SOUL MELLO

SOUL MELLO

BandR&BSoul

Soulful Melodic music that takes you to a place you haven't been before while giving you that old familiar feeling along the way.

Biography

SOUL MELLO
WELCOME TO A WORLD WHERE MUSIC IS AN INFECTIOUS EPIDEMIC FLOWING FREELY VIA THREE MINDS, TWO BODIES AND ONE SOUL. A WORLD WHERE SOULFUL MELODIC TONES, LUSH VOCAL STYLINGS AND LYRICS ARE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR TO THE HEARTS AND SPIRITS OF THOSE WHO LISTEN. THIS, IS THE WORLD OF SOUL MELLO.

INFLUENCED BY THE LIKES OF BRIAN MCKNIGHT, BOYZ II MEN, JAMIE FOXX, JODECI, JON B, TONY VEGA AND A LIST OF LEGENDS INCLUDING CARLOS SANTANA, DONNY HATHAWAY, MARVIN GAYE, SAM COOKE AND TEDDY PENDERGRASS, SOUL MELLO PLACES A FINGERPRINT ON YOUR HEART AND MIND WHILE TAKING YOU BACK TO THE MUSIC THAT THE OVER 30 CROWD GREW UP ON AND THAT WHICH YOUNG LOVERS CAN EMBRACE. IT'S NO ACCIDENT THAT WITH ONE LISTEN TO THIS DUO YOU BECOME TOTALLY ENVELOPED BY THE MUSIC BLEEDING THROUGH YOUR STEREO MONITORS. SOUL MELLO TAKES YOU TO A PLACE YOU HAVEN'T BEEN BEFORE WHILE GIVING YOU THAT OLD FAMILIAR FEELING ALONG THE WAY.

SOUL MELLO IS MORE THAN JUST THE COLLECTIVE VISION OF TWO MEN WHO LOVE MUSIC, IT IS THE DESTINY OF TWO SOULS, PREDETERMINED BY GOD. THERE IS NO OTHER EXPLANATION OF HOW TWO MEN FROM DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS AND BACKGROUNDS CROSS PATHS AND BECOME WHAT IS SOUL MELLO.

SOUL MELLO WAS FOUNDED IN 1997 BY LEE BLAKE. ON A SUMMER NIGHT IN 2002 WHILE SERVING IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY AT FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA SOUL MELLO WAS RESTRUCTURED TO IT'S CURRENT FORM WHEN BLAKE MET UP WITH REDISCKA PINKNEY. IT WAS MEANT TO BE. "MY BEST FRIEND, REDISCKA'S COUSIN INTRODUCED US" BLAKE SAYS. BOTH MEN HAVING BACKGROUNDS IN SCHOOL AND CHURCH MUSIC PROGRAMS AND EACH WITH ASPIRATIONS OF BEING SOLO ARTISTS TOOK A LISTEN TO EACH OTHER IN THAT FIRST MEETING AND DECIDED AT THAT MOMENT THAT WITH EACH OF THEM BRINGING THEIR TALENTS AND UNIQUE STYLES TOGETHER THAT THEY HAD SOMETHING SO SPECIAL EVEN THEY COULDN'T UNDERSTAND IT; BOTH GROUNDED IN FAITH ATTRIBUTE IT TO DEVINE INTERVENTION. "GOD HAS HIS PLAN FOR EVERYONE, THIS HAD TO BE HIS PLAN FOR US" PINKNEY STATES. OVER THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS SOUL MELLO, AMIDST DEPLOYMENTS, FIELD PROBLEMS AND LATE NIGHT PARACHUTING OPERATIONS WOULD HONE THEIR CRAFT, PERFORMING WHEN AND WHEREVER THEY WERE ABLE TO DO SO; BETWEEN THE MONTHS OF OCTOBER 2006 AND JANUARY 2007, AFTER A COLLECTIVE 19 YEARS OF SERVICE BOTH MEN WOULD MAKE THE LIFE CHANGING DECISION TO END THEIR ARMY CAREERS AND PURSUE MUSIC FULL TIME. IN FEBRUARY 2007 SOUL MELLO THE R&B DUO GREW INTO SOUL MELLO ENTERTAINMENT. "REDD'S BEEN INVOLVED IN MUSIC SINCE THE AGE OF 4 AND I STARTED MY THING AT 7, AND WITH NEARLY 50 YEARS OF COLLECTIVE TOTAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE IT WAS INEVITABLE" BLAKE SAYS. BEING VOCALISTS, SONGWRITERS, PRODUCERS AND ARRANGERS, IT ONLY MADE SENSE THAT SOUL MELLO WOULD EVOLVE. SOUL MELLO SIMPLY PUT, IS ENTERTAINMENT. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE RECOMMEND YOU PROCEED WITH CAUTION AS YOU LOSE ALL CONTROL OF YOUR SENSES IN THE CAPTIVATING SOUNDS OF SOUL MELLO.

SOUL MELLO ARE 3X R&B GROUP OF THE YEAR NOMINEES ( CMA'S, QCA'S IMA'S)

SOUL MELLO HAS SHARED THE STAGE WITH PATTI LABELLE, TANK, ROME AND JAGGED EDGE


Discography

Debut Album "Mixed Emotions" set for release, Spring 2010

Bring A Friend - Single 2009
Heaven Sent - Single 2010
So High - Single 2010

Set List

Set is composed of all original tunes. We have enough music to fill an hour and a half to two hour slot.