In a time where many artists are following the trend of programed and electronic music with little to no lyrical depth, real music is becoming a lost art. Yet the demand of expressive, meaningful music is on the rise. Meelah The Artist meets that demand, shining through to audiences of all types with a resonance that is undeniable. Her unique emotion filled vocals and meaningful lyrics, coupled with soulful instrumentation makes Meelah a captivating young artist. Her new single, “Naturally Me”, is a charismatic interpretation of live R&B soul, asserting the presence of a gifted and significant new star.
With roots in the five time Grammy Award winning San Francisco Girls Chorus, it is no surprise that this artist is growing tall with a solid foundation. As a vocalist, Meelah is refreshing, touching and uplifting. With musical influences such as Ella Fitzgerald, Jill Scott, Earth Wind and Fire and Rachelle Ferrell; Meelah has a blended history. "Music is everything that I am... I feel free," she says. Though Meelah is classically trained with a Bachelors of Arts in Vocal Performance with an Emphasis in Classical music from Wilberforce University, this 22 year old artist does not place herself in a box. A hybrid of jazz, soul, R&B, rock and Hip-Hop, this singer is all encompassing. However, she is much more than just stats and a great résumé, Meelah is an amazing, unparalleled live performer.
Meelah has always had a star presence, starting at the young age of 5 years old, performing with the youth group at her church. Later, Meelah fell in love with jazz and caught the eye of acclaimed vocal coach Jacqueline Harriston (former vocal of coach of EnVogue) at age 14, landing the opening performance for Boney James and Regina Bell in the 2005 Oakland Jazz Festival. She continued performing all over the Bay Area of California with her jazz band, heightening her demand as a performer. Not only has Meelah amazed audiences with her heart felt performances all over the nation, she has performed all over the world with solo performances in Accra (Ghana), Kyoto (Japan) and Vancouver (Canada) to name a few. “I love performing,” explains Meelah, “If I cry, my audience is right there crying with me and we work through it together. If I’m happy, I feel the reflection of happiness from my audience. The connections I create are honestly the best part of being an artist.”