Melissa James

Blues Folk singer Melissa James at Hideaway Jazz Club Streatham
Thursday, 10th Mar 2016

A Hideaway debut for Folk-Blues meets Country-Soul singer Melissa James, as she performs songs from her new Stripped Back album and back catalogue.

“They don’t write ‘em like that anymore... except they do. Superb singer in classic mould.” - Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music 

“Melissa’s vocals are sensitive, soulful and emotional...” - Maverick 

A return to the recording studio last summer has resulted in a mini album of acoustic songs which give focus to the stories behind the lyrics, the depth of Melissa’s voice. These songs, recorded live, illustrate Melissa’s vulnerability and leave her with nowhere to hide which fully allows the songs to shine.   

Melissa’s stories chart growth and hurt and bring to the fore the tales that are built into her own life as well as those lives and influences that have surrounded her.   A follow-up to her 2012 debut, Day Dawns, Stripped Back is a collection of candidly moving songs and the overall result is heartfelt and raw. 

Making an appearance at the Hideaway, Melissa will perform songs acoustically from her upcoming record as well as songs from her first album alongside her band.