Playing The Favourite – INTERVIEW – Melissa Bel

Welcome to the feature where we talk to musicians about some of their favourite things about the industry. Today we speak to the musician Melissa Bel, who has recently released Alone Time.

Credit: Neil Stewart

What is your Favourite:

Song you have written:

 Better In the Morning


 “You kept me like a secret but I kept you like an oath” from All Too Well by Taylor Swift


 The Beatles

Film or television show:

 Happy Gilmore / Bridgerton 

Venue to perform at :

Anywhere with good acoustic and an audience who’s there to listen

Item to take with you on tour:

 Studio headphones



Song to play live:

Better In the Morning

Album by another musician:

Born and Raised or Battle Studies by John Mayer

Memory of tour:

Driving up to a venue in Hamburg and fans waiting there to get my autograph

Era for music:


Part of making a record:

 That moment when the production starts to come together and you know you’re doing the right thing for the song

Thing about performing at festivals:

The buzz from the crowd


 “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans” – John Lennon

Thing about the music industry at the moment:

For me it’s the growing community of women working in music that I’m lucky to be a part of. Seeing more women in roles typically dominated by men is inspiring – although there’s still a long way to go to even out the playing field. 

Thing about last year?

Getting married in April ! 

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