"Melissa is a prolific young songwriter....the band's gorgeous slowed-down take on the Police tune "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" is a highlight."
Cathy Riches, Wholenote Magazine
""Your Mess" shows (Melissa's) development as a Songwriter...a jazz-pop chanteuse with eclectic taste..the results have a playful feel."
Kerry Doole, New Canadian Music
Your Mess. Life is a mystery that keeps unfolding, sometimes before you can catch up. A beautiful mess of chaos, heartbreak, love, joy, anger, pride, upheaval, surprise. There is a fascinating human instinct that causes us to shy away sometimes from what ignites us the most.
Music ignites me. It is such a part of my life in which other aspects get completely engulfed, and I am drawn to beings, places, situations, with which it can coincide, from which it is fuelled.
I would like to thank the musicians: Mark Cashion, Nathan Hiltz, Eric St-Laurent, Sly Juhas, Kelsey McNulty, Michel DeQuevado. I am honoured to have worked with all of you, and truly understand the magic of being part of a band.
"Your Mess" music vide0
Melissa Lauren @ 120 Diner
This new jazz spot features different musicians each week
Red Hot Jazz and Cool Blues Wednesdays Summer Series
Melissa performs as part of the weekly summer series, featuring jazz, blues and latin, as well as originals from her upcoming album.