Melissa Ellis & The Fellas

Blues Band from Knoxville, TN - Will travel up to 400 miles
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Melissa Ellis and the Fellas bring out the deep, raw emotional sounds of blues and soul with touch of southern spice.
Front woman, Melissa Ellis, has been likened to great blues/soul/roots vocalists such as Etta James, Janis Joplin, Beth Hart, and Brandi Carlile, all the while embodying her own raw style like Nina Simone and Norah Jones as she covers keys and rhythm guitar.
Mel is supported by a strong backbone of "Fellas": Matt Clyde carries percussion with a style notably inspired by Steve Gadd, Steve Jordan, Buddy Rich, and Carter Beauford. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Rev. Landon Amonett ("The Rev.") covers bass with his quirky, unique character and his love for the Delta Blues. And finally, lead guitarist John Johnson . With great tone and style, it's clear his influences are heavily rooted in blues and blues-based music.

As members of the Smoky Mountain Blues Society, Melissa Ellis & the Fellas specialize in a blues/southern soul sound, but incorporate other genres as well based on our individual musical backgrounds and our song selection consists of familiar blues, jazz-pop, and pop-rock standards, soulful oldies with a "blues" feel, and a few originals that lend to a spectacular set that people will find themselves tapping their toes or singing along to--covering a wide span of decades. With us, you get a high level of professionalism and a fun performance that is unmatched by our competition. We carry a contagious energy for celebrations and performances and can easily dial it down a notch to create a more intimate and chilled atmosphere to be enjoyed! We work hard to guarantee a top notch event for all of our clients.

Some call it blues or a shade of blue, but we prefer calling it southern soul.

“Melissa Ellis has long been a staple of our concert music series here at the Cumberland County Playhouse. Her smooth sounds and comic wit keeps our audiences laughing and entertained. It is always our pleasure whenever we are able to get her on to one of our stages, her music fills an outdoor theater setting perfectly…blues under the stars, a perfect way to spend a summer evening.”
~Sam Hahn, Concert Producer, CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE
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2017
Jun
24
Spring Tree Farms (Private)
Crossville, TN
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Jun
24
Hwy 111 Flea Market
Cookeville, TN
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
2017
Jun
17
Bull & Thistle
Gainesboro, TN
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Jun
15
Old Town Grill
Tazewell, TN
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Jun
13
Gibby's Dining and Drinks
Knoxville, TN
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wedding Ceremony + Reception Package
Starting at $1,500
  • Melissa Ellis plays and sings solo for the ceremony (singing pianist).
  • Ceremony: trad. wedding music, or soul, pop, rock, jazz, blues, indie, etc.
  • Melissa Ellis & The Fellas, 3 - 4 hours for reception.
  • Reception: Blues/Soul/Pop/Jazz/Rock/Southern Soul
Limited Space or Budget
Starting at $500
  • Hire Melissa Ellis as a solosit! (sings, plays piano & guitar)
  • Hire Melissa & 1 Fella (drummer) as a duo: Matt + Mel
  • Hire Melissa Ellis and 2 Fellas as a trio
Raise Hell
Brandi Carlile
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding
Try a Little Tenderness
Otis Redding
Who's Loving You
Jackson 5
Down to My Last Teardrop
Tanya Tucker
Hard to Handle
Otis Redding
Lonely Teardrops
Jackie Wilson
I Can't Make You Love Me
Bonnie Raitt
I Guess that's Why they Call it the Blues
Elton John
Poison & Wine
The Civil Wars
60s Band
Blues Band
Jazz Band
Motown Band
Oldies Band
Pop Band
R&B Band
Soul Band
Wedding Band
Weddings
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Super Bowl Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Kentucky Derby Parties
Retirement Parties
Mardi Gras Party
Wine Tasting Parties
Please note Melissa Ellis & The Fellas will also travel to Powell, Rockford, Louisville, Seymour, Alcoa, Corryton, Heiskell, Maryville, Mascot, Norris, Oak Ridge, Strawberry Plains, Clinton, Walland, Kodak, Andersonville, Friendsville, Blaine, Coalfield, Luttrell, Lenoir City, Maynardville, Lake City, New Market, Townsend, Briceville, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Oliver Springs, Powder Springs.
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