Melissa Neels Band
The Melissa Neels Band is the perfect blend of blues/rock, playing high energy blues, cover songs and original music written by Melissa. One of the only female lead guitarist in St. Louis, her style resembles Bonnie Raitt with whom she credits as her number one influence. Melissa plays with style, grace and intensity and bending the blues notes to make every note count. Her style is sure to impress any audience.
Melissa is backed by a talented and solid rhythm section. Melissa Neels on lead vocals and lead guitar, Matt McCauley on keyboards and background vocals, "Buck" Buckler on bass guitar and background vocals, and Bud Rager on drums. The Melissa Neels Band first all original cd, "Shine" is a collection of ten songs written by Melissa. A variety of blues, rock and an acoustic song, this cd represents her diverse song writing. "Shine" is currently being played on KDHX FM 88 in St. Louis, Mo. radio stations in Germany, Belgium, France and Argentina.