Mèlanie Blythe

Mèlanie Blythe

 Berkeley, California, USA
BandR&BSoul

Biography

Talented. Beautiful. Effortless. These words describe the multifaceted artist, actress, songwriter, and poet perfectly. Born in Berkeley, California raised by a talented (model/actress) mother, and although her parents were divorced her (former Black Panther/Director) of a father was a presence in her life. Mélanie Blythe developed her pipes in her grandfather’s church at a young age, singing with her family at church musicals around the bay area. She broke out of her shell in a North Oakland middle school participating in the school choir and local talent shows. This exposure gave her an opportunity to record with a newly formed gospel group ensemble, Infinite Praise. The group sang throughout the Bay Area and recorded an album entitled “Tell It (Live)” in 1999. Her big break came through an encounter, while recording for other bay area artist, with the manager and brother of Sony recording artist, Goapele. That meeting propelled Mélanie to sing background for Goapele, along with Latoya London(of American Idol/Color Purple). Says Mélanie, “It was truly a blessing…I learned so much from her. I felt brand new.” The experience built up her confidence and ability, and she quickly decided she wanted to be a solo artist, her talents as a writer were prevalent, and she prayed that she would meet the right people to marriage the music with her lyrics & melodies. Sure enough her prayers were answered and through a family friend she met with Will Sapenter(saxophonist/pianist) and Rommel Diggs(percussionist & prominent D.J) of SoulSearchers Entertainment, where she wrote, recorded songs, and performed off of the 2004 EP release “SoulSearchers featuring Mélanie Blythe”(available on I-tunes, and C.D. Baby), the E.P. did fairly well, but there was still a lot to learn. Once the producing team that was SoulSearchers parted ways, things got slow for Mélanie, but she thought it the perfect time to study more about the music business, and start taking lessons to grow as an artist. In 2006, Mélanie joined a newly formed R&B group, Beloved Soul under the musical direction of Maestro & Nola Curtis(Jazzyboo Records) & C. Michael Brae(Sony/ Hitman records), performing all over the bay area, and recording the single So Much More featured in the 2006 release "Broken barriers Vol. 1" compilation C.D.(available at cdbaby.com) While also performing with the cover band, 24-seven, Beloved Soul captivated audiences throughout the Bay Area, after the group disbanded, Mélanie kept on writing, and kept on performing by herself and with artist like Renee Sebastian, Mixx Company, Conjure, Blaze, and so many more. Today Mélanie’s experiences have evolved her. She is ready & determined to move forward and return as a solo artist, sharing her soulful sonwriting, & melodic voice with the world. Be prepared Mélanie wants to share her evolution with you. She is ready, willing and has the talent to go far and beyond, so keep your eyes and ears open.