Mel Watson

Mel Watson

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

" In all my decades in the music biz, I have not witnessed anyone who lives, sleeps and breathes music anymore than her." Don Bird Artistic & Creative director/ Producer/ Production Manager, Toronto, Canada.

Biography


" In all my decades in the music biz,
I have not witnessed anyone who lives,
sleeps and breathes music anymore than her."

Don Bird
Artistic & Creative director/ Producer/
Production Manager, Toronto, Canada.

Mel Watson's songs encouraging peace, compassion and transformation, have been experienced throughout North America, Europe and Australia. She is the winner of 19 Australian Music Awards for creative achievement in and around the highly acclaimed band Fruit, including 9 awards for 'Most Outstanding Instrumentalist' and 2 awards for her work to help raise awareness for animal cruelty.

Mel is one of the most creative and innovative independent artists to come out of Australia. As a trail-blazer, crossing genre’s and offering new ideas with a fresh approach.

A multi instrumentalist, Mel sings, plays guitar, trumpet, saxophone, flute, tenor horn, bass guitar, and percussion.

She has played with artists such as Michael Frante, ISSA (Jane Siberry), Cris Williamson,
Catie Curtis, Erin McKeown, Bruce Cockburn, The Neville Brothers and Tommy Emmanuel, to name a few.

Mel has been a part of over 16 independent releases including 4 solo albums. ‘Germinate’ is her latest and is the second of a self produced and recorded series of releases. This marks a whole new era in creativity, and independence for this artist.

Live, she is captivating, her live performance has her creating beautiful layered pieces, thought provoking and cutting edge. She uses guitar, vocals, trumpet, saxophone and flute, taking improvising to a new level. Her voice is a dynamic instrument, with a range of four octaves, enabling her to create interesting and subtle aural flavors. She uses her voice as an instrument, crafting music like a sculpture, she is a one woman band.

Discography

Albums include:
*Germinate
*SEED
*Inbetween
*Vox Humana
*Burn
*Live at the church
*Live at the Basement
*Here for days
*Shift
*Skin
*Limited US release
*Fruit
*Did you ever wish?
*This house
*Sold
*Into One

Set List

Available upon request