MelSoulTree (Mel-Soul-Tree) is a SENSATIONAL SOUL...SINGER and PERFORMER . She engages audiences around the world with her STRONG stage presence, AMAZING voice and INCREDIBLE vocal range. MelSoulTree is an INTERNATIONAL vocalist who has established musical ties in 49 of the 50 United States, 12+ countries on 5 of the 7 continents. To date MelSoulTree has completed 3 solo recording projects and is set to release another solo project in the coming months. MelSoulTree has made several guest appearances with several artists of many genres. She has also been featured on the chart topping major movie soundtracks of "New Jack City" and "Semi Pro". MelSoulTree continues to grow as a performer and recording artist. She's respected in the industry as a professional who will always bring her "A" game to any project on stage or in the studio.
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WHY THE NAME MELSOULTREE?
"I chose the name MelSoulTree because EVERYTHING I sing comes from deep down in my SOUL! My voice and range extend like a deeply rooted tree. My voice (like a tree) bares the fruits of my gifts and talents for the entire world to enjoy. I love to sing! I spread love through music. Therefore, I am MelSoulTree which means Melissa ROOTED in SOUL!"
DO YOU PERFORM LIVE?
Yes, singing is my life, livelihood and lifestyle! I live and love to perform for an audience! I am blessed as a soloist and I also enjoy singing with other performers as well. Because of my DIVERSE musical background, I sing SOUL MUSIC with a twist of R&B, Hip Hop, Gospel and Jazz music styles. I am CLEAR that my singing is a gift from God. Music is truly the GREAT EQUALIZER because it transcends racial, social, economic and language barriers. EVERYONE speaks the same language when it comes to Music. Every time I perform on a stage, I realize how BLESSED I am to do so. I am truly GRATEFUL to sing for a living!
WHAT IS MELSOULTREE'S PERFORMANCE HISTORY?
MELSOULTREE has graced GRAND stages from Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas. To date she has performed throughout the countries of Malaysia, Singapore, France, Germany, Switzerland, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Canada and of course the United States. MelSoulTree has worked with a "Who's Who" list of legendary musicians of ALL STYLES such as: Nile Rodgers, Smokey Robinson, Mickey Stevenson, Phil Spector's Crystals (Dee Dee Kenniebrew), Darlene Love, Sheila Jordan, Ron Carter, Full Force, the Glory Gospel Singers (Phyllis Joubert), The Great Voices of Gospel (Gregory H. Hopkins) and Hip Hop legend Grand Master Flash. She has also been a featured soloist for The Duke Ellington, Princeton (Anthony Branker & Pena Rose) and New York Pops Orchestras. MELSOULTREE tours year round as a soloist as well as with OTHER fabulous musicians. Constantly performing affords MelSoulTree priceless performance experience ON STAGE in action and OFF STAGE watching other great performers on the touring circuit. She believes that by constantly performing she will always learn new things and keep her own performance chops SHARP at the same time. Besides Soul Quest Records, she has also recorded for the New Line, Select, Wild Pitch, Audio Quest, Giant/Warner, Lo Key and 2 Positive record labels. It's just a matter of time before MelSoulTree becomes a HOUSEHOLD NAME around the world and in YOUR HOME!
WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO PERFORM AND WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
I love performing nationally and internationally, but there's no place like home! For me, HOME is in New York City! My support base started in NYC. One thing I love about New Yorkers is they'll always give it to you "RAW & STRAIGHT"...whether they like what you do or not, they'll let you know the truth!" MY MUSICAL INFLUENCES ARE: Minnie Ripperton, Phyllis Hyman, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Peabo Bryson, Rachelle Farrell, Ce Ce Winans, Ella Fitzgerald, Patti Labelle, Whitney Houston, Yolanda Adams and too many other great musicians to name. I am liable to sing songs covered by both men and women. I like to put my own "spin" on things. I enjoy and listen to all types of Music. I believe you can learn SOMETHING from new and seasoned musicians...good music is good music! My goal is to be known for bringing audiences GREAT music worldwide! Sign on to MELSOULTREE's mailing list via www.SoundClick.com/MelSoulTree or clicking the box below to receive updates on MelSoulTree's performance career, calendar schedule and much, much MORE!