And Still We Rise
A celebration of womanhood and women’s expression, And Still We Rise features eclectic performances from female artists. Igniting passions. Firing hearts. Embracing all. Led by singer & performing artist, Melissa James.
"Best current British blues singer I know." – The words of BBC 6 Music's Tom Robinson who has long given a nod of approval to the work of this singer-songwriter. Melissa James is, however, much more than a blues singer. Appearing in Parliament to lead Parliamentarians in a Big Sing of her song, Live Again, she is a singer with incredible passion for her cause.
The creation of her project SING4SANE is testament to that. A singing project which see “pop-up” Big Sings appear in public spaces alongside anyone who wants to raise their voice in the name of mental health, wellbeing and joy. Her heart is large and together with her music which blends folk, gospel, jazz – and life tales – her songs are never without a big helping of soul.
“James takes all of her musical loves – jazz, blues, soul, folk – and wraps them up into songs that achieve an astonishing array of moods and emotions.” - Jazzwise
“Melissa’s vocals are sensitive, soulful and emotional...” - Maverick