"Melissa Bel, yet another of Canada's great natural resources."
"Just a down to earth girl with a kick ass voice, Melissa quickly became a new favorite on my playlist."
"Bel has been aptly dubbed as an up-and-coming star, and in this case the critics are dead on."
“Melissa Bel proves age means nothing. At 20 she is throwing down soulful melodies that could put even the most experienced singer to shame. She’s got the recipe for all that is good in the singer/songwriter genre. Once you turn on her album, Brave, you will find yourself entranced with its beautiful anguish.”
“The 20-year-old seems to fit nicely in that space generally occupied by the likes of John Mayer. Fortunately, she's got the underlying white girl funk power you hear in voices like Joss Stone's to back her up. Nothing like a little soul to kick your act up a notch.”
"...what a voice this woman has. She can scratch and scream like a blues lady, she rocks and yearns when she sings her ballads. She reminds on Janis Joplin and sometimes Joss Stone“
"...extremly versatile, from strongly soulig to smoky tender, there is more to come...a great Pop Rock debut“
"...her voice is strong, passionate and wise. Reminds of Pink and Melissa Etheridge: Soul and Classic Rock underline her ray of light“
““...unbelievable is this young young lady...she sings her own songs...with a fervency that makes one sweat...a gun licenced voice””
"...fortunately the marvellous talent from Burlington has commited herself to her career as a singer and songwriter. So we can enjoy the awesome debut...10 greatly produced and composed songs between classic Rock and pounding Blues...one day she could be the the follow-up of Janis Joplin."
"Melissa's incredible, smooth voice is used to great effect as she travels through blues, pop, soul, rock, and folk with ease."
“With a voice that doesn’t betray her age, Bel admits taking influence from Amanda Marshall, Josh Stone or even the more veteran, Janis Joplin. While some of the song fodder displays a penchant for youthful pursuits, there are moments in Bel’s performance that are spine tingling.”
“Such thoughtful songwriting combined with powerful vocals ought to attract attention from early Christina Aguilera fans who still yearn for a little rock'n'roll.”
"[Melissa's] music is varied and flows easily from pop, to rock, to tunes with a more R&B feel...[the band's] sound is cohesive and well-showcases the vocal talents of Ms. Bel. Definitely worth hearing again!"