Country - Coastal
'Music that makes you feel good'
Mel Lukin calls Queensland home and having lived in Fiji, the Philippines, and other island nations, Melissa has a special love for the tropics, and her brand of music blends with a 'country - coastal’ vibe.
At an early age Mel embarked on a life in the arts as a singer, song -writer and trained dancer performing all over the world, and music has always been her life. Listening to her stunning vocals you can hear the influences of artists like Trisha Yearwood, LeAnn Womack and, Faith Hill and in her music - 'Little Big Town', Florida Georgia Line, and Gone West.
Mel recorded her first EP, ‘First Breath’ in 2007, with renowned producer Stuart Stuart in Brisbane. (Sheppard, The Veronicas, Caitlyn Shadbolt) In 2020 Mel released her debut single “On the Water”produced and co written with Luke Batterbury and was the feature song on WGN's US TV series, “Almost Paradise".
In 2021 her single ‘Caught up in a Dream’ debuted at #10 on the iTunes Country Charts and featured on John Nutting’s Australian Country Radio Charts, as well as receiving extensive airplay across Australian radio.
The music video for 'Caught up in a Dream' was quickly added to rotation on Foxtel’s CMT, soon after it's release.
“There have been several beautifully upbeat country pop songs released this year – perhaps as an antidote to 2020 and this is one of the best, due to Lukin’s skill as a singer as well as the construction of the song.” -Sunburnt Country.
”Caught Up In A Dream’ is a melodic, slickly-produced pop-country track with hooks for days and a message about forging your own path, regardless of what society tells you to do.- Blank Street Press GC.
Melissa was placed on the lineup for the ‘Country on Keppel 2021’ music festival alongside, Brad Butcher, Matt Cornell and James Blundell and received much praise and support from her peers and the patrons. She has been writing songs with some of country musics' most admired songwriters and artists, including James Blundell, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Melody Moko and her friend and mentor Australian Country Star Gina Jeffreys.
Currently Mel is busy in the studio ready for her 2022 releases, with the first single of the year set to hit our ears in June, followed by 2 more singles being released before the year is out.
Gina says, “Mel is the real deal. An incredible vocalist with a chilled, country sound we haven’t heard from any other Aussie Country artist. I’m truly excited to see what the future brings for Mel Lukin, Watch this space everyone!”
Dreamy vibes, hooky melodies and stories from the heart, is what you can expect from Mel Lukin and in 2022, she has plans to bring you plenty of that!