Mel Watson
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Mel Watson

Seattle, Washington, United States | INDIE

Seattle, Washington, United States | INDIE
Band Folk Acoustic

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May
19
Mel Watson @ Mississipi Studios - with ne've

portland, Oregon, USA

portland, Oregon, USA

May
18
Mel Watson @ Matrix Coffee House

Chehalis, Washington, USA

Chehalis, Washington, USA

Apr
19
Mel Watson @ Egan's 'Ballard Jam House'

Seattle, Washington, USA

Seattle, Washington, USA

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CD baby
*****

Sparkling, soul-gripping, undeniably beautiful

What I love about this cd is its flexibility. Mel is so incredibly talented in a variety of ways that you're yanked into her rising sounds without a chance to look back. Lyrically, she is honest and crystalline. Musically, she dances all over the place and the end result is a well-earned beauty. Listen. Buy

K_ristin
- cd baby


Oh sure, there have been other great moments in her life but as Mel Watson belts out the hook of this longtime Fruitfly favorite she makes you believe that … right here! right now! … this is the very best moment of her life and she just can’t believe her good luck.
… until she comes around to that chorus again ….
“Mamma … mamma … mamma … MAMMMAAAA!!! … you never TOLD ME it was going to be this good!”
… and you think, aah, this moment is even better, Mel’s voice hitting a high note so pure, so piercing, so stratospheric that if Wynton Marsalis heard it he wouldn’t be able to sleep at night from envy.
................... “MAMMA, MAMMA, MAMMA, MAMMA, YOU NEVER TOLD ME IT WAS GOING TO BE THIS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” - “Mamma, mamma, mamma, mamma, you never told me it was going to be this good!”


"Multi-instrumentalist Watson is a genius.

She is up there with some of the jazz greats (Canada's Ingrid Jensen comes to mind), playing horns, saxe’s, flute, percussion... Watson also uses her voice as an instrument, emulating sounds in an aural scat, reaching tones that would give Mariah Carey and Celine Dion hernias."
- By Kristin Froneman


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

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Bio


" 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.