Josh Mellor is a young British singer-songwriter bred in Ipswich and now based in London. He is also poised to release debut single, Same Bed, a poetic melodic caress around honest lyrics and heart fuelled vocals making an ear pleasing introduction to an artist with promise on open show.
Establishing his live presence in local Suffolk venues, Mellor moved to London last September, taking “a large portfolio of material” to the capital and quickly hitting its live scene. With over 40 gigs a month, he soon made a mark on the night life there, a success and reputation already being furthered by Same Bed with the single being picked up and supported by the likes of Express FM, Shoreditch Radio, and Croydon FM among others.
As this first single suggests, Mellor’s music has its roots in folk, musically and in the simply but clear portrayal of “emotions and feelings through the eyes of everyday people.” With bassist David Dupuis and drummer Leo Martin alongside, Same Bed and Mellor quickly have ears engaged as melodies float from his guitar as easily as expression with his distinctive vocals. There is an immediate emotive edge to his voice which at times almost defuses its consistency yet only adds to the heart and suggestiveness of word and song.
Against the darker hues of the bass, melodies and harmonies blossom with a spicing of keys being equally involving of the imagination as increasingly energetic beats invite hips to sway to the song’s infectious manner.
The single makes for an enjoyable first listen to Mellor, leaving many clues as to why he has been so successful on the London live scene.
Same Bed is out now @ https://joshmellormusic.bandcamp.com/releases
Pete RingMaster 13/05/2016
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