kate Ceberano, Peter Andre and Swoop), a team which will continue to work on future releases.

As Melissa herself points out, "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."
"BEAUTIFUL DAY" has all the hallmarks of a perfect pop song - catchy hooks that don’t leave your head, a sing-along chorus and a bright breezy attitude that feels just like summer.
  
Melissa James is hungry for success. The normally shy girl becomes a strutting, pouting entertainer in the true sense of the word! Melissa has the voice of a pop diva. Melissa James has written a joyous pop tune - ever so radio friendly - with lavish vocals and stripped back guitar. Melissa James is ready to take a chance on something fresh.

Other 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. 


Channel 9 performing my song "Beautiful Day" on a high rotation during their Major Sport Events. For example:
· Constantly playing "Beautiful Day" throughout the Wimbledon Tennis Championships during July 2001.
· Playing "Beautiful Day" during the World Swimming Championships held in Fukuoka, Japan September 2001: in particular my song was played during the Australian Swimmer Profiles.
· Playing "Beautiful Day" during the recent televised display of the Australian 2002 Grand Prix.
· "Beautiful Day" is currently being performed during the televised AFL Wizard Cup sporting events.


·         Qantas inflight entertainment featuring – Beautiful Day 1997-1998


Melissa James
new Pop music release – ‘Like This Like That’
Written by Melissa James / Shane Ryall.
April 2015



Press Release
 
 
Melissa James Unveils Her New Pop Number ‘Like This Like That’
Pop Artist Melissa James has launched her new song ‘Like this like that’ on YouTube, iTunes and Google Plus through which she aspires to take the music world by storm

July 15, 2015: Pop artist Melissa James is making every possible move to establish her presence in global musical arena. With the release of her latest single ‘Like This Like That’ Melissa has taken yet another step to demonstrate her musical talent to the world. Moreover, with the launch of the song Melissa takes yet another step to prove that she is multi-talented and she has written as well as composed and produced the song on her own as well.
 
The popularity of her latest music video can further be manifested from the fact that it has so far obtained more than 11,000 views on YouTube. The beat of the song makes it a perfect number for the pop genre category which will make you grove on your feet. The tone and mood of the song is much similar to her previous song ‘Beautiful Day’ and is definitely an ideal song to be played for people who love to enjoy their life and live each day to their fullest. However, the theme behind her latest single is a little different from others.
 
 In ‘Like This Like That’ the theme of the song is centrally focused upon the pain when the person you love and have intense feelings of affection  and love that you have for someone, but unfortunately they take your feelings for granted and behave indifferently towards it. The song talks about the pain and feeling of rejection and insignificance that one has to go through because of this in a very groovy and up to beat manner which actually defines the core essence and pleasure that one experiences when listening to the song.
Since the past couple of songs Melissa has collaborated with Ashley Cadell when it comes to writing the lyrics of a song, however, in ‘Like This Like That’ Melissa has also taken her song writing skills to a whole new level by making sure that she writes the lyrics of the song herself. And as per the feedback that has been received so far, people already love her effort as well as the song. In their comments on YouTube people are appreciating the beat of the song, the lyrics as well as the overall music video presentation of the song. Eleven people have given the song thumbs up which means that it is going strong and will continue to do so.
 
Also, the video has been showcased on all prominent and reputed video platforms such as YouTube, Vevo and Vimeo from where people can very easily view the video of the song and provide their feedback for it as well. Also, the video has also been showcased on platforms like iTunes as well as on social networking sites such as Google Plus and so far the video has received overwhelming response from people from all around the world.

To entertain yourself with the music video you can visit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhY2tIRnxmE
Also, you can buy songs by Melissa James from the following links:
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/like-this-like-that-pop-ep/id980855336
https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bctuohchhcwhy74yzdqmssjtfw4&tid=song-Tvzmz7y5fy5krrcw5qrtpxa6pva&hl=en-GB
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