Melanie Lowe

Melanie Lowe

BandJazzAdult Contemporary

With one South African Music Award already under her belt, Melanie was nominated again for a SAMA in 2008 in the "Best English adult contemporary album" category alongside artists such as Louise Carver, Karen Zoid, Freshly Ground and Flat Stanley.

Biography

Melanie Lowe, Jhb based singer/songwriter, performs constantly around SA, at concerts, corporate functions, music festivals, fundraisers, schools,theatres, various live music venues and charity events to name a few. She was an opening act for the Durban Westlife concert and supported Belgian artist, Sarah Bettens (ex K's choice) on a countrywide tour, along with Stealing Love Jones.She was also the support act for the sell-out Katie Melua's South African tour in September 2008. Melanie's show is very versatile. Her love for singing jazz and blues means she will happily include jazz in any show she does. She performs with one musician, or, with a few musicians doing an unplugged set of her original songs. She also offers shows with an extremely talented, full band of musicians. (Melanie plus drums, bass, keyboard, saxophone and guitar) Melanie has bands in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.

Drawing directly from her own life experiences, Melanie's songs are soul-barring, emotionally driven and often heart-rending songs that draw you in, to such an extent, that you begin to experience the emotion with which she sings them, yourself. Melanie's debut album Yesterday's Diary has sold over 13 000 units, and she has two new CDs out, a 12 track English album called Unspoken Truth and a 5 track Afrikaans single called As. As was a hit on all major radio stations including RSG, Ofm and Overvaal stereo, to name a few. All tracks on all Melanie's CD's have been written and composed by Melanie. Four music videos have been filmed for TV. Melanie's songs are played on major radio stations throughout SA with her latest single, Sweetest of Rhymes, reaching number one around the country in the last 2 months. Sweetest of Rhymes was chosen as the official song for SABC2's women's month feature.

With one South African Music Award already under her belt, Melanie was nominated again for a SAMA in 2008 in the "Best English adult contemporary album" category alongside artists such as Louise Carver, Karen Zoid, Freshly Ground and Flat Stanley. The production and design of her latest two releases were done with international standards in mind and that is exactly where Melanie plans to take her music. Melanie's success can be attributed solely to a passion and a love for music that has driven her since she uttered her first note. It is for this reason that she decided to relocate to Jhb. A born and bred Durban girl, Melanie loves her home town, but she also understands the sacrifices one has to make when pursuing a music career and so, as of 1st of July 2008, Melanie relocated herself to Jhb and started her own company called Mellow Music. Mellow Music's primary aim was as a means of managing her own career but Melanie has another purpose in mind for Mellow Music. Over the years Melanie has become very aware of how difficult the music industry is and how hard it is to make it alone, especially if you don't know where to start. It is for this reason that Melanie has decided to use the knowledge that she has gained over the years to help young, up and coming artists to kickstart their careers. Mellow Music is set to become a powerful force in the music industry creating a platform for talented South African artists to grow in music. Melanie plans to keep following the path that she was destined to, to always keep the passion alive and to keep living the music.

Discography

Unspoken Truth

1 Sweetest of rhymes
2 World inside my mind
3 Conscience
4 Come back home
5 Under your pillow
6 Home away
7 Faster than I'm running
8 Haunt
9 Gypsy girl
10 If you wanna run
11 Leave me here
12 Colour me blue

Yesterday's Diary

1 Blue
2 I'll be gone
3 Strange Emotion
4 Science Fiction Junkie
5 If I could
6 Sad Song
7 Out of your mind
8 Flying Blind
9 I'd like to
10 One I should adore
11 Your Nature

As

1 As
2 Stay with me
3 Love can build a bridge
duet with Chere ©
4 Someday
5 As (Dance Remix)