Sun Mar 24 2019

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Green Note

106 Parkway London NW1 7AN

THE BASEMENT BAR

All Ages

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MELISSA JAMES: “Best current British blues singer I know.” – The words of BBC Radio presenter Tom Robinson who has long given a nod of approval to the work of this singer-songwriter. Melissa James is, however, much more than a blues singer. She is a singer with incredible passion for her cause which, she sees, is to use her voice and her music to form connections with others. Her music blends folk, gospel, jazz – and life tales – but never without a large helping of the soul which stretches deep beyond her years.

Melissa’s stories bring to the fore fragments taken from her own life as well as those lives and influences that have surrounded her. Which perhaps explains her growing fan base, built possibly on the connection her listeners feel to the lyrics of her songs, sensing the realness of the narratives and feeling that she is someone with a heart that has many a time been hurt and broken, re- gathered and that, on some level, having stared in the eyes of her own demons, she has an empathy for whatever situation someone might at that time be experiencing, or has in the past been through.

Melissa makes her shows as much about the delivery of her songs as they are about reaching out and making a connection with her audience. No finer example can demonstrate this than through the initiation of her project, SING4SANE which, in 2016, saw her invite willing participants to join her at RAK Studios in London to sing and record her song, Live Again. This Big Sing recording – currently on release as a charity single – is also to be heard in a more simplified acoustic form on her latest record, Stripped Back.

All this follows her 2012 debut record, Day Dawns, which affirmed Melissa’s place on the musical map, reaching – and maintaining – its position at Number 10 in the EuroAmericana Charts for three months. It also confirmed Melissa is a singer with a voice that permeates the fibres of many who hear it while also showcasing her work as a poetical songsmith who walks in the shadow of the very songwriters she idolises. These include Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Eric Bibb and another very fine singer to whom she has been likened, Lizz Wright. There is always much more to be unearthed from Melissa James. Returning to the Green Note, Melissa performs with guitarist Tom Gamble and pianist Arthur Lea.
 

James takes all of her musical loves – jazz, blues, soul, folk – and wraps them up into songs that achieve an astonishing array of moods and emotions.” Jazzwise magazine
Melissa’s vocals are sensitive, soulful and emotional…” Maverick magazine

Melissa James

  • Melissa James

    Melissa James

    Jazz Blues

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Melissa James

Sun Mar 24 2019 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

Green Note London
Melissa James

THE BASEMENT BAR All Ages

MELISSA JAMES: “Best current British blues singer I know.” – The words of BBC Radio presenter Tom Robinson who has long given a nod of approval to the work of this singer-songwriter. Melissa James is, however, much more than a blues singer. She is a singer with incredible passion for her cause which, she sees, is to use her voice and her music to form connections with others. Her music blends folk, gospel, jazz – and life tales – but never without a large helping of the soul which stretches deep beyond her years.

Melissa’s stories bring to the fore fragments taken from her own life as well as those lives and influences that have surrounded her. Which perhaps explains her growing fan base, built possibly on the connection her listeners feel to the lyrics of her songs, sensing the realness of the narratives and feeling that she is someone with a heart that has many a time been hurt and broken, re- gathered and that, on some level, having stared in the eyes of her own demons, she has an empathy for whatever situation someone might at that time be experiencing, or has in the past been through.

Melissa makes her shows as much about the delivery of her songs as they are about reaching out and making a connection with her audience. No finer example can demonstrate this than through the initiation of her project, SING4SANE which, in 2016, saw her invite willing participants to join her at RAK Studios in London to sing and record her song, Live Again. This Big Sing recording – currently on release as a charity single – is also to be heard in a more simplified acoustic form on her latest record, Stripped Back.

All this follows her 2012 debut record, Day Dawns, which affirmed Melissa’s place on the musical map, reaching – and maintaining – its position at Number 10 in the EuroAmericana Charts for three months. It also confirmed Melissa is a singer with a voice that permeates the fibres of many who hear it while also showcasing her work as a poetical songsmith who walks in the shadow of the very songwriters she idolises. These include Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Eric Bibb and another very fine singer to whom she has been likened, Lizz Wright. There is always much more to be unearthed from Melissa James. Returning to the Green Note, Melissa performs with guitarist Tom Gamble and pianist Arthur Lea.
 

James takes all of her musical loves – jazz, blues, soul, folk – and wraps them up into songs that achieve an astonishing array of moods and emotions.” Jazzwise magazine
Melissa’s vocals are sensitive, soulful and emotional…” Maverick magazine

Melissa James

Melissa James

Jazz Blues

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All Ages
limit 6 per person
General Admission
£12.00 (+ £1.10 Fees)

Delivery Method

eTickets

Terms & Conditions

The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you’d like a seat, please ensure you arrive early.

Tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy.

TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com