Posts Tagged ‘EP

29
Jun
11

Scott Mellis at the Gibson Showroom

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I had met Scott Mellis a couple of weeks before at an art opening in Downtown LA at Arty Gallery. He was youthful, handsome and polite. I was able to get a couple of photos there of him and Ruby Summer, a sister duo, who were in attendance that night.

I’m always interested in new musical talent. So it was a no brainer when I was invited to Scott’s Cd Ep release party for his new Ep “Dancing For The Murder of Desire” at the Gibson showroom in Beverly Hills. After a misstep or two I found the Gibson Showroom. As I walked up the stairs I found a crowded room of rather attractive people listening to Chantelle Barry. Towards the back, where I was standing, I bumped into Scott near the catered table filled with confections, tiny cupcakes and light fare. We had a little chit-chat referencing the last time we saw one another. Scott is rather charming and this is reflected by his modesty and politeness.

Chantelle Barry soon finished their acoustic set and the crowd loosened up, drifting towards the open bar. This allowed me to move to the front the showroom to catch of the upcoming action from Scott. The Gibson Showroom is an excellent place to showcase talent, having an intimate and warm quality about it. Scott did justice to the room! Starting with the warm and melodic “Lioness” catching everyone’s attention as he crooned eloquently, while the band sustained the mood throughout the song and his set. Scott’s vocals would reach and grab every high note with passion, excellently executed tone with tuneful singing for every song. He has a marvelous range and at times you hear echos of Al Greene or Jim James, My Morning Jacket, as he lays out an evocative sound scape to everyone in attendance. He then followed it with the somewhat sardonic “Pretending We Were Famous”. Hailing from Australia, Scott kept it local too with the song, Girl From Echo Park and finished it with the whimsical, romantic and upbeat “Honey Bee”. The fans were delighted and the room was filled with enthusiastic applause to mark the end of his set. Photos and merry-making followed to close a warm spring evening with style.

 




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