Melissa Bel possesses a voice that transcends eras – timeless and soulful yet distinctly fresh. The Toronto-bred, UK-based singer/songwriter grew up in a musical household listening to soul, classic rock and blues music, and draws inspiration from the likes of The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, John Mayer and Taylor Swift.
Her 2021 release, “Better In the Morning”, is the first single from her forthcoming EP and is about the struggle to stay positive through anxious times. The single received playlist support from Apple Music and was the BBC Introducing Track of the Day on BBC Radio Surrey and BBC Radio Sussex.
Summer 2021 saw Melissa perform a run of UK festival dates including Hampton Court Palace Festival and The Big Feastival.
Melissa moved to the UK in 2016, less than four months after meeting her now-fiancé on a fateful night in Las Vegas (the details of which can be heard in her song “Real Tonight” from her 2016 EP “In the Light”). Since then, Melissa has achieved a Top 10 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts and performed across the UK including at London landmarks The Shard, The Gherkin and Tower Bridge as well as opening for Maverick Sabre and Joey Landreth.
Melissa co-wrote Avril Lavigne’s 2018 single “Tell Me It’s Over”, and is quickly becoming a sought-after songwriter in her own right.