Abraham Mellish
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Abraham Mellish

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Folk Afropop

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Abraham Mellish @ Subterranean

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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"Abraham Mellish : Monrovian Chicagoan"

Abraham Mellish migrated from Liberia, West Africa to Chicago and has been shining brightly in the States ever since. Currently, Mellish is relentless in developing his upcoming album, "Water No Ice", and is well coursed toward releasing the project for public consumption. In the mean, Outside Chicago bodies would be interested in seeing Mellish live for several reasons.
He shares his heart with his guitar and exhales his soul in joyful song. His performance is usually voice and guitar, evoking a reminiscence of Tracy Chapman but with an energetic thrust. Abraham's lyrics are uplifting, concerning tales of the human spirit in this plane and its encounters in life. No doubt his songs come from Abraham's experiences and ideas, going further in depth, compounding his style of soothing inspiration is his acoustic accompaniment. It's not folk, or R&B, or Gospel, or Soul, it's definitely a hybrid dynamic in classic fashion.
Abraham Mellish will be performing at the House Of Blues (329 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654 ) April 16th. To find out more about Mellish and to check of his library of youtube video starring himself, please visit the website below.
http://monroviaboy.com/ - Examiner


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Still working on that hot first release.

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“Not folk, or R&B, or Gospel, or Soul…definitely a hybrid dynamic” 

- The Chicago Examiner  

They say the people who exhibit the most kindness understand the true sting of pain. Abraham Mellish has seen a lot of darkness in his young life, but he still remains a hopeful and jubilant spirit. After surviving two civil wars in his homeland of Liberia, he found refuge and his own stirring voice in music.

Influenced by Tracy Chapman, Lucky Dube, Bob Dylan, Seu Jorge and Fela Kuti, Abraham developed his own sound, combining traditional folk, funk, and blues with an African pulse. His unique songs create an atmosphere of community, sharing his heritage and life story with an inspiring message. He has played over one thousand live gigs, and is currently an artist-in-residence at several venues around Chicago.

Using a second-hand instrument left behind by a visiting cousin, Abraham taught himself to play guitar in his teenage years. Before finishing high school, he had written his first songs and begun to perform at open mics in the Dallas area.

As Abraham continued to perform around the Southern and Midwest states, he was so well received that he landed his first television appearance as the sole opener for American Idol Ruben Studdard at the Myerson Morton Symphony Hall. His performance of his original song, “Hands in the Air,” won over the hearts of Dallas. He has shared the stage with Ugandan superstar Maurice Kirya among many other talented musicians.

Abraham is currently working on his debut album "Monrovia Boy” produced by world-renowned sound engineer Paul Middleton. Bringing a sensitivity and maturity beyond his years, a teacher and humanitarian’s heart and a charismatic performance to the stage and studio, Abraham Mellish is creating a legacy of music that will infect generations with hope.

Video

 

No one Listen” Live at Hard Rock

https://www.youtube.com/No_one_listen

 

Imagine” Live Tribute to John Lennon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn5Me5GUwPM 

 

Music

Attached are two rough Tracks from my upcoming album “Monrovia Boy”. Both are minimally mixed, and the soundscape may change as I record the full album.

 

Contact/ Social Media

 

Email: mellishmanagement@gmail.com

Web-site: www.abrahammellish.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AbrahamMellishMusic

http://cultureintheory.com/abraham-mellish

http://www.examiner.com/article/abraham-mellish-monrovian-chicagoan

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