Following a career defining moment with a cut on Avril Lavigne’s 2018 single “Tell Me It’s Over”, Toronto-bred, UK-based Melissa Bel has spent much of the last two years writing for projects other than her own, quickly becoming a sought-after songwriter.
2019 has seen her return to centre stage with the release of new music. In June she released the pop-soul bop “Cotton Candy”, which reached #54 on the iTunes UK Top 200 Singer/Songwriter chart, and a highly anticipated follow-up single is in the pipeline.
Melissa wrote her first song at age 7, picked up the guitar at age 14, and has known she wanted to pursue a career in music since she can remember. Since 2010 she has released 4 records, headlined a solo tour of Germany, toured worldwide as a backup singer, performed in front of millions of viewers on national television, and opened for artists such as Matthew Good, Tegan and Sara, Joey Landreth and Maverick Sabre.
Melissa’s 2016 EP ‘In The Light’, produced by Justin Gray (Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone, John Legend), follows the remarkable story of how the girl from Canada found the love of her life in Las Vegas and unexpectedly relocated across the Globe to rural England. The 7-song album, filled with a killer combination of infectious pop beats, powerful soul vocals and heartwarming ballads, reached #49 on the iTunes Canada Top 200 Pop chart.
Since moving to the UK in 2016 Melissa has performed at London landmarks The Shard, The Gherkin and Tower Bridge as well as The Hospital Club, The Bedford, for Ticketmaster at The Natural History Museum, Hampton Court Palace Festival and Cornbury Festival among others.
“Melissa Bel continues to impress with her uplifting, addictive pop music and we can’t wait to see what she does next.” – Fame Magazine