Singer/songwriter Melissa James has a soulful, jazzy, sometimes Pentecostal vibe, married with a rich, mature voice.
Melissa certainly isn’t an obvious contemporary artist but she brings with her some originality and an uplifting songwriting style, evident on tracks like “Sing” and “Don’t You Keep Yourself Down”.
She has clearly lived and has a lot to say. We reckon she’d also be a bit of a pleasure live. A lovely debut for those who enjoy grown-up music.
Mary Bello, August 2012