Melissa made her mark on a burgeoning dance scene in 1995 with the infectious groove of her second single, “Baby Come Back”.
This song earned Melissa a Top 20 Aria dance chart and subsequent national media exposure through high rotation air-play and an appearance on Channel 9’s Hey Hey It’s Saturday. A period of personal re-assessment saw Melissa close herself away whilst she continued to explore new musical terrain through song-writing, various session work and surrounding herself with some of the finest musicians in Australia. We just knew we hadn’t seen the last of Melissa James!
A six-page feature in 1998 Black & White Magazine – “The Rock Album” led us into 1998 where a new look Melissa has re-surfaced; fresh attitude, a batch of self penned tunes and a leaning towards a spicy combination of pop, rock and soul. “BEAUTIFUL DAY” was written and produced by Melissa and Ashley Cadell (producer & writer for Kate Ceberano, Peter Andre and Swoop), a team which will continue to work on future releases.
As Melissa herself points out, “Nature gave me a voice with a five octave range, so it’s up to me to explore everything that I can do with it.”
“BEAUTIFUL DAY” has all the hallmarks of a perfect pop song – catchy hooks that don’t leave your head, a sing-along chorus and a bright breezy attitude that feels just like summer.
Melissa James is hungry for success. The normally shy girl becomes a strutting, pouting entertainer in the true sense of the word! Melissa has the voice of a pop diva. Melissa James has written a joyous pop tune – ever so radio friendly – with lavish vocals and stripped back guitar. Melissa James is ready to take a chance on something fresh.
SOURCE: Official Bio