Featured Artist: Melissa James

Mike Wright

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It’s time for another Featured Artist! At Songcast, we’re always looking for new ways to help promote YOUR music. Check out this week’s Featured Artist interview with Melissa James:

What’s your first musical memory?
I was so excited I had tickets to see George Michael perform in concert when he had the ‘Faith’ album.

What artist inspires you?
Many of them, but mostly Prince, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, George Michael, James Brown, Chaka Khan, AC/DC, Australian Crawl, Divynals, and Motown Music.

What’s your latest track or album?
Beautiful Day EP

What song or album do you HATE?
I don’t hate any music.

What’s a song or album everyone should be listening to right now?
James Morrison – Undiscovered Album

What profession would you choose if you couldn’t choose music?

Tell us more about your local scene.
I perform around Melbourne venues with other bands playing covers and original music,  and will be performing my originals early next year which I’m excited about it as I have a new single coming out called ‘Nothing You Can Do’ :-)

As a performer, what would be your ‘perfect’ live experience?
Supporting act to the Foo Fighters

What aspect drew you to the particular genre of music that you now perform/write?
I write songs that meet the Rock/Pop genre, I’m a big fan of guitars and it shows in my songs.

Share one personal event in your life that greatly influenced a song/album that you have created during your musical career.
I wrote Beautiful Day, a song about my family life and experiences.

A big thanks to Melissa James for speaking with us this week! Check out Melissa’s MySpace Page, Facebook Profile, Twitter Page, and on YouTube!

If you’d like to be featured in an upcoming interview, shoot us an email to social@songcastmusic.com with your name and SongCast user ID and we’ll get in touch.

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