Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 246

Melinda Chervon Ulysses (Mel) She’s been referred to as the Rihanna of the French world, the Little Dominican Pearl and The Nature Isle’s Flower. Beautiful, young and talented, with a smooth, soothing voice, Mel is quickly becoming a household name, and face. Even more extraordinary is her mixture of English, French, Creole and even Spanish in her original compositions. Born on the island of Dominica, singer, songwriter, model, musician, lead singer for two-time Cadence-Lypso Champions Ti-Orkest, and now validated international performing artist, with over sixteen million combined YouTube views, Mel, the little island gem is quickly rising to stardom. Mel can be described as beautifully multi- talented. She was a teacher for eight years. For four years she worked on a cruise ship as a singer - she plays the piano and guitar. Mel also models - she has done professional shoots in Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Saint Martin, Martinique, Antigua, Belize, Mexico and Germany. Singing, however, is her ultimate passion. Since she started publicly in 2009, Mel has shared the stage with the likes of Queen Ifrica, Tony Rebel, and Christopher Martin to name a few. She has performed on many local stages both as a solo artist and with her band Ti-Orkest. Regionally, Mel has performed in Suriname, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, Marie Galante, Reunion Island, French Guiana, and internationally, in France. Mel became signed to her now, French music label, Dreamtracks, in 2017. She was introduced to the group by friend and fellow artist, Wallas, with whom she released “Come to Me”, the single that won her ninety-nine thousand YouTube views (July 2015). https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=67IxDhGyPzM