Melissa And More

Melissa And More

Melissa And More

Pop, Rock, Folk
From: Southampton, United Kingdom

Band Members

  • Melissa Sullivan - singer/songwriter/keyboards/flute
  • Dave Wilkes - Electric & Acoustic Guitars
  • Jerry Sharpe - Bass
  • Dave Amey - Drums
  • Ric Westwood - Clarinet/sax

About Band

Melissa - Singer/songwriter, keyboards, flute

Melissa is a singer/songwriter from Southampton UK, her songs cover a broad spectrum of genre. Folk,Rock,Acoustic,Pop,Jazz and Country to name a few.
She started playing the flute classically at about seven years old and achieved grade 8 distinction at 14. She had already started playing the piano and writing music before her teenage years and also a bit of acting in local pantomimes. ( Oh no she didn't...Oh yes She did. )

Her lyrics are about life and love, her own experiences and those of others.
The music and sound has been likened to that of Kate Bush, Joni Mitchel, Stevie Nicks and Joan Baez.
She has fronted and written for many bands and in 2004, teamed-up with Dave and started performing along the south coast as a duo, herself taking vocals and playing keyboards/ flute and Dave on electric and acoustic guitars.

Jerry - Bass

Jerry took up bass aged 17 when a last-minute guitarists no-show saw him drafted in to a friends band - at a gig!
He joined Melissa in March 2008 and played his debut gig at HMS Collingwood in June. He's played in several bands since resuming 'active service' in 2000 after a 20-year break ("I didn't think it would be that long!!" J.) including Big Time Rollers, BluesHog and Shrewd Move. Jerry says "I was drawn to Melissa by the quality of the music and songwriting. I'm very happy to be part of this band".

Influences include Nathan East, John Illsley, Dave Bronze and Steve Owers.
Jerry plays Cort RB5, Fender Jazz, Vintage Icon and Curbow 4 basses through (original) Trace Elliot amplification.

Dave - Electric & acoustic guitars

Plays the acoustic and electric guitar

Dave Amey - Drums/percussion


Dave Amey - Drums



Started drumming when i was 10 years old. joined school band and was asked to play everything as i was the only drummer.

  joined excellent band called ALIBI which were a rock band . had lots of fans and cut an 8 track recording . also came 2nd in the battle of the bands.   left alibi and joined a funk band called flunkadilic but didnt gig with them . left them to form my own band called tequila sunrise but although sound was great couldnt find a singer.    Gave up for quite a while until i heard a lovely voice on party sounds and applied to join Melissa and more. i am very please to be part of this great band because i love the music and they are such nice people .

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