Andrae Melody Palmer affectionately known to some simply as Mr. Melody, former front man of the UK Gospel-Soul group Nu-Soul, is a gifted singer songwriter whose material confronts some of life’s uglier truths as well as embracing the beauties we often take for granted.
The south London native accredits his inner city upbringing on the streets of Brixton with giving him the fuel and astuteness to pursue his musical aspirations, evidence of which can be found in passionate vocal performances.
Together with hard work and dedication, Mr. Melody’s undeniable talent has presented opportunities to share his musical aptitude with audiences from London to Europe, Africa and the Caribbean; inspired by life experiences each song bursting with a realism and candidness that appeals to a diverse listenership.
Melody cites prominent influences in his stylistic development are the likes of gospel influenced soul artists such as Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and Donnie Hathaway and more recent icons such as Musiq, Lauren Hill and BILAL. A student of various genres his delivery is unique and memorable. In addition he’s armed himself with meaningful (non cliché) lyrical content (much to the delight of ‘AMP’ and Nu-Soul Devotees), this combination accompanied by rich soulful music is seemingly ‘filling the gap’ left by these great pioneers.