Scott Mellis has just finished his debut studio release "Dancing for the Murder or Desire" which is available for purchase now through the iTunes store. An eclectic fusion of various musical styles, this was recorded in bedrooms, basements and recording studios between Australia and the United States. The offering includes notable musicians like Brad Smith (Blind Melon), Dave Elitch (The Mars Volta) and a French horn section from the University of Southern California.
Scott Mellis is a singer/songwriter from Caloundra, a small coastal town in Queensland, Australia. He started out playing in heavy metal bands in high school, sneaking into bars performing covers of Slayer and Sepultura; by the age of 19 however, Scott had developed into an eclectic songwriter and performer and was capturing the attention of the broader music community. Scott has since supported visiting acts including UK folk-rock icon Richard Thompson, as well as Serena Ryder, Jeff Martin (Canada), Fink (UK), and Joseph Arthur (US).
In 2011 Scott relocated to Los Angeles, and was quickly asked to open for Jason Mraz and Tom Morello after being spotted playing an impromptu acoustic set at a clothing store in Austin for SXSW.
Scott has had music in movies and appeared in TV shows, most notably having his music in the DVD of the feature film The Sorcerers Apprentice and performing a hilarious ditty with Mike Rowe for his show Dirty Jobs.
Mark Bates: At 23 years old, Mark Bates is an American singer/songwriter who has traveled across the country playing his songs for the last 5 years. As an independent artist, Mark has built a reputation as a creative thinker with a relentless work ethic. Mark's first album " Down The Narrow", received critical acclaim and was featured on NPR, BBC, and reached the top 20 on the Americana U.K charts. Mark was born and raised in Hurricane, West Virginia and his music paints an honest picture of the world he comes from. Before becoming a full time songwriter, Mark played professional jazz and classical trumpet. After undergoing an intense fellowship that concluded with conducting the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Mark decided that he was better suited for writing and performing his own music. Mark currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and has just finished his second album " Night Songs" due out in the spring of 2012.
Joel Eckels: Writing from the deep depths of his soul, JOEL ECKELS says everything you've thought about the experiences you've had with music that feels the way you felt when you were living through it. It's an unfiltered honesty. He will take you there and you will relate. His sound comes from somewhere that is familiar but original, drawing influence from classic soul artists like Bill Withers and James Brown to his rock n' roll roots of the Rolling Stone's and Led Zeppelin. With lyrics that go straight to the bone and an affinity for the funk, this artist will truly move you while he grooves you...all night long.
Lee Ellen Starks: Lee Ellen Starks is an up and coming singer/songwriter from the
Ozarks. Listening to her on iTunes or YouTube will suffice for those who
cannot see her in person but when you have the privilege to actually hear
her sing live, your heart swells. Her songs exude remarkable soul, passion
and wisdom, even for someone still in their twenties. Lee Ellen touches
the lives of all who listen to her sing and she's pretty darn cute too!