Multi-instrumentalist Melle captures the magic of music with honest and organic sounding songs. With big passion he sings about love and loss, using memorable melodies and very personal lyrics, often with a consoling message.
Melle’s music can be described as indie-pop or indie-folk. His repertoire varies from small, acoustic ballads, influenced by Phoebe Bridgers and Sufjan Stevens, to energetic pop songs sounding like Sam Fender and (the older) Coldplay.
Melle has a huge collection of unusual instruments consisting of a tzouras, balalaika, theremin, taishogoto, zither and many more. He plays 23 different kinds of them on his upcoming songs, so him being a multi-instrumentalist is not an overstatement.
He believes that real, analog instruments always bring way more character to a song than digital sounds. This analog vibe is also seen in his pictures and video’s, because his biggest hobby next to music is old-school, vintage camera’s.
His new single Can’t Come Home is an acoustic sounding, but energetic break-up song inspired by Vance Joy, Nick Mulvey and Andrew Bird.
Melle’s debut EP 'Y' was released in January 2020, just after he won the 'Nobel Award Leiden' with his band.
Later that year all songs from his second EP ‘Little Life’ got national airplay and ‘On The Road’ made it into Spotify’s Viral 50 NL charts.
Melle won the ‘Mooie Noten’ award in Amsterdam the following year, just before releasing his hit single ‘Run Run’. It was added to playlist rotation on Veronica and Radio 2 and was streamed over 400.000 times. Run Run also reached the nr. 1 spot in Radio 2’s ‘V15’ hitlist as well as a nr. 2 in their end-of-year list together with another single ‘Already Home’ which made it to nr. 9. Melle played more than 10 live radio shows and was also one of the most booked acts of Popronde during that 2021 fall.